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Day: October 31, 2020

“Gov’t To Establish Committee To Look Into Compulsory Acquisition Of Lands” – President To Ga Chiefs
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“Gov’t To Establish Committee To Look Into Compulsory Acquisition Of Lands” – President To Ga Chiefs

“Let me also indicate to you my commitment to establishing a Committee, God willing, early next year, to take a comprehensive look at the issue to do with the compulsory acquisition of lands by Government, its consequences and the possible restoration of lands to their allodial owners.” These were the words of the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 29th October 2020, when he addressed the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, as part of his tour of the Region. Addressing the House, President Akufo-Addo stated that “the Committee will make appropriate recommendations for the decision of Government. With a few weeks to the holding of the elections, the setting up of this Committee this year may not be feasible.” However, as a sign of his comm...
President Akufo-Addo Terminates Appointment Of CEO Of Public Procurement Authority
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President Akufo-Addo Terminates Appointment Of CEO Of Public Procurement Authority

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, by letter dated Friday, 30th October 2020, terminated the appointment from office of Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei as Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), with immediate effect. This follows the submission of a report to the President by the Commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr. Joseph Whittal, in which the Commission concluded that, on the totality of the evidence, Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei had put himself in a position where his personal interests conflicted with the performance of his functions as CEO and Board Member of the Public Procurement Authority.  It will be recalled that on 22nd August 2019, President Akufo-Addo suspended M...
Director of communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin donates to Mfantseman Constituency
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Director of communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin donates to Mfantseman Constituency

Director of communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin has donated to the mfantseman constituency towards the December 7 general elections. The items include a cash of hundred thousand cedis, 10 motorbikes, T Shirts and posters. The items are to help in the constituency’s campaign ahead of the 2020 general election schduled for December 7. Sitting member of Parliament for the area, Ekow Quansah Hayford was killed by armed robbers last month after campaigning in parts of the constituency. The NPP leadership settled on the widow Ophelia Hayford to contest on the ticket of the party. Presenting the cash and items to the leadership of the NPP in the constituency, Eugene Arhin was hopeful it will help the party propagate the good works of the Akufo Addo led go...
MoFA reviews extension service curriculum to promote agribusiness
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MoFA reviews extension service curriculum to promote agribusiness

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has reviewed the curriculum of courses run by Colleges of Agriculture as part of a comprehensive strategy to promote agribusiness and marketing of farm produce. The move was to equip Agricultural Extension Agents (AEA) with the requisite skills to train farmers as agribusiness entrepreneurs by teaching them basic record-keeping and marketing of their produce. Mr Lawoetey Tettey, the Human Resource Director of MoFA announced this at a three-day capacity building workshop for 2019 National Farmers Day Award Winners in Kumasi. The workshop, which sought to mentor participants on financial management, business plans and commercial negotiations was attended by 135 participants from all the 16 regions. It was organised by the Ghana Sch...
Ghana Armed Forces celebrate its 75th Military Day band concert
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Ghana Armed Forces celebrate its 75th Military Day band concert

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on Thursday celebrated its 75th Military Day band concert and launched the 2020 poppy apparel to support the well being of veteran soldiers through the sale of poppies. The occasion, which was a prelude to Remembrance Day on November 11 took place at the Retired Commissioned Officers’ Association Club House (ROCA) at Ridge and was graced by several dignitaries in the military and defense sector. Mr. Dominic Nitiwul, Minister for Defence who was the Guest of Honour for the occasion said the sacrifices and efforts of soldiers who had passed on to glory led to the adoption of the poppy which served as a symbol of remembrance. “It is as a result of the suffering and great sacrifices made by these soldiers during these wars that the world adopted the p...
Stakeholders call for action to solve music digitisation problems
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Stakeholders call for action to solve music digitisation problems

Mr. Rex Omar, Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Association (GHAMRO) has called for extensive talks between music stakeholders to resolve the challenges of music digitisation in the country. He made this assertion at the MTN Digital Music Conference on Thursday held under the theme: "How to monetize your work and the challenges of digital media." According to the veteran musician, Ghana had the talents, businessmen, and technocrats to make the music industry very fruitful but some stakeholders do not want to dialogue but always want to throw accusing fingers without offering solutions. "We don't have the music industry in Ghana and nobody talks about state support for the creative arts industry. We like throwing accusing fingers at one another, let us come together, stop the...
GIZ hands over ventilators to hospitals
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GIZ hands over ventilators to hospitals

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on Friday handed over 14 ventilator machines to six hospitals in Accra to meet the urgent health needs of patients.      The donation, fully funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) forms part of the German Government’s effort to ensure that infrastructure for reliable treatment is in place for medical staff and critically ill patients who may require intensive care because of COVID-19.    The beneficiary hospitals are; Nyaho Medical Centre, Lister Hospital, 37 Military Hospital, Ghana Police Hospital, International Maritime Hospital, and the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.    The project “COVID-19 Alliance of Ghanaian Hospitals to Secure Medical Staff” brings together...
Let’s adhere to COVID-19 protocols to prevent new infections-Chief of Staff warns
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Let’s adhere to COVID-19 protocols to prevent new infections-Chief of Staff warns

Mrs Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the Chief of Staff has appealed to Ghanaians to adhere to prescribed health protocols to prevent new infections of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). She emphasised that though the nation had achieved successes in containing the viral disease, COVID-19 was not yet over, and everybody ought to protect one another by especially wearing nose masks in public. The Chief of Staff reminded Ghanaians handwashing with soap under running water and frequent use of hand sanitizers remained the surest remedy to stem new infections and nationwide spread of the pandemic. Mrs Osei-Opare made the appeal when she inaugurated separate water projects constructed by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) under the Commission’s Pro-Poor water programme for ...
Gender Ministry engages stakeholders on ending Child Marriage in Ghana
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Gender Ministry engages stakeholders on ending Child Marriage in Ghana

More than 16 million children are married off globally each year with one percent of them given out in marriage before age 15 and therefore need attention to end the practice. To end this worrying trend which is prevalent in Asia and South Saharan Africa and in Ghana, the Domestic Violence Secretariat under the auspices of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has held a day's Regional Stakeholders Review Meeting in Cape Coast.   Mrs. Malonin Asibi, Head of the Domestic Violence Secretariat delivering on behalf of the (MOGCSP) said child marriage was a menace that affected the African Continent in many ways. The negative effects included; illiteracy, poverty, diseases and under developme...
NSA inspect Accra Sports Stadium ahead of 2020 GPL
Sports

NSA inspect Accra Sports Stadium ahead of 2020 GPL

Officials of the National Sports Authority (NSA) on Friday, October 30,  inspected the Accra Sports Stadium, which has been under renovation over the past months. Led by Mr. Kwadwo Baah Agyemang Board Chairman of the NSA, Professor Peter Twumasi Director General of NSA, together with Mr. Frank Boahene Chief Executive Officer of Green Grass Technology (GGT), and other top sports officials, they inspected the stadium to ascertain its readiness for the commencement of the Ghana Premier League (GPL), fixed for November 14, 2020. The exercise was also to evaluate the quality of the pitch as well as the commencement of the second phase of its field maintenance. Mr. Ebo Andorful Head of the Estates Department said the spraying of selective herbicide at the stadium was aimed at getti...
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