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Ghana government to challenge Auditor-General’s report on Kroll and Associate transaction

Government on Wednesday declared its intention to challenge the Auditor-General’s findings, which suggested financial malfeasance in the payment of one million dollars to UK-based firm, Kroll and Associate. The findings of the Auditor-General’s report published on account of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) ending December 31, 2018 revealed that Government …

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Finding a cure while dealing with reality – Healthcare in Ghana

“The greatest scientific discovery was the discovery of ignorance. Once humans realised how little they knew about the world, they suddenly had a very good reason to seek new knowledge, which opened up the scientific road to progress.” Yuval Noah Harari There is a sense of ignorance that has underpinned our …

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Forestry Commission implementing measures to stop rosewood exports

The Forestry Commission of Ghana is implementing enough measures to protect the country forest resources, especially the illegal felling and exportation of rosewood, the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie has said. Speaking at a press conference in Accra, Mr Afriyie said, reports of institutionalised trafficking …

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AfCFTA is game-changer for Africa’s socio-economic development – Dr. Attah-Mensah

Dr Joseph Attah-Mensah, Principal Policy Advisor, Macroeconomics and Governance Division, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has described the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTFA) agreement as the game-changer for Africa’s socioeconomic development. The AfCFTA, which is headquartered in Accra provides the opportunity for Africa to create the world’s largest free …

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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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