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Vaccine Hesitancy Has Risen in Ghana – A Closer Look At Who’s Worried

Vaccine Hesitancy Has Risen in Ghana – A Closer Look At Who’s Worried

The COVID-19 pandemic continues apace, with high- and lower-income settings struggling to contain outbreaks. The vaccine rollout is relatively speedy in some countries such as the UK. However, vaccine demand is much greater than supply. This, combined with the hoarding of surplus doses from high-income countries, means that the continent of Africa is left with very […]

Landmark Gender Equality Forum Concludes With Concrete Commitments, Plan to Advance Parity By 2026

Landmark Gender Equality Forum Concludes With Concrete Commitments, Plan to Advance Parity By 2026

Close to $40 billion was pledged in new investments, as well as ambitious policy and programme commitments from governments, civil society and others, to help fuel a new global five-year action plan to accelerate true gender parity, by 2026. “The Generation Equality Forum marks a positive, historic shift in power and perspective”, said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, […]

Ghana Faces Hurdles to Achieve Targets Set for Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

Ghana Faces Hurdles to Achieve Targets Set for Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

Ghana, like many of its counterparts on the continent, is contending with the fallout from the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants. Of particular concern is the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the UK. It is estimated to be up to 70% more infectious and 65% more lethal than the ancestral strain. Scientists at the West African Centre for Cell […]

Ghana, UK Reach Trade Deal Worth Over £1.2 Billion

Ghana, UK Reach Trade Deal Worth Over £1.2 Billion

The Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyerematen and the UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Elizabeth Mary Truss, on the eve of New Year reached a consensus on the agreement through a video conference which would see existing international trade among the two countries strengthened. Per the agreement, Ghana would be provided with duty-free […]

UNDP, Vodafone Train Women in Agri-Business On Digital Banking

UNDP, Vodafone Train Women in Agri-Business On Digital Banking

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Vodafone Ghana, Access Bank and Youth Harvest Foundation, has empowered women engaging in agri-business in the Upper East Region on how to harness mobile technology for digital and financial inclusion. This is to enable them to adequately utilize mobile technology as a digital transformational tool to […]

President Proposes Naming UDS After Former Rawlings

President Proposes Naming UDS After Former Rawlings

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has proposed naming the University for Development Studies (UDS) after the late former President Jerry John Rawlings. He argued that late President Rawlings single handedly established UDS against all difficulties at the time. President Akufo-Addo was speaking at the 21st congregation ceremony of UDS in Tamale yesterday. He stated that […]

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 […]

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