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Month: April 2021

TTH appeals to citizens to donate blood to Hospital
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TTH appeals to citizens to donate blood to Hospital

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) has appealed to members of the public to voluntarily donate blood to the Hospital to augment its blood supply. A statement issued and signed by Mr Misbao M. Mohammed, Acting Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the TTH and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), in Tamale, said the hospital by its operations required lots of blood to save lives. “We have relied on voluntary blood donors and family replacements over the years, and these remain the major sources of blood,” it said. The statement noted that “It has become difficult getting voluntary donors to donate blood to the hospital.” It indicated that “Family replacements have equally become hard to come by in recent times. The few pints of blood we had at the blood bank have been depl...
Indian High Commission to strengthen business ties with KCCI
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Indian High Commission to strengthen business ties with KCCI

The Indian government is working towards creating effective collaboration between the Indian Chamber of Commerce and business organizations and associations in Ghana. Mr Sugandh Rajaram, Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, who stated this, said with advancement in technology and economic expansion in both countries, there was the need for businesses to forge stronger ties to grow and expand their operations. Speaking at a meeting with the leadership of the Kumasi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) during a working visit to the Ashanti Region, he said his outfit was committed to forge a closer relationship with businesses in Ghana and India. His visit was therefore, to get a better understanding of how Indian businesses and their Ghanaian counterparts could work together t...
SHS final year students benefit from WAEC examiners workshop
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SHS final year students benefit from WAEC examiners workshop

The Jackson Institute of Innovation and Leadership (JIIL), a subsidiary of the Jackson educational Complex, has organized a free WAEC examiners workshop for some final year Senior High School (SHS) students in Kumasi. The two-day exercise was to sensitise participants on how best to answer questions to the expectations of WAEC examiners as they prepared to write their final exams. Seasoned WAEC examiners with many years of experience were on hand to take the students through the best approach in solving questions specifically in English, Mathematics and Science. Over 200 students from the Kumasi Metropolis who benefited from the exercise were also counselled to guard against all forms of social vices that could be inimical to their education. Mrs Theodosia Jackson, Princip...
Baayiri residents appeal for tractor services as season begins
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Baayiri residents appeal for tractor services as season begins

Farmers in Baayiri in the Wa East District have identified poor access to agricultural mechanization services, especially tractor services, as a major threat to their farming activities. The people of Baayiri, a predominantly farming community, explained that the late access to the services affected their crop yields, which in the long run affected their income status. Madam Adisah Salifu, a resident of the community, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the situation was taking a great toll on their lives as far as farming was concerned. “Before you farm, you have to plan very well. You prepare the land and wait for the tractor. But getting a tractor here is very difficult. By the time you get it (tractor), it is already late, you will farm but you can’t get anything from i...
Foreign Minister launches International Conference on West African Food Security
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Foreign Minister launches International Conference on West African Food Security

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has launched the International Conference on West African Food Security Storage System and the Building of Multilateral Partnerships. The event is geared towards safeguarding food security in West Africa and ensuring a sustainable future for ECOWAS citizens. Madam Ayorkor Botchwey expressed  gratitude to the ECOWAS Commission, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, local, regional and international partners and experts for their effective collaboration, not only in the organization of the Conference, but also for their hard work and dedication over the years towards achieving the regional and global aspiration of reducing food insecurity, malnutrition and povert...
Tema West begins demolition of structures on waterways
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Tema West begins demolition of structures on waterways

Structures on waterways, greenbelt, and wetlands have been marked for demolition by the Tema West Metropolitan Assembly in preparation for the rainy season. Mrs Adwoa Amoako, Tema West Municipal Chief Executive, who announced this, said the exercise was to pave way for rain water to flow freely from communities in the municipality. "The Assembly shall carefully take steps for the demolition of some structures on waterways,” Mrs Amoako said during the General Assembly meeting of the Tema West Assembly. She said Assembly would also procure and stockpile relief items for disaster victims, adding that intensification of sensitization exercises in the municipality was also ongoing to mitigate disaster. She noted that the Assembly would commit funding to the dredging, desilting ...
Government lauded for efforts to address climate change in the agriculture sector
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Government lauded for efforts to address climate change in the agriculture sector

The Project Coordinator for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) on climate change (CC), Dr Antwi-Boasiako Amoah, has lauded government efforts to address the effects of climate variability and change on the agricultural sector. Dr Amoah, who is also a Deputy Director at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who underscored the importance of agriculture to Ghana’s economy, said the government’s commitment was evident in various policy documents. The documents include the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP), the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS), the NAP and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which describe the country’s vision and plans at addressing the CC menace and guidance for adaptation plans. Speaking at a workshop on “Building Agricu...
Foreign Minister meets representatives of Honorary Consular Corps in Ghana
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Foreign Minister meets representatives of Honorary Consular Corps in Ghana

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has met Mr Dimitri Avraam, Dean of the Honorary Consular Corps in Ghana and Honorary Consul of Belgium together with three Honorary Consuls. The rest of the members of the delegation include Mr Antonio Jos de Matos Fernandes, Honorary Consul of Portugal; Mr Thomas Okyere, Honorary Consul of Botswana; and Mr Fedrik Morsing, Honorary Consul of Sweden. Currently, there are forty Honorary Consuls in Ghana (operating from various parts of the country). At the meeting in Accra, the Minister expressed her admiration of the Honorary Consular Corps in Ghana for their efforts in strengthening  the relations between their sending states, which dId not have full Diplomatic Missions in Ghana and the coun...
President Akufo-Addo woos bank CEOs to help Black Stars
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President Akufo-Addo woos bank CEOs to help Black Stars

President Akufo-Addo has solicited the support of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of banks in the country for the senior national football team, Black Stars, as they prepare to participate in the 2022 African cup of Nations (Afcon) and compete for a place in the world cup to be hosted by Qatar, in June next year. At a breakfast meeting with CEOs of banks doing business in Ghana at the Jubilee House today the 30th of April 2021, President Akufo-Addo said the Ghana Black Stars under the leadership of the current coach, C. K. Akornor, is poised to make history after forty (40) years since the team last won the continental trophy, but they do need the help of corporate Ghana to do so. On Monday, the 26th of April 2021, the President in similar fashion, met with Chief Executive Officers ...
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Germany to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

Precious artifacts that were looted during the colonial era will finally be returned to Nigeria, the German government has announced. The first returns are planned for 2022. In a joint declaration published Thursday, Germany's Ministry of Culture, state ministers and museum directors committed to "substantive returns" of Benin bronzes -- artworks made of bronze, brass and ivory that were taken by the British army in a raid on the Kingdom of Benin, in present-day Nigeria, in 1897. The bronzes were subsequently distributed across the world and hundreds are currently held in German museums. Nigeria has sought their return for decades. Osaisonor Godfrey Ekhator-Obogie, a historian and researcher at Nigeria's Institute for Benin Studies, welcomed the declaration, saying that Germa...
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