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Let’s make Africa attractive for youth – Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said African leaders and governments must work to make the continent attractive for the youth. That, he said, would create more opportunities for people to live, work and create wealth and prosperity in Africa. Speaking at a lecture at the Princeton University in the United States last Friday, the President said Africa was endowed ...

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Scourge of slavery still claims 40 million victims worldwide, ‘must serve as a wakeup call’

Incidents of modern-day slavery are “only likely to increase” as a result of some of biggest challenges facing the world today, a UN expert outlined in a report for the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday. The Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Urmila Bhoola, explained that over 40 million people are enslaved around the world, a quarter of them ...

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One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds: new UN health agency report

Despite progress in national prevention strategies, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General lamented on Monday, highlighting key findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates. Speaking in Geneva ahead of World Suicide Prevention day, recognized on 10 September, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “every death is a tragedy for family friends and colleagues,” yet ...

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Need for increased budgetary allocation for quality mental health in Ghana: Some reflections

The World Health Organisation defines Mental Health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. Mental health can also be said to be the level of psychological well-being or ...

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Terrorism fight not limited to military means only – Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo- Addo

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, says the fight against terrorism and violent extremism cannot be limited only to military means, vital as they are. He said, “Broader policies must also be put in place to create opportunities and jobs for our youth if we are to deal successfully with their root causes.” Speaking at the maiden edition of the Kofi Annan ...

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Pass Public Officers Conduct Bill – CHRAJ urges gov’t

Joseph Whittal, Commissioner of CHRAJ

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has asked the government to re-table the Conduct of Public Officers Bill in Parliament for passage. The commission said doing that would show the government’s commitment to the fight against corruption, so that it would not be seen as merely paying lip service to the campaign. The Conduct of Public Officers ...

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PIAC calls for accountability on oil revenue usage

Dr Steve Manteaw

The Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Dr Steve Manteaw, has raised concerns with the overall management of the country’s oil revenue, calling on the government to publicly explain how the money was being used. According to him, although the country’s law states that 70 per cent of the revenue should go into capital expenditure, the chunk ...

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Police arrest 9-member armed gang after fierce gun battle

The counter-terrorism division of the police has arrested nine members of a highly sophisticated and armed land guard syndicate. The gang engaged a fierce gun battle with the police at Kokrobite, a suburb of Accra, on Friday afternoon. There were no casualties but the police say the fighting went on in the open for more than two hours before police subdued them. ...

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Nigerian women in Ghana exploited by smugglers, madams, ‘priests’

Kumasi, Ghana – Jennifer* has spent the last few weeks on the pavements of Vienna City, a hub in Kumasi, Ghana’s second-largest city, [Ahodwo roundabout to Golden Tulip junction] which has a bustling nightlife. She arrived in Ghana in May, having left a crowded hostel room in Lagos, Nigeria, hoping to secure work in sales or as a waitress and ...

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Illiteracy is not an excuse for underdevelopment

Majority of people in the country live in rural communities and cover a high percentage of people with little or no formal education. Development is anchored on human capital and rural communities are overflowing with raw human capital. The problem is not the capital but is in regard to how to harness the human resource to advance development. Development Communication ...

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