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Airport Company is debt ridden – Aviation Minister

Aviation Minister,Mr Joseph Kofi Adda

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) is so burdened with debt accrued from the establishment of Terminal 3 such that it requires a “strategic partner” in making Ghana the aviation hub of the sub-region, Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda has said. Reacting to allegations of the sale and privatization of the country’s airports to TAV-Summa Consortium, a Turkish conglomerate ...

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Africa’s development experts must engage for continent’s rapid growth – Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Thursday urged increased and knowledgeable exchange between Africa’s community of development experts to enable solutions to bridge the continents infrastructure deficit. According to the President, Africa was replete with world-class experts, whose capabilities have not been well utilised to the benefit of the continent, thus, it was time that these human resources were managed well for its ...

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Lives are more important than grades – Apaak barks at government again

Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament Dr. Clement Apaak has hit back at the government insisting the shutdown of schools as some schools have started recording cases. The legislator who represents the Builsa South constituency in a statement asked the government to heed to the advice and call from the Ghana Medical Association and other bodies to shutdown ...

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‘Quickly’ deal with school coronavirus situation – Akufo-Addo tasks sub-committee

President Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged a sub-committee of the Presidential COVID-19 Taskforce to looking into the cases being recorded in schools. Within the past few days, nine students of Mpraeso Senior High School in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region have been isolated over COVID-19 fears. The school is awaiting results of tests conducted on the students as they receive medical attention ...

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Minister charges employers to engage unions to address workers’ concerns

Ignatius Baffour Awuah

Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, has encouraged employers to engage their local unions to agree on common ways to manage labour challenges in their mutual interest. Mr Baffour-Awuah said in the event of downsizing their workforce, it should be done in consultation with the leadership of the unions but management should not take unilateral decisions, especially ...

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Government urged to use its purchasing power to drive sustainability in the domestic timber trade

Mr. Mustapha Seidu, Director of NDF

Ghana’s forest reserves are dwindling at an alarming rate of 2% per annum, with about 480.000 m3 woods harvested illegally for both export and domestic use. To regulate the sector and conserve the remaining forest, the government of Ghana has signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to only export legal timber to the European Union Market. To ensure the sustainability ...

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Roads Minister commends General Construction& Dev’t Ltd for diligence

Hon Kwesi Amoako-Atta

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon.  Kwesi Amoako Atta has given thumps up to General Construction and Development Limited for its diligence in the execution of road projects in the country. In particular, the Minister commended the Company for the topnotch execution of the Osiem to Begoro road in the Eastern Region, while urging other contractors to emulate the ...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs rescues over 200 ‘enslaved’ Ghanaians in Lebanon

Shirley Ayorkor-Botchway,Minister of Foreign Affairs

It is not uncommon to see many Ghanaians traveling outside the country to seek greener pastures. Most often, these individuals, especially women are lied to and taken advantage of by agents who take their monies, promise them heaven on earth but end up selling them as ‘Domestic Workers’ across the globe. With this increasing and worrisome trend at hand, the ...

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Personal threats to Jean Mensa must stop- Abantu, WMC caution

Mrs Jean Mensa, EC boss

Abantu for development and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) have expressed worry about the increasing rate of attacks on women who take up leadership positions in the country, cautioning those involved in such brazen act to desist from it. “We are deeply saddened that women in leadership positions have faced multiple insults and acts of degradation over the years while ...

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AfDB unveils roadmap to safeguard food security against impacts of COVID-19

The African Development Bank has unveiled a strategic roadmap of projects and programmes to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the COVID-19 crisis through a raft of immediate and longer-term measures. The Feed Africa Response to COVID-19 (FAREC) paves the way for a comprehensive intervention to build resilience, sustainability and regional self-sufficiency in Africa’s ...

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