Author Archives: Ebenezer Afanyi-Dadzie

Tema Manhean: 102 students benefit from Karpowership support scheme


Karpowership Ghana Company Limited, for the second consecutive year, has offered scholarship to 102 brilliant but needy students in the Tema Manhean Community. The beneficiaries were selected across five different schools namely Manhean Presbyterian Primary A and B schools, Manhean TMA JHS 1 and 2 schools, and the Manhean Community Primary School. Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Sandra Amarquaye, Communication ...

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Ghana’s Osei Bonsu shares experience on nurturing ‘job creators’ at YALI’s Ignite Talks

Philip Osei Bonsu speaking at the Ignite Talk Series.

Ghanaian Philip Osei Bonsu, a 2017 Mandela Washington fellow, had the rare privilege of sharing his experience in nurturing entrepreneurs to his compatriots in the United States at the Ignite Talk Series as part of this year’s Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit in Washington DC. Philip was selected as an Ignite Speaker to represent the University of San Diego, California. After ...

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Funding NHIS with tobacco, alcohol taxes won’t prevent diseases – UK Lecturer


A public health promotion expert and lecturer at the University of West London in the UK, Dr. Da Costa Aboagye, has lauded the proposal by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) boss for the scheme to be funded with ‘sin taxes’, but has also raised questions about the application of the funds to medical services. The sin tax, which is ...

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Panafrican Group supports Ghana Rugby


The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) and the Panafrican Equipment Group (Panafrican), have announced a kit sponsorship for Ghana Rugby in Accra-Ghana on 14 September 2017. The announcement was made at the GRFU Secretariat in Osu-Accra, and was attended by Mr Tim Callaghan, Group Head of the Panafrican Equipment Group, and Mr Herbert Mensah, President of Ghana Rugby. The sponsorship ...

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Tunisian women free to marry non-Muslims

Tunisian women have been campaigning for greater rights.

Tunisia has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims. A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining “the freedom to choose one’s spouse”. Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian Muslim woman had to convert to Islam and submit a certificate of his conversion as proof. Tunisia, ...

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Marijuana exports could generate revenue for Ghana – Prof. Dodoo

Professor Alex Dodoo

The acting Executive Director of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), Professor Alex Dodoo, says he supports the production of marijuana for export, since the herbs are used for medical purposes abroad. Sharing his perspectives on the use of marijuana at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament at its sitting in Accra on Wednesday, Prof. Dodoo said the exportation of ...

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Obrempong writes: Why I weep for Ghana and Africa’s failing film industry


Ghana, like many other African countries, is confronted with lots of developmental issues and so the movie industry, which is solely seen as for entertainment purposes, can wait, whilst we seek answers to our ‘pressing’ troubles. That’s correct; but seeking answers to our never-ending challenges has taken away our attention to the extent that a monster has been built at ...

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Council of state member Nii Kotei Dzani commends gov’t for Free SHS

Nii Kotei Dzani

Entrepreneur and council of State Member, Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani, has commended the Akufo-Addo administration for implementing its Free Senior High School policy. As a major manifesto pledge of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) since 2008, the government has commenced the programme which has seen only first year students entering public senior high schools for free. “Upon the commencement of ...

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Report: Closing Africa’s health gap achievable with immediate policy actions


Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable if opportunities afforded by a rapidly growing workforce are seized and if health systems are transformed to target the needs of individual countries and communities, according to a new report published by The Lancet Commission on the future of health in Sub-Saharan Africa. ‘The Path to Longer and Healthier ...

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Akufo-Addo visits Nigeria to welcome Buhari from sick leave

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 12th September, 2017, paid a brief visit to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadou Buhari. Addressing a press conference after the visit, President Akufo-Addo noted that “all of us have been very anxious about his (President Buhari) well-being, and it was very good news to hear that he had ...

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