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Network recues two teenage girls from forced marriage

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Girls Education Network has rescued two teenage girls from forced marriage at a farming community in the Banda District and Yamfo in the Tano North Municipality in the region. The two girls who are Junior Secondary School (JHS) students are 14 and 17 years respectively, Mr. Beatrice …

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Create new regions with caution – House of Chiefs

Togbe Afede XIV, the President of the National House of Chiefs (NHS), has called for caution in the creation of new regions in order not to defeat its purpose of taking development to the doorsteps of the people. He said reports reaching him indicates that some misunderstanding was brewing in …

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Ghana makes progress in cyber crime prevention – Consultant

Ghana is making progress in the prevention of the incidence of cyber crime because of government’s high level of commitment towards that cause, Dr Nana Kofi Annan, a consultant at the Ministry of Communications (MoC), has said. He said the MoC commissioned the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the …

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Parliament must speed up approval of tertiary education fees

Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, has appealed to the leadership of Parliament to fast track the approval of fees for tertiary educational institutions to enable them to mobilise financial resources for their operations. Currently, he said, the University of Ghana (UG) was burdened …

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Ghana’s adult survival rate is 76% – World Bank Human Capital Index

Across Ghana, 76 percent of 15-year olds will survive until age 60 – this statistic is a proxy for the range of fatal and non-fatal health outcomes that a child born today would experience as an adult under current conditions, the World Bank has noted in a new Human Capital Index …

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Equality of political power by gender better in Ghana than Britain – Social Progress Index

Ghana has outperformed the Great Britain, in areas such as Freedom  of religion, Equality of political power by gender and equality of political power by social  groups in the 2018 edition of the Social Progress Index. Each year, the Social Progress Imperative conducts a comprehensive review of all indicators included …

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World Bank to help Ghana simplify tax administration

The World Bank says it will support to Ghana in efforts to strengthen the country’s macroeconomic stability and to simplify tax administration to boost domestic revenue through voluntary compliance. Speaking at the Germany-Ghana Investor Forum, organized under the G-20 Compact with Africa, the World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Henry …

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Ghana is ready for AWCON – Organizing Committee

Madam Evelyn Nsiah Asare, the spokesperson for the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 11th Total Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), to be hosted by Ghana, has said  the country is ready to host the competition, as they have adequately prepared for the rest of the continent. Madam Nsiah …

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Registration for insecticidal nets to begin next month in Greater Accra – Dr Yabani

The Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate would from Tuesday, November 6, start registering residents, at the household level, for the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) as part of efforts to eliminate malaria and its related socio-economic problems. The seven-day exercise is expected to capture nearly 1.25 million households, …

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