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Voters prefer candidates who promise regular community engagement – CDD Ghana

Candidates who promise to organize regular community meetings to address the concerns of constituents are mostly preferred, according to a research conducted by Dr George K. Ofosu, an Associate of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). The study indicated that candidates who promise to sometimes or always help constituents …

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Rising teenage pregnancy; NPC warns of dire consequences 

The National Population Council (NPC) has warned of dire socio-economic consequences if pragmatic measures are not taken, to roll back the increasing numbers of teenagers getting pregnant in the Central Region. The Council said it found it deeply worrying that more than 21 per cent of adolescent girls between the …

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Speaker of US House of Representatives to visit Ghana

Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, would be in Ghana to hold discussions with Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, Speaker Mike Oquaye and other senior government officials. This is according to a press release from the US Embassy in Accra copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. Aside discussions with …

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NLA says it has procured buses to resource VAG Secretariat

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) says it has procured 80 buses for the Veterans Association of Ghana (VAG) to improve the socio-economic development and financial empowerment of the veterans. The buses would enhance effective and efficient management of the VAG Secretariat. The Authority has also says it has renovated the …

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Mahama’s administration did more for cocoa farmers – Minority MPs

The Minority in Parliament has rejected suggestions that, the Mahama-led administration did less to improve the lot of the Ghanaian cocoa farmer. They said there were a number of interventions the previous government implemented to boost production levels and returns. Addressing a press conference at the Parliament House in Accra, …

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Dutch government to support start-ups in scaling up

The Dutch government will in September this year, commence the Orange Corners Acceleration Programme, to support Ghanaian start-up businesses to scale up. The initiative, sponsored by the Dutch government, in collaboration with the Ghana Innovation Hub and other partners, is to support young entrepreneurs with the necessary opportunities, skills and …

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Let’s collectively tackle falling standards of education – Deputy Minister

Mr Amidu Issahaku Chinnia, the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister has called on stakeholders in the education sector for collective efforts, to tackle the falling standards of education in the Region. He said most schools performed poorly, especially in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) over the years, which called …

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UK supporting Ghana with £39.2m for social protection programme

The United Kingdom is partnering with the government of Ghana to protect the most vulnerable and marginalised through the “Leave No One Behind” social protection programme. Mr Thomas Hartley, the Deputy British High Commissioner to Ghana, said the programme would be supported with £39.2 million of UK funding over the …

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Sustainable pension scheme can mitigate corruption in Ghana – Caritas Ghana

Mr. Samuel Zan Akologo, Executive Secretary of Caritas Ghana has stated that even though there is no excuse for corruption, a sustainable pension scheme is however critical in mitigating corruption in Ghana. He noted that if public office holders are assured of a dignified pension scheme, it would go a …

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Ghana improves one step on world’s most innovative economy index

Ghana has made a slight improvement on the world’s most innovative economy index moving a step ahead from 107th in 2018 to 106th this year, according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019. According to the release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, no African country made it in the top 20. The …

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