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PIAC calls for accountability on oil revenue usage

Dr Steve Manteaw

The Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Dr Steve Manteaw, has raised concerns with the overall management of the country’s oil revenue, calling on the government to publicly explain how the money was being used. According to him, although the country’s law states that 70 per cent of the revenue should go into capital expenditure, the chunk ...

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Police arrest 9-member armed gang after fierce gun battle

The counter-terrorism division of the police has arrested nine members of a highly sophisticated and armed land guard syndicate. The gang engaged a fierce gun battle with the police at Kokrobite, a suburb of Accra, on Friday afternoon. There were no casualties but the police say the fighting went on in the open for more than two hours before police subdued them. ...

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Bullying in schools must be discouraged — Kofi Abotsi

Mr Ernest Kofi Abotsi

An academic and legal practitioner, Mr Ernest Kofi Abotsi, has condemned bullying in schools, saying it should be discouraged because it destroys the future of students. “Bullying demoralises students and destroys the ego and confidence of others.   The scars of bullying have been physically written on some and psychologically imprinted on the minds of others,” he said. Anniversary lecture ...

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Government urged to establish Technology Park

Director, Technology Programme at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Professor Samuel Mensah Sackey has called on the Government to help establish Ghana’s maiden Technology Park at KNUST, to help transform the nation into major technology giant. A Technology Park is an area where companies have offices and laboratories and do work involving science and technology. Prof Sackey ...

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Nigerian women in Ghana exploited by smugglers, madams, ‘priests’

Kumasi, Ghana – Jennifer* has spent the last few weeks on the pavements of Vienna City, a hub in Kumasi, Ghana’s second-largest city, [Ahodwo roundabout to Golden Tulip junction] which has a bustling nightlife. She arrived in Ghana in May, having left a crowded hostel room in Lagos, Nigeria, hoping to secure work in sales or as a waitress and ...

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Ghana marks 40 years of implementing children’s rights

Cynthia Morrison

Children selected from different schools in Accra, have called for the standardisation of schools in rural areas to help improve their welfare and development. They also want the creation of play centres and also for government to remove the tax on sanitary pads. The children made the appeal to government when Ghana through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social ...

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Protect people’s personal data; Deputy Minister charges telcos, others

A Deputy Minister of Communications, Mr George Andah, has advised institutions managing personal data to help prevent identity theft by taking extreme caution in how such data are used. “There is the need to protect personal data and the right to privacy.   It is vital that personal data held by organisations, businesses and government institutions are accurate and used ...

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More than half of world’s refugee children ‘do not get an education’, warns UNHCR

Refugee children in their millions are missing out on an education, the UN said on Friday, in an appeal to host countries to back more inclusive policies to prevent them from “languishing” in camps for years and losing hope. According to the new UN refugee agency (UNHCR) report,  Stepping Up, of 7.1 million refugee youngsters of school age, more than half ...

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World food security increasingly at risk due to ‘unprecedented’ climate change impact, new UN report warns

More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late. Speaking at the launch of a Special Report on Climate Change and Land by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on ...

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UN boosts humanitarian appeal to help tackle Zimbabwe’s ‘worst-ever’ hunger crisis

With Zimbabwe now experiencing its “worst-ever hunger crisis”, the UN food relief agency has revised its humanitarian appeal to step up food assistance to people most affected by drought, flooding, and economic stagnation. “Yesterday the humanitarian community launched an urgent appeal for funds to respond to the country’s very difficult humanitarian situation”, World Food Programme (WFP) Spokesperson Herve Verhoosel told ...

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