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Formal Sector Employs Only Two Percent Of Ghanaian Labour Annually – NEIP

Mr Franklin Owusu Karikari

Only two percent of the 250, 000 of Ghanaians who enter the Ghanaian labour market annually, are absorbed in the formal sector, Mr Franklin Owusu Karikari, the Director for Business Support of the National Entrepreneurship Innovative Plan (NEIP) has said. He said the remaining 98 percent relied on the informal sector for jobs, saying, last year alone, the country produced ...

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Expand Legal Education To Guarantee Rights Protection – Mustapha Hamid

Minister for Inner-cities and Zongo development

Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister for Inner- City and Zongo Development has stressed the need for the expansion of legal education to bridge the lawyer-citizen ratio in the country. This will ensure the availability, efficiency and accessibility of legal services to all regardless of one’s social, political or economic circumstances. Ghana has an estimated population of over 30 million with Lawyer ...

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I can’t sack ‘goro boys’ from my office; they’re human beings – Registrar General

Mrs Jemima Oware

The Registrar-General Jemima Oware has stated that she cannot stop middlemen popularly referred to as ‘Goro boys’ from operating at the Registrar Generals Department. Although these activities are largely illegal, the Registrar-General said these middlemen are also human beings who are working to make ends meet. ‘Goro boys’ are middlemen who extort money from clients to offer them supposed speedy ...

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Stanford Seed Transformation Network, Ghana to support economic development

Constance Swaniker

The Ghana Chapter of the Seed Transformation Network has stated its readiness to encourage national dialogue among stakeholders within the Ghanaian economy to maximise the economic gains of the country. The President of the Network, Madam Constance Swaniker, stated this at a media launch in Accra on March 27, 2019. She said in a release issued in Accra that “the ...

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UEW: Three dismissed lecturers reinstated, school to reopen on April 8

The Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has reinstated three lecturers who were dismissed from the institution. The school is also set to reopen on April 8, 2019, after it was shut down following student protests against the school’s Vice Chancellor over the dismissal of some of the lecturers. According to a statement from the Governing Council ...

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Cost Of Internet In Ghana Too Expensive – World Bank To Ursula Owusu

Dr Hafiz Ghanem

The World Bank has lamented over the high cost of internet in low-to-middle income countries, including Ghana. The Bank’s Vice President for Africa, Hafez Ghanem, who made this observation when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, urged her to adopt measures to bring the cost down. A research findings released in October 2018 by ...

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GES Will Not Defend Teachers Who Assault Students

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has reiterated its caution to teachers against corporal punishment. Mr Gideon Tsawodzi, the Volta Regional Guidance and Counselling Coordinator, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said, the Service had banned caning in private and public primary and secondary schools and would not defend any teacher reported for assaulting pupils and students. He ...

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Gov’t to introduce electric buses

Deputy Minister of Transport, Daniel Titus-Glover

The government plans to introduce buses powered by compressed natural gas and electric buses as part of efforts to reduce air pollution on the roads in the country. The environmentally-friendly buses are expected to phase-out the operations of urban buses – popularly called ‘trotro’ – that use dirty fossil fuels such as diesel and petrol. The Deputy Minister of Transport, Daniel ...

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Crises in rural areas threatens progress in hunger, poverty reduction – Global Food Report

Rural areas continue to be in a state of crisis in many parts of the world, threatening to slow the progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, global climate targets, and improved food and nutrition security. This is contained in the 2019 Global Food Policy Report (GFPR) released today by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Rural areas remain underserved compared to urban areas ...

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Sunyani hosts grand durbar for International Day of Forests

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

Sunyani, the administrative capital of the newly created Bono Region will host this year’s grand durbar of stakeholders to climax the International Day of Forests in June. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie made this known in Accra recently during the media launch of the International Day of Forests. Mr Owusu Afriyie stated, ...

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