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Escalating youth unemployment a threat to elections – Bagbin warns

The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has expressed serious concerns regarding the escalating youth unemployment in the country. He warned that the current levels of joblessness and homelessness among the youth could lead to significant and potentially dangerous repercussions in the forthcoming elections. In his address to Parliament on Wednesday, Bagbin emphasised the need for immediate and decisive action from ...

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Global Fund threatens to sever ties with Ghana over delay in clearance of commodities at the port

3news has gathered that the Global Fund has expressed its displeasure with the ongoing situation regarding the non-clearance of its donor-funded essential health commodities at the country’s port for over a year. The fund, at the just-ended World Health Summit in Geneva, sent a strong signal to the Ghanaian delegation made up of members of the parliamentary select committee, the ...

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Ghana bondholders must cut debt by 50% to match UK and China debt relief…Analysis by ISODEC and Debt Justice

Ghana’s bondholders must cut debt payments by 50% if they are to match the terms agreed by governmental creditors such as China and the UK. New figures released by the Integrated Social Development Centre Ghana (ISODEC) and Debt Justice in the UK show that the amount of debt relief currently being discussed would lead to bondholders being paid back 15% ...

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Diplomats plant more trees in Achimota Forest Reserve

Ghana’s quest to fight climate change and increase its reforestation drive was given a boost last Friday when members of the Diplomatic Corps joined forces with the Forestry Commission to plant trees in the Achimota Forest to commemorate the fourth edition of Green Ghana Day. Seedlings planted by the Diplomatic Corps included Militia, Tree of Life, Mansonia, Teak, and Mahogany ...

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Spain applies to join South Africa’s case at top UN court accusing Israel of genocide

Spain will ask a United Nations court for permission to join South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza, its foreign minister announced Thursday. Spain is the first European country to take the step after South Africa filed its case with the International Court of Justice late last year. It alleged that Israel was breaching the genocide convention in ...

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Penplusbytes Urges Tech-Driven Climate Action Ahead of Green Ghana Day 2024

Nature-based carbon removal solutions, such as tree planting, are essential in mitigating the effects of climate change. A recent analysis by Oxfam indicates that to achieve “net zero” by 2050 using “land-based” carbon removal methods like tree planting, reforestation projects, and land management techniques, “would require at least 1.6 billion hectares of new forests, equivalent to five times the size of India or more than all the farmland on the planet.” ...

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ISODEC donates Research Reports to UGBS, Balme Library

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), one of Ghana’s foremost Policy, Research and Advocacy Think Tanks has donated wide-ranging research reports to the Balme Library and the Department of Public Administration of University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). The reports donated are titled,” C0VID-19 Impact Studies on the Natural Resources Sector of Five Anglophone countries in West; User Fees, Capitation ...

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Don’t be dodgy, release documents on sale of hotels – Afenyo-Markin tells SSNIT

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has urged the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to release documents related to the sale of its shares in four hotels to Dr. Bryan Acheampong, the Minister for Food and Agriculture. SSNIT is in the final stages of selling 60% of its shares in the Elmina Beach Resort, Ridge Royal Hotel, ...

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Deadly strike on Rafah a tragic mishap, Netanyahu says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the strike which killed scores of displaced Palestinians in Rafah was a “tragic mishap”. Speaking in the Israeli parliament, Mr Netanyahu said it was vital that Israel took “every precaution possible” to protect civilians caught up in the fighting in Gaza. He told MPs that an investigation into the incident was under way, but ...

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ISODEC intensifies stakeholder consultations to stay stronger and viable   

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) has extended its consultative meeting to the Southern part of the country to harvest ideas from sister Civil Society groups to engender institutional growth and financial sustainability. The meeting formed part of STAR Ghana Foundation’s eight-year Civil Society Strengthening Fund – Shift the Power (CSSP – StP) project, which seeks to build sustainable partnerships with ...

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