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President inaugurates Ghana Commodity Market

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday launched the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), a platform to create an efficient, fair, transparent and ready market for agricultural produce. The GCX, the first modern commodity exchange in Ghana and West Africa, is aimed at establishing linkages between agricultural and commodity producers and …

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Ghana launches Early Childhood Development document

The Early Childhood Development materials from age zero to three years has been launched to increase caregiver knowledge of early stimulation and to leverage frontline workers to promote and practice early stimulation techniques at the community level. The document focused on early childhood development, child development norms and sample activities, …

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Government is committed to water sustainability – Minister

Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Tuesday, said Ghana was committed to the development and management of water resources for accelerated socio-economic development. This she said, was being pursued without compromising the livelihoods and health of the people as well as the ecosystem. She gave …

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Ghana sets Cohort of Australian Awards Scholars record

Ghana has set two records – the highest number of awardees and passing the gender target of 50-50 male-female representation in the 2019 cohort of the Australia Awards Scholarship scheme. A total of 21 Ghanaian professionals and one each from Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone, were awarded the scholarship to …

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Transport owners complain about high cost of road worthy certificates

Public transport owners in the Nkoranza Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region at the weekend appealed for downward adjustment in the cost of issuance and renewal of road worthy certificates and vehicle insurance. According to Mr Stephen Tweneboah-Kodua, spokesman, high prices of fuel and vehicle lubricants as well as cost …

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Ghana’s education system doesn’t build literacy effectively – Human Capital Index

Ghana’s education system doesn’t currently build literacy effectively, as students can go through school without learning basic foundational skills in reading, math, science and so on according to the Human Capital Index (HCI) of the World Bank released yesterday. The findings are similar to a A UNESCO report on education published …

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Court grants six bail over alleged GH¢224,000 theft

An Accra Circuit Court on Monday admitted six persons to bail in the sum of GH¢250,000.00 each with three sureties each for allegedly stealing a total GH¢224,518.77 from their employer. Each of the sureties should earn not less than GH¢1,500.00. The six all employees of Compangnie Francaise de l’Afrique Occidentale …

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Food security project in Northern Ghana yields results  

Almost 10,000 small and medium holder farmers have increased their maize yield from an average of 1.8 metric tonnes per hectare to 4.5 metric tonnes under the Sustainable Maize Programme in the three regions of the North. Solidaridad West Africa revealed this when the Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Ron …

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DVLA to regulate operations of Uber, Taxify

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) on Monday said it will deploy new regulatory requirements for digital transport operators like Uber and Taxify, beginning in the first quarter of 2019. According to Mr. Kwasi Agyeman Busia, DVLA Chief Executive Officer, said the Authority had engaged and concluded negotiations with …

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Ghana ought to lead efforts to tackle climate change – Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles on Monday urged Ghana to leverage its active role in the Commonwealth and its influence in Africa to lead the fight to mitigate the effect of the climate change phenomenon. Noting the frightening statistics on the climate change occurrence, he said if viable actions …

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