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2021 WASSCE: ADVICE TO WAEC AND CANDIDATES

Once again, another examination is here with us and all candidates offering Visual Arts begun their West African Senior School Certificate Examination last Monday, August 16, 2020; by sitting for the practical paper in Ceramics and Basketry. The die is cast, and the candidates are expected to give good account of their 3-year stay in the classroom. In the 2020 ...

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Workshop on grassroots advocacy held in Ahafo Region

A day’s capacity-building workshop for grassroots organizations in the Ahafo Region has been organized by the Ahafo Movement for Development at the Asutifi North District Assembly Hall in Kenyasi. Held on the theme, ‘Sharing Lessons and experiences in Grassroots advocacy,’ the workshop was funded by Global Greengrant Fund (GGF)a global donor organization based in the USA. The resource person for ...

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Ghana loses Ghs 13.8 billion annually through corruption

Ghana is estimated to be losing some Ghs 13.8 billion ($3 billion) annually through corruption-related activities. The estimated amount according to the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ, Richard Quayson, and as contained in a presentation on corruption by tax consultant Dr Ali-Nakyea, represents more than 300 percent of the country’s 2016 annual budget estimates. In his presentation, Dr Ali-Nakyea posited ...

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GHS to begin offering Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots from tomorrow

The Ghana Health Service is expected to begin giving out jabs of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the Greater Accra Region on Friday, August 13, 2021. Vaccine shots in other coronavirus hotspots such as the Ashanti Region will begin next Monday, August 16, 2021. “We are hopeful that at least the Greater Accra Region will start [vaccination] on Friday. ...

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Shell agrees to pay $110M over oil spills in Nigeria

Oil giant Shell agreed on Wednesday to pay £95 million to communities in southeastern Nigeria whose land was ravaged by oil spills in the 1970s, according to lawyers from both sides. Environmental NGOs, including the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop), have accused Shell of more than 20 years of environmental degradation and negligence in Ogoni country, ...

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Media hype of crime induces fear in the country – Kwesi Ofori

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwesi Ofori, has stated that of late the media hype of crime in the country does not necessarily suggest that there is an increase in crime but serves as a conduit in spreading fear among the citizenry of Ghana. He pointed out that the country can boast of more than 300 media houses in the ...

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Malawi leader sacks minister over corruption allegation

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has sacked the energy minister and his advisor who are facing corruption charges. The two and one other official – Enock Chihana, a partner in the governing Tonse Alliance – were arrested on Monday for their alleged involvement in a state oil contract. They were reportedly trying to influence the way that contracts for the supply ...

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Investing in Africa

Africa is one of the world’s fastest-growing economic hubs but meeting the demand for key infrastructure across its many levels has been identified as a priority. According to the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa is home to more than 1 billion people, more than 50% of whom will be younger than 25 by 2050. The African continent offers a wealth of ...

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SSNIT loses $11.79m from liquidation of 3 investments – Auditor General Report

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) registered a total loss of $11.79 million from the liquidation of three of its investments with a total cash outlay of $14.768 million. This is a revelation from the 2020 Auditor-General Report. The report, therefore, urged management to investigate the non-performance of the investments to ensure value for money. “We urged Management ...

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Family dies after mistaking fertilizer for salt

Twenty-four members of the same family have died after consuming a suspected poisoned meal in north-western Nigeria. The incident happened in Danzanke village – a remote community in the north-west Sokoto state. The state’s health commissioner, Ali Inname, told journalists that the family mistakenly used fertiliser chemical that looked like salt in preparing a meal on Monday. He said medical personnel tried to save the ...

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