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New Law to Protect HIV Positive Ghanaians

[Deutsche Welle] Hopes are up among Ghanaians with HIV/AIDS that a new law will help fight discrimination. Lawmakers also want to make sure that people do not skip tests out of fear of stigmatization. (AllAfrica)

Roads Minister Justifies Closure of Buipe and Yapei Bridges in the Northern Region

[Ghana Govt.] The Ministry of Roads and Highways, in response to reports by its Engineers on the critical state of the Buipe and Yapei Bridges, announced their closure to traffic from November 22, 2017. (AllAfrica)

Italian Prime Minister Lauds Ghana's Peacekeeping Contribution

[Ghana Govt.] Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, has lauded Ghana's contribution to maintaining global peace and security. (AllAfrica)

Local Government Ministry to Create 38 New Districts

[Ghana Govt.] The Ministry of Local Government has presented a Legislative Instrument (LI) to Parliament proposing the creation of 38 new districts. (AllAfrica)

Ghana Climate Innovation Centre Hosts Green Business Forum 2017

[Ghana Govt.] The 2017 edition of the Green Business Forum - a platform for dialogue with the end goal of helping green businesses to effectively deal with the challenges facing them - has taken place in Accra. (AllAfrica)

Danish Govt Apologizes to Ghana for Slave Trade

[This is Africa] The Danish government has officially apologized to Ghanaians for their country's role in the dark history of slave trade in the then Gold Coast where millions of Africans were shipped to Europe and the Americas. (AllAfrica)

Ghana Climate Innovation Centre Hosts Green Business Forum & Exhibition 2017

[Ghana Govt.] The 2017 edition of the Green Business Forum & Exhibition―a platform for dialogue with the end goal of helping green businesses to effectively deal with the challenges facing them― has taken place in Accra. (AllAfrica)

Northern Region (Gonjaland) Takes Turn At Commission of Inquiry On New Regions

[Ghana Govt.] Queen Boris Afanety, a queen mother of the Bole Traditional area in Gonjaland, has said the creation of new region for Gonjaland would bring development to the area and stop young girls from rushing to Accra to work as head porters (Kayayei). (AllAfrica)

Ghana, Rwanda Seek to Strengthen Knowledge Sharing in Justice

[New Times] A delegation of judges from Ghana have applauded Rwanda's ministry of justice for making progress in resolving and filing court cases electronically. (AllAfrica)

Meghis Celebrates 4th Speech and Prize-Giving Day

[Ghana Govt.] The 4th Speech and Prize-Giving Day ceremony of the Mamfe Methodist Girls' Senior High School in the Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern Region has been observed at Mamfe. (AllAfrica)

Atebubu-Amantin Completes Public Hearings

[Ghana Govt.] The Atebubu-Amantin District Assembly has completed a series of public hearings in preparation for its Medium Term Development Plan covering 2018 to 2021. (AllAfrica)

Bono East Takes Turn At Commission of Inquiry On New Regions

[Ghana Govt.] Madam Ruth Debrah, an opinion leader of Bono East who resides in the Techiman South Municipality, has bemoaned the rush of its youth to Accra in search for jobs. (AllAfrica)

New PURC Board Inaugurated

[Ghana Govt.] A new governing body of the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission (PURC) has been inaugurated and charged with the responsibility to address issues regarding the delivery of efficient and cost-effective utility services to Ghanaians. (AllAfrica)

Free SHS Is Here to Stay - President Akufo-Addo

[Ghana Govt.] The Free Senior High School (Free SHS) Policy has come to stay and its sustainability is unquestionable, the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has declared. (AllAfrica)

Ghana National Household Registry Begins Data Collection Exercise in the Upper East Region

[Ghana Govt.] A team from the Ghana National Household Registration (GNHR) is in Bawku West to establish an up-to-date register of households and to facilitate easy access to the data base of social protection programmes. (AllAfrica)

GNCCI Hosts Maiden Edition of Chamber Business Awards

[Ghana Govt.] The Government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is determined to exploit, the country's strategic bauxite and iron ore deposits to propel its aggressive industrial transformational agenda with strong emphasis on private sector participation. (AllAfrica)

