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Minister’s resignation: Investigate all involved in alleged bribery – CDD

Dr.Kojo P. Asante

The resignation of the Minister of State, Rockson Bukari following bribery allegations, must pave the way for full investigation involving all parties cited in the scandal, the CDD has said. “I think that for a start it is important that it clears the way for proper investigations. This will ensure that the processes of investigations are not impeded,” Director of Advocacy and Policy ...

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Gov’t to outdoor policy on diaspora development – Oppong Nkrumah

Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has charged the Office of Diaspora Affairs to speed up work on the Diaspora Development Policy document aimed at targeting more Ghanaians living abroad. He said the policy once introduced, will attract and encourage Ghanaians in the Diaspora to bring their technical skills, money and investment opportunities back home for the growth and development. ...

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It’s time to change attitudes towards developing world, British Foreign Secretary charges developed world

Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom (UK), Mr  Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt, says the time has come for the developed world to change its attitude and mentality about the developing world. “The Western world needs to see Africa for what it is. A continent full of the most extraordinary opportunities that can bring ...

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Conflict threatens investment in Kintampo Waterfalls canopy

The Kintampo Waterfalls in the Bono East Region was closed for refurbishment as a result of a disaster on Sunday March 19, 2017, which claimed the lives of 18 students from the Wenchi Methodist Senior High School and the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, who were patronising the facility on that fateful day. As part of the refurbishment, ...

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CSIR researches and declares plastic waste is good for construction

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says its research has shown that some waste plastic materials can be recycled to replace coarse aggregate in concrete and block moulding for the construction industry. Coarse aggregate refers to the portion of the concrete which is made up of the larger stones contained in the mix. The discovery followed a research ...

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Lack of ambulance causing preventable deaths in Atwima-Mponua

Some concerned citizens of Atwima Mponua District in Ashanti, have appealed to Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area to use his influence to get an ambulance for the District. The lack of an ambulance at the District Hospital, had led to many avoidable deaths, especially among pregnant women, accident victims and the critically ill ...

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Future of Work; Health and Safety in Ghana; Safe or Doomed?

Lawrencia Azumah Abugre(M) advocating for safety at work places

What indeed is the future of workers’ safety in Ghana? Whoop whoop, ‘’World Safety Day’’ is here again. Am I excited? I should be, but No! I am NOT. Are our leaders excited? I should say YES…why Not?….it is another day for well-structured speeches from leaders detailing fantastic plans on the future of workers’ safety in Ghana which will see ...

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Inclusion of women in pivotal roles is necessary for development – Samira Bawumia

Samira Bawumia

The Second Lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia has called for the inclusion of women in pivotal roles in society’s development. She made this call, as Keynote Speaker, at the “Faces of Africa” Summit, at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Maryland, USA. The summit, an annual, week-long program organised by the African Public Health Network (APHN), of the ...

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Ghana achieves encouraging results in Malaria fight

Yesterday, April 25, was World Malaria Day with the theme “Zero malaria starts with me”. The United States, through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) joined forces with the National Malaria Control Program and other malaria partners to celebrate the encouraging results achieved in the last 10years. From 2011 to 2016, malaria prevalence in children under five decreased nationally by ...

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Draft legal framework for Independent Police Complaints Commission ready

Ms. Mina Mensah

Civil Society Coalition advocating for the establishment of an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have produced a draft legal framework for the proposed Commission. Coalition, led by the Common Wealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) told a press conference in Accra that, “The Coalition is happy to report that it has been able to produce a draft legal framework for the ...

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