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Antonio Guterres

International efforts needed to ensure women’s equal participation in peace processes

The world needs to do more to ensure women's equal participation in peace processes across the globe, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has...
AK 47

Comprehensive strategy needed to silence guns in Africa – Vera Songwe

A comprehensive strategy is needed to ensure the success of the agenda of silencing the guns, the chief of UN Economic Commission for Africa...

Concerted efforts needed to tackle food insecurity caused by desert locusts – Oxfam

International humanitarian actors have called on the international community to exert urgent concerted efforts to avert desert locust-inflicted food insecurity across Ethiopia and its...
novel coronavirus

At least three months needed to prove vaccine for 2019-nCoV effective

It will take at least three months to prove a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is effective, renowned Chinese epidemiologist Li Lanjuan said...

Joint efforts needed to further elevate China-Ethiopia ties

Further efforts to jointly strengthen the China-Ethiopia efforts is a crucial imperative in a bid to further augment the two countries' already blossoming multifaceted...

Africa: Urgent action needed to mobilise domestic resources as tax revenues plateau

The average tax-to-GDP ratio for the 26 countries participating in the new edition of Revenue Statistics in Africa was unchanged at 17.2% for the...
children rights

Resources are needed for child rights policies – Researcher

Mrs Afua Nana Nyamede Lael-Allotey, Africa Child Policy Forum (ACPF) Consultant and Researcher, has called on government to make resources available for the evaluation...
Antonio Guterres

US$1.5 trillion needed annually to fill financing gap for SDGs – Antonio Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that some 1.5 trillion U.S. dollars is needed annually to fill the financing gap for the Sustainable...
csos agenda

An ambitious roadmap is needed to deliver Agenda 2030 – CSOs

The Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has called on government to set a more ambitious roadmap and identify practical...
Workers Licensing

License for social work practice is needed- Association of Social Workers

Mr Alexis Dery, Vice-President of the Ghana Association of Social Workers, has said there is the need to license the social work practitioners in...
Hunger Report

Bolder actions are needed to eradicate hunger and fight obesity

Our food systems are distorted, and unless bolder actions are taken soon to fix them, humanity is at grave risk of increasing hunger, obesity...
Cardiovascular Disease

More Funding is Needed to Fund Neglected Tropical Disease

Professor David H. Molyneux, Senior Professorial Fellow of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, has called for the shoring up of financial resources and...
Basic Textbooks

78, 000 Core Textbooks Needed in Sissala East Schools

Basic schools in Sissala East Municipality are facing various logistical challenges including the inability to provide textbooks for effective teaching and learning. The area is...
Agriculture Produce

FAO Says US$40 Million is Required to Shape Up Ghana’s Agric Sector

Dr Ade Freeman, African Regional Programme Leader of Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, has said about 40 million dollars is...
Corporal Punishment

More Education Needed on Corporal Punishment Ban

Dr (Mrs) Cecelia Tutu-Danquah, a counselling psychologist, has called for further sensitisation on the ban on corporal punishment in schools to enhance its enforcement. “There...
Political Vigilantism

Sound Political Environment Needed to Disband Vigilantism in Ghana

The Civic Forum Initiative has fully endorsed the President’s call for a political dialogue between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic...
Breast Cancer

Ghana Needs More Breast Cancer Diagnosis Centres

Madam Beatrice Berkui, a Senior Tutor at the Ho Nurses Training College, has called for the creation of more breast cancer diagnosis centres and...
Baba Yara Stadium ? Venue for the congress

More Public Support Needed for Wednesday Clash

The fan base of the porcupine warriors nationwide have responded well to management’s declaration of “Let’s fill Baba Yara Stadium”. The campaign is to fill...

US$ 43.5m needed to save over 388 000 people affected by ongoing conflict.

The World Health Organization and health partners are appealing for US$ 43.5 million to provide life-saving interventions for 388 000 people inside Libya affected...
SMEs at 2nd SME Excellence Awards

More Investment Needed in Africa to Boost SMEs

Invest in Africa (IIA) will reward 10 Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who have excelled in various aspects of their businesses during the 2nd...
Older people assemble in Dagoretti, Nairobi to mark the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day marked on June 20, 2018.

‘Doing good, but law urgently needed’-Age Demand Action Campaigners urge Kenya Government

Age Demand Action campaigners gathered in Nairobi on Wednesday urged the government to fast-track the drafting and enactment of the proposed Older Persons Bill...

Ghana needs more artisanal support to feed its local market

The Director of Tropenbos Ghana, Mrs. Mercy Owusu-Ansah, has underscored the need for the establishment of more artisanal timber milling plants to meet the...
A worker makes chocolate Easter eggs preparing for Holy Week at the company of Chocolate Arrufat in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, on Apr. 1, 2015. Arrufat is one of the 150 recovered factories that are led by their employees, currently has 28 employees and plan production for easter of about seven thousand kilograms of chocolate. (Xinhua/Martin Zabala)

Argentina urgently needs IMF aid to survive economic crisis

The chief of staff of the Argentinean government, Marcos Pena, said Saturday that asking the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a "line of financial...
Two midwives in Ebola protective gear supplied by UNFPA hand over a newborn to her mother at the Star of the Sea Clinic in West Point, Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: UNFPA Liberia

Ghana need more midwives to check maternal mortality – UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has highlighted the urgent need for more qualified midwives to save mothers from pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths. Mr. Niyi...
Nigerian passport

Ghana’s Passport applications must follow reformed procedures

Passport is the universally recognized document needed by all wishing to travel to and from nations especially through sea and airports. Since Ghana attained...
Urban migration

More support is needed to curb illegal migration

Chief Superintendent James Hayford Boadi, the Head of Migration Information Centre (MIC) in Sunyani has appealed to Ghanaians to contribute in various ways for...

Ghana’s sanitation problem needs comprehensive plans

Mr Kofi Adda, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, says a strategic roadmap is required to address sanitation conditions in the country. “The Ministry...
A consumer shops for imported products in a supermarket in Beijing. File photo: VCG

China Urged to Consider High Consumer Goods Imports

Experts said on Wednesday that China should import more consumer goods, high-tech goods and minerals, based on the call from the central government earlier...

South African official says structural reforms needed to grow economy

The African National Congress (ANC) Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize has called for structural changes to realize the much needed growth for South Africa. He made...

Chinese scholarships give Kenya’s disadvantaged students much-needed help

Kevin Naibei's childhood memories are filled with conflict, having grown in the restive Mount Elgon region in Kenya that experienced land clashes in mid...