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What future for young girls in Northern Ghana?

By Albert Oppong-Ansah

http://nanayaw1.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/what-future-for-young-girls-in-northern-ghana/

It may sound simplistic and over-generalised, but current trends in the Northern Region show that it does not take much in money terms for a young man to persuade a young girl to have an affair with him. The deal is sealed with a pack of fried rice and few ‘con…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on December 5, 2012 at 10:07 — No Comments

Ghana’s Delegation to participate in High Level Segment of COP 11 of CBD

From: Albert Oppong-Ansah, GNA Special Correspondent, Hyderabad, India (Courtesy, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat, Global Environmental Facility and Internews).

Hyderabad (India), Oct. 16, GNA – Ms Sherry Ayettey, Minister of Environment Science and Technology is expected to join other ministerial delegations of other countries at High Level Segment (HLS) of the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known as COP…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on October 16, 2012 at 18:43 — No Comments

African states urged to incorporate green mechanisms to infrastructural developmentt

From Albert Oppong-Ansah, a GNA Special Correspondent, Hyderabad, India (Courtesy, Convention on Biodiversity Secretariat, Global Environmental Facility and Internews).    

Hyderabad (India), Oct. 15, GNA - Mr Bakary Kante, Director, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC) charged to with carrying out the functions of United Nations Environmental Programme, has urged African countries to incorporate green environmental mechanisms to infrastructural…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on October 16, 2012 at 5:17 — No Comments

Convention on Bioogical Diversity opens in Inidia

Hyderabad (India) Oct. 13, GNA-  Representatives from more than 170 countries including Ghana are meeting in Hyderabad, India, to deliberate on the way forward to protect the planet’s biodiversity.

 

The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known as COP 11, follows the historic outcome of the 2010 Nagoya biodiversity summit.

 

In Nagoya, governments adopted a new Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, and two new…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on October 16, 2012 at 5:11 — No Comments

Turning waste to gain - The community-led Total Sanitation initiative

A GNA feature by Albert Oppong-Ansah

Thanks to the Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) intervention, Yong, a predominantly farming community in the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality of the Northern Region, has been transformed into a clean environment.

Since 2009 the community members…
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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on October 6, 2012 at 20:20 — No Comments

Potable Water:, how accessible is it in Northern Region?

By Albert Oppong-Ansah

Water may a cheap and easily accessible commodity to some communities the world, but the story is different, regarding the people of Hahagu, Jerigu, Cheko and Dalembila in the Northern Region.

Indeed, people,…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on June 28, 2012 at 3:48 — No Comments

Eradicating poverty through sustainable integrated rice/fish farming

By Albert Oppong-Ansah

Northern Ghana-Mr Yamale Sayibu, 52, the head of a family of 12 children and three wives was born and bred at Golinga a community in the Tolon/Kumbungu District of the Northern Region.

 

Although an illiterate Sayibu, he had enrolled all his…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on March 27, 2012 at 21:59 — No Comments

Eradicating poverty through sustainable integrated rice/fish farming

By Albert Oppong-Ansah

Mr Yamale Sayibu, 52, the head of a family of 12 children and three wives was born and bred at Golinga a community in the Tolon/Kumbungu District of the Northern Region.

 

Although an illiterate Sayibu, he had enrolled all his children in school through proceeds of…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on March 17, 2012 at 21:45 — No Comments

Young people in Northern Ghana have first sex out of curiosity

By Albert Oppong Ansah

Most young people in the Northern region of Ghana have their first sexual experience either out of curiosity or pressure from partners and peers, a survey conducted in six districts of the region has revealed.

The survey conducted among young people aged 13 to 25 years in the Tamale Metropolis, Central Gonja, Karaga, Saboba, West Mamprusi and Savelugu/Nanton districts, also showed that these young people had sex with those from the circles of the family…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on February 14, 2012 at 18:22 — No Comments

We owe our existence to the environment

A feature by Albert Oppong-Ansah

 

Every facet of our environment has changed drastically over a short period.

Last year the Northern Regional capital, Tamale recorded a temperature as high as 44 degree Celsius which was described by Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) as quiet strange.

