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Freedom of speech alone does not promote democracy – NCCE Director

The Gomoa West District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Ms Georgina Yeboah has stated that, freedom of speech alone does not make a country democratic. Ms Yeboah said this when she addressed a forum at Gomoa Mampong, near Agona Swedru, in the Gomoa West District. She …

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Vice President calls for proper record keeping for research

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on both public and private institutions to develop efficient ways of documenting and keeping records to facilitate future research programmes. Proper documentation, he added, was also relevant due to the rise in court cases and other forms of litigations throughout the country. Vice …

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GNA Board inaugurated

Successive Governments after that of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah have not given Ghana News Agency (GNA) the needed support because they failed to appreciate the vital role a strengthened GNA could play in Ghana’s democracy. Speaking at the inauguration of the GNA Board in Accra on Friday, Ambassador Kabral Blay …

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Vice President calls on religious leaders to be politically neutral

Vice-President John Dramani Mahama has called on religious leaders to exhibit high sense of neutrality in the national political discourse. He said their neutrality would provide them the moral courage to call politicians to order when they went wrong in the management of the affairs of the country. Mr Mahama …

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Roadmap to resolve impasse in leadership of AASU outlined

Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has outlined a roadmap to help resolve the current impasse between the  All-Africa Students’ Union (AASU) and the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS). He said this comes as a solution to help tackle the crises on the leadership front …

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Street Academy organises fund-raising for school complex

The management of Street Academy, a Non-Governmental Organisation has organised a party for its members to raise funds in support of a new school building complex in Accra. Mr Atta Lartey, Executive Director of Academy, said the Academy was established to provide educational assistance for school drop-outs and other young …

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Gomoa West NYEP engages 1,099 youth in various modules

The Gomoa West branch of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), has engaged 1,099 youths in various modules since the past two years. Mr Alex Gyimah, District Coordinator of the NYEP said this at the graduation and presentation ceremony of the programme at Apam, on Friday. In all, 45 youths, …

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Second International Women’s Fair opens in Accra

Dr Rose Emma Mamaa Entsua-Mensah, Deputy Director- General of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), on Friday said women’s participation in the labour front had contributed to household incomes, education, and health of their children. However, she said, there were marked disparities in women’s access to economic resources to …

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Use social media to tell positive stories about Africa

Journalists must use the social media to retell the damaging stories that the Western media had told about Africa , Ms Myra Michele Brown, Information Resource Officer at the US Embassy, has said. She said the Western web-pages, newspapers and broadcast outlets were filled with stories about wars, hunger, diseases …

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Teachers face accommodation problems at Okanta

Teachers of the Odumase Okanta Presbyterian Basic School in the East Akim Municipality in the Eastern Region are facing accommodation difficulties that make them walk several kilometres to school. Mr Owusu-Adjei Nattor, Assistant head teacher, has, therefore, appealed to the Education Directorate in the Municipality to construct teachers’ quarters in …

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