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Over 3,000 farmers benefit from PFJ in the KAPND – DCE

Over 3,000 farmers in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District have benefited from the government’s ‘Planting for Food and Jobs'(PFJ) Programme. Speaking at the general meeting of the Kwawu Afram Plains North District Assembly at Donkorkrom, Mr Samuel Kena, the District Chief Executive (DCE), said a total of 2,410 bags …

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Soil Science Division did not test Agricult Lithovit Folliar Fertilizer – Dr. Arthur

Dr Alfred Arthur, the Acting Head of Soil Science Division of Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), has told an Accra High Court that the Division never tested a fertilizer named Agricult Lithovit Folliar Fertilizer. He said even though there were no records in their system to show that the …

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ISODEC calls for improvement in Ghana’s human development index

Mr Bernard Anaba, a Policy Analyst at Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), has called for improvement in Ghana’s Human Development Index. The Human Development Index measures the average achievement of a country between zero and one, in key dimensions of human development; such as health and life expectancy, water and …

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Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners calls for passage of HR Bill

The Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP) has called on Parliament to pass the Human Resource (HR) Bill in order to attain the status of a charter and be recognised by law. The bill, which has gone through all the legal processes, was submitted to Parliament before the recess …

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UNFPA pushes for harmonization of sex education in Ghana

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is leading the process of harmonizing Sexual and Reproductive Health Education in Ghana. It has, consequently, in collaboration with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) among other stakeholders whose work focuses on the area, put together a national guideline document for Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health …

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Regional Maritime University introduces Japanese, Chinese languages

Management of the Regional Maritime University (RMU) has introduced functional literacy classes in the Japanese language effective 2018/2019 academic year. The idea is to equip the University’s Sea-going students with functional Japanese language to enable them work on board Japanese vessels. Professor Elvis Nyarko, the Vice Chancellor of RMU, speaking …

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Police arrests imposter

A middle-aged self-employed man is in the grips of the Commercial Crimes Unit of the Ghana Police Headquarters for posing as an officer of the Ghana Armed Forces, attached to the 42 Engineers Regiment. The suspect, who gave his name as Bernard Eshun, was arrested by some staff of the …

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Court orders EOCO to release Afaglo’s passport

An Accra High Court has ordered that the passport of Caleb Kweku Afaglo, one of the accused persons in the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) case be released to him by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO). Mr Philip Abaidoo, his Counsel had filed a motion for …

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Government plans three bridges on N1 Highway

Government has planned to construct three more footbridges on the George Walker Bush Highway in an attempt to limit the increasing number of pedestrian deaths on the road. This is because most road crashes in the Greater Accra region are recorded on the George Walker Bush Highway making it one …

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Assemblies urged to include clean cooking issues in budget

Mr Julius Awaregya, the Director of Organization for Indigenous Initiatives and Sustainability (ORGIIS), has called on Districts and Municipal Assemblies in the Upper East Region to fund clean cooking issues. He suggested that the Assemblies include in their Medium Term Development Plans (MTDP) and budgets, clean cooking issues and take …

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