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Asantehene raises alarm on galamsey; calls for collective effort to combat menace

Asantehene raises alarm on galamsey; calls for collective effort to combat menace

Africa News, Ghana News
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, on the momentous occasion marking his quarter-century reign, emphatically voiced the urgent need to heal the wounds inflicted upon the environment by illicit mining activities aka ‘galamsey’. The 16th ruler to ascend the revered Golden Stool, underscored the imperative to eradicate galamsey through every conceivable strategy. The Asantehene’s discourse resonated with a profound sense of responsibility, urging the current generation to honour and preserve the environmental inheritance bestowed by their forebears. “Our top priority must be the reclamation of our environment from the ravages of galamsey. We cannot be the generation that destroys the most gracious heritage bequeathed to us by our forefathers to satisfy the greed of a few miscreants. F...
Paris 2024: Ghana’s 4×100 relay team secures Olympic spot with revenge win over Nigeria

Paris 2024: Ghana’s 4×100 relay team secures Olympic spot with revenge win over Nigeria

Africa News, Ghana News, Sports
Ghana’s 4x100m men’s relay team bounced back triumphantly, earning themselves a spot in the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games. THis was successful after seeking redemption against Nigeria on Day 2 of the World Athletics Relays in the Bahamas. Following a setback during the changeover on Day 1, the Ghanaian quartet of Ibrahim Fuseini, Isaac Botsio, Benjamin Azamati, and Joseph Paul Amoah showcased resilience as they stormed to victory in Heat 2 at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium in Nassau. Clocking in at a Season Best time of 38.29s, the team secured their ticket to the Summer Games. https://twitter.com/3SportsGh/status/1787282989912592447?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1787282989912592447%7Ctwgr%5E771557e811a906e94642bee589620991ceea34fe%7Ctwcon%5...
Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana ranked 4th most stressful country for workers

Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana ranked 4th most stressful country for workers

Africa News, Ghana News, Lifestyle & Social
Ghana has been identified as the 4th most stressful country for workers in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the 2023 Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report. According to the survey by Gallup, Ghanaian workers experience stress on a daily basis. Chad tops the list with workers experiencing the most stress daily. It is followed by Uganda in second place, Tanzania in third, Sierra Leone in fifth, Senegal in sixth, Nigeria in seventh, Guinea in eighth, Togo in ninth, and Cameroon in tenth. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 46% of workers experience daily stress. Among female workers, 48% are stressed daily, while 45% of male workers also experience daily stress. Gallup notes that despite the world having recovered from the worst of the pandemic, employee stress remains at a record...
The Church Of Pentecost Membership Constitutes 11.3% Of Ghana’s Total Population

The Church Of Pentecost Membership Constitutes 11.3% Of Ghana’s Total Population

Ghana News, Pentecost News
The Church of Pentecost continues to grow by leaps and bounds as new persons are daily won for Christ through the church. As of December 2023, the church, which is one of the leading classical Pentecostal churches in the world, has a total membership of 3,864,355 in Ghana alone, representing a growth of 7.4% of the previous figure, resulting in a total membership of 4,534,644 worldwide. ‘This represents a significant proportion of the 2023 estimated Ghanaian population of 34,121,985, with the Church’s membership accounting for 11.3%’. The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, who doubles as the President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), disclosed this during his State-of-the-Church Address (SOCA) at the opening ceremony ...
Internet penetration: 10.7 million Ghanaians offline – LONDA Report

Internet penetration: 10.7 million Ghanaians offline – LONDA Report

Ghana News, Science & Technology
A total of 10.75 million Ghanaians do not use the internet as at the beginning of last year, the 2023 LONDA Report on the digital rights and inclusion in Africa, published by the Paradigm Initiative (PIN), a Pan African organisation, has revealed. Thus, at least 31.8 per cent of the national population (33.80 million) were offline at that time. However, the country’s internet penetration rate, which stood at 53 percent in the previous year increased to 68.2 percent in 2023. The LONDA 2023 report features 26 African country reports, authored by digital rights experts from across Africa, and is published annually and monitors the environment, documents violations, and reports on the state of digital rights and inclusion in the continent. As an advocacy tool of engagement with diffe...
Dumsor: Lack of sleep affecting workplace productivity

