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May 24, 2013
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When Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf emerged as Liberia’s president in 2005, most of the credit was given to the Liberian women who stood by her all the way.
More than 500,000 Ghanaians presently have no access to safe drinking water.
But if all goes well, the more than half a million people in that West African country will see a change in their plight.
Hundreds of West Africa’s female leaders, gender activists and officials have begun a 3-day meeting in the Ghanaian capital to mobilize action for regional development through gender equality.
Women rights groups, gender activists and stakeholders from across West Africa on Monday gathered in the Ghanaian capital, Accra to discuss and push the effective link between women leaders, youth and the media in the ECOWAS sub-region.
Heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have expressed serious concern about security on the Ivory Coast-Liberia border, in the wake of the trafficking and circulation of small arms and light weapons.
A mini-summit on security in the West African sub-region has taken place on Sunday in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
The meeting is being chaired by the current chairman of the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
An international meeting on food security is underway in the Malian capital, Bamako.
The meeting, organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), brings together researchers and specialists from several African countries including Ghana, Benin, Senegal, Madagascar, Burundi and Mali.
The first ever sorting and compositing facility to process waste in the sub-region is being built in Ghana.
The US$40m facility is expected to help reduce the burden of waste management in Ghana.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has described as “illogical and unfortunate”, assertions made by the country’s attorney general on homosexual acts, while a government official has urged the country to reject donors “rotten wealth” if it promotes the practice.
Ghanaians have been complaining about the latest increase in electricity and water tariffs by the authorities.