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Accra, Feb. 11, GNA - ActionAid Ghana has held the first ever protest walk dubbed: “End Child Marriage” with a call on stakeholders to support children, especially the girl-child, in acquiring at least basic education before thinking about marriage.  

United Nations (New York), Feb. 11, GNA - Governments and non-state actors should prioritise the building of holistic and reliable data on vulnerable groups to be able to effectively mainstream their needs into political, economic and social empowerment programmes.

Accra, Feb. 11, GNA - Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior, has reviewed the protracted curfew on the Bimbilla Community from 1600 hours to 0600 hours with immediate effect, following the sporadic gunfire on Thursday, February 9, which claimed 10 lives.

Kokompe (W/R), Feb. 12, GNA - Alhaji Mohammed Twumasi, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), has assured the public of the authority's commitment to provide improved customer service.

United Nations (NY), Feb.12, GNA - Ghana’s framework which brings Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) under one umbrella for monitoring and effective collaboration with the Government has been commended as an effective strategy for helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Accra, Nov. 30, GNA – Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) on Wednesday said one vital elements of empowering Persons With Disabilities (PWD) is by ensuring that all public spaces and facilities are accessible to all.

Accra, Nov. 30, GNA – The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has set-out 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.

Accra Nov. 30, GNA - The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection,  has launched a five- year strategic plan that would re-define the Ministry’s strategic direction from 2017 to 2021.

Tema, Nov. 29, GNA- Ghanaian parents have been urged to shun child labour and help their children develop their God-given talents in order to break generational poverty and destitution in many communities.

       Madam Emelia Menokpor, Principal Social Welfare Officer, Tema Metropolitan Department of Social Welfare and Community Development, gave the advice when interacting with mothers and women from Tema Newtown.


      The department had organised a sensitisation programme on child labour and its related effect in the area which is deprived and afflicted with low literacy and high teenage pregnancy.
       According to Madam Menokpor, although Ghanaian laws prohibit child labour and when caught engaging in it, one would be punished, it was incumbent on parents to provide and protect children to become resourceful and responsible adults.
       She said through the introduction of LEAP, National Health Insurance Scheme and other interventions which poor parents can take advantage of, the sad excuse of children winning bread can no longer hold.


        Madam Menokpor said child labour had serious health implications such as exposure to dangerous chemicals in mining pits, disability, stunted growth, and respiratory diseases in quarry pits, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) such as HIV/AIDS in prostitution.


       She said most victims of child labour eventually grew to become outlaws and dangerous to society.
      “They fall into bad company and carry along jealousy, hatred and dependency syndrome because they have no or fewer skills to earn a decent living.” 
      According to her, parents are most of the time victims of their atrocities as they would blame them for the frustrations and uncertainties of life.
      She told them to contribute towards national development by sending and keeping their children in school and encourage them to better placed in society.
       “If our parents did not plan well for us and we are suffering, we should think through our circumstances and make sure that our children do not suffer in future.”

Tamale, Nov 28, GNA - The Judicial Service has organised a training for journalists in  Northern Ghana  to equip them with the relevant skills and knowledge to cover court proceedings accurately towards educating the public on legal issues.

Accra, Nov. 27, GNA - Lack of clearly defined legal regulatory framework and irregular funding support has been recognised as key factors that hamper efforts by state media to effectively prosecute their public service role during elections.

Accra, Nov. 27, GNA – The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has organised a fire safety education programme at the Kaneshie market to increase awareness on fire safety and prevention.

Salaga (N/R), Nov. 27, GNA – Police at Salaga in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region have called off a planned peace march scheduled for Saturday (November 26, 2016) following security concerns.

Ho, Nov. 23, GNA - Mr Prosper Bani, Interior Minister, on Monday reassured prisoners of government’s commitment to establish special courts closer to prisons to handle remand cases.

Kumasi, Nov 22, GNA - The Ashanti Regional Police Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) has rescued two under-aged girls from forced marriage.

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