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Many are called

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been in office for close to one and half years.  He has made many appointments including over 100 ministers.   Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Board Members, Chief Executives among many others have been hired and appointed to various positions and they are expected to help him succeed as President. The President ultimately takes the praise and blame for ...

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Time for leaders and youth to shape the Africa they want together

Without a united collective voice that might at least provide a coherent message on behalf of the youth, there is limited pressure on leaders to engage beyond rhetoric. Youth unemployment in Africa is a much more serious problem than climate change and ought to be dealt with urgently. These were the strong sentiments uttered by Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary ...

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Develop tracking system to monitor admission of children with disability

Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Minister for Education

The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has advised government to consider developing a tracking system to monitor enrolment and retention of children with disability in the various education institutions.  According to the GNECC, such systems are needed to urgently address the partial exclusion of children with disability in the education sector and to promote inclusive education. It would also ...

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Govt set to protect local salt Miners …As it readies to block areas for indigenes

Dr Yao Graham, TWN-Africa

Government has indicated its readiness to grow the salt industry by ceding portions of the country’s salt endowed areas to the local people, a move intended to prevent potential clashes between indigenes and foreign companies who acquire concessions within these areas. Mr Nelson Ahedor, Assistant Manager In -Charge of Small Scale and Industrial Minerals at the Minerals Commission who disclosed ...

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Work to commence on concrete road project in Tema

Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia (3rd right) being briefed on the project designs by officials of the Department of Urban Roads. With them are the Minister of Roads and Transport, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta (4thright) and Mr Titus-Glover (2nd right), the MP for Tema East.

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Thursday cut the sod for work to begin on a 5.4-kilometre road from the Tema Steel Works Junction through the offices of the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority (DVLA) to the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Junction in Tema. The project, being financed by the government of Ghana, is expected to be completed in 18 ...

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Mother arrested for beating daughter to death, burying body

Larteley Mensah

A 38-year-old woman is in the grip of the police for allegedly beating her eight-year-old child to death and secretly burying the body at a spot near the Lavender Hill, Korle Gono, in the Greater Accra Region. Larteley Mensah, a trader, is said to have buried the body of her daughter with the assistance of her boyfriend, Ebenezer Annor, and ...

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26 KNUST pharmacy students emback on intentenship in FAMU,Florida

Dr. Dokurugu with Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education.

About 26 pharmacy students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and four professional workers will be embarking on the second edition of the Advance Pharmacy Initiative in Florida’s Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), USA, this year. The exchange program which has been described as an ambitious agenda for deepening bilateral relations between Ghana and Florida, USA, ...

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Education for All leaves Kindergartens behind

A research conducted by Send- Ghana in 188 Kindergartens (KG) in the country has depicted a gloomy picture of Ghana’s Foundation of education, a situation that calls for urgent attention from duty bearers. The survey which was conducted in both public and private kindergartens in 30 districts of four regions including the Greater Accra, Northern, Upper West and Upper East ...

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Contract Integrity and Ghana beyond Aid: The Oil Perspective

Currently, Ghana appears to be wading through another development process inscribed on the concept of Ghana beyond Aid (GBA). Like  an infectious flu, different  segments  of the  society   have been  caught  sneezing  the concept , spurring    conversations  over   best  options and approach  to translate it into realisable  and beneficial outcome. Embedded in the concept is private sector involvement. Upbeat about ...

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Michael Essien tips Liverpool for UEFA Champions League final

Michael Essien

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has thrown his support behind Liverpool to overcome AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League semifinal tie. Essien, who faced the Merseysiders on countless occasions during his time at Chelsea, has thrown his bet behind them to pick the sole ticket to the grande finale. The 35-year-old believes Jurgen Klopp’s side victory over Manchester City ...

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