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March 30, 2018 5:15 PM Easter’s significance must unite nation – CPP

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Good Friday called on Ghanaians, especially Christians, to use the occasion of Easter as a period for meditation on their individual and collective contributions to the family and society while working towards uniting the country. In a commemorative message to the nation copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra 354

March 28, 2018 12:26 PM N/R: MMDCEs sign performance contracts

Government has compelled all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and their Coordinating Directors in the Northern Region to sign performance contracts. This directive is to propel them to fast-track the implementation of government’s pro-poor programmes such as the one-district, one factory, one-village, one dam and one-constituency 18

March 17, 2018 6:13 PM Africa’s only female president to resign

Africa’s only female head of state, Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, has resigned and will leave office on Friday, her lawyer says. She denied any misconduct amid claims that she made large personal purchases on a charity bank card. But on Saturday, just days after she rejected any idea of resigning, her lawyer Yusuf Mohamed told local media 26

March 12, 2018 3:26 PM ‘Nana Addo more visionary than recent Ghanaian leaders’ – US Ambassador

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, believes the execution of President’s Nana Akufo-Addo vision is more likely to propel Ghana’s growth at a faster rate as compared to the plans of past presidents. In the Ambassador’s view, President Akufo-Addo is “more visionary than some recent Ghanaian leaders.” In the interview, he noted that despite being a long-term 33

March 12, 2018 1:47 PM Extend war against filth to attitudinal change [Article]

The quest to make Accra the cleanest City in Africa is an illusion if attitudes are not consciously moulded with the ideals of godliness. Many people within the country’s capital have in the past one year shown an open disgust at the filth that engulfs the city. Some, including me, have even gone ahead to call for the head of Sanitation and Water Resources 28

March 8, 2018 11:45 AM KATH CEO calls for review of maternal health strategies

Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has called for an urgent review of the country’s maternal health strategies to bring down the increasing deaths. He said the growing maternal and neonatal deaths seen at health facilities should be a major wake-up call to everybody, adding that, all key stakeholders 32

March 6, 2018 12:53 PM Time for Ghana to build on past glories – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged Ghanaians to build on past glories in hope for a better future as Ghana marks 61 years of independence. “On a day such as today, our thoughts invariably stray to the past, but we do not intend to live on past memories. To paraphrase Ephraim Amu in Yen araasaaseni, it is now our turn to build on those past glories 23

March 1, 2018 6:10 AM Australians turn in 57,000 guns in national amnesty

Australians turned in more than 57,000 firearms to authorities last year during a national gun amnesty. The three-month amnesty was the first since Australia’s landmark response to a mass shooting in 1996. It aimed to reduce the number of illicit weapons by allowing people to hand them over without fear of prosecution. “Taking these unregistered firearms 33

February 23, 2018 8:14 AM Credible mortgage system from pension funds coming up – Atta Akyea

Government has hinted of plans to create a credible mortgage system from the current pension schemes in the country. According to Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea, the policy is intended to ring-fence about 30 percent of pension funds as capital for real estate developers to build houses for workers which will be purchased with a mortgage 22

February 22, 2018 2:02 PM ‘One village, one dam’ will boost agric sector – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called on the government to implement its flagship ‘one village, one dam’ project to enable farmers to ensure year-long supply of water to their farms, even in the dry season, thereby increasing their yield. Speaking at a press briefing on the sidelines of the United Nations Convention for Climate Change 22