Trees are being fell indiscriminately without replacement, people are scrambling for land to put up residential accommodation due to increase in population while others are indulging…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on January 28, 2012 at 19:57 — No Comments

Climate Change ‘fights’ rice farmers in Northern Ghana “Rice production in to reduce by 36 per cent, farmers abandoned their fields due to lack of rains”

 A Ghana News Agency Feature by Albert Oppong-Ansah

  

     Tamale, Dec. 30, GNA - Thousands of people in the southern part of Ghana wailed when they lost properties worth several millions of Ghana Cedis and 14 human lives following a seven hour torrential rainfall in October this year.

 

     The devastating flood cut-off electricity and telecommunication supply in many areas and forced the closure of schools and shops in the Accra and Tema metropolitan…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on December 30, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

Ghana strives to meet MDGs maternal health target

By Albert Oppong-Ansah- 

 

 

Tamale (Ghana) Nov. 12, Xinhua-Antenatal care from health professionals increased from 92 percent in 2003 to 95 percent as at 2008, however, geographical differences in the components of antenatal care persist.

In the Northern Region, for example, only 47 percent of the women were provided with information on signs of pregnancy complications compared to that of the 90 percent in Western Region.

The proportion of women who…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on November 14, 2011 at 15:02 — No Comments

Ghana strives to bridge gender disparities

By Albert Oppong-Ansah

TAMALE, Ghana- Xinhua-The huge gap between men and women in Africa in governance and policy making may soon be a thing of the past in Ghana with the development of an Affirmative Action Law now in legislative process by the ministry responsibly for women and children's Affairs.

The bill is designed to address the continuous gender gap and discrimination in economic, social, political and educational arena between the male and female, Zakari-Saa Patrick…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on November 14, 2011 at 14:54 — No Comments

Population increase affects environment in Ghana

THE SOCIO-CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF THE NORTHERN POPULATION MADE THE LOCAL WOMAN OVERBURDENED IN SOCIETY

SPECIAL REPORT BY XINHUA…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on November 4, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

Tamale Teaching Hospital records 11 deliveries to mark World Population Day

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) recorded 11 births in the early hours of Monday, October 31, 2011 as the world’s population is expected to hit the seven billion figure today.

Six male and five female babies were born through normal deliveries without any complications, Dr Patrick Adike, House Officer at the TTH told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview at Tamale on Monday.

He said the trend of population growth yearly at the hospital increased from 7, 000 in 2010 to…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on October 31, 2011 at 20:05 — 2 Comments

Deformed Children are being killed in Ghana

by Albert Oppong- Ansah

 

Three-year old John the Baptist, who hails from Gnani, a community in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region, was born with a vein defect.

 

At the age of two, John’s parents wrapped him in white cloths and left him beside a public refuse dump.   His…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on October 15, 2011 at 6:34 — 1 Comment

Sitigmatisation and misconception remain major threats for fighting HIV/AIDS

Albert Oppong Ansah

Human Immune Virus (HIV) related stigma, discrimination and misconception continue to manifest in every aspect of the society creating major barriers to fighting HIV/AIDS, Mr Charles Kwadwo Oppong, Programmes Manager of Ghana Network of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (NAP+) has observed.

However, he said, visibility and openness about AIDS were the prerequisites for the successful mobilization of communities and individuals to responds to the…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on August 27, 2011 at 21:13 — No Comments

Less than 40 % Central Gonja residents lack access to potable water

Albert Oppong -Ansah

Less than 40 per cent of the residents of Central Gonja District, in the Northern Region, have access to potable water whiles the remaining 60 per cent compete with cattle for dammed rain water.

Many of the residents Central Gonja also rely on unhygienic, discoloured and muddy water. The district has a history of being a guinea worm infested area in the Country.

Mr Issifu Salisu Be-Awuriba, Central Gonja District Chief Executive (DC E) made this…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on August 22, 2011 at 6:02 — No Comments

Can Ghana run good Metro Mass Transport System?

Albert Oppong Ansah of GNA asks as he examines Tamale MMT Bus operations



Tamale, Aug. 7, GNA – Undoubtedly, the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) limited since its establishment in 2002, has provided good transport service to majority of Ghanaians both at the rural and urban centres.



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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on August 8, 2011 at 20:54 — No Comments

Kanpour Women Association regenerates about 1000 arches of land in Ghana

…..a success story of combating desertification in Upper West Region

A news feature by Albert Oppong-Ansah

Bearing in mind the importance  as well as the benefits of land as a natural resource for present and future generations,  the Kanpour Women Association (KWA) have made it a…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on August 8, 2011 at 20:35 — No Comments

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