Human Interest

Gender Ministry targets 210,000 for National Household Registry

Gender Ministry targets 210,000 for National Household Registry

The Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR), under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) is targeting 210,000 households in the Upper East Region   for data collection to be processed into a single national registry. The data would be used for public policy planning, research and development for the poor, vulnerable and the excluded in society. The Operations Specialist [...]

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TIME TO LEGISLATE AND REGULATE THE ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF FIRST LADIES

Many Ghanaians secretly complain about the attitude and behavior of our first and second ladies, especially the first ladies. They complain about their unnecessary and unsolicited interference in governance. According to them they wield power without any obligation, accountability or responsibility. Some argue that public functions and activities performed by First and Second Ladies are financed from the public purse [...]

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The doomsdays “prophesies” must give us a break!

The phenomenon of doomsday prophecy by some self-acclaimed prophets and men of God is worrying. Ghana is a religious country and most religions are underpinned by the belief in predestination. God only knows what will happen and how it will happen. In our daily lives, we offer prayers in various ways seeking the providence and blessings of God. At the [...]

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Ghana risks losing $119m for failure to take decision under Compact II

Ghana risks losing $119m for failure to take decision under Compact II

Mr. Kenneth James Miller, the Resident Country Director of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has said Ghana risks losing US$119 million if the nation fails to meet the deadline for taking certain decisions required under the Compact II. He said the implementation of the Compact II was behind schedule and urged the key stakeholders involved to expedite action to ensure [...]

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Impounded motorbike vanishes from Ho MTTD

Impounded motorbike vanishes from Ho MTTD

A MOTOR-CYCLIST who survived a road crash met a rude shock after his discharge from hospital when he turned at the Motor Traffic Transport Department (MTTD) in Ho to reclaim his impounded motorbike. Mr. Elorm Agama, 27, a security officer at the University of Health and Allied Sciences was told by police investigators that the bike had gone missing and [...]

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UMaT student granted GH¢10,000 bail

Yaw Obeng Gorman, a 21-year-old student of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, has been granted GH¢10,000 bail with two sureties, for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old pupil. The accused, who had earlier pleaded not guilty, would appear again on March 12. Lawyer Bright Baiden, counsel for the accused, filed an alibi and also provided supporting documents from the [...]

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2 remanded for stealing ECG transformer

2 remanded for stealing ECG transformer

A Suhum district magistrate court has remanded two persons into prison custody for allegedly stealing a 100Kva transformer belonging to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). The two accused persons, Enoch Tetteh, 23, a mechanical apprentice and Eric Brusah, 25, scrap dealer, were charged on three counts of unlawful damage, stealing and influencing a public officer. However, their plea was [...]

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GAR Hospital to be used as medical tourism facility

GAR Hospital to be used as medical tourism facility

The Ghana Health Service (GHS), has earmarked the Greater Accra Regional Hospital to be used as medical tourism facility. Medical tourism primarily is the travel of people to another country for the purpose of obtaining medical care. The Director-General of the GHS Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare disclosed this on Tuesday when he inaugurated a five-member committee in Accra to undertake needs [...]

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Police launches 10-yr transformation programme

As part of efforts to enhance policing in the country, the Ghana Police Service on Tuesday launched a programme called Transformation Agenda in Accra. The key drivers of the 10-year programme are the Community Policing, Criminal Investigations Department, Police Intelligence and Professional Standard and Information, and Communication Technology The programme is meant to achieve 13 objectives such as provide the [...]

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Commercial drivers, workers demo over high fuel prices

Commercial drivers, workers demo over high fuel prices

Scores of commercial drivers and various workers unions hit the street of Accra yesterday to demonstrate against persistent increases in prices of petroleum products. Clad in red attires and scarves, the protestors who were guided by a huge number of police personnel, converged on the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and marched through the Central Business District to [...]

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