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Let’s break free from African mediocrity trap – Yaw Adutwum on new curriculum

Dr-Yaw-Osei-Adutwum, Minister Designate-for -Education

Deputy Education Minister Dr Yaw Adutwum has challenged Ghanaians to be globally competitive rather than seek to be champions of mediocrity. Instead of touting our educational system and products as being better than Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Dr Adutwum said Ghana should “break from the African mediocrity trap” and start competing with the likes of Singapore, Finland and the USA. ...

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830 inmates discharged through Justice for all Programme since 2007

Eight hundred and thirty inmates have been discharged through the Justice for all Programme (JFAP) from the country’s prisons since its inception in 2007 and the close of last year, 2019. Out of a total of 4,435 cases that were adjudicated during the period, 1,571 inmates who have been on remand in the prisons for three years or more were ...

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Affirmative Action Bill to be laid in Parliament in March

Government has indicated its preparedness to pass the affirmative Action Bill into law this year, following a directive by the President to get the Bill laid in Parliament by close of March. “As we speak,the Bill has gone back to the Attorney General’s Department. I want to assure you that the President has directed that he wants the bill in ...

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Don’t issue visas to organisers of LGBTQ+ Accra conference – Foh-Amoaning to government

Moses Foh Amoaning

The National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values has passed a resolution impressing upon government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, not to issue visas to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) who are set to host a conference in Ghana. The coalition is also urging the government to declare a permanent comprehensive policy ...

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Nigeria’s death toll from lassa fever hits 118 – Report

The deaths recorded from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has reached 118, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed. From January 1 to February 23, 2633 suspected cases, with 689 confirmed cases and 118 deaths have been recorded in the country. The number of cases has significantly increased compared to what was reported for the same period ...

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Stop shielding sex offenders – Gender Minister cautions chiefs

Cynthia Maamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Cynthia Maamle Morrison has issued a stern warning to traditional rulers to stop shielding sex offenders.According to the Minister, rape and defilement are criminal offences which require prosecution by law enforcement officialsThe minister who is also the Member of Parliament for Agona West expressed these sentiments at a community dialogue programme organized ...

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National development does not rest on govt alone – First Lady

Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has indicated that national development does not rest on government alone, but as a collective effort. She said companies should therefore care about the well-being of the communities within which they operate. The first lady made the observation when she commissioned the Abosso community library and Huni-Valley health centre in the Prestea Hun-Valley constituency ...

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Ghana is not, and will not, serve as a gateway to the legitimisation of LGBTQI

A call to Government to act on the intended Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (Pan Africa ILGA) Conference scheduled to take place in Accra from 27th to 31st July 2020. It has come to our notice that the Pan African wing of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is scheduled to hold ...

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Rotten footbridge now deathtrap for school children

Pupils on island communities in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region risk drowning as they sometimes swim across streamlets of the Volta Lake before arriving at school, as a result of broken footbridges. The development has become a major concern to parents as several calls for authorities to fix the problem have yielded no positive results. The ...

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Amend laws to tackle corruption in extractive sector – CSPOG

Samuel Bekoe

The Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas (CSPOG) has called on lawmakers to consider amending the weaknesses in the country’s anti-corruption legal framework which thwarts government’s efforts to effectively prevent or prosecute corruption in the extractive sector. The group averred that while corruption has assumed greater sophistication in nature and from Ghana’s legislative framework has not fully criminalized the ...

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