Dumsor: Lack of sleep affecting workplace productivity

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle & Social
Workplace productivity in Ghana is currently declining due to persistent power outages known as 'dumsor'. Regular household activities and national productivity are among the concrete effects of this ongoing battle with power outages. A lack of dependable electricity clouds everyday life for millions of Ghanaians, whether they live in crowded cities or isolated rural communities. Due to its underlying supply chain problems and infrastructure constraints, this ongoing problem affects both households and businesses, affecting everything from basic amenities to economic stability. Some angry Ghanaians claim that due to the power outages, it gets so hot that they cannot sleep at night. Having not slept the previous night, they arrive at the office and take a nap during business ho...
Ghana rated 120th happiest place in the world, 60+ persons least happiest – 2024 World Happiness Report

Ghana rated 120th happiest place in the world, 60+ persons least happiest – 2024 World Happiness Report

Ghana News, Lifestyle & Social
Ghana has been ranked as the 120th happiest place to live in the world out of a list of one hundred and forty-three countries. In data published by the Wellbeing Research Centre at the University of Oxford, UK in partnership with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the document released a combination of the global outlook and country-specific rankings on national happiness of the population as a whole by measuring the average life evaluations over the three preceding years, 2021-2023. The report notes that Since 2006-10 there has been a large increase in the inequality of happiness in every region of the world except Europe. And it has increased especially for the old. The biggest increase is in Sub-Saharan Africa when Ghana was scored 120 out of 142 countries on th...
13th African Games: Ghana records highest medal haul in history

13th African Games: Ghana records highest medal haul in history

Africa News, Ghana News, Sports
Ghana has recorded her largest medal haul in the history of the African Games at the 13th edition of the event that ended in Accra at the weekend. Accra 2023 marked the first time Ghana was hosting the Games, hauling 68 medals- 19 gold, 29 silver and 20 bronze- the largest in the nation's history. This marks the nation’s most successful participation since the Games’ inception in 1965, surpassing its previous best of 27 medals attained during the 1973 Games in Lagos, Nigeria. With the nation waiting for success to begin the celebrations, Winnifred Ntumi delivered the first medal in weightlifting to kick off Ghana’s historic haul. Ghana’s most popular sport, football made history with both male and female teams winning gold at stake in their respective categories over three...
We’re working to make Ghana ICT hub of West Africa – Communications Minister

We’re working to make Ghana ICT hub of West Africa – Communications Minister

Africa News, Ghana News, Science & Technology
Minister of Communications and Digitisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, says the government is building the pillars to make Ghana the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Hub for West Africa. “We have implemented some fundamental digital initiatives to serve as the building blocks on which to propel sustainable growth in the digital economy we are building.” “Initiatives such as the Mobile Money Interoperability platform, the Paperless Port system, National Identity Register, and Digital Property Addressing system have brought relief to our citizens and have propel the country’s digital agenda,” she said. The Minister made these remarks during the opening of the 12th Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) event in Accra. The global event organis...
Anti-gay bill: IMF calls for an inclusive society in Ghana

Anti-gay bill: IMF calls for an inclusive society in Ghana

Ghana News, Lifestyle & Social
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, has emphasized the importance of inclusivity in the wake of Ghana’s Parliament passing the anti-gay bill. In an interview on Citi TV’s The Point of View with Bernard Avle, Georgieva highlighted the necessity for every Ghanaian to fully participate in national development. “I understand that people in Ghana have taken the bill to the court. All I can say is that a more inclusive society, is a more successful society. You want Ghana to flourish, make it so that everybody can contribute to the fullest of this country.” On February 28, 2024, Parliament approved the bill that criminalizes LGBTQ+ activities, as well as their promotion, advocacy, and funding. Those found guilty could face ...

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