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Farmers demand clarity on duplication of Agriculture initiatives

Mr Charles Nyaaba, PFAG

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana has asked  government and the  Ministry  of  Food and  Agriculture in particular, to come  clear  on what it describes  as duplication of  initiatives in the Agricultural  sector to avoid confusion. In its analysis of the 2018 budget, the PFAG emphasised,”We expect clarity on the multiplicity of initiatives adopted by government for the agricultural sector. ...

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Illicit drugs threaten Ghana’s Economy …As over 45,000 youth get involved

Ambrose Dery, Interior Minister

It is estimated that over forty-five thousand (45000) Ghanaians of school going age are involved in the abuse of one illicit drug or the other. This worrying information was disclosed in the latest United Nations world report on drug use. These drug users can be found in the 275 administrative districts in all the 10 regions of the country, and ...

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Protecting children from abuse, neglect and maltreatment

Generally, children are protected by law against all forms of abuse and neglect. Section 71, 91 and 92 of the Criminal Offenses Act, 1960 (Act 29) as amended in 1998 now referred to as the Criminal Offenses Act, 1960 (Act 29) criminalize the abandonment or exposure of a child to danger, abduction of a child and a range of sexual offenses that could render a child vulnerable to ...

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Zongos set for major facelift

Boniface Saddique, Minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development

The much anticipated growth in the Country’s Zongo communities is set to materialize, especially in the areas infrastructure, education and economic regeneration, following the passage of the Zongo Development Fund Bill. The passage of the bill has meant that a way has been paved for uplifting the conditions of the Zongo communities across the country and converting these neighborhoods into ...

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Reasons why Kwesi Botchway report is not made public

Kwesi Botchway

The Kwesi Botchway Report is the result of a committee set up by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after the party’s disastrous performance at the 2016 polls. The nation was informed amid wild publicity that the KB Committee will unravel some of the reasons why the largely popular NDC performed also abysmally during the 2016 elections. So high was the ...

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Ghana’s Coal Power dream on course

Energy Round table discussion

A feasibility studies to construct a 700 MW super critical clean coal power plant at Ekumfi Aboano in the Central Region has been concluded by a consortium comprising the Volta River Authority and Shenzhen Energy. According to Mr Suleman Abubakari, Deputy Director of Distribution at the Ministry of Energy, the addition of a coal generation plant into the energy mix ...

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FGM resurfaces in Volta & Northern Regions …As over 320 new victims found

In spite of existing legislation criminalizing the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Children and adolescent still suffer from the harmful cultural practice. The Parliament of Ghana strengthened the law against FGM by increasing maximum penalty from five (5) to 10 years imprisonment for persons involved in the practice of FGM. Article 26 (2) of Ghana’s constitution prohibits “customary practices ...

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Land policies must be favourable to women

Sheila Minkah-Premo

Despite the range of legal provisions in Ghana emphasizing equality of all persons before the law, there are still significant pieces of evidence to suggest that the rights of vulnerable groups including women are not fully protected when it comes to access and use of land as a productive asset. Women comprise 52% of the agricultural labour force in Ghana ...

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Northern Ghana suffer from doctor deficiency …as Doctor-to-Patient ratio remains in 30 thousands

There seem to be no end in sight for the closure of the development gap between the north and the south. A recent study suggests that the doctor-to- patient ratio remains unreasonably high in the three regions of the north as compared to the regions in the southern part of the country. Available statistics show that in 2014 and 2015, ...

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Children at risk of Commercial sexual exploitation … Beaches, hotels among hot spots …Parents asked to be vigilante

Parents and law enforcement agencies have been advised to be on a high alert especially at Beaches, Hotels and other tourism destination to save unsuspecting Ghanaian children from commercial sexual exploitation by foreign Nationals. The caution follows an observation of a latest upsurge in commercial sexual exploitation of Children in the country. “Child Sex Tourism(CST) as a form of commercial ...

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