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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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Implement digitization in tertiary education curriculum- IMANI

Mr Franklin Asare, a Fellow at   Imani- Ghana   has called for the implementation of digitization in the tertiary education curriculum to broaden the technological mindset of students to help them to create jobs for themselves before they hit the job market. Mr Asare said, the advent of the internet has led to the digitization of how businesses deliver their services ...

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Former Public Agenda editor Chairs PIAC

Dr Steve Manteaw, PIAC Chairman

Former editor of  Public Agenda Newspaper, Dr Steve Manteaw has been elected as the new  chairman  of  the  Public  Interest  and  Accountability  Committee(PIAC). He will be ably assisted by Dr Thomas Kojo Stephens, a representative of the Ghana Bar Association on the Committee. The election of the duo is a requirement under the Petroleum Revenue Management Act,  (Act 815) which ...

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Government urged to end child migration

A picture of participants at the workshop

The Communications Officer for Terre des Hommes Foundation, Madam Emilie A. Tchotchovi Samboe has called on the government of Ghana and other stakeholders to collaborate and enforce the Child Protection Act to protect and  end child migration along the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor.  The Child Protection Act, 1998 (ACT 560), according to Madam Samboe has not been enforced to its fullest, thus, ...

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George Weah and high expectations in Liberia

George Manneh Oppong Weah

Apart from not playing in the World Cup finals, the dream of every football player, George Manneh Oppong Weah, has won virtually all there is to win in world football. In a career that spanned almost two decades, across six countries on three continents (Africa, Europe and the Middle-East), Weah demonstrated that personal focus and determination can break barriers of ...

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Child discipline and abuse

Late last year, there was a news report on an alleged defilement as well as an alleged attempt to conceal the matter. It was at this point the conscience of the country rose and moved into action. Immediately, there was a campaign: Ghanaian Against Child Abuse. Never mind, that we live in a country where authorities only wake up to ...

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MoFA engages more seed growers for Agric initiative

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has signed on some seed growers to serve as ‘back-ups’ in the provision of seeds for the government’s flagship agricultural programme, Planting for Food and Jobs. The services of the seed growers, numbering between 300 and 500, will be relevant in the event that the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG) and ...

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Crime Alert: Ghana Police arrest leader of female fraud syndicate

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has announced the arrest of the suspected leader of an all-female syndicate engaged in the merchandise business. According to a statement signed by the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Olivia Turkson, the fraudsters approach wholesalers, retailers and petty traders and engage them in a bargain for products including air conditioners, folding chairs, cooking oil and alcoholic beverages. ...

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Prayer camps want recognition as healthcare providers

Prayer Camps in the Eastern Region want to be recognized as part of the healthcare system in order to have the authority to refer their clients to health facilities when the need arises. According to them, people had trust in prayer camps and so tend to go there first for treatment of all sorts of diseases, and therefore, want that ...

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GYEEDA scandal: Abuga Pele to serve 6-yrs in jail, Assibit,12

Abuga Pele and Philip Assibit

An Accra High Court today, Friday, February 23, 2018, sentenced the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency [GYEEDA], Abuga Pele, and the Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, to a combined jail-term of eighteen years on various counts, including willfully causing financial loss to the state. Originally, the two were handed jail ...

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