Monthly Archives: April 2015

AFCON 2017 budget was just $15m – Ayariga

Government would have spent about $15 million to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), according to the former Minister of Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga. Ghana lost out on the right to host the next AFCON after Confederation of African Football (CAF) opted for 2012 co-hosts Gabon. The reaction to CAF’s decision has been mixed but several people ...

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Woman heads WAEC after 62 years

Dr. Evelyn Kandakai, a Liberian, has been elected the 18th Chairman of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Council in Lagos, Nigeria. Dr. Kandakai is the first female to be elected to the position in the 63 year history of the Council. Her election is for a three-year tenure in line with the ...

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NSS personnel in remote areas to receive incentive packages

A Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has stated that the Ministry is working to prioritize the employment of National Service Personnel who accept postings to remote areas. He said the Ministry is designing two incentive packages which would allow the retention of service personnel serving in remote areas and offer them scholarship for further studies. Mr Ablakwa announced ...

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Ghana Council of Georgia welcomes New Ambassador to Atlanta

The Ghana Council of Georgia will host a town hall meeting as it welcomes the newly appointed ambassador of Ghana to the United States, His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith. The forum will cover a variety of topics of interest geared toward the concerns of the Ghana constituency in Georgia. The topics range from business possibilities in Ghana to ...

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#VGMA2015: Joe Mettle wins Best Male Vocal Performance of the year!

Ghanaian gospel artiste Joe Mettle has won the award for Best Vocal Male Artist of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ceremony held on Saturday April 11, 2012. The event dubbed “Ignited by Passion and Powered by 25 million fans”” was arguably the biggest show on the Ghanaian entertainment calendar. Joe Mettle won for his delivery of ...

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Over 450,000 Ghanaians living with diabetes

Reports released by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has revealed that a total of 450,000 Ghanaians are living with diabetes as at the end of 2014. The report indicated that, 330,000 of the figure, representing 75 per cent of the cases, remained undiagnosed, posing an increased danger of complications for people living with diabetes unaware. It also estimated that the ...

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Project to grow 36,000 new businesses across 161 districts

About 36,000 new businesses have been targeted to be grown in 161 districts under the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) as part of the government’s push to fight poverty. Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah, the Trade and Industry Minister, said this would be done through the combination of employable skills training, apprenticeship and master craftsmen training. The programme is being jointly funded by ...

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Ghana establishes first emergency medicine training programme

Ghana has cut a slice of medical history for itself with the establishment of the first ever training programme in emergency medicine and nursing in the West African sub-region. Already about 15 specialist emergency physicians had been trained with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS) and are currently working in hospitals in the Ashanti, Greater Accra and Northern ...

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I’m not doing music for money – Kontihene

Award-winning Hip Life artiste Nana Kontihene now known as Ohene, has disclosed that he does music not because of money but for pleasure. The Multiple hit recording artiste who was speaking on Adom FM’s midmorning show- Work and Happiness- hosted by Ohemaa Woyeje on Friday, said music makes him “feel vibrant and delighted” in so many ways. Born Nana Kojo ...

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Impose 20% tax on palm oil importation

The economy stands a chance of raising approximately US$20million annually if government is able to impose a 10 percent adjustment tax in addition to the 10 percent ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) on importation of crude palm oil (CPO), B&FT has been told. Being a major net importer of the CPO,the country’s domestic consumption is pegged at about 370,000 metric ...

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