2017 Budget failed to set social protection targets
March 16, 2017

Civil Society Organisation, SEND Ghana has faulted the government over its inability to clearly state its targets for social protections issues, especially child protection and welfare in the 2017 budget.

The group explained that although expenditure allocation to the sector Ministry - the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social ...

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Ghana School Feeding Programme set to improve operations – Secretariat
March 2, 2017

The National Secretariat of the Ghana School Feeding Programme has expressed commitment to improving the overall monitoring, food quality and feeding this year.

A statement from the Secretariat said: “We acknowledge that challenges such as delay in caterer payments and quality of food have affected the smooth implementation of the ...

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Reducing School Feeding to politics is worrisome
March 1, 2017

The country director SEND Ghana has described as unfortunate current happenings with the School Feeding Programme in some areas across the country following attacks by some supposed New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters. George Osei-Bimpeh who heads the organisation which has conducted lots of research on the impact of ...

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Suspension of School Feeding Programme affects attendance
Feb. 28, 2017

Suspension of the School Feeding Programme in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality following attack on caterers has left many classrooms empty. Nhyira FM’s checks reveal 33 basic schools have lost about 40 percent of the about 15,000 student population within the last month.

Education authorities fear the ...

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Gender Ministry condemns attack on school feeding caterers
Jan. 17, 2017

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, says it regrets pockets of attacks against caterers of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) in some areas in the country following the change of government.

“We are also aware that some individuals are instructing caterers to discontinue catering services they are ...

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National Social Protection Policy to address poverty, social inequalities and other vulnerabilities
Oct. 5, 2016

Ghana has developed a National Social Protection Policy to guide the consistent and systematic provision of relevant programmes aimed at poverty reduction and the provision of relief for sections of the Ghanaian society who, for any reason, are unable to provide for themselves.

Social Protection is a range of ...

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Salaried Workers Get Enrolled onto the LEAP Project
Sept. 8, 2016

People working and receiving salaries managed to get enrolled onto the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in the Upper-Manya Krobo District. However, out of the vigilance of the District Assembly and its collaborators in the LEAP implementation team, such households were identified and dropped from the programme.

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Penplusbytes Organized Civil Society Groups to Discuss Public Service Delivery in Ghana
Sept. 2, 2016

A Social Accountability Clearing Platform has been held in Accra as a means to increase the contribution of civil society in promoting accountability and effective public service delivery in the country. The forum held by Penplusbytes, forms part of its implementation of a two-year “Tech Driven Social Accountability for Results” ...

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GSOP Project Expands to Offer More Opportunities for Ghana’s Poorest Women
Sept. 1, 2016

On any weekday in deprived districts throughout the country, it is common to see community members helping to rehabilitate roads that lead to rural areas and other community facilities such as small earth dams. Not only are the community members gaining experience and being paid for their work through the ...

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Penplusbytes Advocates Digital Tools for Citizens Participation in Assembly Budget Hearings
Sept. 1, 2016

The free access to information and opinion is a precondition for the functioning of an open, human rights oriented democratic society. To this end, Penplusbytes in partnership with Deutche Welle (DW) is implementing a 12 month project dubbed “Freedom of Expression and Media Capacity Building Project”.

The project which is ...

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