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Daffiama-Bussie-Issa District prioritises cashew production

The Daffiama-Bussie-Issa District of the Upper West Region has placed cashew production as its priority, with the aim of taking advantage of its vibrant market potential, to boost the local economy of the District. Through the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD), the District has distributed over 51,000 cashew …

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Revamp TVET institutions to make them more relevant – Consultant

Dr Stephen Turkson, an Educational Consultant, has advised the government to speed up efforts to revamp the various Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions to make them more relevant in the 21st Century. He said re-tooling, infrastructure upgrading and funding to these institutions for comprehensive TVET, would help attract …

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Tema Regional Immigration Command receives two Ghanaian stowaways

The Tema Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has received two Ghanaian stowaway teenagers on board on a MSC KATYANYNI, docked at the Tema Port from Belgium. The young men, aged 15 years and 16 years, were intercepted midway during their voyage, aboard on MSC DYMPHIA vessel from …

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Effective migration governance needed for effective labour mobility – IOM

Ghana needs to create an environment with good migration governance to attain the advantages of labour mobility for its development. Ms Sylvia Lopez-Ekra, Head of Mission, International Organisation on Migration (IOM) Ghana, said to achieve this, the IOM is supporting Ghana in its efforts to adopt a national labour migration …

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Ghana, Angola pledge to deepen cooperation

Ghana and Angola have pledged to deepen bilateral relations through cooperation in the sectors of energy, trade, agriculture and security. They have also committed to operationalize a Bilateral Commission to promote and enhance cooperation in the areas of vocational training, hospitality and tourism, transport, medical services, industry, culture and natural …

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Government lifts suspension off Ghana Manganese Company’s operations

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has lifted the suspension on operations of the Ghana Manganese Company (GMC), following the good faith shown by the firm towards amicable resolution of the issues raised by government. Government shutdown the operations of the Company on Tuesday, August 6, after findings of …

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Government committed to safety and security of citizens – Interior Minister

Mr Ambrose Dery, Minister of the Interior has reiterated government’s commitment to ensure safety and security of the citizens. He said there had been improvement in all the security agencies, including the migration of five police stations from analogue to digital systems and the procurement of 540 vehicles to improve …

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We subjected ECG take-over by PDS to careful scrutiny – MiDA

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has absorbed itself from any blame over the suspension of the Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited concession agreement. A statement issued by the Communication and Outreach Unit of MiDA and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said it subjected the Electricity Company …

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Israel launches satellite to boost internet connectivity in Africa

Israel is helping Africa connect to the rest of the world through a new satellite soaring into space. It’s Spacecom successfully launched “Amos-17”, a state-of-art satellite on a mission to provide communication services to Africa, into orbit from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Tuesday night, according to a …

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Hybrid eco-friendly vehicles to be produced in Ghana

Shongdong Shouguan Wanlong Industrial Company Limited, a Chinese manufacturing company, is considering plans to produce its range of hybrid and environmentally friendly vehicles in Ghana. The vehicles include four wheeler mini trucks, salon cars, and tricycles, all running on both electricity and gasoline. They will be tested locally by Link …

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