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October 29, 2017 6:33 PM VRA, ECG and other not aware of MOU exempting Krobo’s from paying bills

Accra Oct. 29, GNA- The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Volta River Authority (VRA) say they do not have in their custody any official document exempting the people on Krobo land from paying electricity bills. The two bodies have therefore challenged some youth on Krobo lands to produce the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exempting them from paying 55

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 87

October 29, 2017 2:08 AM Togolese ‘fleeing human rights abuses’ to Ghana: UN

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency said Friday. “So far, 513 asylum seekers have been registered by the Ghanaian authorities,” UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said in a statement. They crossed the border to Chereponi, Zabzugu and Bunkpurugu-Yunyuo 105

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 111

October 28, 2017 12:44 PM Local Government Service develops Performance Management Systems

Sunyani, Oct. 26, GNA – The Local Government Service (LGS) has developed and is implementing an evaluation system known as LGS Performance Management System (PMS)which consists of performance contract to improve institutional and staff capacity competition, performance and service delivery. It is being implemented for Regional Ministers and Regional 63

October 28, 2017 11:57 AM Samson’s Take: Paralegals in court – giving true meaning to legal aid in Ghana

A couple of weeks ago, Ghana had 208 new lawyers. 90% or more of that number must have started their pupilage in Accra and will remain in Accra after that. A good number will not do litigation because their plans will see them employed in state and private institutions as some get to specialise or they will say “courtroom practice is just too demanding 69

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 62

October 28, 2017 8:49 AM Ghana energy crisis will be a thing of the past if governments commit – Kweku Awotwi

The Board Chairman of the Volta River Authority, Kweku Awotwi has said Ghana’s debilitating energy crisis will not have occurred had governments over the period committed to fixing the problems. He said the technical and operational challenges that have bedeviled the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) could have been solved; all that was needed was the commitment 82

October 28, 2017 8:42 AM Joshua Alabi calls for transparency in the award of govt scholarships

The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, (UPSA), Prof Joshua Alabi has called for community-based participation in the award of government scholarships, so as to help target and support the education of brilliant but needy students in deprived farming communities. He is of the view that such community participation 90

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 61