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Adjust marriage age to 22 years – UW Department of Children

The Upper West Regional Department of Children of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has called for constitutional amendment to raise the legal marriage age from 18 to 22 years. The Department appealed to state authorities to consider amending relevant portions of the country’s constitution for upward adjustment …

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Use alternative ways to reduce the use of plastics – Australian High Commissioner

Mr Andrew Barnes, the Australian High Commissioner has urged Ghanaians to devise alternative ways that would cut down on the use of plastics. He said these includes putting items in natural containers like the leaves or paper bags or even going shopping with their own baskets which they could use …

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As the rains come, flooding endangers school children in Africa

Greta Thurnberg is a 16-year-old known all over the world for her environment related activism. Not so long ago she was just a regular teenager but today the convener of the ‘School Strikes for Climate Action’ has taken her activism from her immediate environment to places like the World Economic …

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Cabinet approves doubling of funding to scientific research – Osafo Marfo

Cabinet has approved fund for scientific research from existing 0.3 per cent, to one per cent to ensure more funding for research to aid development in the country. The approval is yet to be endorsed by Parliament. Mr Yaw Osafo Marfo, Senior Minister, who announced this at the “MESTI/CSIR Scientific …

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Ghana Standards Authority, Local Government Service partner to enforce standards

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) and the Local Government Service (LGS) have agreed to partner to enforce standards as well as the newly-launched Ghana Building Code in the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies across the country. The two institutions also agreed to focus all efforts on strengthening decentralization and …

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Minority urges Government to withdraw renegotiated AGM/Aker Energy agreement

The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Caucus in Parliament is asking government to withdraw the re-negotiated petroleum agreement it is signing with AGM/Aker Energy, explaining that “It is inimical to the interest of the state.” Describing the proposed re-negotiation as “blatant mismanagement of the nation’s critical national resources,” the NDC …

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Pregnant women cry over SMH’s abandoned maternity block project  

The abandonment of work on the construction of a GH¢500,000.00 maternity ward complex for the Sunyani Municipal Hospital (SMH) has attracted the displeasure of pregnant women in the Municipality.   The pregnant women have appealed to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to compel the Sunyani Municipal Assembly …

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Ghana finally gets Right to Information Law after 20 years

Tuesday March 26, 2019 will be engraved in history as the day Ghana finally passed its Right to Information Bill into law. The bill which has been on the drawing board 20 years has been touted as the panacea for not only a free press, which Ghana is reputed for, …

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Government to collaborate with stakeholders for efficient use of mining resources

The Government has given assurance to the global mining community that it would foster closer collaboration with stakeholders in the industry for efficient utilization of mining resources. Addressing a Mining Ministers Summit in Toronto, Canada, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, said in view of the …

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AfDB, ECOWAS, sign study agreement on Abidjan-Lagos highway

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Economic Community of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement for a study of the 1,000-kilometre highway linking Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, to Lagos in Nigeria. It marks a new step in building regional integration and trade. The proposed …

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