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Natural hair is the vogue

Growing up I used to admire women who wore a short haircut, I particularly admired Mrs Gifty Afenyi Dadzie, and I sometimes wished I had not permed my hair. Then one day my friend Hannah came visiting, and she had twisted her natural hair, I just fell in love with her …

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Agenda 2030: Women and poverty

Twenty years have now passed since the Fourth World Conference on Women set out an expansive vision and landmark set of commitments for achieving gender equality in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. In 1995, gender equality advocates brought to the fore the lack of empowerment and the multitude …

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The cold facts of delays in Common Fund disbursement

The facts are cold and damning, but it is true that untimely transfer of funds to the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) is a major cause of delays in the completion of projects. Thanks to a recent report by SEND-Ghana, a civil society organisation (CSO) to assess the contribution …

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Can you find Made in Ghana goods on the market?

The call to buy or patronise made in Ghana goods are as relevant as the call to every Ghanaian to vote or participate in the processes that give meaning to the democratic dispensation. One need not belabour the fact that, Ghana’s economy could only thrive when the nation produces locally …

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Ending statelessness in West Africa, the role of governments

The clarion call by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on West African States, to accede to the Conventions on Statelessness deserves total commitment from stakeholders to bring an end to the menace. Many individuals residing in a number of countries are being denied the privileges and rights …

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Counting the cost of unpaid care work

Community redistribution of gender roles is vital in reducing unpaid care work. Socially assigned roles pronounced on girls and women immensely affect them economically, social and politically. It is estimated that if unpaid care work which women mostly do were assigned monetary value, it would constitute between 10 and 39 …

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Full text: Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s lecture

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Visiting Professor of Economic Governance, Central University College, Ghana, delivered the Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series March 24, 2015. The lecture titled: The IMF Bailout: Will the Anchor Hold?, analysed the Ghanaian economy. Download the full text of the lecture here.        

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International Year of Light: Ghana celebrates light for life

On Tuesday March 17, 2015, H. E. the President of the Republic of Ghana John Dramani Mahama will officially launch the celebration of International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 at the Accra International Conference Centre. In 2012, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Minister for Education and Chairman of the …

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What the Minister of Finance told Parliament on March 12, 2015

INTRODUCTION Rt. Hon. Speaker and distinguished Hon. Members, I appear before you today to apprise Parliament and, through you, the people of Ghana on the implications of the decline in crude oil prices and its likely impact on the 2015 Budget. The purpose of the Statement is also to inform …

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Emancipation gymnastics of a dying Cock

Can you imagine a condition where your liberation from a wrongful incarceration depended on the dance of a dying cock? Or appearing before a Judge who believes in “guilty until proven innocent,” which flips the legal declaration “innocent until proven guilty? That has been the fate of women in some …

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