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October 30, 2017 11:58 AM Allowances for 8,000 National Service personnel suspended

Allowances for about 8,000 National Service personnel across the country have been withheld, the National Service Secretariat has announced. A statement signed by the acting Executive Director of the Secretariat, Mustapha Ussif, explained that the suspension of the payment of the September allowances is to allow for investigations into the affected personnel 49

October 30, 2017 10:51 AM Hot Audio: Ghana not paying $400, 000 to Google yearly; Vokacom CEO insists

The Chief Executive Officer of Vokacom, the company that developed the digital address system, has dismissed claims that government will pay an annual subscription fee of $400,000 to Google for deploying the service on its platform. According to Nana Osei Afrifa, the said amount is rather a part of the contract sum the government paid to Vokacom out of which 74

October 29, 2017 4:54 PM Women in Builsa South trained to improve their businesses

Fumbisi (UER) Oct 29, GNA - One Hundred and Twenty-Eight women in the Builsa South District in the Upper East Region have been trained to improve their businesses by adding value to some raw products. They were trained on best methods of rice parboiling/processing, shea butter extraction, malt processing, soap making, dawadawa processing and groundnut 25

October 29, 2017 12:52 PM Ghana still recording high maternal, neonatal mortality

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline | Abubakar Ibrahim Maternal mortality ratio is still as high as 319 per 100,000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate is 29 per 1,000 live births, the Health Minister has disclosed. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu said there are still significant variations in health and nutrition status across wealth quintiles and geographic regions 61

October 29, 2017 8:57 AM Ghana won’t pay Google for address system after 2017 – Andah

Government does not intend to make any more license payments to Google, beyond 2017, for embedding the company’s online map into the country’s newly designed National Digital Property Addressing System, Ghana Post GPS. The management of Ghana Post had announced that Ghana is to pay Google an amount of $400,000 as a licensing fee annually, for making 76

October 28, 2017 2:30 PM Germany committed to dealing with Climate Change in West Africa

Mr Hans-Hagle Sander, Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy has said dealing with climate change has become a key element of Germany’s efforts to develop business with West Africa. He said many German organisations, were carrying out various activities and programmes in West Africa, especially in Ghana, to ensure that the region adapted to the impact 108

October 28, 2017 1:05 PM 7 African countries lead battle against malnutrition

Source: IFPRI Director for Africa, Ousmane Badiane A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition as they have successfully implemented a range of actions that have started to improve nutrition for all. Good nutrition contributes to cognitive development, better opportunities for children to realise their potential, and higher 101

October 28, 2017 9:16 AM Offline version of Ghanapost GPS to be rolled out soon

The Deputy Communications Minister, George Andah has said the Ghana Post will roll out service centers with offline mode devices for the generation of digital addresses via text message for users without internet access. The software, Ghana Post GPS was launched on Wednesday, October 18, by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to host the Digital addressing 54

October 28, 2017 8:04 AM Ghana Post GPS can withstand cyber-attack – Ursula

The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has made a case for how robust the recently launched Ghana Post GPS system is. According to her, enough measures have been put in place to prevent any external intrusion or hacking. “The proper firewalls and security features are being built into the system prior to it going live to protect against 52

October 27, 2017 7:46 PM Government committed to formalise the economy through digitalisation

Accra, Oct. 27, GNA - Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, Friday said, the Ghana Post Global Positioning System (GPS) application rolled out by Government, forms part of the process of integrating the national digital ecosystem to formalise the economy. She said the digital addressing system was to ensure effective and smooth delivery 35