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The Audit Service has instructed the Wa West and the Nadowli Kaleo District Assemblies to refund an amount of GHc,955.00 and GHc8,702.18 respectively being overpayments of contracts.
On the 28th of November, 2019, the Executive Director of Centre for Development Initiatives, Mr Alexis Dery and Mr Hassan Zackariah, a Project Officer went on a field trip to donate teaching and learning materials as well as interact with pupils, coordinators, headteachers, and circuit supervisors at the Kanda cluster of Schools, Madina 2 JHS an... Read More
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) is implementing the LEAP Programme with the aim to reduce poverty in Ghana by providing cash grant to extremely poor and vulnerable households. The LEAP Programme targets beneficiary households for social protection and pro-poor interventions for the poorest, vulnerable and excluded ... Read More
The Support for Decentralization Reforms Project (SfDR) is a technical cooperation between the Republic of Ghana, Federal Republic of Germany, USAID and Global Affairs Canada. SfDR works with local institutions and systems, and is being jointly implemented by GIZ and the Ministry of Local Government and ... Read More
Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) identified the lack of user-friendly data about the state of public goods and services as a major impediment to transparent governance. Citizens must b... Read More
Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms project dubbed GSAM is a five (5) year USAID funded project, which focuses on strengthening citizens’ oversight of capital development projects to improve local government transparency, accountability and performance in 100 districts of Ghana. GSAM project is designed to strengthen social accountability by improving information to CSOs to enhance their capacity to demand accountability. To this end, the project was launched in the Up... Read More
The presence of vast numbers of unsupervised and unprotected children is a phenomenon that is common throughout Ghana, and in few places such as Old Fadama popularly called Agbogboloshie are the street children particularly young female head porters (Kayayees) more visible, and reviled, than in other places. The number of under-aged kayayees (Children below 14 years) in major parts of Accra is a common spectacle. Girls as young as 7 years can... Read More
Over two hundred years after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, vicious illegal forms of slavery still exist across the world. Aside from guns and drugs, no other trade is more profitable than that of trafficking in Persons. This burgeoning modern-day slave trade called Human Trafficking is big business, generating more than $32 billion annually for traffickers worldwide.
UNICEF estimates that, "large numbers" of children are being trafficked ... Read More
Creation of livelihood opportunities for women is critical in dealing with the influx of underage girls in urban Accra to engage in head pottering popularly called 'Kayayee'. This came to light during a sensitization meeting with the Women and Children (Mother-to-Child) Sub-Committee of the Sissala West District at Gbowulu, in the Upper West Region. The meeting also revealed that, other factors that account for this phenomenon are the severe and widespread poverty, large fam... Read More
Center for Development Initiatives in partnership with the two Social Work Training Institutions (School of Social, Osu-Ghana and School of Social Work, University of Georgia, Atlanta) presented a paper on HIV/AIDS related Stigma and Discrimination: Implications for Prevention as part of an annual program between the two schools that seeks to create a platform for intense exchanges of ideas between students and faculty members on how best they can help their clients(communit... Read More