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UN Women applauds Ghana’s Gender Course of Action

(By Francis Ameyibor, GNA Special Correspondent, UN- New York) New York, March 15, GNA – Gender Ministers and delegates across the globe, attending the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) at the UN Headquarters in New York, have hailed Ghana’s Gender Course of Action. The delegates responded with thunderous applause after the presentation …

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Arrest people who flout defecation laws – La Dade-Kotopon MCE

Sunyani (B/A), Mar. 15, GNA – People arrested for engaging in open defecation should be made to do communal labour by cleaning communities for one to three months, Ms Rita Odoley Sowah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of La Dade- Kotopon Municipal Assembly, has said. ‘This will serve as a deterrent for others who have the habit of defecating in the …

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Brochure fiasco: Mahama accused of protecting Stan Dogbe

Communications expert, Dr Eric Opoku, has said President John Mahama is covering up for presidential staffer Stan Dogbe as far as the 59th Independence Day anniversary brochure faux pas is concerned. In an interview with Class News after President Mahama had, on Monday March 14, said the mistakes were “avoidable” and arose from a “printer’s devil”, Dr Eric Opoku stated …

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I’ve not accused CJ of wrongdoing – Anas

Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has denied some reports suggesting that he has accused the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood of wrongdoing in the processes leading to the removal of some judges who were implicated in his judicial corruption exposé. Some media reports on Monday suggested that Anas had pointed out that the Chief Justice erred when she identified Tiger …

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Over 59,000 cases pending in Ghana courts – Judge

A Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Samuel Marful-Sau, has advised judges to work hard to clear the backlog of more than 59,000 cases that was pending at the various courts across the country. He said, they could do this by being proactive in the application of the CI 87 to ensure expeditious disposal of the cases. The CI …

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Only 250 out of over 1000 children are in school in Accra town

Approximately 75 percent of children in Accra Town, an island community close to Yeji in the Brong-Ahafo Region are not enrolled in school or getting proper education due the persistence of child labour. Of the more than1,000 children of school going age in the island, only 250 of them are enrolled in school, Communications Manager of Challenging Heights, Ms Pomaa …

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Reinstate DCE else we vote against MP – NDC youths, Chief of Kpatinga threaten

Some youths of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Kpatinga in the Gushiegu constituency in the Northern Region have threatened to vote against the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) if the deposed District Chief Executive (DCE) is not reinstated. They alleged the MP, Thomas Nassau, caused the removal of the DCE, Alhaji Alhassan Fuseini because he had a quarrel with …

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Ash-Town Presbyterian YPG Launches 20th Anniversary Celebration

The Young People’s Guild (YPG) of the Ash-town Presbyterian Congregation in Kumasi has officially launched its 20thanniversary celebration amid colour and funfair. The theme for the anniversary is “The Anointing of the Holy Spirit: Walking Closer with God.” The launching of the anniversary coincided with the Youth and Students’ Week of the YPG which is celebrated nationwide by the group …

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Lawyer for British fugitive blasts prosecutors for violating client’s rights

Lawyer for the British fugitive arrested in Ghana over illicit drugs is accusing state prosecutors of violating the rights of his client. Victor Adawudu says his client, David McDermott has been denied his right to counsel three days after he was arrested. McDermott, 42, was picked up on Friday for his role in a £71 million worth of cocaine imported …

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Mahama condemns brutal attacks on Cote D’Iviore, Turkey

President John Mahama has condemned the attacks on Cote D’Iviore and Turkey in which at least 16 people have died. In a statement, the President described as despicable the terrorists’ attacks on the two countries Sunday. Whilst the terrorists struck in Cote d’Ivoire at their Grand Bassam beach resort, the attacks in Turkey occurred at the Kizilay district. President Mahama …

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