The Governing Council of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP), Ghana, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah, to discuss pertinent issues affecting human resource (HR) development in the country. The President of the institute, Mr John Wilson, who led the delegation congratulated the minister on his appointment and briefed him on the role the institute
Former President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday chaired a ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria, to inaugurate the Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for Good Governance and Development at the National Open University of Nigeria. A statement from the office of Mr Mahama said the ceremony, which was also attended by a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, was an opportunity to honour the former Nigerian President for his commitment and contribution to the promotion of education in Nigeria.
Nigeria's first lady Aisha Buhari has said that her husband is not as sick as is being perceived. She tweeted that President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, was continuing to "carry out his responsibilities" and has been meeting with ministers. A group of prominent Nigerians called on Mr Buhari to take medical leave amid growing concern about his health.
Angel Group of Companies, producers of Adonko Bitters, has begun a recall of the product with batch number 201 following a directive from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) over its alleged abuse by minors at an Easter Monday event in Kumasi. A statement signed by Sampson Lardi Anyenini, counsel for the company, said the batch number of the said products makes it easier for identification and will assist all to separate it from what has always been on the market.
The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs) has sent a distress call to the government to save the businesses of its members from the activities of black market operators in oil products. More than 4,000 employees of OMCs risk losing their jobs at the end of this month if the menace posed by black market trading in petroleum products continues.
Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey was an unused substitute as Atletico Madrid were battered 3-0 by Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Cristiano Ronaldo scored another Champions League hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Atletico Madrid in the semi-final first leg to close in on a third final in four years.
I have read and followed the publications on the online media since 26th April 2017 in which some Members of Ghana’s 7th Parliament have made needless derogatory comments about H.E. Jon Benjamin, the High Commissioner of the United kingdom to Ghana for a letter he signed on behalf of the High Commission in Ghana dated 20th January 2017 and addressed to the Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament: “regarding the apparent involvement of three serving MPs and one former MP in visa fraud directly
Valuation models available to governments and their agencies, managements of corporate bodies, and investors allow them to make meaningful and productive investment decisions. This feature is a continuation of an earlier publication on the foregoing. Discussions in the previous write-up ended on some key features of bonds and their impact on investment valuation and decisions.
The Minister of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture, Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, has called on Ghanaians to preserve and conserve the country’s rich cultural heritage. According to her, Ghana was endowed with a variety of traditions and culture, manifested in many ethnic groups, all constituting an important attraction for tourists, both local and foreign, which needed to be preserved.
Heads of Churches and Para Churches Organisation in the Ashanti Region have pledged their unflinching support to the decisive move by the government and other stakeholders to ensure that all mining activities are ceased to preserve the environment. “We are stewards of the environment and we shall give an account of our stewardship to God. We can also not tolerate the selfish ambitions of some individuals and groups destroying what we all own together,”
The 2016 Flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has urged Ghanaians to patronise made-in-Ghana goods to encourage the Ghanaian worker. As Ghana marked this year’s May Day last Monday, Dr Nduom, who is also the President of Groupe Nduom, asserted that such days would be meaningful when deliberate efforts are made to promote the interest of the Ghanaian worker.
The Kadjebi District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Daniel Agbesi Latsu, has said illegal mining (galamsey) impacts negatively on the environment and must be stopped. He said it also posed many risks and dangers to humans, water bodies, forest cover, flora and fauna, hence the practice could not be allowed to continue.
A Community Health Centre to serve the people of Abura and seven other towns in the Ahanta West District in the Western Region has been inaugurated. The 100,000 Euro facility, which was started in October 2015, has male, female and children's wards. Others are a maternity/labour ward, a dispensary, consulting rooms, a laboratory, as well as an outpatients department (OPD).
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has announced measures to deal with the smuggling of petroleum products which is costing the nation about GH¢850 million. As part of the measures, exporters of petroleum products from the country are to pay the same taxes that local retailers and wholesalers of the products pay, but, unlike their local counterparts, the exporters will be allowed to file for tax refund later.
The Dean of the Centre for International Education and Collaboration (CEIC) of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Accra, Professor (Mrs) Goski Alabi, has urged the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) to provide basis for a D-grade entry requirement into tertiary institutions. She said although students’ entry requirement was key in ensuring quality education, there was no basis for that cut-off point, for which reason the
A former Member of Parliament for North Dayi, Mr George Loh, believes the Auditor-General’s report comes under the scrutiny of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) a little too late for any lasting impact because of rigid systems. Mr Loh, also a former ranking member of the committee, explained that malfeasance are normally highlighted years after the facts because of a backlog of issues.
The government is to launch in June, this year, a national financial inclusion strategy aimed at making financial services accessible to all Ghanaians, a Deputy Minister of Finance, Ms Abena Osei Asare has said. She said the strategy would address issues of soundness and stability in the financial market and oversee the deployment of financial infrastructure. Experts say expanding financial services to a large number of
Ghana's economy will shift from commodity-based to industrialisation in the next few years, following ongoing efforts to prioritise investments in petrochemicals, iron and steel industry and integrated aluminium to help drive the country’s new phase of development. Consequently, the government has outlined eight new strategic pillars as part of its effort to move the economy from commodity exporter to an industrialised one. The
The Media Coalition against Illegal Mining and allied stakeholders have slated another public forum for Thursday, May 4 to advance the cause to get galamsey banned across the country and its destructive effects reversed.