Little Drops of Taxes Make a Mighty Nation ― #our Taxes Our Future

[Ghana Govt.] "A country that begs for bread is not worth anybody's respect" I am a government worker who is obliged to pay my taxes― deducted at source― every month. I have to contribute to the development of my nation, but my encounter with a Ghanaian businessman who is into merchandise supplies keeps me wondering why all Ghanaians do not, but only a few people in society like myself, contribute to the country's development. (AllAfrica)

Currency Watch

[Business Day] The Kenyan shilling is expected to firm this week after a court upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Zambia's kwacha is seen bearish due to scant dollar supply. Ghana Ghana's cedi is expected to remain on the back foot on unmet dollar demand by businesses for their end-of-year imports amid speculative buying by others, [... ] (AllAfrica)

Deloitte Demands Clarity On 'National Development Bank'

[Business Day] Government is coming under increased pressure to clarify why it wants to create another bank that will basically duplicate the roles of two existing banks - the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) and the National Investment Bank (NIB). (AllAfrica)

Must I Die Giving Life to Another?

[Ghana Govt.] "No woman should die giving life to another" -Ban Ki-moon. A knock on my door around midnight; and, there, my neighbor stands so desperate in need of my help to convey his laboring wife to the hospital. I hurriedly dressed up and rushed for the car keys so to be quick enough to help save a life. (AllAfrica)

Chespor Hosts Open Forum Panel Discussion On Health Systems Development

[Ghana Govt.] An Open Forum Panel Discussion on the topic Multi-sectoral Action for National Development: The role of other sectors and the community in health systems development has taken place at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Legon, Accra. (AllAfrica)

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Visits Ghana

[Ghana Govt.] Ghana and Denmark have expressed appreciation for the excellent bilateral relations and successful development co-operation that have existed between the two countries over many decades. (AllAfrica)

Campaign to Combat Gender-Based Violence Launched in Accra

[Ghana Govt.] A 16-day campaign to combat gender-based violence in Ghana has been launched with a call on all Ghanaians to pledge to end violence against vulnerable people, especially women and children. (AllAfrica)

Conference On Out of Home Advertising Held in Accra

[Ghana Govt.] A conference on Out of Home Advertising, with a focus on validating a draft policy document to regulate activities of advertising agencies in the Accra Metropolis, has taken place in Accra. (AllAfrica)

Ministry of Health Takes Its Turn At the Meet-the-Press Series

[Ghana Govt.] The Ministry of Health (MOH) will continue with ongoing hospital projects started by the previous government. (AllAfrica)

Volta Region Takes Turn At Commission of Inquiry On New Regions

[Ghana Govt.] Nana Okraebia II, Benkum Hemaa of the Buem traditional area in Volta North, has called on the people of Buem to rally behind the chief and elders for the creation of a new Region to help develop the area. (AllAfrica)

Ama to Introduce Speed Control Measures in Accra

[Ghana Govt.] The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has announced plans to introduce speed control measures to prevent road traffic accidents in the metropolis. (AllAfrica)

Ratings Agency Warns of Borrowing Difficulties

[Moody's] London -The risk of sovereign financing stress is building in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the peak of maturing international debt approaches and countries contend with deteriorating credit quality, rising interest rates and an untested institutional capacity to take mitigating action, Moody's Investors Service said in a report today. (AllAfrica)

Prosperity, Wealth Creation Needed to Deepen Democracy - President Akufo-Addo

[Ghana Govt.] Ghana's democratic proclivity is expected to be deepened as government seeks to build a prosperous and a wealthy nation with equal opportunities, where all of its citizens will feel they have a stake, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Addo has stated. (AllAfrica)

Aid Messes Up Africa's Economy - Ghana President

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"We do not want to remain the beggars of the world" (AllAfrica)

African Human Rights Court's decision on Woyome case suspicious - Deputy A-G

Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Dindiok Kpemka says the African Human Rights Court’s order for Ghana to suspend all efforts to retrieve the GH¢51. (GhanaWeb)