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GEPA has made progress in the past one year – CEO

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority has made steady progress in rolling out many targeted initiatives in the past one year to boost the exports earning of non-traditional products. The move is in line with GEPA’s vision to increase annual earnings to $10 billion dollars under the National Export Strategy from …

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UN urges African Leaders to invest in corruption prevention measures

Africa needs to invest in corruption prevention strategies if the continent is to achieve sustainable development that will not leave anyone behind, Ms Bience Gawanas, United Nations Under Secretary General and Special Adviser on Africa has stated. “Corruption is a clear and present threat to achieving a sustainable path to …

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Police officers in Tarkwa mourn late colleague

The one-week celebration of the late police officer Lanace Corporal Nicholas Duku has been observed at the Tarkwa Divisional Police Command headquarters in the Western Region. Lance Corporal Nicholas Duku was killed in line of duty at Bogoso, in the Prestea Huni/Valley Municipality, when armed robbers attacked Plat and Plume …

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Media urged to be sensitive with reportage on cerebral palsy

The media has been urged to be sensitive with their reportage on cases involving children with cerebral palsy. This is because what the media reports, tremendously influences the opinions of the society at large, and the opinions of policy makers, that could effect changes to improve the lives of these …

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HIV prevalence drops in Volta Region

HIV prevalence in the Volta Region has dropped from 2.7 per cent to 2.3 per cent, falling from its first position with the Brong Ahafo Region last year. Median Antenatal Clinic (ANC) prevalence for 2017 is 2.1 per cent, a decrease from the 2016 prevalence of 2.4. In the Volta …

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Muslim community to punish perpetrators of child marriage

Alhaji Adam Misbaw, the Deputy Imam for Krachi East Municipal area has hinted of plans by the Muslim community to punish perpetrators of child marriage in the area. He told the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines of the launch of “End child marriage now” campaign by the World Vision …

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Ghana government urged to stand firm despite pressure to legalise gayism

The Executive Director of the National Commission on Culture, Madam Janet Edna Nyame, has urged the Government to stand firm and resist any pressure from the West to legalise gayism in Ghana. She said homosexuality was alien to the Ghanaian culture, therefore, no amount of political manipulation and coercion should …

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Kufuor Endowment Fund launched

An Endowment Fund of The John A. Kufuor Foundation (JAK Foundation) has been launched in Accra in furtherance of the legacy of selfless leadership and commitment to national development by the former President. A ceremony to raise money for the Endowment Fund, which was organised by JAK Foundation, was in …

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UEW denies human right abuses

The Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has denied accusations of human rights abuses levelled against it by the Amnesty International Ghana. It described the accusations as a fabrication, false, and baseless. The denial was made at a press conference addressed by Professor Anthony Afful-Broni, the Acting Vice-Chancellor …

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71,501 Upper East farmers register for Planting for Food and Jobs

A total 71,501 farmers in the Upper East Region have registered to participate in the government’s signature “Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)” programme, this year. They are made 42,748 males and 28,753 females. This is more than twice the number of farmers (31,000) who enrolled for the programme from …

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