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Remittances to Ghana reaches $3.6b

The World Bank Migration and Development Report for 2021 has reported an increase of 5 per cent to $3.6 billion in remittances flows to Ghana despite the lockdown in many of the remittances sending countries. Host countries for Ghanaian migrants include the USA, the UK, Côte d’Ivoire, Italy, Germany, and …

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Ghana is on top of radioactive safety and security – GAEC

The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) says Ghana is competently managing her radioactive sources and related issues to keep citizens safe. Professor Benjamin Jabez Nyarko, the Director-General of GAEC, said the Commission had ensured the security of those sources, over the years, as it continued to closely guard and monitor …

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Two jailed 25 years each for robbery

The Nkawie Circuit Court has sentenced two friends to 25 years imprisonment each for conspiring to rob a couple at gunpoint at Abena Ntiriwaa near Adiembra in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region. Kwame Agyei, alias Pizaro, 36, and Adamu Abu, alias Rasta, 23, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit crime …

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There are 14,000 refugees in Ghana

Ghana’s refugee and asylum seeker population stands at about 14,000 with roughly 50 per cent of the population in refugee camps, Mr Tetteh Padi, Acting Executive Secretary of the Ghana Refugee Board (GRB) has said. He said the remaining percentage lived amongst citizens in various communities across the country. Mr …

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94% of children fear unemployment in future

Ninety four per cent of children are in fear over unemployment in the next two decades in the country, a research by Child Rights International (CRI), a non-governmental organization, said. The research, conducted from June 2020 to April 16, 2021 targeted children between the ages of 12 to 17 and …

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Students debate age for sexual consent, marriage

The discrepancy between the age for giving sexual consent and the age for marriage in the country has come up for debate amongst students, who give interesting reasons for review or maintaining the status quo. The students were drawn from the Kanvili Roman Catholic Junior High School (JHS) in Tamale, …

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Akufo-Addo to serve second term as ECOWAS chair

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been re-elected as Chairman, Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Heads of States of the Authority at its 59th Ordinary Session held on June 19, 2021 in Accra, by consensus, decided that President Akufo-Addo …

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