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Religious leaders attend symposium to foster unity among Muslims, other faiths

A symposium aimed at fostering unity among Muslims and adherents of other religious faiths was held in Accra yesterday. Held on the theme: “Religious minorities – Rights and obligations”, it was organised by the Muslim World League, in collaboration with the Islamic Centre for Education and Development. The symposium attracted religious leaders from the Muslim and Christian communities, including the ...

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Sekyere East pupils quizzed on child labour issues

The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR), has held an inter-school quiz competition on Child labour for selected schools in the Sekyere East District of Ashanti. The move forms part of government’s efforts towards the elimination of child labour in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The quiz competition participated by four Junior High Schools (JHS) in ...

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Jonas Nyabor writes: How Accra’s smoky vehicles are hurting humans and climate

Driving through Accra, it is not uncommon to find vehicles emitting thick exhaust fumes that create inconvenience for other motorists. But beyond the inconvenience, is the serious issue of air pollution and resultant health implications on the over four million inhabitants of the Greater Accra region. The World Health Organization estimates that about 2,000 people in Accra die every year ...

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Corruption so high in the country – Prof. Adei

Prof. Stephen Adei

The Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Professor Stephen Adei, has said the opportunity to be corrupt is so high as a result of the lack of proper mechanisms to check the colluded activities of some individuals in the country. He has, therefore, called for the empowerment of State authorities to question individuals about the sources of their ...

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Ghanaians may be everything but Xenophobic

Without any shred of exaggeration, one can make a watertight case about millions of Ghanaians’ inclinations toward corrupt practices like many other African nations, such as the self-imposed sub-regional “big brother” Nigeria. It’s also true that Ghanaians struggle to obey their own laws; they can’t maintain and keep their environment clean; they have “over-spiritualization culture” but the same time they ...

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UNFPA boss launches youth innovative hub in Accra

The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Natalia Kanem has inaugurated a youth innovative hub located on the premises of the UNFPA, Ghana office. Named, the ‘Orange Loft’, the hub is designed to serve as an incubator to hone the skills of the beneficiaries of UNFPA Ghana’s Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme, as well as inspire ...

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GHS to ban use of mobile phones among health workers

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says steps are in place to ban the use of mobile phones among health workers. The step, according to the Director General of the GHS, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has become necessary due to the numerous complaints on how health professionals spend time on their phones while attending to patients. According to him, the new directive ...

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Ghana lacks leaders – Nunoo-Mensah

Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah

The impunity with which criminals operate in Ghana suggests a lack of the right leadership for the country, Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, a former Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, has said. By leadership, he clarified that he was not only talking about those in political positions but leaders outside politics, too. These leaders, he said, have failed ...

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Environment Ministry launches road map to address pollution

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has developed a road map to address pollution in the country. Dubbed the “Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP)”, the road map was facilitated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO-Ghana), with funding from the European Union (EU) and the United States ...

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Gender activists strategize to push for passage of Affirmative Action law

A group photograph of stakeholders at the forum

Abantu for Development, a women’s right advocacy organization has organized a consultative forum meant to re-strategize to advocate for the passage of an Affirmative Action Law in Ghana. The Forum, which was supported by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) sought to enable CSOs to ascertain the status of the Draft Affirmative Action Bill and Government’s commitment to the process ...

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