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60% of Ghana’s youth demand job creation in 2024 election priorities

Some Stakeholders have urged political party leaders to leverage the Youth Manifesto in drafting their manifestoes for the 2024 general elections. A staggering 60% of young people surveyed want the next government to focus on creating jobs, a dramatic shift from the 2020 Youth Manifesto where employment only ranked second. Education and access to loans follow as key concerns. Senior ...

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Minimizing conflicts in mining communities; paralegal trainees making inroads

It is globally recognized that conflict is detrimental to the peace of every nation, affecting not only those who are directly involved but bystanders and others who are far away from the conflict zone. This affects the development of such nations and worsens the plight of rural communities.   To avoid such occurrences in Ghana’s  Mining-affected communities, the Centre for ...

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CEPIL moves to empower women activists in mining-affected communities

Women’s empowerment has become a critical and increasingly prominent issue in the Ghanaian society. The inclusion and active participation of women in all aspects of society are crucial for the overall progress and well-being of communities and nations. To add meaning to the above proclamation, the Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) with support from the Ford Foundation has taken ...

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Vote massively for Women candidates in Tomorrow’s District Level Elections-ABANTU to Ghanaians

A clarion call has been made on the Ghanaian electorate to vote massively for women candidates who will be contesting tomorrow’s District Level Elections.The proponents, Abantu for Development, a women’s rights Policy and Advocacy Organization says it considers tomorrow’s local government elections as another opportunity to deepen efforts to promote gender sensitivity in the electoral process and an invaluable possibility ...

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Govt open to alternative lithium mining agreement — Jinapor

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has assured civil society organisations (CSOs) that superior propositions that will improve the country’s lithium mining lease will be taken into consideration before the agreement is laid in Parliament for approval. He said although the government was fully convinced that the terms of the lithium lease granted to Barari DV ...

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Over 3000 nurses have left Ghana since 2020 for greener pastures – GHS

The Ghana Health Service has revealed that a total of 3,688 health personnel have left the country to seek greener pastures within the last three years. The Ghana Health Service says the figure comprises professional and critical caregivers. Some health professionals leaving the country have cited poor working conditions in Ghana as the reason for vacating their positions to seek ...

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Don’t portray yourselves as lawyers- CEPIL boss cautions paralegal trainees

The Executive Director of the Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), Mr Augustine Niber has cautioned community activists and leaders in mining-affected communities who have been offered paralegal training not to portray themselves as lawyers. .“Let me caution participants against the temptation to assume the role of lawyers since the training workshops do not qualify you as such,” Mr Niber ...

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 CEPIL, TWN- Africa sensitize activists in Mining Communities

The Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL)and Third World Network Africa (TWN-Africa)have joined forces to hold paralegal training for some community leaders and activists in salt and sand mining communities in the Greater Accra and Volta regions. The three-day training aimed at equipping the participants with basic legal knowledge and skills in mining and human rights laws to help identify ...

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COP28 deal calls for global transition away from fossil fuels for first time

A new deal has been agreed at the UN climate summit in Dubai after days of negotiations. For the first time, the deal calls on all countries to move away from using fossil fuels – but not to phase them out, something many governments wanted The text recognises the need for deep, rapid, and sustained reductions if humanity is to ...

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Have Reports Of Oil’s Death Been Greatly Exaggerated?

The International Energy Agency predicts a terminal decline for coal, oil, and gas by 2030, challenging dominant climate narratives. Despite the predictions, oil profits are soaring, and supermajors like Chevron and Exxon Mobil are increasing investments in fossil fuel extraction. Contradictions have arisen at COP28, where oil-funded climate talks discuss phasing down fossil fuels, while the industry walks back emission ...

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