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February 23, 2018 6:35 AM BBC launches 2018 Komla Dumor Award

The BBC is seeking a rising star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, now in its fourth year. Journalists from across the continent are invited to apply for the award, which aims to uncover and promote fresh talent from Africa. The winner will spend three months at the BBC headquarters in London, gaining skills and experience 1

February 22, 2018 2:02 PM ‘One village, one dam’ will boost agric sector – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called on the government to implement its flagship ‘one village, one dam’ project to enable farmers to ensure year-long supply of water to their farms, even in the dry season, thereby increasing their yield. Speaking at a press briefing on the sidelines of the United Nations Convention for Climate Change 5

February 21, 2018 1:29 PM ‘Broken down MRI machines my major concern’- Agyeman Manu

The Ministry of Health has admitted to serious challenges with MRI machines in most government health facilities. Citi News has highlighted complaints from patients who say they are forced to pay exorbitant fees at private health facilities for MRI scans due to the breakdown of government-owned machines. “I don’t know of the situation in Korle Bu, it is my major 14

February 21, 2018 12:14 PM AMA introduces waste segregation program in SHSs

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has introduced a waste segregation program in some Senior High Schools in the capital. According to the AMA, the program forms part of efforts to inculcate a waste management culture in the citizenry. “We really want to stop littering, because if there are a lot of bins in the school, the students will not be littering 13

February 20, 2018 4:56 PM Nana Addo launches 10-year cashew development plan

President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched a 10-year cashew development plan with a promise to give the country’s agric sector a further boost. The President said this plan seeks to improve research methods, introduce appropriate production and processing technologies, as well as develop marketing strategies along the cashew production value chain. The production 10

February 18, 2018 11:42 AM British stars set up anti-harassment fund

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has donated £1m to a new campaign aimed at helping those affected by harassment. The donation comes as nearly 200 female British and Irish stars have signed an open letter calling for an end to sexual harassment at work. Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson are among the actors to sign the letter, published in the Observer 12

February 18, 2018 8:58 AM Karpowership engages stakeholders at Sekondi-Takoradi

Karpowership Ghana Company Limited has held a series of stakeholder engagements with various community groups within the Sekondi-Takoradi Municipality to sensitise them on its operations. The Corporate Communications Specialist of Karpowership Ghana, Miss Sandra Amarquaye, said the engagement was in line with the Company’s principle of having transparent 11

February 18, 2018 8:34 AM Vodafone commended for free ultra-sound scan initiative

A 38-year old female trader and resident of the Enche in the Western Region, Susan Poku, has commended Vodafone Ghana for bringing its free pregnancy ultra-sound screening project to her community. The initiative, which screened over 30 pregnant women within Tarkwa and surrounding communities, was organised as part of Vodafone Foundation’s free nationwide 10

February 15, 2018 4:07 PM Only Africans can solve their problems – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the problems and challenges confronting the African continent can best be solved by Africans themselves. According to him, no western power can solve the continent’s problems “except Africans themselves.” “It should not require emphasizing that no one is going to sort out matters for Africa, except Africans 6

February 13, 2018 6:00 AM Thumbay group of Dubai calls on the first lady

The Thumbay Group of Dubai led by Thumbay Moideen, has paid a courtesy call on the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, after they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with Ghana’s Ministries of Health and Education for the establishment of a Medical University and Teaching Hospital in the Greater Accra Region. Dr. Vinod Abraham indicated 12