The fields for Electricity Flows production, consumption, exports, and imports remain the same as before, but there are now five new stock measures for Installed Electricity Generating Capacity, including total installed capacity measured in kilowatts and a percentage breakdown of the four main sources of that capacity: fossil fuel plants, nuclear plants, hydroelectric plants, and renewable fuel sources, such as solar and wind. On September 13, the minister of employment and social welfare signed the Joint Declaration and Framework of Action with Senator Harkin, Representative Engel, and representatives from the U. No union ever went through the complete dispute resolution process, and there were numerous unsanctioned strikes during the year. In the Obuasi area in the western region, independent miners suspected of stealing equipment from a nearby mine were arrested and beaten by security service members. The report also notes that environmental damage from mining, especially to water resources, has affected public health and caused loss of livelihoods. Embassy or Consulate and inform a U. The industrial sector greatly exceeds agriculture as the locus of economic activity and income.
It was difficult to determine the extent to which forced and bonded labor by children was practiced. . On April 28, an inmate in Koforidua Prison, Eastern Region, died en route to the hospital. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map. Statistics were not available on prosecutions of domestic violence cases during the year. In the oil sector, former fields have been disaggregated to show separate numbers for crude oil production, exports, imports, and proven reserves and refined petroleum products production, consumption, exports, and imports.
Furthermore, there was widespread violation of the minimum wage law in the formal sector, and there was no official minimum wage for the growing informal labor force. In most cases households had multiple wage earners, and family members often engaged in family farming or other family-based commercial activities. The government does not require permits for demonstrations, but police can deny use of a particular route. In practice, authorities generally respected these safeguards. Rape was underreported and remained a significant problem. Public debt remained steady at 92. The constitution provides for public access to government information; however, obtaining such access was difficult in practice.
Children also engaged in herding livestock, fetching firewood, and bricklaying. The decrease in successful pirate attacks is due, in part, to more aggressive anti-piracy operations by international naval forces as well as the increased use of armed security teams aboard merchant ships. On March 7, in the same region, three persons were killed and 101 houses were burned during a renewed dispute between sympathizers of the newly appointed chief and community leaders. Gay men in prison often were subjected to sexual and other physical abuse. Internet Freedom There were no government restrictions on access to the Internet or reports that the government monitored e-mail or Internet chat rooms. In the Economy sections of most countries the macroeconomic numbers have been updated with the most recent data available. Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment The constitution and law prohibit such practices; however, there were credible reports that police beat and abused suspects, prisoners, and other citizens.
The suspects remained in prison, and an investigation continued at year's end. Limited financial resources and a generally permissive societal attitude toward such discrimination contributed to its perpetuation. As a work of the U. There were frequent press reports that male teachers sexually assaulted and harassed female students. During the year prison officials, courts, and police continued efforts to reconstruct the files of at least 300 pretrial inmates; the files had been missing since at least 2007. Among the 604 cases being investigated at year's end, 100 involved complaints of harassment, 37 involved unlawful arrest, and 46 involved alleged police brutality with human rights violations.
A separate entity, the Bureau of National Investigations, handled cases considered critical to state security and answered directly to the Ministry of National Security. Political Prisoners and Detainees There were no reports of political prisoners or detainees. For information on international child abduction, please see the Department of State's annual report on compliance at. In total, the new category consists of 23 energy-related fields. However, such provisions apply neither to task workers or domestic workers in private homes, nor elsewhere in the informal sector.
According to the Criminal Records Office at the Ghana Prisons Service, the inmate died of illness; however, one local newspaper charged that the prisoner died from injuries inflicted during torture. Two officers remained at large in connection with the case. Detainees sometimes served more time in detention awaiting trial than the sentence for the crime required. Some suspected witches in the camps were accompanied by their families. Individuals and groups could engage in the peaceful expression of views via the Internet, including by e-mail. Use it as you please with no restrictions whatsoever.
Use shortcut attribute accessors pp page. No investigation was conducted in the May 2009 death of a detainee during a police raid on a police holding facility in Tesano District, Accra. Section 4 Official Corruption and Government Transparency Corruption was present in all branches of government. Our response will occur via a secure method. Countries, Dependencies, Miscellaneous, Oceans, etc. The government did not always observe these rights. The mob burned vehicles and buildings, threw stones, and fired at police officers.
According to the 2000 census, the country had more than 80 ethnic groups, none of which constituted a majority. They are located in Langley, Virginia. The ban on campus demonstrations at Takoradi Polytechnic Institute, where 64 students were arrested in 2007, remained in effect. Send them along to the. In July a committee composed of three top-ranking military officers and three senior police officers, and chaired by a retired appeals court judge opened an investigation into the incidents.