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Why Ghana cannot boast of a robust disability law

Following a detailed consultation initiated on December 19, 2001, the UN adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on December 13, 2006. The Convention came into force on May 3, 2008 on receiving its 20th ratification. Ghana’s PWD Act Before Ghana’s ratification of the UNCPRD, the …

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Career dilemma for the developmentally challenged in Africa

Kuni (not real name) has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. She is a 12-year-old girl going on thirteen. She can communicate, do some of her lessons unaided and is quite adapt at achieving most of her self-care objectives. On some occasions, while she goes about her daily routine under the …

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Profile of CHRAJ Commissioner – Joseph  Whittal

Mr Joseph Akanjolenur Whittal, was appointed as the Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) by the President in accordance to the 1992 Constitution.        Information made available to the Ghana News Agency indicates that from 2012 until the appointment as Commissioner, Mr Whittal …

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Water, the neglected commodity of our time

Freshwater is undoubtedly the most essential commodity in the 21st century and it is being used for domestic, commercial and industrial purposes. However, over the years various socio-economic activities of man have destroyed such a valuable resource, which plays a pivotal role in human survival. The menace of illegal mining …

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Open Defecation, our collective responsibility

The record was forthright as it placed Ghana in the second position in Africa in Open Defecation (OD) with only 19 per cent of its total population resorting to good health and sanitation practices. Northern Region was also ranked second in the practice of OD in Ghana. This has triggered …

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Korle-bu Community Chapel to mark golden jubilee

Korle-bu Community Chapel (KBCC), formerly known as Accra Chapel Trust, an evangelical church at Korle-bu in Accra under the Ghana Evangelical Convention, is set to mark its 50th anniversary on March 12, 2017, exactly 50 years since its first service on Sunday March 12, 1967. The church began from humble …

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The generator set: A popular product with potential harmful effects to infants

Lack of clean energy and power is negatively impacting many lives in Africa. At the beginning of 2016 over 645 million Africans – some two-thirds of the people on the continent have no access to energy. An estimated 600,000 Africans – half of them children die every year from household …

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Morocco applying to join ECOWAS – Issues to consider

Morocco has recently expressed interest in joining the West African regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The news was received with mixed feelings across the region, and questions are being asked. Located in North Africa between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the distance between …

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Full text: Ghana 2017 Budget Statement

  Today March 2, 2017, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta presented the government’s budget statement to Parliament. The budget highlights the removal of most of what the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) considers nuisance taxes. Outlining the policy initiatives, he said, “we will eliminate nuisance taxes …

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