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Nigerian workers start two-day nationwide protest

A two-day protest kicked off in Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos on Tuesday (Feb. 27) morning shortly before other locations nationwide followed. One of the country’s main unions, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has called workers to demonstrate outrage at the mounting hardship and insecurity. The watchword was “endhardshipnow”. Nigerians are living through one of the West African nation’s worst ...

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We’ll keep supporting ECOWAS, AU to restore democracy in Africa – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reaffirmed his support for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) in their efforts to restore democracy in Africa. In his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on February 27, 2024, he condemned the recent wave of military coups and interventions that have undermined democratic governance in some ...

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Akufo-Addo pledges govt’s commitment to fair elections

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged full government support to ensure the smooth functioning of the Electoral Commission (EC) in the upcoming 2024 general elections, stressing the commitment to free, fair, and transparent polls. During the State of the Nation address on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, in Accra President Akufo-Addo affirmed, “Government is doing its part to facilitate the ...

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Ghana cannot take its territorial integrity for granted – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghana has instituted necessary measures to protect its territorial integrity against extremist activities. However, he says, the country cannot afford to take its territorial integrity for granted.  He said whereas many countries in the Sahel region have experienced terrorist attacks, Ghana is the only country in the coastal region of West Africa that has ...

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Stop making payments through phone calls – ECG warns customers

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has cautioned customers to refrain from making payments to specific mobile money accounts purportedly linked to ECG services. Management revealed that some individuals have been contacting customers, soliciting payments to a designated MoMo number as a prerequisite for accessing ECG services. In response, ECG released a disclaimer on Thursday, February 22, 2024, advising customers ...

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Mental disorders high in pregnant women, 50 percent face depression

More than 50 percent of expectant and new mothers experience perinatal depression, a situational analysis of mental health disorders related to pregnancy has shown. Among the number, between 13 and 17 percent develop suicidal intentions. The analysis was conducted by the Ghana Health Service (GHS), in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UK-Foreign ...

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Pay equal attention to Ghana’s mineral wealth – John Kwakye tells Amin Adam

The Director of Research at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Dr John Kwakye, has told the Finance Minister Dr Mohammed Amin Adam to pay attention to Ghana’s mineral wealth which he says is worth trillions of dollars. Dr Kwakye said that the mineral resources are being plundered by foreign companies with the assistance of Ghanaian officials. His comments come ...

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Queen Mother recommends paralegal training for traditional rulers

The Queen Mother of Adafienu in the Some’ Traditional area in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region, Mama Ayaba Duse Equagoo II, has underscored the need for Chiefs and Queen Mothers in mining-affected areas to undertake some form of paralegal training. Such pieces of training, the queen mother noted, would help traditional rulers to acquire basic legal knowledge ...

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Koforidua to host 67th Indece Day celebration

The 67th National Independence Day Celebration will be marked at the newly built Youth Resource Centre in the Eastern regional capital, Koforidua, on Wednesday, March 6.  This year’s event, which is on the theme: “Our Democracy, Our Pride”, was launched in Koforidua yesterday, alongside the unveiling of the anniversary logo. The President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, is expected to ...

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Parliament to encourage use of local languages during proceedings

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has directed the committees on education, finance, culture, and tourism to explore factors leading to the seeming extinction of local languages in the country and provide appropriate recommendations for consideration. This follows concerns raised by Members of Parliament about the growing neglect of local languages, particularly in schools across the country, and the need ...

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