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NYA Holds Sensitisation On National Validation Of Draft Statement

Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Sylvester Tetteh has called for the development of an effective and well thought through policy to engage and respond to the needs of the youth. According to him, the existing National Youth Policy in its current form is not fit to serve the purpose. Speaking at the National Validation of the Draft National Youth Policy in Accra, Mr Tetteh said “There is the need to align the existing policy with government’s development agenda as well as other relevant International Development Protocols and Frameworks such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063 of the African Union.” He added that the current generation of young people constitutes the largest population the world has ever seen. He further noted that one in every three under the age of 30 and ninety percent (90%) of young people are living in developing countries mainly Asia and Africa. “The situation for Ghana is not differ..

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Decriminalisation Of Marijuana: I Don’t Have A Stance On That Matter – Minister

The Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has stated clearly that his personal opinion on the issue of decriminalisation of the use of marijuana in Ghana doesn’t matter. “My personal opinion doesn’t matter in this issue. It’s a big national issue. So if you are leading people, your personal opinion doesn’t matter. You listen to them and where the country wants to go that’s where you take them…” he stressed. Speaking this morning on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, he noted that the issue of decriminalising the use of marijuana is a big policy issue that needs stakeholder engagement in order to bring rest to the matter. Meanwhile, a former boss of Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), Akrasi Sarpong has strongly supported the legalisation of the use of marijuana in the country. The former NACOB boss posited that government can generate additional revenue for the state should there be a proper regulation put in place on the use of marijuana in order to check the abuse of the drug among the..

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Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape investigation

Swedish prosecutors said Tuesday they have dropped their investigation into jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, even though they found the plaintiff's claim "credible". The decision likely ends the threat of extradition to Sweden for the whistleblower, who is wanted by the US on espionage charges and is currently being held at a British high-security prison. Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison in May for breaching bail conditions when he took up residence in Ecuador's London embassy, where he lived for seven years in order to avoid being sent to Sweden. The extradition order centred on the rape allegation as well a separate sex assault claim -- but the statute of limitations expired for the second allegation in 2015. The rape investigation was launched after a woman who met Assange at a Stockholm conference in August 2010 accused the Australian of having unprotected sex with her while she was sleeping. She said she had repeatedly refus..

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Ethiopia shock Ivory Coast and six-goal Madagascar hammer Niger

Ethiopia came from behind to shock the Ivory Coast 2-1 and Madagascar crushed Niger 6-2 in fierce heat as 2021 Africa Cup of Nations matchday two qualifying concluded Tuesday. Hundreds in a huge crowd at the 60,000-seat Bahir Dar stadium ran on to the field at full-time to salute an Ethiopian side composed of 10 home-based footballers plus one who plays in Egypt. Ivory Coast, twice African champions and 95 places higher than Ethiopia in the world rankings, made a great start with Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier scoring on four minutes. But the Group K match turned dramatically midway through the opening half with Surafel Dagnachew and Shimelis Bekele scoring in a 10-minute purple patch. The Ivorians introduced French Ligue 1 midfielder Victorien Angban in the second half as they sought an equaliser, but Ethiopia held firm to collect maximum points. While the 1,800-metre (5,905 feet) altitude was a disadvantage for a visiting side, the unusually cool weather in the northern city..

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Toronto Star shutting down StarMetro newspapers

Nova Scotia·BreakingToronto Star shutting down StarMetro newspapersThe Toronto Star is shutting down its Star Metro newspapers across Canada. The last print editions in Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto are to be published Dec. 20.Last print editions in Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto to be published Dec. 20Tuesday's edition of StarMetro Halifax. The final print editions of the commuter paper, which also runs in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto, will be published on Dec. 20. (CBC)The Toronto Star is shutting down its StarMetro commuter newspapers across Canada. The final print editions in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax will be published Dec. 20, a spokesperson for Torstar Corp., the parent company of both newspaper brands, told CBC News. "We are going digital-only outside of Ontario as more and more of our commuter readers are using their smartphones, laptops and tablets to access their news," Bob Hepburn said in an e..

