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Labone SHS Wins International Women’s Day Debate

Labone SHS Wins International Women’s Day Debate

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) on Friday held a competitive debate between Labone and Accra High Senior High School as part of activities to commemorate the International Women’s Day (IWD). The debate which lasted about two hours on the motion ‘Behind every successful woman, there is a man’, saw the debaters […]

Ghana’s Gender Ministry Launches UN Women’s Day

Ghana’s Gender Ministry Launches UN Women’s Day

The United Nations (UN) International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018 has been launched in Accra. The global theme for the commemoration is “Women Too: Press on to Progress as Game Changers”while the national theme is “Time is now: Rural and Urban activists Transforming Women’s lives”. IWD is aimed towards awareness creation on gender equality, through a […]

IMF Says Ghana Needs More Revenue, Fewer Spend Cuts for Goal

IMF Says Ghana Needs More Revenue, Fewer Spend Cuts for Goal

Ghana needs to improve revenue collection and can’t keep reducing spending on capital items to achieve its fiscal targets, the International Monetary Fund said. That’s one of the recommendations made by the Washington-based lender during a review of the nation’s $1 billion extended credit-facility program, country representative Natalia Koliadina said. Under the plan that started in […]

Pregnant Women Warned Against Baby Skin Bleaching Pills

Pregnant Women Warned Against Baby Skin Bleaching Pills

Women in Ghana have been warned against a growing trend for taking pills during pregnancy to lighten the skin of their unborn babies while they are still in the womb. Medical experts say these illegal drugs can cause birth defects, including damage to limbs and internal organs.  Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says using […]

Ghana Risks the Anger of 800,000 Cocoa Farmers

Ghana Risks the Anger of 800,000 Cocoa Farmers

The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo in Ghana will struggle to sidestep one of its most difficult decisions since coming to power a year ago: telling a crucial constituency to accept a pay cut. The New Patriotic Party-led government has little choice but to end subsidies for its 800,000 farmers that will likely cost almost […]

JPMorgan Plans Expansion Into Ghana And Kenya

JPMorgan Plans Expansion Into Ghana And Kenya

JPMorgan Chase & Co plans to expand its African presence into countries including Ghana and Kenya, Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said in an interview on Wednesday. “You’ll see us open in some countries we are not in, in Africa you’ll be hearing about some of that stuff,” Dimon told Bloomberg Television on the sidelines of […]

Menstruating Ghanaian Girls Banned From River Crossing To School

Menstruating Ghanaian Girls Banned From River Crossing To School

A ban on schoolgirls in Ghana crossing a river when menstruating – and on Tuesdays – has been condemned by child rights activists. The ban, apparently issued by a local river god, means girls in Ghana’s Upper Denkyira East district could miss out on their education during their period as they have to cross the […]

Nana Akufo Addo Makes Firm Statement On African Autonomy From European Aid

Nana Akufo Addo Makes Firm Statement On African Autonomy From European Aid

Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo’s quest to see Africa move beyond aid was once again on full display, after his latest speech in the presence of French president Macron sent a strong message to the western world. French President Emmanuel Macron visited Ghana as part of his first African tour. Macron’s advisers say he hopes to modernize […]

Ghana Gender Minister Launches ‘HeforShe’ Campaign

Ghana Gender Minister Launches ‘HeforShe’ Campaign

A media campaign dubbed: “HeForShe” crusade has been launched in Accra. The campaign, centered around three key issues – affirmative action, ending negative traditional practices and the economic empowerment of women – is aimed at mobilizing over two million men to stand up and support women and take actions that lead to empowerment and gender […]

Gas Explosion Rocks Ghana’s Capital Accra, Causing Fatalities

Gas Explosion Rocks Ghana’s Capital Accra, Causing Fatalities

A natural gas station in Ghana’s capital Accra exploded on Saturday evening, killing an unknown number of people, a government official said. “Unfortunately there are some fatalities and we are working to have the numbers,” Deputy Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told a local radio station. “There are quite a number also injured.” He added […]