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About 1.1 million unregistered firearms in circulation in Ghana

Accra, Oct. 4, GNA-The National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (NACSA) has revealed that about 2.3 million small arms are in civilian hands, according to a survey conducted by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in 2014.It said out of the figure, 1.1 million remained unregistered, with 1.2 million registered with […]

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Politics

Reduction of Presidential age will deepen inclusive democratic governance

Bolgatanga, Oct 4, GNA – Mr Frank Wilson Bodza, the Programmes Manager in charge the Democratic Governance at Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiDAF), has advocated the reduction of the presidential age to promote youth participation and inclusive democratic governance.He said the youth of Ghana formed almost half of the country’s population and […]

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Science and Technology Social News

EU, Ghana work together to curtail greenhouse gas emissions

Kumasi, Oct. 04, GNA – The European Union (EU) has said it shared in Ghana’s vision to working assiduously to stem greenhouse gas emissions for the wellbeing and safety of the people.     Ms Diana Acconcia, the EU Ambassador to Ghana, stated that: “We need to do this together, this is because the emissions are […]

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Africa

DRC to become third most populous country in Africa by 2050, report says

Ho, Oct 03, GNA-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will rocket up from the world’s 16th most populous country in 2019 to ninth place by 2050, according to the Population Reference Bureau’s (PRB) 2019 World Population Data Sheet.     According to the PRB’s data copied to the Ghana News Agency, DRC’s anticipated growth will make […]

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Education Social News

GLC will continue to crack the whip on lawyers’ infractions- Chief Justice

Accra, Oct 4, GNA – The Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo says the General Legal Council (GLC) would not close its eyes on any infractions of any lawyer.      According to her, the Council would continue to crack the whip in order to maintain the legal standards in the country.      Ms […]

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Business and Economics Social News

AfDB deploys new accountability index to measure institutional lending to women

Ho, Oct 04, GNA-Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has said the new tool to track the level of lending to women across the continent would leverage the critical financial help women needed to advance. He said the Women’s Financing Index, currently under development, will rate banks and financial institutions […]

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Business and Economics Social News

Voltic commits to plastic recycling with new twist bottle

Accra, Oct. 4, GNA- In its effort to contribute to the environmental sustainability, Voltic, a subsidiary of the Coca-Cola Company has a new eco-friendly bottle, made with 7 per cent less plastic to champion the on-going recycling agenda.  The new bottle was introduced by the Company with the aim of making recycling easy for consumers […]

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World News

Farmers get benefit from insecticide that may kill bees

Accra, Oct. 4-(UPI/GNA)-New research that found a widely used and increasingly controversial insecticide has “negligible” benefits for commercially grown soybeans, and pesticide makers and farmers are pushing back against that conclusion.The insecticide, called neonicotinoid, has come under fire in recent years after scientists discovered it might be killing honey bees, monarch butterflies, certain birds and […]

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World News

U.S., others press Facebook for back door to encrypted messages

Accra, Oct. 4 (UPI/GNA)- U.S. Attorney General William Barr told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that if he is going to encrypt the messages of his services’ users, he must allow law enforcement access to their content to protect the public.Barr said Facebook needs to find a balance between protecting user information and allowing investigators lawful […]

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Business and Economics

UK-Ghana Business Council to translate priority policies into action

Accra, Oct.4, GNA- United Kingdom-Ghana Business Council, on Friday, resolved to translate its priority policies into actionable activities that would mutually benefit the citizens of the two countries.   The Council was established 12 months ago as a high-level forum to promote bilateral relations and strategic partnerships between Ghanaian private sector and UK counterparts for […]