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tax

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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...
Timber

Ghana needs more artisanal support to feed its local market

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
economy

South African official says structural reforms needed to grow economy

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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...
Scholarship

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

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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...
entrepreneurship

Why Ghana Must Run Entrepreneurship Education

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I have been actively involved in entrepreneurship for the past three to four years of my life, throughout our educational experience ,we...
education

CBE Implementation Requires Stronger Collaboration

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Poor linkage and collaboration between Municipal and District Assemblies and Ghana Education Directorates have been identified as a challenge hindering the implementation of Complementary...
Science

Government Asked to Focus More on Science & Technology – Legal Practitioner

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Mr Samson Lardy Anyenini, a private legal practitioner, has called on government to pay attention to science and technology by funding and motivating teachers...
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Youth urged to contribute towards the attainment of SDGs

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Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, has called on the youth to contribute their quota and help ensure the attainment of the Sustainable...

What Basic Schools Require Are Problem Solving Models

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Mrs Joan Addison, the Principal of the God’s Grace International School, has called for new enhanced teaching models that would expose school children to...