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GES Will Not Defend Teachers Who Assault Students

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has reiterated its caution to teachers against corporal punishment. Mr Gideon Tsawodzi, the Volta Regional Guidance and Counselling Coordinator, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said, the Service had banned caning in private and public primary and secondary schools and would not defend any teacher reported for assaulting pupils and students. He ...

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Apprenticeship in Ghana, teaching an old dog new tricks

The ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle, referring to apprenticeship once said that “crafts are teachable, otherwise good craftsmen would be born, not made”. Indeed, apprenticeship a system where knowledge and skills are imparted to a new generation of practitioners through on the job training is one of the oldest methods of teaching and learning known to man. In ancient ...

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Gov’t to introduce electric buses

Deputy Minister of Transport, Daniel Titus-Glover

The government plans to introduce buses powered by compressed natural gas and electric buses as part of efforts to reduce air pollution on the roads in the country. The environmentally-friendly buses are expected to phase-out the operations of urban buses – popularly called ‘trotro’ – that use dirty fossil fuels such as diesel and petrol. The Deputy Minister of Transport, Daniel ...

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Capture cryptocurrency in Ghana’s financial law — Juabeng MP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Memeber of Parliament (MP) for Juabeng, Ms Ama Pomaa Boateng, has proposed to Parliament to, as a matter of urgency, pass a law to incorporate cryptocurrency into Ghana’s financial  sector. She said there was an urgent need for members of the house to expand their knowledge and pioneer legislation that would recognise the block-chain technology ...

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Crises in rural areas threatens progress in hunger, poverty reduction – Global Food Report

Rural areas continue to be in a state of crisis in many parts of the world, threatening to slow the progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, global climate targets, and improved food and nutrition security. This is contained in the 2019 Global Food Policy Report (GFPR) released today by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Rural areas remain underserved compared to urban areas ...

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Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance launched at Africa CEO Forum

A number of international consumer goods companies operating across Africa have launched the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance at the Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. They include Diageo, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company, and Nestlé. This Alliance aims to turn the current challenge of plastic waste in Sub Saharan Africa into an opportunity to create jobs and commercial activity by ...

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Ghana needs $40m to bridge agric sector financing gap – FAO

African Regional Programme Leader of Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Dr Ade Freeman, has said about $40 million is needed to fill the financial gap in the agricultural sector. He said there was a deficit in the sector and until that amount was amassed the sector would continue to lag behind. Dr Freeman said this at a stakeholders’ engagement on ...

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Sunyani hosts grand durbar for International Day of Forests

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

Sunyani, the administrative capital of the newly created Bono Region will host this year’s grand durbar of stakeholders to climax the International Day of Forests in June. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie made this known in Accra recently during the media launch of the International Day of Forests. Mr Owusu Afriyie stated, ...

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Work towards 100% Internet access-World Bank Vice-President advises Ghana

Dr Hafiz Ghanem

The World Bank Vice-President for Africa, Dr Hafiz Ghanem, has advised Ghana to work towards achieving a 100 per cent Internet access. He said that was a necessary vision and dream for the country because the digitisation of the Ghanaian economy was extremely important, noting that across Africa, access to the Internet was only 21 per cent. Dr Ghanem, who ...

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Phase one of Agbogbloshie e-waste project inaugurated

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the German government jointly inaugurated the first phase of an electronic waste (e-waste) management project at Old Fadama, popularly known as Agbogbloshie, in Accra on Wednesday. The project comprises a health post, a football pitch and a training workshop to provide capacity in the collection, dismantling and disposal of E-waste. ...

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