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COVID-19: The decline of global remittances puts rural families at risk

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic could push rural families even deeper into poverty and threaten global prosperity and stability The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the loss of millions of jobs in the developed and developing world. Migrant workers are among the most directly affected. They work in economic sectors adversely impacted by the ...

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Full speech of Rawlings at 41st anniversary of June 4 uprising

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Founder of the NDC and former President JJ Rawlings held a durbar to mark the 41st anniversary of the June 4, 1979 uprising where members of the military, drawn mostly from the junior ranks took over the governance of the country after it retrogressed into a state of social, economic and political decay. This year, however, the event was held ...

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Rawlings urges protection for EC

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has called for support and protection of the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission (EC). Delivering a speech on Thursday, June, to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the June 4, 1979 Revolution, Mr Rawlings stated that “the Electoral Commission which is the fulcrum of our multiparty democracy must be supported and protected by all stakeholders; to ensure a ...

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41 years after June 4 uprising: Any lessons learnt?

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

The June 4, 1979 Uprising aka June 4th Revolution arose spontaneously in response to corruption, bad governance, economic hardship and frustration experienced within the general population in addition to high levels of indiscipline within the Ghana Armed Forces. JJ Rawlings as a young Flight Lieutenant in the Ghana Air Force, together with some soldiers had attempted a coup d’état on ...

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Death trap: The 72-year-old dilapidated Twenedurase structure serving as classroom

What was constructed several years back, to serve the purpose of a classroom has become a death trap for brilliant students of Twenedurase. Situated in Kwahu, a community in the Eastern Region, are dilapidated Junior High School classroom blocks posing danger to students and teachers. Daniel Ofosu Darfour, the Assembly Member of Twenedurase Electoral Area told GhanaWeb, that the building ...

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Schools will not be available for religious activities after re-opening – Education Minister

Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Minister for Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, says religious groups will not be allowed to use school facilities for their operations as educational institutions prepares to open partly. His statement forms part of the ministry’s set protocols to be observed as the country prepares to open for schools to run. Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday June 2, 2020, ...

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Coronavirus: Religious activities commence from June 5 with 100 congregants

President Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo has announced the commencement of Religious activities from June 5. This, the president said is the beginning of stage one of the process of easing restrictions. “An abridged format for religious services can commence. Twenty-five per cent attendance, with a maximum number of 100 congregants, can worship at a time in church or at the mosque, with a ...

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Akufo-Addo committed to equitable distribution of health facilities – Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to providing an equitable distribution of healthcare facilities across the country. The Akufo-Addo government has undertaken extensive health infrastructure projects in rural communities across the country, and with the Coronavirus pandemic exposing the nation’s deficit in equitable spread of facilities, President Akufo-Addo has announced an audacious investment to build ...

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Construction of Adeiso -Bawjiase Highway brings relief to commuters

Construction works on a major road that links the Eastern Region to the Central Region is progressing earnestly as commuters, Farmers, Traders and Residents of small towns within the enclave express delight about the development. The 15- kilometers road connects Adeiso, the capital of Upper West Akim District in the Eastern Region to Bawjiase in the Awutu Senya District in ...

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Election 2020: Don’t touch any journalist – GJA president to political parties, police

Mr Roland Affail Monney

President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr. Roland Affail Monney, has strongly admonished political parties to demonstrably restrain their followers from touching any journalist before, during, and after the 2020 general elections.He also called on the security agencies to spare journalists any brutalities and rather work with them collaboratively.Speaking to Ghanaweb at Aburi on the sidelines of an Editors’ ...

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