Saturday , 24 February 2018

DEVELOPMENT

Ghana Water Company announce new billing and payment system

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The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has begun piloting its new billing and payment system in the Tema metropolis. “With effect from 1st June, 2016, GWCL meter readers will be capturing customer consumption data with a hand-held android device equipped with a software, which already has customers’ data comprising the following: customer name, customer phone number, customer’s last captured consumption ... Read More »

Time with Lisa: Let’s unite to stop social vices and modern slavery in Ada

It's time to fight modern slavery and rise of social vices in our communities

Am very sad today! First of all itaa ny3 ama(greetings)! What is going on in our community (Ada)? People can’t sleep soundly at night, people fear to leave their homes on market days for fear of being robbed. Many of our younger brothers and sisters indulge in many social vices like armed robbery, child prostitution, homosexuality and the list goes ... Read More »

Achimota bus terminal receives alcohol metre to prevent drunk driving

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Vivo Energy Ghana, the exclusive licensee of the Shell brand in Ghana, has once again demonstrated its commitment to road safety by donating an Alcohol Metre (Alcometer) to the management of the Achimota Bus Terminal to curb drunk driving. The donation formed part of Vivo Energy Ghana’s annual Safety Day activities under the theme “See it, report it, prevent it”. ... Read More »

Human Rights: Ghana ranks 34 out of 167 countries with most slaves

It's time to fight modern slavery and rise of social vices in our communities

Ghana has been ranked the 34th country with the most modern slaves out of 167 countries in the world. This is according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, the flagship research report published by the Walk Free Foundation. North Korea has the greatest prevalence of modern slavery, with 4.37% of its population estimated to be enslaved. It is also the country ... Read More »

Why schools shouldn’t approach technology like businesses once did

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Computers began reaching the business world during the 1980s. Companies used them to automate many routine manual tasks. This led to what economist Robert Solow dubbed the Productivity Paradox. In 1987, he famously quipped: “You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” The problem Solow had identified was that while computers could automate manual processes, real productivity gains would only be ... Read More »

YEA 100,000 job recruitment begins

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Government’s programme to recruit 100,000 Ghanaians under the new youth employment agency is underway across the country. The YEA which replaces the GYEEDA now has all the legal backing to ensure sustainability and prompt payment of allowances. The new policy is designed to ensure that service charges by providers are limited. Funding which was a major issue for GYEEDA has ... Read More »

Mobile phone users to enjoy domestic roaming -Omane Boamah

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A policy is being formulated by the Ministry of Communications to enable mobile users to enjoy domestic roaming in the country, the sector minister, Dr Edward Kofi Omane Boamah, has said. The implementation of the policy will also enable mobile users to switch from one network to another network in the event of the failure of a particular network to ... Read More »

Government announces packages to help vulnerable Kayayei

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In a bid to expand healthcare to Ghana’s vulnerable, the government has registered 2000 head potters, also known as ‘kayayei’, and 500 elderly people  in the Kumasi Municipality in the Ashanti Region onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The registration drive was organised by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) in collaboration with the National Health ... Read More »

Tap water contains toxins — CSIR report

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A research conducted by the Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has established that Ghana’s water treatment systems are incapable of removing algae toxins. Briefing the Daily Graphic on the report, the Director of the institute, Dr. Joseph Addo Ampofo explained that Ghana had the conventional type of water treatment system that was ... Read More »

20 ushered into Police Service under NYEA in Ada

20 pass out in Ada

One of the coastline towns, Ada in the Greater Accra Region has successfully graduated twenty (20) youth security personnel under the National Youth Employment Agency (NYEA) and have employed them to work as police assistants in the Ada East District. In what seemed like a short ceremony held at the Assembly Hall of the Ada East District Assembly to let go the officers ... Read More »