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Gbenga Okejimi, World Remit Country Manager (Ghana and Nigeria) speaks to Guardian TV on how World Remit is facilitating global remittances across Africa. WorldRemit is a cross-border digital payments service that provides international money transfer and remittance services in more than 130 countries and over 70 currencies.
Ghana's smock garment used to be reserved for royal use. These days, a flood of imported yarn has opened the market to near universal use, and the smock has become a Ghanaian clothing icon. Yet the country's collapsed cotton industry has left the financial fortunes of weavers and smock makers hanging by a thread.
Ghana is blessed with a variety of locally produced food staples but anemia in pregnancy, malnutrition and stunting are still prevalent, especially among poor communities. Health experts attribute the problem to family’s inability to balance the diets. Young nurses in Pelungu, eastern Ghana to organize a cooking exhibition to teach mothers how to cook nutrient-rich foods for their children.
The numbers of children in Accra picking through rubbish for scrap metal and plastic to sell to recycling dealers has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ghana's 'lean season' is particularly bad this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers are short on cash and food. But fellow farmer Nanleeb Konlan donates his surplus grain to needy farmers and villagers.
Illegal mining, or "galamsey" is attracting more and more young people in eastern Ghana. Many young people are arrested, but they are adamant that without an alternative, illegal mining remains a viable way of survival.
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Social media users in Ghana are joining together under the hashtag #FixTheCountry to put pressure on the government. The movement has left cyberspace and taken to the streets.