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January 9, 2018 7:09 AM Somaliland passes first law against rape

For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rape. In the past, a victim’s family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed. Somaliland declared itself independent from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised as a country. There is still no law against rape in Somalia 19

November 2, 2017 6:05 AM Ghc80m saved from NDC’s Ghc500m fertilizer contract – COCOBOD

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has revealed that the new administration has saved the country some Ghc80 million, following the review of a fertilizer and chemical supplies contract of over GHC500 million, awarded by the John Mahama administration shortly before they left office, after losing the 2016 election 29

November 1, 2017 10:38 PM Gender Minister Condemns Defilement Of 4 Year Old Child

Ms Otiko Afisah Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has condemned the alleged defilement of the four-year old child which happened last two weeks. Ms Djaba was speaking to the media after she visited the parents of the child at Assin Andoe in the Assin South District of the Central Region. She said adults should be protecting children 12

November 1, 2017 2:54 PM Supreme Court Judge recommends making defilement a first degree felony

Mrs Sophia Ophelia Adjeibea Adinyira, a Supreme Court Judge, has recommended the amendment of Ghana’s criminal laws to make defilement a first degree felony. “Section 101 of Act 29 does not describe defilement as a felony, yet the sentence is severer than that of rape, which is described as a first degree felony, this encourages settlement out of court 6

November 1, 2017 12:39 PM NSS launches insurance scheme, personnel to pay GHc15 monthly

The National Service Scheme (NSS) has launched an insurance package for all national service personnel. The launch, which was held at the premises of the scheme’s headquarters, had NSS Board Members and National Service Personnel Association executives and other stakeholders in attendance. The claims vary from GHc 15,000 in cases of death or incapacitation 9

November 1, 2017 8:44 AM DEAL WITH CORRUPTION IN CIVIL SERVICE

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished the Civil Service Council to deal with the problems that have bedeviled the Civil Service over the years – corruption, excessive red tape-ism, excessive bureaucratisation, overt political involvement – stressing that the Council has the responsibility in “ensuring that the Civil Service stays on an even keel, and that these 17

November 1, 2017 3:46 AM Help me fight civil service corruption – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo wants the new Council of the Civil Service to, among other things, deal with the scourge of corruption and partisanship known to fester within the civil service. Speaking at the inauguration of the new eight-member Council of the Civil Service at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, President Akufo Addo said the rot within the service 14

October 31, 2017 5:16 PM YEA bought bicycle for ¢15,000 under Mahama – Awuku

The Board Chairman for the Youth Enterprise Agency Sammy Awuku has disclosed that the agency under the erstwhile Mahama government purchased bicycles for ¢15,000 each. According to him, many of such bicycles were procured for the district and regional coordinators of the agency. “Per our investigations, we found out that some bicycles were purchased 17

October 31, 2017 2:53 PM Adults must protect their children-Otiko

Assin Andoe (C/R), Oct. 31, GNA - Ms Otiko Afisah Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has condemned the alleged defilement of the four-year old child which happened last two weeks. Ms Djaba was speaking to the media after she visited the parents of the child at Assin Andoe in the Assin South District of the Central Region. She said adults 12

October 31, 2017 2:51 PM Stop attacks or face the law– Blay warns NPP hooligans

Acting National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has warned vigilante groups aligned to the party to desist from violent acts or face the full rigorous of the law. “Law is law, and it must be enforced in this country. So I will ask that if they [vigilante groups] are our members they should stop doing that because people 17