Monday, February 6

Author: Enoch Siaw Ntiamoah

Hunger Project develops citizens’ charter for five districts in Eastern Region
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Hunger Project develops citizens’ charter for five districts in Eastern Region

The Hunger Project-Ghana, in partnership with The Hunger Project-Germany and five districts in the Eastern Region, has developed a citizens' charter to provide a ready reference for assemblies and citizens to improve the efficiency of service delivery. The citizens' charter shows major service delivery and the time frame set for providing some important services to the people, as well as the quality and standard parameters for the delivery of services as provided by national and international best practices in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. Mr Samuel E. Afrane, Country Director of The Hunger Project-Ghana, explained this at a handing over ceremony of the citizens' charter to the districts in Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality. A "citizen's charter" is a document...
TVET for rapid transformation of country – Government declares
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TVET for rapid transformation of country – Government declares

Dr. Yayra Dzakadzie, Director for Tertiary Education at the Ministry of Education, has reiterated the government’s resolve to use technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for the rapid transformation of the country. He said the Ho Technical University (HTU) was well-positioned for the task and urged the management of the institution to design courses and programs for the real world-changing experience. “Management must stay ahead of the curve for the best education and must constantly re-evaluate their programs, to make sure it falls in line with latest industry trends and demands as the world gallops at an unprecedented speed with new things.” A total of 1,154 students graduated with one Master of Technology (MTech), 249 Bachelor of Technology (BTech), and 904 High...
Let’s protect water bodies from pollution – Okyeame Annor 
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Let’s protect water bodies from pollution – Okyeame Annor 

Okyeame Paul Kofie Annor, Chief Linguist to the Paramount Chief for Dodo Traditional Area, Dasebre Oduro Guranim, has advised the residents of the area to help protect and safeguard water bodies from pollution,  He said there was a need to protect the nation’s environment, especially water bodies since the water was a finite resource and could be exhausted.  According to him, the relevance of that precious resource could not be overemphasized, but unfortunately, it had not received the needed attention it deserved.  Okyeame Annor disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), when the GNA visited the Momota Riverside, a source of water for the residents of Dodo-Fie in the Kadjebi District of the Oti Region, to acquaint itself with the resource.  He said the river served as a s...
Exempt vehicle insurance funds from Ghana’s Domestic Debt Exchange Programme 
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Exempt vehicle insurance funds from Ghana’s Domestic Debt Exchange Programme 

Mr Nathaniel Dwamena, President of Young Africans for Opportunity (YAFO), has urged the government to exempt vehicle insurance funds from the DDEP.  He said despite the agreement with the Ghana Insurers Association, caution needs to be taken since the entities that watched on for the Government to excessively borrow into this current crisis are the same entities to supervise risk mitigations.  Mr Dwamena, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), was of the view that the country could not afford to risk vehicle insurance that would be needed during an eventuality.  He contended that exempting vehicle insurance would not significantly impact the government’s DDEP because the government needs to first demonstrate its commitment to ensuring financial stability rather th...
Joe Ghartey set to lead NPP into victory 2024 
Politics

Joe Ghartey set to lead NPP into victory 2024 

Mr. Joe Ghartey, a Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has reiterated his desire and readiness to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to victory in the 2024 Presidential race.   The Former Minister for Railways Development and Member of Parliament (MP) for Essikado-Ketan, told Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview that he brings on board new and revised human-centered policies.  He expressed confidence that his underground campaign was said to be in high spirits as the party gears  up to elect a leader for the 2024 presidential election.  Mr Ghartey said he was fast gaining popularity in all 16 Regions of Ghana with special reference to the Volta and Oti Regions.  The aspirant said even though he hailed from the Western and Central  Regions, his popu...
Vote for me to give you victory in 2024, Alan to NPP  delegates
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Vote for me to give you victory in 2024, Alan to NPP  delegates

Mr John Alan Kwadwo Kyeramateng, former Trade and Industry Minister and a flagbearer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called on  party delegates to vote massively for him as the flagbearer to send the  party to victory in the  2024 election.  The aspirant said his records at the Trade Ministry were unmatched and promised to do more when he becomes President of Ghana.  Mr Kyeremateng made the call when he interacted with party faithful at Sefwi Wiawso in the Western North Region  to officially inform them of his intention to contest the party’s flagbearer position.  He announced  that the party executives at both the constituency, regional or national levels, would be put on monthly salaries to motivate  them to work harder  in the best interest of the party.  ...
Thomas Sankara is to be reburied later this month
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Thomas Sankara is to be reburied later this month

Sankara was seen by his supporters as incorruptibleImage caption: Sankara was seen by his supporters as incorruptible Burkina Faso's transition government has announced that the remains of President Thomas Sankara and his 12 companions, assassinated on October 15, 1987, will be reburied later this month, at the Thomas Sankara Memorial in the capital, Ouagadougou. This decision is the result of consultations among the Armed Forces, the families of the victims, the customary and religious authorities, and the International Committee of the Thomas Sankara Memorial, according to a statement issued on Friday. The bodies of Sankara and his companions of the People's Democratic Revolution (RDP) were exhumed on 25 May 2015 as part of a judicial process to make sure the remains were i...
Nigerian billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi ‘close’ to taking over Sheffield United
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Nigerian billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi ‘close’ to taking over Sheffield United

Sheffield United are second in the Championship, five points behind leaders Burnley A takeover of English Championship club Sheffield United by Nigerian billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi is at an advanced stage. The Championship promotion contenders' owner Prince Abdullah has been in talks with Mmobuosi, the founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Tingo Inc, the parent company of Tingo Mobile. Talks with the Nigerian, who is worth $7.6bn (£6.2bn) take place eight months after American businessman Henry Mauriss failed in a bid to take over the Yorkshire club. The process of buying the Bramall Lane club is at "an advanced stage", according to sources close to Mmobuosi, who is also the founder of Africa's leading Agri-Fintech company and digital platform, Nwassa. Nwassa, Tingo Mo...
Idris Elba working on a plan to build a Ghana film studio
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Idris Elba working on a plan to build a Ghana film studio

Idris Elba (right) also said the good policy will play a crucial role in developing Africa's film industry. Image caption: Idris Elba (right) also said the good policy will play a crucial role in developing Africa's film industry Actor Idris Elba has announced plans to build a film studio in Ghana, after meeting with the country's president, Nana Akufo-Addo. "Currently, we call it West African Studios, but that’s a working title. We’ve been working on this for three or four years to raise a plan that puts a facility at the center of African filmmaking. There’s a lot for African filmmaking, but the facilities are lacking," the British actor told Ghanaian media. He said that he hopes the project will attract more filmmakers to Ghana and West Africa. Elba also revealed that he pl...