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GES introduces new curriculum, uniforms at basic level

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education

The Director General of the Ghana Education Service announced reforms to the current educational system including replacing the existing primary school curriculum and introducing new uniforms for Junior High School [JHS] pupils. Addressing the press Thursday, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said the introduction of the school uniform to pupils of JHS is a psychological strategy to make the pupils see themselves ...

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Slapdash negotiations are the cause of poor roads – Contractor

The former President of the Association of Road Contractors of Ghana (ASROG) says a large part of why Ghana’s roads are in poor condition is because of shoddy negotiations. On the Super Morning Show Thursday, Joseph Ebo Hewton, who also served as an Executive Board Member of the Road Fund, told Joy FM’s Daniel Dadzie that in many cases, contractors are ...

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Governments urged to scale up investments in youth

Ghana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Martha Pobee, is advocating a renewed global commitment towards the future of young people. She wants governments to scale up their investments in youth-related interventions to safeguard the future of the world’s youth. Ambassador Pobee lauded ongoing attempts in developing nations, especially to reform policies in education to improve on standards in ...

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Stop taking facilitation fees; lawyer advises public, private sector workers

The Ghana Integrity Initiative(GII) recently held an advocacy forum in Accra on the theme ‘’promoting Good Business Environment through Ethics, Integrity and Accountability to the enable the private sector  to grow as a means of increasing employment and also fighting corruption. Delivering the keynote, Mrs. Clara Beeri Kowlaga Kasser-Tee, Head of chambers, Kasser Law firm said, it was unfortunate that ...

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Ghana Gas connects pipeline to Aboadze power enclave

The Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has successfully completed the tie-in of its 11-km gas pipeline from Atuabo to the West African Gas Pipeline at the Aboadze power enclave in the Shama District in the Western Region. The project, which was completed ahead of schedule and within cost, is expected to pave the way for more reliable energy supply ...

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Govt announces May 15 to June 15 as closed season for fishing

Government has announced May 15 to June 15, 2019 as dates for the ban on fishing in the country. Dubbed “closed season”, the ban is aimed at saving some species of fishes such as mackerel and anchovies which are going into extinction due to poor fishing practices. Announcing the new dates at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, the ...

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Forestry Commission,VRA sign Agreement to plant Bamboo along Volta Lake

Mr Ebenezer Allotey(left) and Mr John Allotey exchanging the MoU

The Forestry Commission and the Volta River Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding intended to plant bamboo to protect the Volta Lake. The two agencies have agreed to collaborate by pooling their resources to protect the Volta Lake which houses the Akosombo Dam with bamboo plantations for effective power generation. The project dubbed, ‘Bamboo for the Protection of the ...

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2018 Africa Visa Openness Report: Ghana ranked 7th in Africa

Ghana has been ranked seventh in Africa for being more open to other African countries in terms ofopening up its borders for other African travellers when it comes to visa policies. The country moved from the 22nd position in 2015 to sixth in 2016 and now occupies the seventh position as at 2018. This is according to the 2018 Africa ...

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We won’t tolerate lip service after vigilantism dialogue – NCCE

Josephine Nkrumah

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), says it is hopeful that the impending dialogue between the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), on finding ways to rid the political system of vigilante groups will be fruitful. Since President Akufo-Addo called for the meeting, the two major political parties have been going back and forth ...

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Issuance Of Construction And Building Permit In Accra Made Digital

Hajia Alima Mahama

Government has taken a giant step towards automating the issuance of construction and building permit to reduce time and cost of doing business. The move, which would be implemented using a web-based application software, seeks to reduce corruption, facilitate ease of doing business, ensure proper control on construction and planning. For the start, the application software funded by the Department ...

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