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Tweneboa Kodua Senior High to hold homecoming summit

Tweneboa Kodua Senior High (TKSKS) School Old Students Association (AKYEREMA) will this week organize the 2017 Homecoming event from 3rd to 5th November 2017, on the campus of the school at Kumawu in the Ashanti Region. The event seeks to bring together the Kumawuman Traditional Council, the Board of Governors, all old students, both home and abroad; past tutors, parents ...

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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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Taking journalism from the hands of corporations

P Sainath

As I sat listening to P. Sainath give his presentation, the things he was talking about hit me with a striking familiarity, as if he was talking about my village in northern Ghana. But Sainath is from India. Indeed, heis a widely known Indian writer and journalist, and author of the worldwide acclaimed, book, Everybody Loves a Gooddrought – about ...

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Future is now for female referees

Esther Staubli

If you watched the hugely entertaining encounter between Japan and New Caledonia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, you may not have noticed the referee. And that’s exactly the way she likes it. Esther Staubli, a Swiss school teacher and a rising star in refereeing circles, was the “woman in the middle”, making a little bit of history ...

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Major global Environmental Problems today

Our environment is constantly changing. There is no denying that. However, as our environment changes, so does the need to become increasingly aware of the problems that surround it. With a massive influx of natural disasters, warming and cooling periods, different types of weather patterns and much more, people need to be aware of what types of environmental problems our ...

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Finding your koko seller made easy

The Government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is to use $2.5 million dollars for Digital Property Addressing System in Ghana. The system, also known as “Jack where are you” was launched by President Akuffo Addo amidst claims by the largest opposition party in the country, National Democratic Congress (NDC), that the data being used for the app had long ...

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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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What’s the future holds for Black Starlets after 2017 World Cup failure

black starlets

Following Ghana’s exit from the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India, Citi Sports‘Daniel Koranteng assesses what could have gone wrong and urges the nation to plan for the future with the players at the heart of a transition. Ghana’s Black Starlets have arrived home after their FIFA U-17 World Cup outing which saw them fall out at the quarterfinals to ...

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Ghanaians demand labeling of oil-funded projects

Hon.Boakye Agyarko,Minister for Energy

Beneficiaries of projects executed with proceeds from Ghana’s Oil resources have recommended the need for government to consider labeling such projects for easy identification. Like it was done to most of the HIPC projects in the past, they believe that labeling all oil-funded projects would make Ghanaians understand and feel the impact of how the petroleum revenues are being used. ...

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CSO calls for increased access to education for girls

access to girls education

The right to education is one of the most essential rights for the upbringing and development of children to reach their full potential in order to take advantage of opportunities in the society. In Ghana, the right to education is recognized in the 1992 Constitution and in Section 8 of the Children’s Act as well as the Education Act 2008, ...

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