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The ancient town of Elmina is home to thousands of fisher folks who mostly engage in artisanal fishing and the controversial saiko, which has received widespread condemnation.
Children engaging in fishing in this community to the detriment of their education is common sight regardless of the numerous campaigns waged to reduce the practice.

Mr. Theophilus Attram Nartey of the Department of Communication Studies, University of Cape Coast, says education remains the greatest innovation a country can use to create transformation in its society, thus emphasizing the need for a regular and systematic school improvement to facilitate such change.

He said “School improvement is a systematic way of planning and a road map that sets out the changes a school needs to improve the level of student achievement and shows how and when these changes will be made”.

The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, the Ghana Fisheries Commission and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has organized a durbar to commemorate this year’s World Day against Child Labour.

The durbar which was held in Cape Coast on Tuesday on the theme, “Resist Child Labour! Improve the Safety and Health of workers towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 8”, provided a platform to encourage child protection by giving children equal opportunities to fulfil their potentials.

In line with her vision to equip teenage mothers with the requisite skills to make them self-sufficient, the 2015 winner of Ghana’s Most Beautiful Pageant, Vera Oheneba Safoah popularly known as Esi, who represented the Central Region at the pageant, has presented hair care equipment to ten young women at Abura in Cape Coast.

While Nigeria's abortion laws are some of the most restrictive in the world, the country ranks top among countries its citizens are in search of abortion pills, a new survey has revealed.

Nigeria and Ghana are the two countries with the highest search interest in Misoprostol, an abortion pill, the BBC reports.

According to the BBC, data from countries who search for abortion pills the most was sourced from Google.

A road crash involving two buses at Asuboi, a suburb of Suhum, on Wednesday morning, has claimed 10 lives.

The crash occurred on the main Accra Kumasi Highway.


Personnel of the National Ambulance service indicated to Citi News that there were 32 survivors from the crash.

Some of the survivors are said to be in critical condition.


Doctors at the Suhum Government Hospital are making arrangements to refer some of the injured to the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

This incident adds to the growing number of accidents in the year 2018.

The National Road Safety Commission earlier revealed that over 300 people lost their lives in road accidents in the first two months of 2018.

The Commission also stated that over 2,000 road crashes were recorded in first two months, representing a significant rise from the same period in 2017.


Source: Citinewsroom

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