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Nana SKB Foundation to donate educational materials to schools in Asokore traditional area

sample of books that are expected to be donated to the schools

The Nana SKB Foundation in collaboration with the John A. Kufour Foundation are scheduled to donate about 6000 customized exercise books, Pens, Chalks and other educational materials to some selected schools in the  Asokore Traditional Area in the Ashanti Region from 14th  to 18th December, 2018.   The move, according to the Foundations is part of their educational programmes that ...

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Diplomats commend Ghana’s shift from aid to trade

Three envoys Tuesday lauded Ghana’s resolve to transition from foreign assistance to trade with her development partners, stressing that the move would put the country on the path to rapid development. The three – the Irish Ambassador to Ghana, Sean Hoy, the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Christine Evans-Klock, and the Swiss Ambassador to Ghana, Markus Nicklaus Pal ...

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‘Manufacturers Must Be Responsible For Management Of Plastic Waste’ – Steve Amoaning-Yankson

Manufacturers of plastic products must be responsible for the management of plastic waste across the country, the President of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), Mr Steve Amoaning-Yankson, has stated. The plastic waste problem, he said, had become a huge global issue with dire consequences particularly on fish and human lives and, therefore, called on policy makers, particularly legislators, to ...

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Free SHS: The rich must pay

Speakers and participants at the Graphic Business/Stanbic Breakfast Forum in Accra Monday unanimously agreed that rich parents must be made to pay for the education of their children under the free SHS programme to help save the policy from collapsing or compromising the quality of education. At the forum on sustainable funding for free quality education, speakers and participants were ...

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‘Join campaign against child rights abuse’

The Deputy Central Regional Minister, Mr Thomas Yaw Adjei-Baffoe, has underscored the need for all stakeholders in the Central Region who have the interest of children at heart to join the campaign against child marriage, teenage pregnancy and sexual and gender-based violence. He said that was the surest way to support the government in curbing child marriage and other forms ...

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Antibiotic Resistance Fight Is A Shared Responsibility – Minister

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Health Minister

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, on Monday said everyone, including health workers, must get involved in the antibiotic resistance campaign and urged the public to adhere to the simple best practices to prevent further re-occurrence. He said antibiotic resistance had come about due to many complicated factors and needed to be tackled holistically. The Minister said this in ...

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Political interference in water and sanitation, worrying – World Bank

Mr. Emmanuel Nkrumah, a World Bank Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist has identified political interference in Ghana’s Water and Sanitation sector as a major drawback to the country’s goal at enhancing water accessibility, sanitation and hygiene. He made the observation at the opening session of a four-day conference of the Ghana Coalition of NGOs in WASH (CONIWAS) at Sogakope, in ...

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ISODEC bemoans inconsistency in budgetary allocations to essential services

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), one of the leading Policy Think Tanks in the country has bemoaned the continuous decline and inconsistency in budgetary allocations to the essential services sector of the economy, demanding an immediate reverse to the trend. ISODEC is of the view that the annual budget is too earmarked, thus, making it virtually impossible to allocate ...

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Adansi North District launches ‘Child Labour Free Zone’ programme

The Adansi North District has launched a programme aimed at eliminating child labour in the district. The programme, dubbed “Child Labour Free Zone”, is aimed at protecting children from all forms of exploitation and promote their welfare and development. The Assembly has drafted by-laws and also constituted a committee to provide protection and supervise the movement of children less than 18 years of ...

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HIV Infections Among Youth Increasing

The number of young people infected with HIV in Ghana has increased from 1.1 percent in 2016 to 1.5 percent in 2017, the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has announced. The Commission further revealed that the reported number of HIV infections has also risen from 16,000 to 19,101 within the same period. This was disclosed at the launch of the World ...

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