Ho at bottom of Open Defecation-Free league table

Open defication

The Ho Municipality has been ranked 13th on the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) implementing districts’ Open Defecation-Free (ODF) League Table for the first half of 2017. A total of 863 triggered communities in 14 districts were ranked based on their open defecation free and latrine coverage in priority communities among other indicators. Mr Joshua Ofosuhene, Regional Coordinator for UNICEF Water ...

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Global Shapers Accra relaunches the “Accra Discourse”


The Accra Hub of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, in partnership with Impact Hub, Accra is set to relaunch its development and social conversation series dubbed “The Accra Discourse”. The Accra Discourse is a series of bi-monthly conversations that engage various speakers on the future of entrepreneurship, technology, leadership, education, creative arts & literacy and civic engagement in ...

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Anti-corruption drive must not create hardship – Rawlings


Former President, Jerry John Rawlings, has called for change in the fight against corruption to ensure that it does not create undue hardship on people. Mr. Rawlings, who was speaking in Nigeria, said corruption had eaten so deep into the fabric of society that the quest to clean up seems to rather create hardship instead of reducing the cost of ...

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NGO rehabilitates dormitory block for correctional centre


As part of activities marking it’s 10th anniversary, Angel-Zoe Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that assists women and juvenile prisoners in Ghana, has unveiled a social welfare plan for a number of senior correctional centres across the country. The foundation has in the plan, rehabilitated a dormitory block for the Accra Senior Correctional Centre to support the ever-increasing juvenile inmates ...

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GSTS Alumini holds fundraising event


The GSTS Alumni Association (GAA) of North America held a fundraising event at Falls Church in Virginia. The event brought in a net of about $25,000 for projects at GSTS. The current Headmaster of GSTS, Mr. Samuel K. Essel, whose visit to the US was facilitated by the GAA-North America was joined on his Worcester school tour by the following ...

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BoG governor’s address on UT, Capital Bank collapse [Audio]

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison addressed a press conference updating the public on the collapse of UT Bank and Capital Bank and the subsequent takeover of the two banks by GCB Bank. Among other things, he noted that the BoG was going to probe the insolvency and sanction persons whose actions may have led to ...

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Ekumfi to get pineapple factory under One-district-One-factory

Gifty Ohene Konadu, Coordinating Director of the “One district, One factory” programme (R)

The Akufo-Addo government has begun the process of establishing a pineapple factory at Ekumfi in the Central Region as part of the “One district, One factory” programme. The lands and the funds for the establishment of the factory have already been secured, according to the government. This is expected to be the first project of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagship ...

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Court remands Alajo murder suspect

Charles Nana Frimpong is alleged to have shot a mechanic at Alajo

The Abeka district court has remanded to police custody, Charles Nana Frimpong the man alleged have to have shot and killed a Mechanic at Alajo in Accra. The court’s decision was made after a request from the prosecution for more time to finish their investigations. The suspect who has been charged with murder also pleaded to the court to be allowed ...

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EC boss rejects Afari-Gyan mansion over GHc1m demand

Charlotte Osei

Details are emerging that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei, demanded GH¢1 million to renovate a bungalow before she could occupy it as her official residence. Sources say the building, located behind the El Wak Stadium, closer to the Cantonments Post Office and the Lands Commission in Accra, does not appear to be dilapidated but the current ...

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Project to monitor government’s promises launched


iWatch Africa, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting transparency and accountability has launched its maiden project aimed at putting the spotlight on government’s promises to Ghanaians in four key areas; education, health, education, job creation and government expenditure. Volunteers drawn from the 10 regions of Ghana, converged on the New Media Hub in Accra on Saturday and were equipped with ...

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