Human Interest

We’ll not be pressured to sever ties with Qatar – President

We’ll not be pressured to sever ties with Qatar – President

Ghana will not be dissuaded by anyone from pursuing a relationship with Qatar, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.   Although a number of countries around the Gulf region and some parts of Africa have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar due to their alleged support for terrorists, President Akufo-Addo said Ghana, a sovereign country, would not be pressured to [...]

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New insecticides to fight Fall Army Worms outdoored

New insecticides to fight Fall Army Worms outdoored

A leading agro-chemical and fertiliser company, Chemico Ltd, has completed a month-long sensitisation exercise aimed at educating farmers and extension/PPRSD officers across the country on the effective ways of using agro-chemicals to fight Fall Army Worms (FAW). The training aimed at improving the capacities of participants in early detection and management of FAW as well as making them aware of [...]

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GPHA faces 1,400 job losses over new automated terminal contract- Danquah Institute

The Danquah Institute, a public policy and research centre, has questioned the rationale behind the award of the new automated terminal contract of the Tema Harbour to Meridian Port Service (MPS).     The institute said the public procurement rules were grossly breached and could lead to revenue loss in excess of two million dollars as well as a possible [...]

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‘Convert NBSSI to Enterprise Devt Authority’

‘Convert NBSSI to Enterprise Devt Authority’

A draft national policy for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has advocated the conversion of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) into an Enterprise Development Authority (EDA) to facilitate MSME development and promotion.   The draft policy, which also called for complete resourcing, said the creation of the EDA would bring together all agencies and bodies concerned [...]

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Nabdam gets CHPS compound

Nabdam gets CHPS compound

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Nabdam in the Upper East Region, Mrs Agnes Anamoo, has inaugurated a Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound at Gumwagre, a deprived community in the area. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony here on Monday, the DCE explained that the facility which was made up of  a consulting room, delivery room, ward, Out-Patient Department [...]

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BAG inter schools competition for Dec 7-9

The Badminton Association of Ghana (BAG) will organise a two- day national schools badminton championship at the Tema International School. The December 7 – 9 event will attract at least 40 schools in several age categories including 11-13 years, 13-15 years, 15-17 years and 17 -19 year groups. Schools that have confirmed their participation include Morgan International Community School (MICS), [...]

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8 WR MMDAs undergo performance assessment

8 WR MMDAs undergo performance assessment

Eight Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the southern part of the Western Region have undergone a thorough performance assessment in line with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development’s performance assessment and monitoring programme for MMDAs nationwide. They are Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan, Nzema East Municipal, Ahanta West Municipal, Jomoro Municipal, Ellembelle, Mpohor, Shama and Wassa East District Assemblies. [...]

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California’s deadliest wildfire kills 42

California’s deadliest wildfire kills 42

Thirteen more bodies have been recovered in California, bringing the death toll in the US state’s deadliest wildfire to 42, officials say. The remains were found in and around the largely incinerated town of Paradise, in the north of the state. At least 228 people are missing as the Camp Fire continues to rage. Nearly 7,200 structures have been destroyed, [...]

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Three held over Uganda school fire

Three students are in custody in southern Uganda on suspicion of starting a school dormitory fire that killed at least nine children and injured 40. The three had recently been suspended for bringing alcohol into St Bernard Secondary School in Rakai, police say. The dormitory’s doors were padlocked at the time of the fire, trapping dozens of students inside. Some [...]

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Ethiopia arrests 27 senior military officials over allegation of mass corruption

Ethiopia arrests 27 senior military officials over allegation of mass corruption

Ethiopia’s Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said on Monday that 27 senior military figures had been detained over the weekend over allegations of mass corruption. In a press conference given in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Tsegaye said the corrupt activities, which had a span of six years from 2011 to 2017, involved purchases without tender bids of goods worth 2 [...]

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