Home » Breaking News (page 5)

Breaking News

India records world’s biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases

India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday as a second wave of the pandemic raised new fears about the ability of crumbling health services to cope. Health officials across northern and western India including the capital, New Delhi, said they were in crisis, with most hospitals full and running out of oxygen. Some doctors were ...

Read More »

Forestry Commission to plant 300,000 trees in Accra

The Deputy Accra Regional Manager of the Forestry Commission, George Agbenowoshi has disclosed that his outfit is set to ‘green’ the region. The operation Green Ghana campaign initiated by the Commission under the leadership of the sector minister will see the planting of some 300,000 trees in the Greater Accra Region as part of the 5 million trees nationwide campaign. ...

Read More »

Akufo-Addo names deputy ministers, appoints Minister of State at Finance Ministry

President Akufo-Addo has finally released his list of deputy ministers, subject to approval by Parliament. According to a statement from the presidency, the list was submitted to the Speaker of Parliament today. In all, there are 39 deputy ministers appointed under 24 portfolios. The ministries of Trade, Local Government and Energy have three deputy minister-nominees. The list had been highly ...

Read More »

Inclusive Education must be shared responsibility – Headmistress

Mrs. Selina Twum-Ampofo, Headmistress of the Madina Demonstration Basic and Special School says Inclusive Education must be shared responsibility and all stakeholders must be on board. She thus called on the La-Nkwantanang Municipal Assembly to pay their part and ensure the smooth implementation of the Inclusive Education policy within the school. “As a school, we lack some basic things like ...

Read More »

Gov’t launches Fraud Control Dashboard to curtail digital crime

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has launched joint platform between telecom industry players, financial technology service providers, the Bank of Ghana and the police to fight against fraud in the digital finance ecosystem. The platform dubbed Fraud Control Dashboard (FCD), has become necessary because, as Ghana marches towards a cash-lite, society, characterized by the wide usage of digital financial service, sophisticated ...

Read More »

Accra to host ‘Make in Africa 2021 Summit’

World Trade Centre Accra (WTC Accra) in collaboration with government ministries across Africa (concerned with trade, investment promotion and economic management), manufacturing firms, investors, development partners and other relevant stakeholders will hold the maiden edition of its Make in Africa 2021 Summit on the 30th June, 2021 under the theme “Showcasing Africa’s Potential as the World’s Next Manufacturing Hub”.   ...

Read More »

Ghana, Cocoa and Chocolate Companies partner to protect and restore Forests

Ghana and Cocoa and Chocolate Companies have announced an agreement to accelerate collaboration to protect and restore forests in cocoa-growing areas. With the agreement, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and the Forestry Commission of Ghana (GFC) are building a partnership to further align the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program (GCFRP) and the Cocoa & Forests Initiative to achieve no deforestation ...

Read More »

EU threatens to ban cocoa from Ghana over galamsey-induced land degradation

The European Union (EU) is threatening to ban cocoa from Ghana if the negative impact of illegal mining on cocoa farms in the country persists. Making a presentation at the ongoing National Consultative Dialogue on Small Scale Mining in Accra today, April 15, 2021, the deputy Chief Executive in-Charge of Agronomy and Quality Control at COCOBOD, Dr. Emmanuel Agyemang Dwomoh, ...

Read More »

GIPC, UNDP launch ‘SDG Investment Platform’ to close Ghana’s $43 billion SDG financing gap

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has partnered the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to outdoor the “SDG Investment Platform” meant to provide market intelligence on investment opportunities in Ghana to investors. The launch sets in motion the UNDP’s enterprising initiative to accelerate SDG-aligned investments in the country by offering insight, data, and impact measurement tools to both local and ...

Read More »

Government exceeds revenue target by Ghs 3 billion for Q1 2021

Government is reported to have surpassed its revenue mobilization target for the first quarter of 2021 by more than Ghs 3 billion. The revenue mobilization performance posited by government for Q1 2021, according to the Bank of Ghana (BoG) is higher than pre-pandemic mobilised revenues. Speaking in a media interaction, Head of Research at the BoG, Philip Otoo, noted the increased ...

Read More »