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Forestry Commission, Greenland Resources sign MoU to plant pulpwood in Savanna Region

The Forestry Commission and Greenland Resources AB, of Sweden have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for large scale forest plantations in the Savanna Region of Ghana under a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The plantations are expected to supply pulpwood for the production of paper and paper products in Ghana, for both local use and for export. Over the past ...

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CHRI rally Ghanaian youth to stand up for human rights

The Commonwealth Human Right Initiative (CHRI) has encouraged Ghanaians, particularly the youth to get themselves abreast of issues relative to human rights to enable advance a world of rights, dignity and choice for everyone. Mina Mensah, Head of Africa Office of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative made the call at the Kaneshie Kingsway Cluster of Schools in Accra, where her ...

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Africa must make conscious efforts to accelerate development- Lumumba

The Director of the Kenya School of Law, Prof Patrick Lumumba has charged African leaders to take pragmatic steps to address the myriad of factors derailing the Continent’s development drive. He noted that many African countries continued to wallow in abject poverty because their leaders were reluctant to avail funds to implement policies that could spur rapid economic growth and ...

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Akufo-Addo grants citizenship to 126 Africans in the diaspora

President Nana Akufo-Addo has granted Ghanaian citizenship to 126 Africans in the Diaspora who have arrived in the country as part of the Year of Return campaign. The 126 swore the oath of allegiance to Ghana after receiving Ghanaian passports at a ceremony at the Jubilee House in Accra. President Akufo-Addo charged the new Ghanaian citizens to abide by the ...

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59% of Ghanaians say the country is ‘going in wrong direction’ – Afrobarometer

Ghanaians’ approval ratings on indicators of their government’s economic performance have declined sharply compared to 2017, a new Afrobarometer survey by the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) shows. Few citizens are content with the country’s economic situation and their personal living conditions, and a majority say the country is headed in the wrong direction. Key findings in CDD’s Afrobarometer survey ...

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Send-Ghana’s sector specific analysis of the 2020 budget

SEND Ghana, a Policy Research and Advocacy Civil Society Organization has put out an in-depth analysis of the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policy which was presented by the Minister of Finance on November 13, 2019. The Organization’s   post budget analysis which was presented to the media last Wednesday by Dr Emmanuel Ayifah, Deputy Country Director, draws government’s attention to ...

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Action Aid, Abantu put Climate Change on front burner

Climate Change related issues are not prioritised as state and non-state actors stakeholders consider it as non- issues in spite of its devastating impact on agriculture and other sectors of the economy. ActionAid and Abantu for Development are of the view that time has come for all stakeholders to pay much attention to the distressing impact of climate change, particularly ...

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‘We failed to reach Europe – now our families disown us’

Most of the West African migrants who fail to reach Europe eventually return to their own countries, but it can be a bitter homecoming. In Sierra Leone, returnees are often rejected by relatives and friends. They’re seen as failures, and many stole from their families to pay for their journey. Some readers will find this story disturbing Fatmata breaks into ...

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No new taxes in 2020

The government will not introduce any new taxes in the 2020 fiscal year, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta noted while reading the 2020 budget.  Instead, Ken Ofori-Atta said the government would restructure the tax system and develop a comprehensive revenue policy and strategy to address the challenges of revenue mobilisation. This will involve lending the necessary support to the Ghana Revenue Authority ...

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Ghana has a long way to go in road infrastructure – Construction Industry Chamber

The Chairman of the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry, Emmanuel Martey has described the government’s plan to solve the problem of poor road networks in the country as one that would not be achieved in the shortest possible time. As part of the budget for 2020 which was delivered in Parliament by the Finance Minister on Wednesday, the government promised ...

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