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Canadian government provides $15m to fight anaemia and stunting in Ghana

The Canadian government has made available US$15 million in support of efforts at addressing stunting and micronutrient deficiencies among children, pregnant and nursing mothers in the country. This is being done through an innovative project, launched by the World Food Propramme (WFP), linking smallholder farmers to local industrial private sector …

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Connecting 4.8 billion people, mobile technology impacts SDGs, contributes $3.1tn to global economy in 2015 – GSMA

A new report by the GSMA finds that the mobile industry has impacted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and connects 4.8 billion people in the world. The report is the first of its kind. The report titled ‘2016 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals’ which was unveiled at the …

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WFP launches $15m project to tackle malnutrition in Ghana

The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a $15 million project in support of Ghana’s effort at tackling pervasive problems of malnutrition. This comes against the backdrop of the unacceptably high economic cost to the economy. The nation, according to the Cost of Hunger for Africa (COHA) 2016 report, loses …

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I will never take Volta Region for granted – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday assured the chiefs and people of the Volta Region that he would never take the Region for granted. “Indeed, I shall never take any Region for granted. I pledge to ensure that the Volta Region gets its deserved fair share of the development cake,” …

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Ghanaian journalists identify lack of structure in newsrooms as a challenge to performance

Journalists in the Northern, Upper East and Upper East Regions, say a major contributory factor to the pervasive under-performance of journalists in Ghana is the lack of well-structured newsrooms. They said some newsrooms in other countries have laid out structures, especially for covering stories. They said in these countries, both …

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PURC sanctions ECG

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has sanctioned the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to the tune of GH¢202,640.00 and this constitute penalties for the Breach of Statutory Obligations. The sanction was in respect of the opening hours of Customer Service Centres and Pre-Payment Metering Vending Points of the ECG. …

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WFP’s $5m pilot project addresses constraints facing low income farmers

The World Food Programme (WFP) has given upbeat assessment of its $5 million project, piloted in the Ashanti and Northern Regions, over the past five years to address constraints facing low income farmers. The over 1,500 beneficiary farmers have increased the per hectare yield of maize from 2.2 metric tonnes …

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Ghana ready to use Millennium Challenge Compact funds to address poverty

Ghana has met the conditions to, from October, start accessing the first tranche of $279 million under the Ghana Power Compact to transform the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) into an effective, credible power distribution company, while strengthening the entire energy system. Under the Second Compact, signed in August 2014, …

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ID card system held back as Ghana seeks to adopt ECOWAS biometric programme

The issue of a national ID card system has dogged Ghana for a long time. The issue, no matter how it is looked at, it is unanimously considered one of the sure solutions to the country’s socio-economic challenges, including general elections. The country started a national ID card project in …

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Ghanaians ask Mahama to address unemployment problem

Unemployment is the major problem facing most Ghanaians for which they are calling for an improvement from the John Mahama administration as he gives a highlight on his party’s manifesto on Monday. Most Ghanaians lamented the inadequate job opportunities in the country according a Ghana news Agency (GNA) survey on …

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