Author Archives: VibeGhana

Creation of new regions needs support from chiefs- Letsa

Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister has called on traditional rulers in northern part of the Volta region to play active roles in the creation of the proposed “Oti Region” out of the Volta region. He said the creation of new regions were necessary for ending poverty and speeding up development and underscored the need for traditional authorities ...

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Government establishes fund for Major Mahama

The government has revealed that it would establish a Trust Fund in the name of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama. The fund which would be called “Major Mahama” Trust Fund is to cater for the welfare his wife and children. Mr Dominic Nitiwul, Minister for Defence made the revelation to the media after he presented a Bill to Parliament ...

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Operations of small-scale miners to be audited – Amewu

Government would soon audit the operations of small-scale miners across the country as the basis to approve the continuation of their activities. Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, made the disclosure when he met the Progressive Small-scale Miners Association in Accra on Tuesday. He said the Ministry would come out on Thursday, October 26, regarding ...

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Leaked Botchwey report doctored – Allotey Jacobs

Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has said that the Kwesi Botchwey report that probed why the party lost the 2016 elections circulating in the media has been doctored. According to him, though some aspects of the report are factual, others are fabrications “just to create a civil war in the NDC”. The highly ...

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Traditional authorities in B/A affirm commitment to end child marriage

Traditional Authorities in the Banda and Tain Districts of the Brong-Ahafo Region have reaffirmed their commitment to fight against child marriage in the two areas. Chiefs and Queens have attributed child marriage, which is rife in the two Districts, to teenage pregnancy and traditional practices. At a news conference in Sunyani, the traditional rulers commended Action Aid Ghana, (AAG), a ...

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Ghana Armed Forces commences 2017/2018 special medical intake

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has commenced the 2017/2018 Special Medical Intake enlistment process as advertised in the Saturday October 21’s edition of the Daily Graphic and Monday, October 23’s edition of the Ghanaian Times. A statement issued in Accra from the Public Relations Directorate of GAF and copied to the Ghana News Agency indicated that he scratch cards for ...

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DLT is not to “Name and Shame MMDAs” – Director

The District League Table (DLT) is not to name and shame Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) but rather to effectively assess their potentials, Mrs Mabel Amoako Atta, a Director at the Office of the Head of Local Government Service has said. She said this was to engender competition amongst MMDAs, as well as stimulate district level performance and further ...

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Watch out for Karela FC in Premier League – DOL Chairman

Newly promoted Premiership club, Karela FC have been tipped by Mr Owoahene Acheampong, Chairman of the Division One League Board (DOLB) to excel in their debut elite campaign. Mr Acheampong in an interview with the GNA Sports said the Nzema based side is a team to watch next season. All the three clubs relegated from the just ended Premier League ...

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GSMA publishes new report on mobile-enabled digital transformation in Ghana

Worldwide mobile operators GSMA has launched a report in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) that examines the transformative opportunities presented by mobile-enabled digital services in Ghana. The report was unveiled at a high-level roundtable between the Ghana government and mobile industry leaders on Monday. The meeting was held in partnership with DFID, the Ghana Chamber of ...

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Court to rule on ECG Concessionary case

An Accra High Court has set October 31 for the ruling on an application for interlocutory injunction by 1,001 workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), challenging moves to hand over the operations of the Company to a concessionaire without any redundancy package for them. Mr Martin Kpebu, Counsel for the ECG Workers, in their application, are seeking the ...

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National Biosafety Authority works to ensure safety of GMOs

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has given the assurance that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) products that are consumed in the country are safe for human health and on the environment. “We are making sure that the public get only biotech products that are beneficial”, Mr Eric Okoree, Chief Executive Officer of NBA said. Pro-GMOs activists have augured that studies carried ...

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Nestlé and IFRC partner to improve access to water and sanitation

Nestlé has partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to increase access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for 76,300 people in 50 cocoa producing communities. A statement from Nestle said the initiative, in the Eastern and Ashanti Regions of Ghana, is in line with Nestlé’s ambition to help improve 30 million livelihoods in ...

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African Airshow takes off at Kotoka International Airport

The First Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition for West Africa will take place at the Kotoka International Airport from October 24 – 26, 2017. The event is under the auspices of the Ministry of Aviation and the distinguished patronage of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, said ...

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ICI inteventions are yielding fruits – Farmers

Cocoa farmers in the Assin Fosu hub of the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) have said the international NGO’s support, aimed at improving their livelihoods, while eliminating child labour in their communities, are paying off. The representatives of the farmers told journalists, at a media training programme, that the awareness and educational programmes in their communities had resulted in keeping children ...

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