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Pass Affirmative Action Bill before 2023 District Assembly Election-ABANTU

Women’s rights advocacy organization, ABANTU for Development has called on the Parliament of Ghana to as a matter of urgency pass the Affirmative Action Bill into law before the upcoming 2023 District Assembly elections. The call was made at a press conference in Accra organized by ABANTU for Development with support from African Women Development Fund (AWDF). Held on the  ...

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MindFreedom Ghana disburses cash to six Community Support Networks  

MindFreedom Ghana, one of Ghana’s foremost Mental Health Organizations has disbursed a total of GHC 19,000 ( US$ 1,583) to support six Community Support Networks (CSN) established under the project titled, ‘Provision of Covid-19 information and services for persons with mental health conditions and their caregivers’. The project, which spans April 2022 to March 2023, is being implemented by MindFreedom ...

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Tinubu takes early lead in Nigeria despite Lagos loss

Results from Nigeria’s tightly contested presidential election in Nigeria shows that Bola Tinubu has taken an early lead despite Lagos loss. With official results declared in 10 out of 36 states, the ruling party candidate Bola Tinubu has 47% of the vote so far. The main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar has 27%. Labour’s Peter Obi has 22%. Mr Obi caused ...

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Stick to approved prospectus or be sanctioned – GES warns SHS heads

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has issued a warning to heads of Senior High Schools who charge first-year students unapproved fees. It said such heads will be sanctioned because the acts are illegal and will not be tolerated. Parents have complained about unapproved fees levied by school administrators and items not approved in the prospectus for new students. Cassandra Twum ...

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Gov’t launches programme to bring over 70,000 children back to school

President Akufo-Addo has launched the Ghana Education Outcome Project (GEOP) at a special ceremony in Accra. The project is aimed at returning 70,000 out-of-school children back into the classroom as well as improving learning outcomes in over 600 GALOP schools in 29 districts in the country. Held on the theme, ”Getting all children educated through support to schools and communities”, ...

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GII Takes Another Step to Minimize Land Sector Corruption

The  Ghana  Integrity initiative is rolling out the  Second  Phase of its Land and Corruption in Africa Project – LCA II, which seeks to ensure that corrupt practices in Land administration and land deals are addressed to ultimately contribute to improved livelihood of men and women in  Ghana and Africa in general. The project, which spans 2022-2025, builds on the ...

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Newmont misses quarterly profit estimates

Newmont Corp (NEM.N) on Thursday fell short of Wall Street estimates for fourth-quarter profit, as the world’s largest gold miner struggled with lower prices and increased costs. Average realized gold prices fell 2.2% to $1,758 per ounce in the quarter from a year earlier, while the all-in-sustaining cost for gold, an industry metric that reflects total expenses associated with production, rose 15% ...

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Government postpones meeting with China on debt cancellation to March 2023

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has hinted that a planned high-level government delegation to China has been postponed to late March 2023. This is owing to the upcoming National People’s Congress of China meeting scheduled for early March. However, the Finance Minister said bilateral talks will continue ahead of this important mission. The government is seeking under the G20 Common Framework ...

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Bridging inequality gap: The challenge

Classical western education boasts of its contribution to man’s existence, predicated on his thoughts and not limbs or material appearance. Generating, analysing, and sharing thoughts were fundamental in proving one’s existence, than the ability to occupy space and move around. It is for this singular reason that former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, deserves tons of commendation for daring to exercise ...

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Routine child immunisation vaccine shortage hits Ghana health facilities

There is a widespread shortage of some vaccines used for routine immunisation of babies from birth to at least 18 months. The situation has the potential to increase the vulnerability of children to the diseases the vaccines seek to protect them against. Under the routine vaccination programme, Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) disease; oral polio vaccine 0 ...

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