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Fallen standards in education in Ghana blamed on logistics

Mr Seth Badu, the acting Headmaster of Kwabre Senior High School in the Nkoranza South District of the Brong Ahafo region has attributed the fallen standards of education to the failure of government to provide the necessary logistics to boost the morale of teachers. “Some logistics meant for schools will …

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Newmont Ghana invests $110,000 to reduce child mortality

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL), the Ahafo project, has instituted a programme to help reduce child morbidity and mortality in Tano North and Asutifi Districts in Brong-Ahafo Region.      The company is to spend $110,000 in addition to other interventions, to execute initiative named the Community Integrated Management Childhood Illnesses …

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WHO asked to issue licence to local drug manufacturers

Vice President John Mahama Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Monday asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) to overcome setbacks that cause delays in granting of license to local drug manufacturing companies. He noted that there are efficacious drugs for certain types of diseases which are produced by local industries …

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700,000 Ghanaian children not in school

The Tamale Metropolitan Director of Education Mr Edward Gayuoni has indicated that about 700,000 Ghanaian children of school going age are not in school and over 54 per cent of them are females. He said this would draw back the government’s efforts of having total literate citizens by 2015, a …

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Creative works contribute about 6% to GDP of countries – Attorney-General

Creative works such as music, drama, art and writings do not only nourish lives and build national heritages; creative works also contribute immensely to national economies. “Surveys conducted in several countries show that the creative industries contribute between three to six percent of gross domestic product (GDP).” the Attorney-General and …

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University of Ghana Internal Auditors hold fourth biennial congress

The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe, has appealed to lending institutions to avoid giving loans that would become toxic assts on their balance sheets and as a consequence require bailout from the government. The Regional Minister said this in an address read for her at the opening of …

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World Vision launches natural regeneration project

World Vision, a non-governmental organization, has launched a project to encourage farmers and individuals in the Talensi-Nabdam District to use local tree species to go into forestation and to reclaim bare lands. The project, known as Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), is a method of re-forestation where sprouting tree stumps …

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Farmer fined GH¢300 for stealing mobile phone

Kofi Dakeh, a farmer who stole a mobile phone from a “chop” bar, was on Monday convicted to a fine of GH¢300 by the Kade Magistrate Court. In default, Dakeh who pleaded guilty, will go to prison for nine months in hard labour. Police Chief Inspector Eric Tetteh Zorh told …

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Shareholders of Adansi Rural Bank angry with loan defaulters

Shareholders of the Adansi Rural Bank have expressed indignation over the reluctance of customers to repay loans granted them by the Bank totalling more than GH¢302,000. At their 19th annual general meeting (AGM) at Fomena-Adansi in the Ashanti Region, the shareholders maintained that such credit facility was a revolving fund …

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Minister says girls’ education is cost effective investment

Dr Joseph Oteng-Adjei, the Energy Minister, has said investing in girls’ education was the most cost effective measure that any developing country could pursue to improve the lives of the people. Girls’ education, he said, could lead to significant progress in the fight to reduce poverty, diseases and ignorance. Dr …

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