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Government launches ‘Chance for change campaign’

Chief of staff at the Presidency, Mrs. Akosua Fremah Opare has appealed for support from both government and private partners to facilitate the implementation of the National Plan of Action2, arguing that the menace called for a concerted effort from stakeholders to end it. She said there were people with high social stature, academic standards and parents who could not ...

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Civil Society to discuss progress of SDGs in Ghana

The Civil Society Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will tomorrow, Tuesday, June 20th   hold a general meeting at the premises of the Institute for Local Government Studies (ILGS) in Accra. The meeting which is expected to bring together over 100 members of the Platform across the country would shed light on ongoing SDGs efforts and how the country is ...

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SADA awaits govt’s approval to implement Master Plan

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The  Savanna  Accelerated  Development Authority (SADA ),says  it  is waiting patiently for  government  to go  through  and  approve its  Master plan to pave way for  its implementation. The Chief Executive Officer of SADA, Mr Charles Abugre, told the press that, “ the  overall master plan  is coming to a conclusion… it was  presented  to the Economic Management Team of the ...

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Re-visit the People’s Assembly Concept

In a democratic government, the people’s views influence the laws and policies made by the government. Democracy is therefore seen as a system of government in which people decide matters as a group. Athens, the capital of Greece was the first city to allow ordinary citizens access to government offices and courts.  In ancient Greece, the people of the city-state ...

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Anger in Ghana’s Gold Fields …As factions clash

When a Chinese citizen can enter the Galamsey trade and make it her own in Ghana, then you know there is something fishy. And this is not about xenophobia. Any Ghanaian knows that there are only two trades reserved for the high and mighty. First it is the oil trade and its oil ‘blocs’ for those with recognizable names and ...

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Ready or Not Ready? Kenya’ Preparedness towards August Polls

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Kenya, like the rest of Africa is continually entangled in an intricate web of electoral intrigues and shenanigans of imperial politics. For far too long, the philosophy and practice of power has largely been an expression of colonialism and therefore the emergent political culture based on master-slave(leaders-people) relationship characterized by obtuse greed (pernicious avarice), grabbing and primitive accumulation of wealth, ...

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Barclays PLC reduces its African stake to 23.4%

Barclays PLC has reduced its shareholding in Barclays Africa to 23.4%. On Thursday, Barclays Africa announced that following the completion of South Africa’s largest bookbuild in South African Rands, Barclays PLC has sold 33.7% of Barclays Africa. The issued share capital was at a price of R132 per share. A statement from the bank and copied to Citi Business News ...

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Court grants Aisha Huang bail

The Chinese woman believed to be deeply engaged in illegal mining in Ghana, Aisha Huang, has been granted bail by an Accra High Court. According to the court, the prosecution did not demonstrate how the accused will interfere with investigations if granted bail. The judge, Justice Charles Ekow Baiden, also said the facts the state presented before the court did ...

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7 more suspects grabbed over Capt. Mahama’s murder

The Police in the Central Region has arrested seven (7) more persons believed to be involved in the gruesome attack and murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region. This brings to total 14, the number of suspects who have been arrested, and are being investigated over the murder. Seven of those arrested have already made their ...

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No gov’t interference in new national airline – Aviation Minister

Aviation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has disclosed that there will be no government interference in the operations of Ghana’s new national airline. According to her, the decision is to promote efficiency and avert another collapse of the proposed new national carrier. The Minister made the remarks when she joined a panel to discuss ways on fixing Africa’s Air Transport challenges ...

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