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GSS to release provisional results for 2021 Population & Housing Census on September 22

By Edzorna Francis Mensah The Ghana Statistical Service is set to release provisional results for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.  Government Statistician, Professor Samuel Kobina Anim, announced this to journalists in Accra, when he...

Over 15 million girls marry before 18th birthday globally

Over 15 million girls globally, get married before their 18th birthday, Mrs Matilda Banfro Greater Accra Regional Director, Department of Gender, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has revealed. Speaking at a dialogue with identifiable groups on their role...

Researchers worry co-habitation is taking a toll on academic performance of students

By Kofi Sekyiama Pobi. The Centre for Gender Research Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD), at the University of Cape Coast has stepped up its mandate in advocacy to help improve gender-based issues within the University Community. In line with this, a...

Report: 691 pregnant girls return to school in Eastern Region

Statistics from Eastern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) indicate that a total of 691 teenage girls returned to school either pregnant or after given birth as at May this year. The report, representing 27 Municipal and District...

Research shows 32,000 children born with Cleft in Africa every year

By Nicholas Osei-Wusu. The Ghana Cleft Foundation, Journalists and the Smile Train, a US-Based Humanitarian Organisation are to step up awareness, for the public to accept Cleft as a deformity rather than a spiritual punishment for an offence committed by...

Wa: Research shows faecal pollution of well water and bacterial contamination of borehole water

Residents in the Wa Municipality are at risk of contracting waterborne diseases as most of the water sources for drinking and other daily activities are contaminated with feacal matter. While water sourced directly from the Ghana Water Company Limited GWCL...

Gov’t to allocate one percent of GDP to support research and scientific activities

The Government has announced that it will dedicate a minimum of one per cent of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to supporting research, science, technology, and innovative activities. To that end, the government was putting measures in place to...

July sets record for world’s hottest month ever recorded

July was the world's hottest month ever recorded, a US federal scientific and regulatory agency has reported. The data shows that the combined land and ocean-surface temperature was 0.93C (1.68F) above the 20th Century average of 15.8C (60.4F). It is the...

Unscrupulous persons are using child begging as business – Study

The use of foreign children to beg on streets in the Kumasi metropolis is done for business purposes, a study by the Department of Children has revealed. The study conducted in April, this year, under the auspices of the Ministry...

First-ever World Drowning Prevention Day marked

The United Nations (UN) on Sunday, July 25, 2021, marked the world’s first-ever World Drowning Prevention Day. The global organisation dedicated this day for the global advocacy of drowning prevention in April this year through a resolution, moving towards a...

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Be calm, measures to address cedi fall underway – Bank of Ghana

SOURCE: GRAPHICONLINE The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has urged the public to remain calm as it implements measures to arrest...

Government to review mining agreements, audit large gold mining firms – Mireku Duker

By Nicholas Osei-Wusu Government will soon undertake a review of existing mining Development Agreements with the aim of optimizing benefits of the sector to the...

PRINPAG elects Lawyer Edwin Arthur as President for another 3yr term

Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH Veteran Journalist and Managing Editor of the New Independent, Lawyer Andrew Edwin Arthur has been re-elected as the President of the Private...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs begins investigations into alleged issuance of Ghanaian passports to foreigners

Story by Hannah Dadzie The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration says it is investigating the alleged issuance of Ghanaian passports to foreigners. The...

Volta Region: Young people urged to pursue their education with all seriousness

By Seraphine Nyuiemedi The Volta Regional Director for the Department of Gender, Thywill Eyra Kpe has urged young people especially, girls to pursue their education...