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Ghana government commits GH¢500,000 seed money into Human Traffic Fund

Government has set up the Human Trafficking Fund with a seed money of GH¢500,000.00, Mrs Freda Prempeh, the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection said on Monday. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo committed the amount into the fund, purposely set up to keep the running of the country’s …

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Northern Development Authority to cultivate grass for export

The Northern Development Authority (NDA) is finalising a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement to undertake cultivation of grass for export to earn substantial revenue, Dr Abdel-Majeed Haroun, Chief Executive Officer of NDA has announced. He said “I have quite a few partners, who have expressed interest. Once we clear the PPP …

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Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition organises procurement workshop for multi-stakeholders

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), in partnership with the Africa Freedom for Information Centre (AFIC)’s Open Contracting Partnership (OCP), has organised a multi-stakeholder workshop on public procurement legislation and open contracting. The two-day workshop, which deliberated on the use of the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), was aimed at equipping …

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Families of three kidnapped girls may refuse DNA test

Family members in the three Takoradi kidnapped girls case may refuse a DNA and other forensic examination based on their conviction that their “Girls” are still alive as indicated by the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department some months ago. Last Friday, the police discovered some human parts in a …

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Ghana Manganese Company Limited shut down temporarily

Mr Kweku Asamoah-Cheremeh, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources on Monday announced the temporary shutdown of the operations of the Ghana Manganese Company Limited (GMCL) effective August 6. The action, he explained was as a result of a preliminary technical and financial assessment conducted by the government, which showed …

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WAEC must release results simultaneously

Major media houses in Ghana have reported: “WAEC withholds results of 48,855 candidates as 2019 WASSCE is released.” This litany is sung every year, when West African Examination Council (WAEC) releases results. How long will it take WAEC to overcome this problem? Do the candidates employ those, who conduct the …

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Ghana: Avoiding the politics of emergency medical care

Anytime I see political players discuss healthcare policy, I have the distinct feeling that they see Ghanaians as consumers of whatever healthcare they are provided with. I hold this view because often discussions around healthcare, be it by way of quality or deliverables, are held with the views of the …

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August 4 is the most sacred day to celebrate Founders’ Day – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says August 4 is the most appropriate day that signified the appreciation of the nation for the collective efforts of the forefathers towards the founding of Ghana. He argued that the General of the American War of Independence from British colonial rule and first President …

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African Governors commit to pursuing macroeconomic frameworks

African Governors at the end of a two-day meeting have committed to pursuing appropriate macroeconomic frameworks, policies and reforms that support a conducive environment for private investment, women empowerment and inclusive sustainable growth. They called on the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs) to support reforms and investments to foster private sector …

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More people convicted for human trafficking offences    

Ten people were sentenced to prison for human trafficking offences in 2018, statistics from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection reveal. The convicts are currently serving between five and seven years jail terms. In addition, 14 people were fined for child exploitation and related offences, Mrs Freda Prempeh, …

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