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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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Improving  Access to Justice; CEPIL’s Paralegal Handbooks assisting Advocates in mining-affected Communities

The provision of education materials to paralegal trainees in mining-affected communities in the northern part of the country is yielding some positive results. The paralegal trainees say the handbooks given to them after a series of capacity-building workshops are being used as reference materials in their advocacy work in their respective communities.    Beneficiaries of the paralegal training which was organised ...

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SEND GHANA Solidarises with Organized Labour on  withdrawal of the 15% VAT tax for residential customers of Electricity

SEND GHANA, a policy think tank says it stands in solidarity with organized labour and concerned citizens across the country in calling for the complete withdrawal of the 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) for residential customers of electricity above the maximum consumption level for lifeline consumers, whose consumption is limited to 30 kilowatt-hours per month. In a press statement issued ...

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GHS to vaccinate young girls against cervical cancer

The Ghana Health Service (GHS), in an effort to reduce the prevalence of the human papillomavirus among women in Ghana, will roll out a vaccination campaign by the end of the year targeting pre-adolescents aged 9 to 14. This nationwide vaccination aims to immunize adolescents before entering into sexual activity, given the alarming rate of cervical cancer. Programmes Manager for ...

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Ghana experiencing worst punitive tax regime ever – Seth Terkpe

Former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, has stated that the current tax regime in Ghana is the most severe and punitive in the nation’s history. The opposition National Democratic Congress has accused the New Patriotic Party government of introducing over 50 new taxes since 2017. The continuous imposition of taxes has sparked public outrage in Ghana. The most recent taxes slapped on Ghanaians ...

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AZOFFA donates to three Former Footballers

The Adoagyiri- Zongo Former Footballers Association ( AZOFFA) has made donations of an undisclosed amount of money and items worth hundreds of Ghana Cedis to three distinguished retired footballers at Nsawam in the Eastern  Region of  Ghana. The Items donated included tins of Milo, Milk, Sugar, Loaves of Bread, Packs of Mineral Water Soft Drinks, and Toiletries. The three retired ...

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NPA takes steps to reduce cost of LPG

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) successfully held the maiden Open Competitive Tender for LPG imports into the country on Monday, January 29th, 2024. The winning tenderer submitted the lowest premium of USD30.39/MT for the four (4) Lots that were tendered for the period from March to June 2024. This marks a significant drop from the current premiums, which range between ...

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