Boycott goods and services tainted with Child Labour

Ghanaians have been asked to join the fight to end child labour in all its forms by boycotting goods and services tainted with child labour. In the same vein, parents have been advised to show greater responsibility for their children’s up-keep, as parental neglect is a strong push factor in the prevalence of child labour in Ghana. The call was made by the Project Director of the ILO, Madam Lalaina Rasafindrakoto at a press event…

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GII to monitor abuse of incumbency

The Ghana Integrity Initiative in collaboration with STAR-Ghana and other civil society organisations has launched a project titled ‘Promoting a level political playing field: reducing abuse of incumbency and electoral corruption’ to monitor the abuse of incumbency in the run-up to the 2016 elections. The project constitutes civil society contribution towards making the 2016 general elections free, fair and credible. The key objectives of the project are to reduce the incidence of abuse of incumbency…

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STORM OVER PENSION TAX NEEDLESS

It has turned out that the raging public debate about the possible imposition of a supposed pension tax is after all without basis, as the supreme law of the land prohibits taxes on pensions. Article 199 of the 1992 Constitution, amended by the insertion after clause (3), and dealing with retirement and pensions, provides that: “The pension payable to any person shall be exempt from tax.” Further to this constitutional provision, Act 766 of 2008…

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UN-CALIBRATED MED, LAB EQUIPMENTS COULD LEAD TO WRONG DIAGNOSIS – GSA

Next time you visit a health facility look out for the Ghana Standards Authority sticker, indicating that the equipment being used to diagnose your condition has been duly and independently calibrated. This is the advice coming from the Ghana Standards Authority. The Authority, established by the Standards Decree of 1967 (NLCD 199), which was superseded by the Standards Decree of 1973 (NRCD 173), says, calibrating medical and laboratory instruments and equipments helps to minimise the…

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Don’t sack any pregnant student

While the start of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination beckons, all heads of schools, examination supervisors, invigilators and teachers of basic schools are warned not to sack or punish any student in the name of pregnancy or any other act that is not outlined in the educational Acts and policies of the Ghana Education Service. In the light of this, the Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, Mr Peter Attefuah, has cautioned that “anybody…

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