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77% of Ghanaians say country is headed in the wrong direction – Survey

A survey by Global Info Analytics has found that 77 percent of Ghanaians believe the country is heading in the wrong direction as of October 2022.  According to the survey, 16 percent of Ghanaians believed the country was heading in the right direction. Meanwhile, seven percent of the persons polled had no opinion on the direction of the country. Excerpts ...

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Ghana should have signed up for Debt Service Suspension Initiative – World Bank President  

The World Bank Group President, David Malpass, has expressed disappointment over Ghana and Nigeria’s decision not to sign up for the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI). Established in May 2020, the DSSI expired at the end of December 2021. The DSSI, put together by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank offered countries an opportunity to freeze debt servicing, ...

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SC Justice nominee proposes the use of ADR for galamsey-related cases

A Justice nominee of the Supreme Court, Barbara Frances Ackah-Yensu, has proposed the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in handling cases involving illegal small-scale miners (Galamseyers). She said this during her vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, October 18. Asked by Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu about the judicial response to the galamsey menace, she said “we will determine if ...

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MindFreedom Ghana holds advocacy training for CSOs and mental health Coordinators

Civil Society organizations(CSOs) and Coordinators working in the area of Mental Health have received a day’s training aimed at strengthening community-level advocacy and networks to provide COVID-19 information and services for persons with mental health conditions and their caregivers. The training, held in Accra on Thursday, October 13, formed part of a One- year project being implemented by MindFreedom Ghana ...

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Business leaders deliver bold solutions to unlock long-term investment in SDGs

Top business executives joined the UN chief on Wednesday to present transformative solutions for bridging the estimated $4.3 trillion-dollar financing gap for countries that reach the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the world’s agreed roadmap for a more peaceful and inclusive world. The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance, is focused on supporting ...

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Cedi fall, increasing int’l prices of crude oil to send fuel prices higher – IES

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has projected fuel prices to go higher following the fall of the Cedi against the Dollar. The energy think tank’s analysis of the foreign exchange (Forex) market over the last two weeks revealed a further depreciation of the Cedi against the US Dollar. The Ghana Cedi depreciated by a significant 2.5% from the previous ...

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Ghana’s inflation rate increases to 37.2%

Ghana’s inflation rate increased to 37.2 percent in September 2022, up from the 33.9% recorded in August the same year, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) announced in Accra on Wednesday, October 12. Five groups recorded inflation rates higher than the national average in September, the GSS further announced. They were Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other fuels (68.8%); Furnishings, Household Equipment and ...

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Assistant headmaster found dead after galamsey pit collapse at Mpatasie

An Assistant headteacher of Mpatasie D/A primary in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti Region, Akwasi Anane, has died after an illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) pit collapsed on him. The 47-year-old is said to have gone to the site to work around 9 pm on Tuesday. According to the district National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) office, Mr Anane was ...

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WTO anticipates sharp slowdown in world trade growth in 2023

Trade growth is expected to lose momentum in the second half of this year and remain subdued in 2023, as the global economy sustains multiple shocks, such as ripple effects from the war in Ukraine, the latest forecast from the World Trade Organization (WTO) has revealed.  The UN partner agency has cautioned against imposing trade restrictions which would ultimately result ...

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Make suicide prevention in Africa a priority-WHO

Did you know that Africa has the highest suicide rate in the world? To reverse that worrying statistic, the UN health agency WHO on Thursday launched a social media campaign to raise awareness around mental health illness, which is believed to account for up to 11 percent of the risk factors that are associated with suicide. “Every death by suicide is a tragedy,” said Dr. Matshidiso ...

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