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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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Battling “Galamsey”: Forestry Commission demobilises 10 Excavators in the Krokosua Hills Forest Reserve

A team from the Rapid Response Unit of the Forestry Commission, drawn from various districts across the country, has demobilised 10 excavators and arrested eight persons for engaging in illegal mining activities in the Krokosua Hills Forest Reserve in the Juaboso Forest District of the Western North Region on Monday. They were made up of four Chinese nationals and four ...

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GH REDD+ Secretariat Supports Community Members to attend COP28

The REDD+ Secretariat of Ghana housed at the Forestry Commission, in collaboration with its private sector partners, has supported three community members to attend the 28th session of the Conference of Parties (COP28) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 30th November to 12th December 2023. The three members who were selected from ...

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CEPIL provides Paralegal training to activists in mining-affected communities in northern Ghana

The Centre for Public Interest Law,( CEPIL) has offered  Paralegal Training to 50 advocates in mining-affected communities in Northern parts of the country to enable them to engage with duty bearers effectively.The paralegals would serve as receptors and gatherers of community-level intelligence on breaches of law and violations of the rights of citizens by mining companies. With funding support from ...

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