Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Nana Agyekum Dwamena, Head of the Civil Service (HCS), has said Personal Assistants (PAs) and Technical Advisors (TAs) at various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are impeding the work of civil servants. This development has become a cause for concern. Consequently, the new civil service law has made clear proposals...
Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kyerematen has stated that 232 out of 260 factories under its flagship 1D1F industrialisation programme are near completion, with some operating at full capacity, when he addressed the Nation Building Updates held last week Thursday. He further disclosed that through the 1D1F initiative, 76 projects...
High post-harvest losses is one of the main constraints for peasant farmers who form the bulk of those engaged in the country’s agriculture sector. Apart from making farming unattractive, it also has the tendency to inhibit efforts at ensuring food security in the country, whiles perpetuating poverty amongst farmers. Various...
A properly defined and enforced national guideline on food safety is critical to maintaining health and preventing malnutrition amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Head of Corporation of the Canadian High Commission in Accra, Corey Huntington says a robust and diverse food supply is an essential part of the health and nutrition...
Even as the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has been pushing hard to digitise the economy, the digital divide in Africa, coupled with the fact that many people are excluded from online access through poverty and lack of coverage, makes it quite a daunting task. Researchers have found that closing...
The National Information Technology Agency (NITA), is set to hold a virtual Information Communication Technology stakeholders to discuss ICT Standards and Guidelines developed by NITA. The conference, which is set to take place today, Monday, September 28, 2020, at 10 AM – 12 PM under the theme ‘Deepening Regulatory Compliance...
This year’s World Maritime Day was celebrated last Friday on 24 September in the form of an online event. A global audience heard how innovation, the maritime workforce and the role of industry and governments can work to realise shipping's sustainable future. They raised issues and highlighted solutions facing shipping, particularly...
The President, while on a three-day tour of the Western North Region, announced the award of a new cocoa producer price of GH¢10,560 per metric ton, equivalent to GH¢660 per bag for the coming 2020/21 crop year. The increase in the producer price saw cocoa farmers present at the ceremony...
Every year, millions of cedis are paid as demurrage – fees importers pay for overstayed containers – to shipping lines. Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) consequently embarked on an educational drive to improve the situation, even though there has been some improvement, figures still remains high. According to the GSA, from estimation...
The newly appointed Director-General of the GCAA Charles Kraikue is confident that the aviation sector is bouncing back quickly after the opening of the air borders on September 1 as an appreciable number of airlines have begun operations. Data from the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) reveal that 16 out...
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