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Queen Mother recommends paralegal training for traditional rulers

The Queen Mother of Adafienu in the Some’ Traditional area in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region, Mama Ayaba Duse Equagoo II, has underscored the need for Chiefs and Queen Mothers in mining-affected areas to undertake some form of paralegal training. Such pieces of training, the queen mother noted, would help traditional rulers to acquire basic legal knowledge ...

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Koforidua to host 67th Indece Day celebration

The 67th National Independence Day Celebration will be marked at the newly built Youth Resource Centre in the Eastern regional capital, Koforidua, on Wednesday, March 6.  This year’s event, which is on the theme: “Our Democracy, Our Pride”, was launched in Koforidua yesterday, alongside the unveiling of the anniversary logo. The President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, is expected to ...

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NDC cannot be better managers of the economy- Afeku

Catherine Abelema Afeku, New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary Candidate (PC) for Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira in the Western Region has said the governing NPP are better managers of the Ghanaian economy than the National Democratic Congress (NDC). “The NDC cannot be better managers of the economy. The data clearly shows that the NPP administration does better when it comes to the introduction of ...

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Save A Life campaign yielding positive results-MTN

Prince Owusu Nyarko, Regional Senior Manager, South West of MTN has noted that the Company’s blood donation Initiative dubbed, ‘Save A Life’ campaign has so far yielded very positive results. Since its inception in 2011, the MTN Save a Life Campaign, organised in partnership with various institutions has been making some inroads to help improve the health sector. Addressing the ...

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Africans dissatisfied with public education – Afrobarometer report

The latest Afrobarometer Pan-Africa report has shown that the majority of Africans are dissatisfied with their government’s efforts to provide public education. The Afrobarometer is a pan-African, independent, non-partisan research network that measures public attitudes on economic, political, and social matters in Africa. Based on national surveys in 39 African countries, the report shows that younger generations have more education ...

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2024 Inauguration of District Assemblies and Unit Committees: Women still Underrepresented?

The recent inauguration of District Assemblies and Unit Committees in Ghana has brought to the forefront a persistent issue of the limited representation of women in these decision-making spaces. Despite efforts by the women’s movement in Ghana and Africa at large to promote gender equality, women continue to be underrepresented. The Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development (MLGDRD) ...

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Cost of Living: Ghana ranked 20th in Africa; 3rd in West Africa

Recent data from Numbeo has illuminated Ghana’s position within the intricate tapestry of Africa’s cost of living landscape, offering insights into both its regional standings and underlying economic dynamics. Ranked 20th among 24 surveyed countries, Ghana emerges as one of the nations boasting a relatively lower cost of living across the continent. However, within the West African sphere, Ghana occupies ...

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Hungary’s president resigns over child sexual abuse pardon

Hungary’s President resigned Saturday (Feb. 10) over a child abuse case pardon. Katalin Novak is a member of the ruling conservative party Fidesz. Novak’s decision came after more than a week of public outrage after it was revealed that she issued a presidential pardon in April 2023 to a man convicted of hiding a string of child sexual abuses in a ...

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Ghana’s speaker of parliament asks policymakers to uphold the country’s peace

Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament appealed to policy-makers to demonstrate accountable governance to ensure fairness and honesty in the electoral systems to prevent violence during this year’s election and after. He said Policy-makers should promote peace through participatory, institutional quality, and accountability. Bagbin made the appeal during the 18th Harmattan School 2024 organised by the University for ...

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Cross-border action required to curb female genital mutilation

Despite it being outlawed in 1994, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still practiced in Ghana and is prevalent among 5 in every 100 girls. Kuurima Ibrahim is a victim and survivor of Female Genital Mutilation. She was cut when she was a one-week-old baby but didn’t know until senior high school. “We had students from the South, and we saw ...

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