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Double-track SHS students express anxiety

Some form one students of Senior High Schools running the double-track educational system in the Tema Metropolis have described their first term in school as very challenging. According to them, they were unable to tackle all the topics in their various courses, a situation they are not happy about. Chemu …

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Paperless system to be extended to other areas – Minister

Mr Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, Deputy Minister for Transport has hinted that the Paperless Port System will be extended to other areas within the customs division to ensure its holistic implementation. This, he said, would also promote integrity and transparency in the Country, thereby, helping to reduce corruption as well …

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Government to come out with Rural Development Policy soon – Minister

A Rural Development Policy is in the offing as government works to complete its formulation to help achieve economic and social development for the rural residents, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, has announced. He said the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development was wrapping up work …

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Ghana gets first Political Science Association

The Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana (UG) Wednesday inaugurated the first ‘Ghana Political Science Association’ to enhance the political landscape and promote national socio-economic development through research. The Association, which comprise Political Scientists in public universities across the country, individuals from cognate departments, alumni, and students, …

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Ghana government told to increase investment in plant medicine research

The Government was on Wednesday called to increase investment in the research and production of herbal medicines if it is to harness the economic potential of medicinal plants to propel the ‘Ghana beyond Aid’ agenda. Professor Anthony Jide Afolaran, Research Professor, said Ghana, as a leading nation with many medicinal …

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African leaders urged to leverage youth to achieve SDGs

Dr Eugene Owusu, the Special Advisor to the President on SDGs, Wednesday, urged African leaders to fully leverage the creativity, talent and innovation of the youth towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in record time. He said Africa’s youth were an asset and a driver of growth, innovation. They were …

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GRA begins enforcing Excise Tax Stamp policy in Upper East Region

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in the Upper East Region, has embarked on a programme to enforce the Excise Tax Stamp Policy, as part of measures to prevent excisable products without Tax Stamp from being sold to the public. The nationwide activity is part of efforts instituted by the revenue …

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IDEG urges government to set up District Development Fund

Mr Kwesi Jonah, a Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), has encouraged government to set up a District Development Fund (DDF) and an Urban Development Grant (UDG) to sustain local Assemblies under proposed local governance reform. He said this was necessary because donors in the local governance sector …

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Ghana’s 2019 Budget to accelerate infrastructure, SDGs development – Finance Minister

Ghana’s 2019 Budget would scale up infrastructure projects, especially in the areas of roads and rails, to help open up the country for rapid economic growth, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, has assured. This, he said, was in line with the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) principle of “Leaving …

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Standard Chartered posts positive earnings in third quarter

Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited says it continues to make steady progress on its strategy with underlying operating income up by 10 per cent to GH¢539.7million from GH¢490.1million recorded in September 2017. Profit before tax of GH¢249.8million for the period ending September 2018 declined by 24 percent from previous year …

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