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CSO says COCOBOD’s plans to use sustainability programme as bargaining chip unacceptable

Child Rights International (CRI), says plans by COCOBOD to use cocoa sector sustainability programme meant to supports farmers, as a bargaining chip for negotiating for the payment a $400 tonne premium on chocolate makers is unacceptable. This is because the programme was design to support cocoa farmers during the normal …

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Committee to handle labour-related issues inaugurated

The National Labour Commission (NLC), has inaugurated a three-member committee to oversee issues relating to labour and industrial disputes in the northern sector of the country, at a ceremony at Fumesua near Kumasi. The committee members are Mr. Kwame Adom-Appiah, representing the government, Ms. Georgina Yeboah, representing employers, and Ms. …

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Ministry introduces ‘gari Jollof’ into school feeding menu

Mrs Cynthia Maamle Morrison, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has said “gari jollof” has been introduced as a new menu into the school feeding programme. She said the invention of the gari jollof, which food nutritionist has recommended as good would enhance the sustainability of the programme. …

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MLGRD’s directive for payment of ex-gratia illegal – ChaLoG

The Chamber for Local Governance (ChaLoG) has described as discriminatory and illegal a directive from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) on the amount to be paid to past Assembly Members as ex-gratia. According to ChaLoG, the sector Ministry had directed all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies …

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Government announces it will employ over 7,000 non-teaching staff

The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) will employ 7,730 non-teaching staff to be deployed to all the Senior High Schools across the country. The initiative, which will provide jobs for security Assistants and kitchen assistants, is part of the Agency’s School Support Programme …

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Road contractors to be paid by November – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Alhaji Mahamoud Bawumia, has given assurance that 80 per cent of all road contractors would be paid by November this year for road works to resume across the country. He said government was “focusing seriously” on the state of the nation’s road networks, and that the …

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Ghana government terminates PDS contract with ECG

The Government of Ghana has terminated the Concession Agreement with the Power Distribution Services (PDS) Limited over the take-over of the assets of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for distribution of electricity in the southern sector of the country. The move was necessitated by a forensic audit conducted by …

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Ghana to introduce French language in upper primary – Minister

Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State for Tertiary Education has stated that under the new educational reforms, the French Language is to be introduced in upper primary. He said that recognising Ghana’s missed opportunities in the past, the Government decided that French would soon be compulsory at upper primary and …

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Some 2000 pupils benefit from School Feeding in Mfantseman

More than 1,940 pupils are benefiting from the School Feeding Programme in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region. The programme is a social safety net that provides both educational and health benefits to vulnerable children, thereby increasing enrolment, reducing absenteeism, and ensuring one hot balanced meal for school children. …

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Ministry allays fears of food crisis due to floods

Mr Francis Ennor, the Upper East Regional Director of Agriculture, has allayed the fears of people in the Region of perceived food crises following the heavy rains and floods in the area. He said the Region would not experience any food shortage since most of the crops were already in …

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