Rural-urban migration: Head porters share their plight – Citi Business News
Image source: CitiNewsRoom

Rural-urban migration: Head porters share their plight – Citi Business News


Summary short_text

The failure of successive governments to bring rapid development to rural Ghana has contributed to the influx of young people from rural Ghana to urban Ghana in search of greener pastures.

As Ghana moves to develop through industrialization, the living conditions of head porters, popular known as Kayayei, are a glaring reminder of how far the nation has to go to extend its developmental drive beyond urban areas for young people, particularly in Northern Ghana, to live decent lives.

Despite government's efforts to promote economic activities in rural Ghana with policies like One District One Factory, One Village, One Dam, and Planting for Food and Jobs, hundreds of young people continue to migrate from rural areas to urban areas in search of a better life.


Read full article: CitiNewsRoom |
More from: CitiNewsRoom More in: Business
More news summaries from CitiNewsRoom
Politics

Northern Floods: 35 lives lost in three years

Floods in Northern Ghana have claimed a total of 35 lives from 2018 to 2020, according to statistics from the National Disaster ... read summary
Politics

Christ Embassy COVID-19 protocol breaches: Prosecution amends charge sheet

The State has amended the charge sheet for four persons arraigned for their involvement in the breach of COVID-19 protocols duri... read summary
Politics

Teachers' welfare concerns will be addressed with urgency

A Deputy Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for Assin South, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, says plans are underway to la... read summary
Business

Importers unhappy with custodial sentencing clause in Insurance Act 2021 – Citi Business News

The Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana has raised concerns over a custodial sentencing clause in the Ghana Insurance A... read summary
Sports

Euro 2020 last 16: Who will play who? – Citi Sports Online

The group stage of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship has come to an end and 16 teams have qualified to the Round of 16 stage. Defe... read summary
Sports

See Neymar's record-breaking assist for Brazil's 99th-minute winner against Colombia [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online

Neymar produced his 48th assist for the Brazil national team on Thursday morning against Colombia, and it was a crucial one. The... read summary
Politics

Suhuyini justifies Minority's decision to boycott approval of 4 deputy ministerial nominees

A member of Parliament's Appointment Committee, Alhassan Suhuyini, has said the vetting of some Deputy Minister nominees by the ... read summary
Politics

A/Region: 21-year-old SHS student allegedly commits suicide at Akrokeri Bobrase

The community of Akrokeri Bobrase in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti Region has been thrown into a state of shock after... read summary
Politics

Bagbin allowed vetting committee to sit on tree planting day

The Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh Dompreh, has rejected suggestions from the Minority that the Speaker of Parliament had rule... read summary
More News Summaries...
GhanaWeb Showbiz |
GH Base Showbiz |
GhanaWeb Showbiz |
GhanaWeb Business |
GhCelebrities Showbiz |
StarrFM Tech |
StarrFM Tech |
GhCelebrities Showbiz |
GhCelebrities Showbiz |
StarrFM Tech |
GH Base Showbiz |
GH Base Showbiz |