SOUTH AFRICA READY TO GRANT GHANAIANS VISA-FREE ENTRY

South African High Commissioner to Ghana Lulu Xingwana says South Africa is ready to give Ghana visa-free entry into the country. Ghana has been selected as part of the countries to receive a visa-free access to South Africa. “South Africa has been ready for more than a year to give Ghanaians visa-free entry into the […]

6,000 HEALTH WORKERS PAID 50% BONUS

A total of 6,000 frontline health workers, who were vetted and validated as having been in direct management of Covid-19 cases, have had their 50 per cent basic salary incentive package for the month of April. The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, who disclosed this in Parliament yesterday, said the list was subject to review […]

Ministry of Information commissions RTI secretariat

The Ministry of Information on Friday commissioned the Right to Information (RTI) Secretariat to harmonize the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Secretariat is tasked to coordinate the activities and provide support for RTI officers and their assistants at the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah […]

People of Akramang get CHPS compound

A CHPS compound, nurses’ quarters and a mechanized borehole has been inaugurated for the people of Akramang in the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality of the Eastern Region. The project was funded by the Australian High Commission in Ghana with support from the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly in partnership with the Ark Development Organisation (formerly AMPA Resource Organisation), an […]

COCOBOD CLOSES HEAD OFFICE FOR FUMIGATION

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) on Tuesday said its head office in Accra will be closed from Wednesday, July 8, to Friday, July 10, for fumigation exercise after some staff tested positive for COVID-19. The Head Office would be opened on Monday, July 13, 2020, a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency and signed by […]

Pandemic could push 49 million Africans into poverty – AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty by the coronavirus pandemic. The AfDB said on Tuesday that West and Central Africa stand to be most hit by the economic slump. The bank projects that the economy will rebound from the pandemic slump in 2021. The […]

WAEC releases WASSCE timetable; Examination begins July 20

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the timetable for the August 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The timetable, which has been submitted to the Ministry of Education, is expected to begin on Monday, July 20, 2020 with Project Work for Visual Arts candidates, while the theory papers will start from […]

NGO donates COVID-19 protective items to communities

Mr Emmanuel Mintah, the Chief Executive Director of the Ark Development Organisation says COVID-19 is real and advised the youth, especially the girls to refrain from social vices. He asked them to abide by the health safety measures by wearing the nose masks, washing of hands and the use of hand sanitizers. Mr Mintah gave […]

COVID-19 testing not abandoned — Ghana Health Service

The Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has said that testing for COVID-19 has not stopped in the country, contrary to claims in certain circles. He said testing was still going on at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, the Kumasi Centre for […]

Government secures private sector investment to revive Akosombo textiles

The government has secured private sector investment to revive the Akosombo Textiles Limited (ATL), Mr Alan Kyerematen, the Minister of Trade and Industry, has said. He said contrary to claims in certain quarters that the operations of ATL had grounded completely, the government was rather up to the task and the future looked good for […]