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[Watch Hot Videos] ‘Be Forward Thinking’ ― Senyo Hosi Tells Varsity Authorities

Flash back: “What do you churn out?” he asked. “You’re churning out people with degrees; not people with education. Not people with skills on how to live. That is the problem. And respectfully, the old men running this school, they are too many. Get them out!......I have three degrees; all from the University of Ghana. I won’t hire anybody [from here]. It’s simple and it’s a matter of substance…. Your MBA people, I won’t hire. How many T.As [Teaching Assistants] haven’t written people’s thesis?” “You must make people cease wanting to come for a degree. [You must make people] wanting to come for education and certain skills that make them viable in the future. Your children don’t have skills that make them viable for the future. They don’t have the thinking; they are robots. Even that robot, they can’t do it,” Senyo Hosi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) remarked. When he directed this tirade at management and lecturers at the University of Gh..

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Igniting business growth in West Africa as GrowthAfrica expands into Ghana and opens applications to the 2020 cohort.

NAIROBI, 12th November 2019 Africa’s premier business growth partner, GrowthAfrica, has announced its expansion and launch into Accra, Ghana. Its 6th African region running in-country business acceleration activities. A move that will introduce the organisation’s unrivalled experience in enhancing sustained business growth, to West African entrepreneurs. ” The increased continent-wide expansion positions GrowthAfrica as the only business accelerator with physical presence in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi and Ghana giving us Pan-African coverage in supporting entrepreneurs to achieve exponential growth for their businesses, create sustainable industries and job opportunities” Patricia Jumi, Managing Director & Co-founder, GrowthAfrica. The launch into Ghana is marked by an open call for applications to the GrowthAfrica Accelerator which is looking for 80 ambitious and committed entrepreneurs in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Ghana to be part of the 2020 cohort. The prog..

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Canadians Pospisil, Shapovalov engineer historic win over U.S. at Davis Cup

Tennis·UpdatedCanadians Pospisil, Shapovalov engineer historic win over U.S. at Davis CupCanada is heading to the quarter-finals at the inaugural Davis Cup Finals after sweeping a pair of singles matches against the United States on Tuesday.Pospisil notches 2nd upset of tournament as Canada advances to quarter-finals Vasek Pospisil, facing, hugs Denis Shapovalov after Shapovalov's clinching win over Taylor Fritz of the U.S. at the Davis Cup Finals on Tuesday. (Getty Images)Canada is heading to the quarter-finals at the inaugural Davis Cup Finals after sweeping a pair of singles matches against the United States on Tuesday. Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., clinched the victory in the best-of-three tie, beating Taylor Fritz 7-6 (6), 6-3. The BuzzerThe Davis Cup is better now and Canada's team might be too Shapovalov, ranked a career-high 15th in the world, finished off No. 32 Fritz with an ace. Earlier, Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil recorded his second major upset ..

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This Is Why Togbe Afede Advocates ‘No’ Vote In December Referendum

RE: PRESS STATEMENT ON THE REFERENDUM ON LOCAL ELECTIONS On November 14, 2019, we issued a press statement to express the views of the National House of Chiefs (the House) on the forthcoming referendum to allow partisan politics in our local elections. Our attention has been drawn to statements allegedly made by a colleague member of the House, The Ogyeahoho, Yaw Gyebi II, Sefwi Anhwiasohene, denying the fact that the House and its Standing Committeediscussed the referen dum, expressed their concerns, and adopted a position on the matter. To set the records straight we present below the background to the above-referenced press statement. 1. Visit to the House by the Deputy Minister of Local Government The Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Kwasi Boateng Adjei and his team were in the House on December, 19, 2018 at the invitation of the House, to discuss the subject matter of the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE’s). H..

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