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Roadmap For Shutting ‘Witch Camps, Healing Centres’

Roadmap For Shutting ‘Witch Camps, Healing Centres’

The practice of magical skills, spells, and abilities is deeply ingrained in the Ghanaian culture – witches and wizards are believed to hold powers for fortunes or mishaps, hence they are mostly held responsible for natural disasters, accidents, bareness and the like in some African societies. In Ghana, although this belief is widespread, stories that highlight the […]

Ghana To Build Naval Boats Locally

Ghana To Build Naval Boats Locally

Ghana will for the first time build a sea craft (Fibre Reinforce Plastic Boat) for the Navy as part of efforts to limit the importation of boats into the country. The move would not only empower local industry but save the country the huge cost that was incurred in importation of boats for the Navy. […]

Rape Victims ‘Denied Justice’ In Ghana By Costly Medical Fees

Rape Victims ‘Denied Justice’ In Ghana By Costly Medical Fees

Reporting rape is traumatic for anyone, but having to pay two months’ wages to complete the medical form prevents many in Ghana from seeking justice, said a leading actress whose campaign to waive fees has reached the presidential palace. British-Ghanaian actress Ama K. Abebrese – who starred with Idris Elba in the award-winning 2015 drama […]

Women In Sports Leaders Urge Government To Invest In Sports

Women In Sports Leaders Urge Government To Invest In Sports

Leaders of women in sports groups in Ghana have made a call to the government to make funds available to motivate more women to venture into sports. According to them, it was important women were motivated to make careers in sports which have become a hugely lucrative business sector. Making their points on The File […]

African Innovators Tackle Coronavirus With Drones And Phones

African Innovators Tackle Coronavirus With Drones And Phones

Ghanaian pilot Eric Acquah started a drone company in 2017 to spray crops with pesticides, but when coronavirus hit the West African country he found a new mission: saving lives. The company has used 20 drones to disinfect 38 open-air markets in Ghana – spraying a couple of acres in minutes, a job that would take […]

Ghanaians Question President’s Promise of New Hospitals

Ghanaians Question President’s Promise of New Hospitals

  Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to build more than 90 new hospitals as the coronovirus highlights the country’s medical inequalities. Many question his ability to deliver on the pledge. Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to build 94 new hospitals within a year. Speaking in a televised address on Sunday, Akufo-Addo said the […]

President Akufo-Addo Announces Free Water, Electricity

President Akufo-Addo Announces Free Water, Electricity

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has earned praise from the African community on social media following his announcement that his government will foot the water and water bills of all Ghanaians for the months of April, May and June. In an address to the nation, the Head of State announced that no one in Ghana will […]

Ghana Bans Cluster Gatherings In Churches, Mosques As Covid-19 Cases Increase

Ghana Bans Cluster Gatherings In Churches, Mosques As Covid-19 Cases Increase

Ghana moved swiftly to ban mass cluster gatherings, including prayer sessions in mosques and churches, as the country’s number of infected cases of the COVID-19 pandemic climbed from two to six Sunday. President Nana Akufo-Addo, in an address on Sunday evening, ordered the suspension of public gatherings, including religious services for the next four weeks. […]

Child Marriages In Ghana : No Girl Has Ever Completed Sawoubea JHS In 25 Years

Child Marriages In Ghana : No Girl Has Ever Completed Sawoubea JHS In 25 Years

No girl has ever completed the Sawoubea Junior High School (JHS) in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region since its establishment about 25 years ago the Upper West Regional Girls’ Education Officer at the Ghana Education Service (GES), Madam Annacleta Viiru has disclosed. She said the highest educational level girls in the […]

Sexual Harassment Goes Beyond BBC’s ‘Sex For Grades’ Report

Sexual Harassment Goes Beyond BBC’s ‘Sex For Grades’ Report

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs Cynthia Morrison has called for a broader discussion on issues of sexual harassment since it is not a phenomenon limited to tertiary schools in the country. According to her, issues of sexual harassment went beyond the recent expose’ by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which sought […]

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