Home » 2018 » July

Monthly Archives: July 2018

Reduce family size to enhance development – population Council

The Western Regional Directorate of the National Population Council says the alarming rate of children and youth under 24 in the western Region called for the cutting down of figures for development and growth purposes. Such a bracket of almost 60 percent of the Western Regions population being under 24 according to Francis Asante, the Regional Head has rippling effects ...

Read More »

ECG to take custody of all PPAs

Hon. Boakye Agyarko

The Minister of Energy has commenced an arrangement to make the Electricity Company of Ghana{ECG} the custodian of all Power Purchase Agreements{PPA} in the country. In this regard, the current PPAs held by the Volta River Authority (VRA) would be transferred to the ECG to allow the VRA concentrate on generations from hydro. The new arrangement forms part of the ...

Read More »

NACOB Calls For Decriminalisation Of Narcotic Drug Use

The Deputy Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), Mr Michael Addo, has called for the decriminalisation of narcotic drug use. According to him, suppliers and producers of narcotic substances should rather be punished under the law. Speaking to the Daily Graphic after the opening of the fifth West Africa short course on human rights and drug policy in ...

Read More »

95% Rural access to phone services by 2019 – GIFEC

Mr Abraham Kofi Asante

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications{GIFEC} has set a target to achieve a 95 per cent universal access to telephone services in rural communities by 2019. The target, according to the fund, is being set on the back of successes made within the unserved and underserved communities in the country through its Rural Telephony Project (RTP). The Chief Executive ...

Read More »

More than 49,000 children trapped in child labour on Volta Lake

More than 49,000 of the estimated 100,000 children entrapped into modern slavery of child labour are operating on the Volta Lake in the country. Mr David Kofi Ewusi, the Country Director of Engage Now Africa, a Child protection and welfare Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has said out of the figure, 21,000 were engaged in hazardous labour that was dangerous to their ...

Read More »

Catholic Bishops fight corruption

The Catholic Bishops Conference has launched a multifaceted initiative in its quest to help the government halt environmental degradation, fight corruption and halt indiscipline. To ensure the effectiveness of the initiative, the conference is teaming up with some state agencies, including the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies ...

Read More »

NGO calls for measures to address child trafficking

Mr David Kofi Awusi

The Country Director of Engage Now Africa{ENA}, Mr David Kofi Awusi, has called for pragmatic measures to tackle the increasing rate of child trafficking in the country, describing it as ” the modern slavery.” He said there was the need to act positively to address the problem because it was on the increase,which could destroy the country’s human capital base. ...

Read More »

Youth urged to embrace entrepreneurship

Dr Daniel Agbeko

Students in the various tertiary institutions in the country have been counselled to make entrepreneurship a priority as Ghana is gradually becoming a service economy. According to the proponent, entrepreneurship has the potential to drastically reduce the unemployment among the over 100,000 graduates that are churned out by the country’s tertiary instuitions on yearly basis, therefore students must give priority ...

Read More »

Women’s Manifesto Coalition congratulates Jean Mensa

Mrs Jean Mensa

ABANTU for Development and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) have in a joint statement issued on Tuesday, 25 July, 2018 offered their sincerest congratulations to Mrs. Jean Mensa on her announced nomination by the President of the Republic of Ghana, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, as Ghana’s Electoral Commissioner.   The Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) and its host, ABANTU ...

Read More »

PWDs schooled on sexual and reproductive health right

A section of the PWDs at the Health Session

Persons with Disability (PWDs) in four Municipal and District Assemblies within the Greater Accra Region have been given some tutorials relative to sexual and reproductive health rights. The move was meant to raise awareness and equip PWDs with the requisite knowledge on available family planning methods, sexually transmitted infection prevention methods as well as how to demand for their rights ...

Read More »