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The Ghanaian government cut the sod for the construction of the first-ever National Data Centre for the country.
The number of people living with disability in Ghana appears to be on the increase. According to recent national statistics, persons living with disabilities number about 4.3 million, constituting some 20 % of the national population of the country.
But the majority of disabled people have often been limited to low scale jobs, with others roaming the streets as beggars.
Ghana’s economy has grown from 7% in 2010 to 13% this year, making it the fastest growing economy in the world, but there are fears that this growth could slow investments due to high taxes.
‘A Biometric Voters register must at all cost go with an electronic verification system.’ This is the position of the opposition New Patriotic Party in Ghana, the Catholic Bishops and a section of the Ghanaian population.
An investigation by the Enslavement Protection Alliance West Africa (EPAWA), a non-governmental organization in Ghana has revealed that many Chinese prostitutes are being trafficked to Ghana to service expatriate communities in the country.
Music is good for the soul and also soothing for the heart. The power of music was manifested over the weekend, when two feuding former Heads of State in Ghana, John Kufuor and Jerry Rawlings were united at a musical concert.
Ghana’s Electoral Commission Chairman, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan has confirmed that prisoners in the country will be allowed to vote in the 2012 presidential and general elections.
President John Atta Mills has challenged the UK's threat to cut aid if he refuses to legalize homosexuality.
Pharmacists in Ghana have threatened to begin an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday.
In a statement released in the capital, Accra, the Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association accused the Wages and Salaries Commission of employing what it called, “deceitful tactics”.
The medical doctors’ strike in Ghana has begun to bite, as it entered its second week, with some reports of abandoned patients dying in some public hospitals.