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Author Archives: Farida Yusif

Following the trends: Abuse against women in Ghanaian online space [Article]

Reflections on selected stories that trended on the internet in Ghana in 2017 Various kinds of abuses, especially sexual harassment in all its forms, are prevalent in many societies across the world—principally against women. The situation enkindled the #metoo campaign/movement that was launched in 2017. By the end of 2017, the Me Too (#Metoo) movement had more than half a ...

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GACC urges gov’t to deal with corruption in water sector

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) is demanding the support of all stakeholders in the water sector to help the country eradicate corruption completely from the sector. Executive Secretary of GACC, Beauty Emefa Narteh, is calling on every stakeholder in the country to have zero tolerance for corruption. The Coalition believes that if stringent monitoring mechanisms are put in place at ...

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W/Region: Illegal mining to blame for water rationing – GWCL

The Ghana Water Company Limited is still lamenting the threat posed to water bodies through activities such as illegal mining. The company recently announced a significant improvement in the water situation, but that has been short-lived due to worsening pollution caused by illegal miners. According to the Western Regional Communications Manager of the company, Nana Yaw Barnie, the situation has ...

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Water, sanitation NGOs want private water distributors regulated

The Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS), wants the Food and Drugs Authority and other regulatory bodies to step in and regulate the booming private water distribution business in Ghana. Vice Chairman for CONIWAS, AttahArhin, said all he and his organization wants is safe affordable water for Ghanaians. In parts of the country where people don’t have access ...

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Nestlé,IFRC provide water for over 17,000 Ghanaians

Clean Water and Sanitation are key to everyday life, and the development of people irrespective of their location. While the world’s population rapidly grows, availability of water and sanitation presents a different story, more significantly in rural communities. The 2017 Joint Monitoring Program report by the World Health Organization and the UNICEF indicates that, about 2.1 billion people lack access ...

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Respect ban on corporal punishment – GES warns teachers

The Ghana Education Service [GES], has warned that teachers in both private and public schools who inflict Corporal punishment on students would be appropriately dealt with per the guidelines of the service. In a statement signed by the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Jacob A. M. Kor,  he said “it has come to their notice that the ban on corporal ...

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Jasikan: Israeli Embassy, Bueman SHS mark Israel@70 with tree planting

DELEGATION AT THE TREE PLANTING PROJECT

As part of activities to mark Israel at 70 in Ghana, the Embassy of Israel in partnership with the Akrofo Human Resource Development Centre and Bueman Senior High School in Jasikan, has embarked on a Tree Planting project. The project saw the Embassy lead in the planting of about 500 eucalyptus seedlings at the Bueman SHS and the Township of ...

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Probe into UT, Capital Banks’ collapse not yet complete – Elsie Awadzie

The second deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana, Elsie Awadzie has stated that the Bank of Ghana (BoG) is yet to complete investigations to ascertain whether the activities of the top officials of UT Bank and Capital Bank led to the collapse of the two financial institutions. According to her, once the takeover of the two banks was confirmed, the BoG ...

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AMA to operationalize five sanitation courts

AMA

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), is set to operationalize five sanitation courts within the city to deal with sanitation offenders in a bid to enhance waste management, and ensure a clean Accra. The AMA boss, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, noted that Accra currently has two sanitation courts. According to Mr. Adjei Sowah, the Assembly among other things has facilitated the construction ...

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GBA commends Govt’s efforts to get RTI Bill passed

The Ghana Bar Association

The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has lauded efforts by the presidency to ensure that the Right to Information Bill is finally passed. The Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia, on Monday announced that a revised Bill has been submitted to the cabinet for further deliberation. Speaking to Citi News the Vice President of the Ghana Bar association Anthony Gordon Jnr said the ...

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