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Crop Research Institute introduces 12 new improved crop varieties

The Crop Research Institute (CRI) has introduced 12 newly developed improved rice, maize and cassava varieties to support government’s efforts at achieving food security. The improved varieties, which have higher yields, nutritional value, good for poultry and livestock, and drought resistant, were showcased at a ceremony held at Fumesua in …

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Let’s respect human rights – Tweneboa-Kodua

The Ghana National Association of Social Workers (GNASW), has underscored the need for civil society to continue to fight for the protection of citizens’ human rights. A statement signed by the Association’s President, Mr Peter Amos Tweneboa-Kodua in commemoration of World Social Work Day, which falls on Tuesday, said all …

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Teachers attend workshop on creative arts

A day’s workshop to equip teachers to handle syllabi and topics effectively for the Topease Methodist Primary “A” and “B” school has ended in the West Akim Municipality. The workshop, termed “Creative Arts” also helped the teachers to meet their goal of building a network to enhance teaching and learning …

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Numbering of houses will improve revenue collection – Budget Officer

Dr James Awaitey, Tema Metropolitan Budget Officer, has stressed the need to properly number houses to create a data base that would enable district assemblies to improve upon revenue collection. He explained that the data base would enable people and clients who normally failed to honour their financial obligations to …

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Vodafone gives $1 million to train web entrepreneurs in Africa

The Vodafone Group, the world’s leading mobile telecommunication company, has earmarked one million US dollars for the training of entrepreneurs in Africa to leverage the World Wide Web as a platform for delivering locally relevant content, applications and services. A statement signed by Mr Isaac Cudjoe, Head of Corporate Communication, …

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Three men jailed 50 years for robbery

Two persons who broke into the home of an architect and robbed him of personal belongings at gun point were on Tuesday sentenced to 20 years imprisonment each by an Accra Circuit Court. Benjamin Danso, a trader and Aaron Kusi Boakye, an auto mechanic were found guilty for conspiracy and …

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Group gives government ultimatum to pay Kufuor's ex-gratia

The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFG) on Tuesday threatened to haul the National Democratic Congress’ government to court if it continued to delay paying the ex-gratia entitlements of former President Kufuor and his Vice. In a petition presented to the leadership of parliament in Accra on Tuesday, Mr James Bomfeh …

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Newmont Mining is 16th Best in Global Corporate responsibility ranking

Newmont Mining Corporation, has been ranked 16 among the world’s 100 best corporate citizens, a press release from Newmont Gold Ghana, copied to ghanabusinessnews.com has said. Newmont Mining Corporation is the parent company of Newmont Ghana. The 2010 ranking by Corporate Responsibilty (CR) Magazine is an improvement for the company …

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Teachers told not to use mobile phones during teaching hours

Basic school teachers have been told to avoid the use of mobile phones during the instructional period because that practice is unprofessional. Mr Johnny Owusu-Boadi, the Obuasi Municipal Director of Education, said the practice amounted to misuse of pupils’ instructional hours and must stop. “I will issue circular letters to …

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Adisadel College celebrates 100th Anniversary

The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Samuel Joseph Annan, on Saturday, observed that education without respect for one another, discipline, loyalty and patriotism was meaningless. He said the Ghanaian education system is facing some challenges, such as quality teaching and learning, indiscipline, increasing population and inadequate infrastructure, among others. The …

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