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Individuals, Benevolent Organizations Urged to Support Children's Homes

The Minister Designate for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), Madam Afisa Otiko Djaba, has appealed to benevolent organisations and well-living Ghanaians to support to Children's Homes across the country. Madam Djaba said although it was the responsibility of government to fund institutions and Children's Homes under the Social Welfare Department, individuals and benevolent organisations also had a role to play in ensuring the well-being of vulnerable ones. She was speaking during a visit to the Osu Children's Home in Accra, yesterday, where she celebrated her birthday with the children and donated some items to them. The Minister designate explained that she turned 55 years on Saturday, January 21, this year, and thought it good to mark her birthday with the less-privileged in society.

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Ghana Adopts and Signs New AU Charter On Maritime Security, Safety and Development

Ghana alongside other African Union member states have adopted and signed the new charter on maritime security, safety and development. In an extraordinary summit held in Lome from 10th-15th of October 2016, Heads of State and Governments have adopted a new charter that will lead the way in the safety and security of oceans within the African region. The document commits all member states not only to protect their environment, but also to supress crime on the sea as well as the trafficking of human beings, weapons and drugs.

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Ghana: New Regional Shipping Line 'Sealink' imminent

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is far advanced in its preparations towards establishing a Regional Shipping Line which will be christened, Sealink. In a meeting which was held from 16th-18th October in Lome for member countries, the establishment of a Regional Shipping Line was prioritised and a position paper was presented to member countries so they can assess and also make their recommendations. Speaking to the New M&TD after the meeting in Lome, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), Madam Sylvia Asana Owu gave a first-hand account of what transpired at the meeting.

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New Ghanaian Airline Plans Q1 Service To Baltimore-Washington, Removes Barrier To Hub Status

New Ghanaian airline Goldstar Air plans to start flights to the U.S. Baltimore Washington International Airport in the first quarter of 2017 if its air operator’s certificate comes through, according to CEO Eric Bannerman, Air Transport World reported. Ghana hasn’t had a national long-haul carrier since Ghana Airways, one of Africa’s oldest airlines, stopped flying in December 2015. Getting one will remove one of the stumbling blocks that prevented a Ghanaian airport from becoming a West African hub, according to an earlier AFKInsider report. There is no strong airline and no airport hub in West and Central Africa, Graphic.com reported.

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