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GJA Union to better lives of journalists – Affail Monney

The President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Affail Monney, has given assurances that the transformation of the Association into a Union is purely to improve the lives of journalists and has no other ill-motives. Speaking at the inauguration of the newly-elected GJA Executives and Awards Committee, he stated that, the union initiative, which has been criticized by some persons, ...

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Develop youth to ensure success of SDGs – Chambas

The special representative of the UN Secretary General in West Africa and the Sahel, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has said the overall success of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) depends on youth motivation and engagement. Dr. Ibin Chambas said this when he spoke on Wednesday at the inaugural UPSA Annual Leadership Lecture in Accra, organized by the University. He said ...

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Creation of new districts will spread development to neglected areas – Analyst

Local government analyst, Dr. Eric Oduro Osae, has said that the creation of new districts is necessary for development. According to him, the significant rise in the population of the large metropolitan assemblies in Accra and Kumasi, had put a lot of stress on resource allocation in those areas. He believes that the creation of the new districts will reduce ...

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Residents along Tema-Akosombo rail line will be ‘protected’ – Gov’t

Deputy Minister of Railway Development, Kwaku Agyenim Boateng, has said that that his outfit will work towards ensuring that persons living and working around the proposed Tema-Akosombo railway line will not be greatly affected by the project. According to him,  government will make sure there is minimal demolition of houses and machine shops. The last survey conducted in the area ...

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Self-professed prophet held over rape and theft

A self-proclaimed prophet, reported to have raped and stolen from a number of unsuspecting young women under the pretext of cleansing them against spiritual marriages, has been arrested and detained by the police in Kumasi. Dacosta Owusu Tawiah would often convince his victims that they were under spiritual bondage and would have to be freed. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) ...

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Marrying off 14-yr old girl to a 68-yr old not noble – Otiko

The Minister for Gender and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa-Djaba, has described child marriage and similar outmoded practices as a dishonour to the country. Speaking at the commemoration event of the Campaign on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality in Africa (CARMMA), the Minister said more needs to be done in terms of sensitization in order to stop child marriage in the ...

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Kids from Ghana, others to share vision on World Children’s Day

Eager to make their voices heard, 10 youth from eight African countries will take over the stage in Accra (Ghana) on World Children’s Day to tell the world about the Africa they want to live in, through a series of short, powerful talks. The 10 girls and boys aged 12 to 19 year old from Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, The ...

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‘Gov’t Goes Solar’ programme laudable – Consultant

As the government prepares to embark on a Solar Rooftop Programme for all its ministries and agencies, an energy consultant believes this initiative is laudable as it will bode well for Ghana’s renewable energy prospects. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the consultant, Kwabena Nyanteh, however said it is too early to pat government on the back because no concrete plan is as ...

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Review ‘unfair’ trade policies – TUC to gov’t

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), has called for a “radical review” of Ghana’s trade policies which in its view are “unfair “ to local manufacturers and farmers. The Finance Minister in the 2018 budget and policy statement announced a number of tax reforms including the implementation of a tax threshold to protect workers on minimum wage and tax holiday for ...

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TUC commends gov’t’s NBC initiative for jobless graduates

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), has commended government’s special initiative targeted at jobless tertiary graduates in the country. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, while presenting the 2018 Budget and Policy statement on Wednesday, indicated that about 100,000 tertiary graduates will be employed under the initiative called the Nation Builders Corps (NBC). The TUC, in a statement signed by its ...

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