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Govt clears GH¢2.2bn of GH¢3.2bn arrears

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has announced that the government had, by the end of last September, paid GH¢2,287 million out of a total of GH¢3.2 billion arrears programmed for clearance in 2017.

Education curricula requires urgent review – Dr Chambas

By John Elliot HAGAN, Accra
A Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas has called for the urgent review of educational institutions in the country to update their curricula to align with the direction in which Africa and the world are going.

Nigeria envoy tours Krif Ghana Limited

By John Elliot HAGAN, Accra
Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Femi Michael Abikoye has toured the offices of stationery giant, Krif Ghana Limited, with a call on Nigerians in Ghana not to engage in any lawful activities which will mar the good co-operation between them and the host community, Ghana.

NCA shuts down operations of illegal radio station

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has shut down Radio Dam, an illegal FM station that was broadcasting on 104.9FM, an unauthorized frequency.
The station was discovered on air in a routine spectrum monitoring exercise conducted by the NCA.

1,796 Communities to get electricity - Minister

A total of 1,796 communities would be connected to the national grid next year, while the government pursues major renewable and alternative energy projects to ensure adequate and reliable power to support domestic, corporate and industrial activities.
Delivering the 2018 Budget Statement and Economic Policy to Parliament on Wednesday, the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, said under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme, the sector ministry would distribute 12 million LED lamps under a cost recovery programme.

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Finnish Minister praises Ghana’s Free SHS policy

By Isaac AIDOO, Accra
Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Mr Kai Mykkanen has praised Ghana’s investment into education, and described government’s free Senior High School (SHS) programme as ambitious and one that would move the country into economic prosperity.

Sickle cell patients abandon treatment

By John Elliot HAGAN, Accra
Acting Director of the Adult Sickle Cell Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Yvonne Dei Adomakoh is encouraging all sickle cell patients to religiously attend the sickle cell clinic of the hospital as that is the only surest place to get a sickle cell specialist to attend to them in properly managing and improving their health.

Danish queen’s state visit to boost trade relations

By John Elliot HAGAN, Accra
The queen of Denmark, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, will be on a three-day visit to Ghana from November 23 to 25, 2017, with the aim to strengthen the ties between Ghana and Denmark and also promote trade among the two nations.

First Lady calls for unified stakeholder decision to end FGM

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has called for a strong leadership drive, common purpose and urgent actions from stakeholders as key elements to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) globally.
She said since the practice involved human lives in deeply rooted cultures across many regions, including Africa and Asia, there was the need to mobilise stakeholders like governments, policymakers, civil society organisations, as well as resources to facilitate measures to eradicate FGM.

35 Ghanaian students receive Chinese Ambassador’s Award

By Kenneth O. ADADE, Accra
The sixth edition of the Chinese Ambassador’s Award to brilliant students came off the University of Ghana, Legon, with 35 students and pupils receiving the awards.