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African Governors commit to pursuing macroeconomic frameworks

African Governors at the end of a two-day meeting have committed to pursuing appropriate macroeconomic frameworks, policies and reforms that support a conducive environment for private investment, women empowerment and inclusive sustainable growth. They called on the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs) to support reforms and investments to foster private sector …

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Climate change threatens 80 million jobs globally – ILO

While climate change is already threatening to destroy 80 million jobs worldwide according to the International Labor Organization, Africa continues to suffer from delays in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. This is mainly due to the lack of funding and limited access to data crucially needed for the …

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We must own our Internet – Prof. Quaynor

Professor Nii Quaynor, a computer scientist and engineer, who has pioneered Internet development in Africa, is calling for the advancement of internet applications or programmes so that Ghana, would not continue to depend on other countries for them. We must own our internet, he said. “Do not acquire or procure, …

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WFP inaugurates Donkey-Cart transportation project in Upper East

The World Food Programme (WFP) has handed over donkeys and twenty-four wheel carts to women farmers in five districts in the Upper East Region. This is to help in the transportation of agriculture produce, reduce drudgery and post-harvest losses. Sixty donkeys and 24-wheel carts with other accessories were given to …

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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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