In Ghana, the Domestic Violence Act 2007 (Act 732) defines a whole gamut of actions, encompassing physical abuse, deprivation, subjecting another to torture or other cruel or inhuman treatment or punishment, sexual, economic, emotional, verbal or psychological abuse, as well as all forms of harassment, as abuse.
From Monday, June 15, 2020, schools and universities will be reopened to allow final-year junior high school (JHS), senior high school (SHS) and university students to resume classes ahead of the conduct of their respective exit examinations.
Today is World Environment Day (WED). The United Nations General Assembly, on December 15, 1972, designated June 5, every year as WED to highlight the fact that the protection and health of the environment is a major issue which affects the well-being of people and economic development throughout the world.
Yesterday was World Bicycle Day. The day was instituted by the United Nations in New York on June 3, 2018 to recognise the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and to draw attention to the fact that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport.
The Architectural and Engineering Services Limited (AESL) is credited with many public sector projects, including the construction of a 60-bed maternity block for the La General Hospital in the Greater Accra Region, the rehabilitation of the Essipon and the Baba Yara sports stadia and the construction of administration blocks and staff bungalows for many district assemblies.
The Electoral Commission (EC) will conduct a two-day pilot registration exercise at all its regional offices today and tomorrow to test the Biometric Verification Registration (BVR) kits, assess the protocols put in place, among other things.
Yesterday, we carried a front page report of the arrest by the Manhyia Divisional Police Command of a 26-year-old national service person for physically assaulting his three-year-old son for damaging his (suspect’s) mobile phone and also wetting his bed.