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Did you have ‘gobε’ today?

Gobε is a Ghanaian food made of gari and beans, and therefore the name gobε is a combination of gari and beans. This Ghanaian food which is considered highly nutritious is trending on some social media platforms. It is believed that the trend started when Sam George, Member of Parliament …

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When you shop at Melcom, Game, Shoprite and other large supermarkets, you might be paying more without knowing

Most of the large supermarkets in Ghana, such as Melcom, Game, Shoprite and others have a strategy to rip off consumers who buy from them. They appear to be aware of the fact that consumer rights issues don’t feature in Ghana, and they are also exploiting the general tendency of …

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The matter of ‘security deposit’ in renting a home in Ghana

Renting a home in Ghana these days has become extreme sport. Not only are the costs of rent hitting the roof, finding housing at convenient locations, such as close to the workplace has become difficult. With the housing deficit in Ghana above two million and inequality widening, it’s getting harder …

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Galamsey still affecting Ghana’s cocoa production

Ghana is second, only to Côte d’Ivoire, in global production of cocoa – a major foreign exchange commodity, and important ingredient in the confectionery, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The two West African countries (Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire) jointly account for two thirds of the global cocoa production. …

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I realised mouse is not rodent that steals food – ICT-illiterate girl tells her story       

As countries around the globe gear towards achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by 2030, there is still an existing gap in access to Information and Communiations Technology (ICT) education between men and women, boys, and girls. The SDG goal five pushes countries to achieve gender equality …

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To achieve 20 million vaccination target in Ghana, campaign must be intensified

Mr Abdul Jabaru, a fuel attendant in Tamale, took his COVID-19 vaccine last year. At that time, messages on the safety of the vaccine and the need for people to avail themselves for it were common on traditional and some social media platforms as well as at social gatherings. However, …

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Amend COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy Act to ensure funds for public health emergencies

A year into Ghana’s fight to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the country passed the COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy Act, 2021 (ACT 1068) to impose a special levy on the supply of goods and services and imports. This is to raise revenue to support COVID-19 expenditures and to provide for related …

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Offering renewed hope to cocoa farmers through access to credit

Madam Afua Serwaah Akoto, a cocoa farmer and entrepreneur, recently missed an opportunity to buy palm fruits she processes into palm oil to sell due to the late maturity of her cocoa for sale. She was, therefore, cash-strapped, as proceeds from cocoa beans are seasonal. Madam Akoto, a mother of three, is …

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Ghana-Netherlands political consultations: Deepening bilateral relations

The Netherland and Ghana have enjoyed many years of cordial diplomatic relations since 1701 and throughout the political changes in Ghana to date. The Netherlands became one of Ghana’s most important development partners benefiting from the Dutch government’s loans and grants for healthcare, education, the environment, gender advocacy, good governance, …

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Sand winning, a tortuous environmental crime destroying beaches in Central Region

Approximately two hours’ drive west of Accra, is Cape Coast, the captivating capital of the Central Region, which hosts notable tourists’ attractions. The Region remains a firm favourite for holidaymakers craving pristine and disturbance-free time along its beautiful coastal stretch. However, human activities, including sand winning along the coast have …

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