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Institute of Local Government educates MMAs on Public/Private Partnership

A nine-day seminar on Public/Private Partnership (PPP) is underway at the Institute of Local Government Service (ILGS) for personnel of Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies (MMAs) in the country. The seminar is to provide participants a comprehensive understanding of policies and institutional requirements for the partnership and key aspects to such …

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Technology affecting English language in schools – Survey

Some teachers have complained about the poor performance of students in English Language examinations due to technology. A GNA survey in some schools in Accra indicated that the poor performance in the English Language was due to the influx of various forms of technology especially mobile phones and the internet. …

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Pastor in alleged fake currency case abandons church

Richard Kwesi Dwofuor, Pastor of Conquerors Redemption Ministries International at Achimota, being sought for allegedly trafficking in fake GH¢50 notes totaling GH¢110,000 retrieved at the church premises, has abandoned the church. The investigator told an Accra Circuit Court, when two of his accomplices appeared before it for the second time. …

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Hot exchanges at Osei-Adjei’s trial

There was hot verbal exchanges between the prosecution and defence at the on-going trial of Akwasi Osei-Adjei, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Daniel Charles Gyimah, Former Managing Director of National Investment Bank (NIB). The two are on trial in connection with the importation of 15,000 metric tonnes (300,000 bags) of …

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Foreign Ministry invites relatives of Gambia victims

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, on Wednesday invited family members and relatives of Ghanaians involved in an ill- fated boat incident in the Gambia in July 2005. The event resulted in the loss of lives and missing of persons. A statement issued by the Ministry in Accra …

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Ghanaian poultry farmers call for SOS

Mr Kwadwo Asante, Chairman of  Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers has called for Save Our Soul (SOS) measures to prevent the poultry industry from collapsing. He said the SOS should include the banning of imported chicken and chicken products, flexible loan facilities and provision of financial support to propel …

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Science had destroyed world’s ecosystem – EPA

Togbe Akliku Ahorney II, Volta Regional Director of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday observed that science as a “double-edged knife” had contributed negatively to the destruction of the world’s ecosystem. He said most cases of degradation, pollution and destruction of the flora and fauna species were direct results of …

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Government to maintain political momentum towards MDG Goals

Ghana needs to maintain its political momentum to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) four and five set for 2015, Mr Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo, Deputy Minister of Health has observed. Mr Mettle-Nunoo made the observation at the 18th annual Conference of the District Directors of Health (DDHs) in Ho, on …

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Ghana may not achieve population growth rate target – Population Officer

Mr Benjamin Whyte, Western Regional Population Officer, on Monday said the country may not be able to achieve the population growth rate of 1.5 per cent this year as targeted by the revised National Population Policy of 1994. He was speaking at the Regional Coordinating Meeting of the National Population …

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Employees need schooling on organization’s vision/code of conduct – Director

Mr Charles Ayamdoo, Director, Anti-Corruption of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has suggested a mandatory induction course for new employees on their organization’s vision and code of conduct. He also called for periodic trainings on the ethics, standards and code of conduct for all staff with …

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