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LAWLESSNESS! 61 illegal U-Turns emerge on Accra- Nsawam Highway …As Ghana Highways Authority looks on

Hon. Amoako Atta, Minister for Roads and Highways

Commuters of the Accra – Nsawam dual carriage highway have expressed concerns about the rapid emergence of unapproved U-Turns on the road, appealing to the government to immediately resolve the situation before it worsens. The 32 kilometers stretch which originally has 13 authorized U- Turns, can now boast of additional 61unapproved U-turns between Nsawam and Pokuase, which have brazenly been ...

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Technical committee constituted to examine Ghana’s disability law

Otiko Djaba, Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection(MGCSP) has constituted a technical committee to examine whether or not some portions of  the existing Ghana disability Act (715,2006) should  be amended. The MGCSP “has constituted a Technical Committee to examine the Ghana Disability Act (715, 2006) Vis -a –vis the UNCRPD to identify the gaps and then determine whether a new ...

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Pressure on gov’t to review Ghana’s Disability Law

Mr Yaw Ofori Debra, President, GFD

Government is being accused of relegating the concerns of Persons with disability to the back-burner following its failure to give attention to several calls to review the persons with disabilities Act 715, 2006, which is deficient in many aspects. According to the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD), Mind Freedom-Ghana and the Media Caucus on Disability, the current disability law, ...

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No intention to stifle foreign oil companies -Petroleum Commission

Mr Egbert Faibille

The vigorous implementation of Ghana’s local content and local participation regulation is not to stifle multinational oil companies but to ensure that contractors use of local companies, service suppliers and workforce as a deliberate business strategy, Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Commission, Mr Egbert Faibille has stated. Mr. Faibille indicated that “one of the Commission’s key mandates is the ...

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Economic Partnership Agreement could undermine 1D1F initiative

Mr Tetteh Hormeku

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs) between Ghana and the European Union has the potential to destabilize one of government’s flagship initiatives –the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme, according to a trade expert. Mr Tetteh Hormeku, Head of  Programmes at the third World Network- Africa did not hide his admiration for the initiative describing it as  very laudable; but expressed ...

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On the Right to Information bill… Will the President walk the talk?

Mustapha Hamid, Information Minister

Questions are being asked by individuals and civil society groups advocating for the passage of the Right to Information Bill whether President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo meant business when he mentioned government’s readiness to pass the bill before Parliament rises. Their doubts stems from the fact that this is not the first time such statements had been made by ...

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MP appeals for completion of Adeiso township roads

Hon. Derek O.Bekoe, MP for Upper West Akim

The Member of Parliament for Upper West Akim Constituency in the Eastern Region, Hon. Derek O. Bekoe is making a passionate appeal to the government to clear the way for the completion of the stalled Adeiso township roads as the residents are suffering from dust. Hon, Bekoe stressed the need for government to consider the health implication of the stalled ...

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Ghana’s primary education system suffer …As gov’t shifts funding to secondary level

Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Senior Lecture, UGBS

Ghana’s Primary education system is currently being stifled of financial resources following a shift in political attention and public resources from kindergarten and primary structures to the secondary level, according to a report published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in collaboration with the University of Ghana Business School. Titled, ‘Leaving no One Behind in the Health and Education sectors,’ ...

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Local gov’t reforms needed to fight inequality

Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, Executive Director, IDEG

The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) is rallying public support to fight the widening inequality gap in the country as it calls for robust local government reforms. According to the Institute, for Ghana to be able to reduce inequality to its barest minimum, “more resources must go to the rural communities; but that cannot be done without reforms and the ...

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Ghana deepens transparency in the oil and gas sector …..as it lifts veil on Petroleum contracts

Egbert Faibille Jnr, CEO, Petrolum Commission

 In a bid to promote transparency and keep Ghanaians  updated on the  happenings  in the  upstream petroleum sector, the Ministry of Energy in collaboration with the Petroleum Commission  launched  Ghana’s first ever Petroleum Register. The development of the register is in accordance with the Petroleum Exploration and Production, Act 2016, Act 919.It is a means to promote transparency especially with ...

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