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[VIDEO] A World Class Stadium To Be Built As Ghana Plans To Host 2038 FIFA World Cup

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Plans are underway for Ghana to improve its sporting infrastructure in a bid to stand as possible candidates to host the 2038 FIFA World Cup.

A 40-year national development plan, put forward by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), includes plans to have Ghana host football’s biggest international showpiece in the next 21 years.

Discussing the content of the long-term national development plan, the Director-General of the NDPC, Dr Nii Moi Thompson, said Ghana is capable to hosting the global tournament, but was quick to add those deficits in the country’s infrastructure and finance must first be taken care of. Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana show on Tuesday, Dr Thompson said the nation also has plans to bid for the hosting rights of the quadrennial Olympic Games if everything goes according to plan.

The plan also houses an initiative to build a new national stadium called the “Black Stars stadium”, which is expected to be connected by roads and railway networks, as well as some of the best modern technologies. The 40-year national development plan was first launched under the erstwhile John Mahama government to help shape the county’s future.

However, the NDPC presented the proposals in the plan to president Akufo-Addo earlier in September this year. Upon receiving the long-term national development plan, the president expressed confidence that it could be achieved, saying “we must, therefore, make rapid progress, and do things to ensure that we achieve it”. According to him, “we must not and cannot fail in taking up this journey.

We need to seek out those who are not yet convinced and bring them on board; and we need to have people to champion the different aspects of the plan, in particular the key milestones. ”We must figure out how we sustain the interest of key constituents, especially the youth, who will be at the helm of affairs in the not too distant future.”

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Woman gives birth to 10 babies at a go

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Woman gives birth to 10 babies

Woman gives birth to 10 babies at a go

A South African woman by the name Gosiame Thamara Sithole at age 37 has given birth to 10 babies in one pregnancy. This breaks the Guinness World Record held by Halima Cissé, a Malian, who gave birth to nine children in Morocco.

Gosiame successfully gave birth to her decuplets at a hospital in Pretoria last Monday.

Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, said that her pregnancy was natural and wasn’t on fertility treatment.

Speaking to Pretoria News a month ago, Ms. Sithole said her pregnancy was “tough at the beginning” and she had prayed for a healthy birth, with many a sleepless night worrying about what was to come.

“How would they fit in the womb? Would they survive?” she asked herself, but was reassured by doctors that her womb was expanding.

Gosiame Thamara Sithole

Gosiame Thamara Sithole when pregnant at a later month
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A family member, who did not want to be identified, told the BBC News that Ms Sithole has had 10 babies – 5 via natural birth and 5 via caesarean section.

“It’s seven boys and three girls. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much,” her husband Teboho Tsotetsi told Pretoria News after the birth.

Most pregnancies involving large numbers of babies end prematurely, says BBC Africa’s health reporter Rhoda Odhiambo.

Multiple births involving more than three babies are rare and often the result of fertility treatments – but in this case the couple say they conceived naturally.


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Is abortion legal in Ghana?

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Is abortion legal in Ghana?

By law, abortions in Ghana are legal in cases of rape, incest, fetal abnormality or disease, or “defilement of a female idiot,” or if they are performed to protect physical or mental health; they must be provided by registered and trained health personnel in an approved facility.

Abortion in Ghana is faced with serious stigmatization to the extent that people who patronize it feel ashamed to make it known. This makes it difficult to capture accurate information on abortion incidence and unintended pregnancy in official records. This in effect has had a negative impact on planning reproductive health services in the country.

The legal status of abortion in Ghana

  • According to Ghanaian law, abortions are legal in cases of rape, incest, fetal abnormality or disease, or “defilement of a female idiot,” or if they are performed to protect physical or mental health; they must be provided by registered and trained health personnel in an approved facility.
  • Despite efforts by the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to expand postabortion care and safe abortion services, several factors impede the use of these services. These include stigmatization of abortion, poor knowledge of abortion’s legal status among the public and medical professionals, misperceptions about the safety of legal abortion, and inadequate access to services.
  • Many women in Ghana seek illegal abortions, which vary widely in terms of safety. Complications from unsafe abortions contribute substantially to Ghana’s high maternal mortality, which was estimated at 310 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2017.

 


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Izwe Savings and Loans belongs to me – Abedi Pele reveals

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Izwe Savings and Loans belongs to me – Abedi Pele reveals

Abedi Pele owns Izwe savings and loans: Former Ghana star, Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew has revealed that he owns the biggest microfinance company in the West African country.

According to the Olympique Marseille legend, he is the owner of Izwe Savings and Loans, a microfinance company that has been in existence since 2011.

Speaking to the French ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie, he said his decision to set up a microfinance business was to lessen the burden on the ordinary Ghanaian.

“I have done so many things but my character is very calm, I am always in the dark and I believe in that,” he said.

“I have been in the country working very hard, I have a microfinance company which is very huge and number one in the country called Izwe Loans.”

“We give loans to teachers, military, police to support them in their daily lives.

“They have to send their children to school and so we give them these loans to manage and buy things for their children,” he stated.

Pele is one of the best footballers to have ever emerged from the country. He was part of the 1982 squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations.

He also won the Champions League with Marseille and also emerged as Africa’s best player of the year four times.

 

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