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‘Intensify fight against child labour ’

The Ghanaians Against Child Abuse (GACA) social drive was launched by the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Samira Bawumia, in November 2017 with the ultimate goal to ‘promote the well-being of children, prevent abuse and protect children from harm’. The GACA campaign seeks to reduce the acceptance of social practices that have negative consequences on children by creating a critical ...

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Akufo-Addo’s 2019 State of the Nation Address (FULL STATEMENT)

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo

Parliament Thursday morning hosted the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who was in the Chamber to discharge an important constitutional assignment to update Ghanaians on the state of affairs in the country. Dubbed the State of the Nation Address (SONA), the event normally gives the President the platform to recount salient happenings in different segments of society, stretching from security, ...

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I’ll gladly pass RTI Bill into law – Nana Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo has reiterated that he will gladly give his assent to the Right to the Information (RTI) Bill soon as Parliament passes it into law. The RTI Bill has been in Parliament for close to two decades but is yet to be passed despite calls from the media and civil society groups. The passage of the Bill has delayed ...

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Government establishes new indigenous bank

Dr Ernest Addison

The Bank of Ghana has collapsed five banks into a Consolidated Bank of Ghana Limited to support government’s twin-objective of financial stability and strengthening indigenous banks. By this the BoG has revoked the licences of BEIGE, Sovereign, Construction Bank, UniBank and Royal Bank. Dr Ernest Addison, the Governor of BoG who announced this on Wednesday in Accra explained that the ...

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Child Marriage In Western Region Alarming

Frank Ofosu-Asante

The Western Regional Manager of the National Population Council (NPC) Frank Ofosu-Asante has expressed concern about the increasing rate of child marriage in the region.  Statistics indicate that 37 per cent of girls in the Western Region would be married before they turn 18. He bemoaned the fact that most teenage girls, particularly those in the remote areas in the ...

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Reduce family size to enhance development – population Council

The Western Regional Directorate of the National Population Council says the alarming rate of children and youth under 24 in the western Region called for the cutting down of figures for development and growth purposes. Such a bracket of almost 60 percent of the Western Regions population being under 24 according to Francis Asante, the Regional Head has rippling effects ...

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More than 49,000 children trapped in child labour on Volta Lake

More than 49,000 of the estimated 100,000 children entrapped into modern slavery of child labour are operating on the Volta Lake in the country. Mr David Kofi Ewusi, the Country Director of Engage Now Africa, a Child protection and welfare Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has said out of the figure, 21,000 were engaged in hazardous labour that was dangerous to their ...

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Ghana, a sick Country or a Paralyzed Country?

Many use Rwanda and Ethiopia as shining examples of nations experiencing planned, orderly and growth-oriented development. Why is Rwanda, which has come out of several years of political rancor, social anarchy and civil war arresting development and addressing inequality but Ghana with its abundant resources continue to babble in poverty and inequality? Why is it that Ghana gained independence almost ...

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Stop pressuring developing nations into accepting homosexuality

Prof. Mike_Ocquaye, speaker of Parliament

The Reverend Professor Aaron Michael Oqauye, Speaker of Parliament, has asked nations threatening to withhold development assistance to developing countries refusing to legalize homosexuality, to rethink their position. He said no nation should be pressurized by anybody into recognizing gay rights and that insisting on this as a pre-condition for providing development support was completely unacceptable. Those pushing the agenda ...

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Anyaa residents worried over upsurge of ‘weed’ smoking among the youth

indian hemp

Residents of Awoshie- Anyaa market, a suburb of Accra, have expressed concerns over the recent development in the community regarding the youth’s brazen involvement in smoking of Indian hemp popularly known as ‘weed.’ According to the worried residents, the development is fast influencing other children to drop out of school in order to join this rather unfortunate lifestyle which has ...

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