Monthly Archives: March 2015

Work progresses on 50 community SHSs

Work on the first batch of 50 schools being undertaken under the government’s community senior high school (SHS) concept is progressing steadily Tendering for the construction of the next batch of 73 community SHSs has also started to bring the number under construction to 123. According to President John Dramani Mahama, the project is being undertaken in fulfilment of the ...

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IMF programme will impose restrictions – Mahama

Ghana’s programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will come with some restrictions on commercial borrowing, President John Dramani Mahama has hinted. Consequently, the government would have to find innovative means to finance some of the very critical ongoing infrastructural projects. President Mahama said this when he received the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Mr Mauro Vieira, at the Jubilee Lounge of ...

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Oil importers could set their own price by December – Gov’t

Importers and marketers of petroleum products could be allowed to fix their own prices by the end of the year, Government has said. It is an idea that will form part of a deregulation policy aimed at bringing in more private sector players. Deputy minister of petroleum Ben Dagadu disclosed this at the annual general meeting of the chamber of ...

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10 Under 30 African Inventors Set To Make A Difference

VENTURES AFRICA – Despite political and social bottlenecks in different parts of the continent, Africa’s newest generation are breaking barriers to write their names on the sands of time not only in their country but also on the world’s timeline. Among these exceptional people are young Africans looking inward to create specialized solutions to the unique challenges that their societies ...

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11 of the Most Astounding UNESCO Sites in Africa

With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world’s largest population of giant tortoises, Africa’s world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity. BOTSWANA 1. Okavango Delta With annual flooding between June and August, this astounding delta is formed as the Okavango River meets with the basin of Botswana‘s Kalahari – the water eventually evaporating or draining into the surrounding ...

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34,000 Black Churches Break Ties With Presbyterian Church USA

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African-Americans, has broken its fellowship with Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) following its recent vote to approve same-sex marriage. The Presbyterian General Assembly, the top legislative body of the PCUSA, voted last June to revise the constitutional language defining marriage. This arbitrary ...

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Guinea declares Ebola ‘health emergency’ in five regions

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions in the west and south-west of the country over Ebola. The restrictions include the quarantining of hospitals and clinics where new cases are detected, new rules on burials and possible lockdowns. The Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013. In January, the World Health Organization reported ...

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University of Ghana Pharmacy Students Association organised health education for traders

The University of Ghana Pharmacy Students Association has organised a health education and free screening exercise for traders of the 31st December Market in Accra. The programme, under the theme: “Healthy Youth Fair” was to provide healthy living information to the people, check on their disease conditions and dispense de-wormer drugs to children. They screened for health problems like diabetes, ...

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Malawi to burn its £5m ivory stockpile this week – and demonstrate its commitment to wildlife conservation

The world’s poorest country is to make the world’s most expensive bonfire. On Thursday, Malawi will set fire to ivory worth more than £5m, in an extravagant gesture designed to demonstrate its commitment to wildlife conservation and the fight against the colossal worldwide business of wildlife crime. Almost four tons of ivory is held in Malawi’s stockpile, and it is ...

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330 megawatts ‘dumsor’ relief to come in June

Managers of the Takoradi International Company (TICO) plant in the Aboadze Thermal Enclave say the 330MW of power expected from their power plants by end of June will lead to an improvement in the current power crisis. Speaking during a visit to the Aboadze Enclave on Thursday by President John Dramani Mahama, the Managing Director of TICO, Nana Osafo Kantanka, ...

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