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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Kumasi Central Prison: Authorities working to curb TB outbreak


The Kumasi Central Prison and Ashanti Region authorities are worried about a possible tuberculosis outbreak after 47 inmates were infected by the bacteria. 12 of the inmates have received treatment from the Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, and the remaining affected inmates are being quarantined in a special room for the medical team to take care of them. This is according to ...

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Levy tobacco, alcohol to fund health insurance scheme – NHIA


The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has made a proposal to the government to levy tobacco and alcohol to fund the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). According to the Authority, the proposal is one of the options of finding additional sources of funding to sustain the NHIS policy, since the 2.5 percent NHIS levy collected under the Value Added Tax ...

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Chiefs should retire at 75 – Okyenhene

The Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin

The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, is pushing for a mandatory abdication of chiefs on attainment of the ripe age of 75 years. He said such chiefs would have passed their productive period of life and must have no difficulty letting go their hold of the stool. He added that any traditional ruler after about 35 years reign should have ...

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SSNIT scandal: Labor Federation urges unions to mount pressure on gov’t


The leadership of the Ghana Federation of Labour is calling for an Organised labour emergency meeting to deliberate on the scandal that has hit the Social Security and National Security Trust (SSNIT). The federation has written to Trade Union Congress and all other members of organised labour, in this regard. SSNIT is being investigated by the Economic and Organized Crime ...

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William Amuna bids GRIDCo farewell

William Amuna, CEO of GRIDCo

Former Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCo Ghana, William Amuna, has bid the company farewell following his resignation from the power generation company. In the farewell message, Mr. Amuna recounted his experiences while serving at GRIDCo. His resignation came on the back of the expiration of his four-year term. Engineer William Amuna assumed the mandate in September 2013. Prior to his ...

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Thriving in a male dominated industry – Felicity rises above the challenge


Felicity Brempomaa is a 785 C haul truck operator at Newmont Ghana’s Akyem mine. She is one of several women who have braved the odds to work in an industry predominantly male dominated. Her job entails safely operating heavy haul trucks to transport ore from the mining pits to the crusher for processing. For Felicity, being a truck driver at ...

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Intervene in Togo crisis – Volta CSOs urge Nana Addo


Civil Society Groups in the Volta Region a have marked this year’s International Democracy Day with a call on President Akufo-Addo and leaders of the various Regional bodies to intervene in the crisis in Togo. In a statement, jointly signed by Mr. Francis Asong, the Executive Director of Voice Ghana and Nana Kugbeadzor-Bakateyi II, the Chief Executive Officer of Global ...

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Yendi Police arrests two suspected armed robbers


The Yendi Police have arrested two suspected armed robbers near Puriya and Sang on the Tamale – Yendi road. The two are Sadique Abdulai and Sadat Mohammed. The Yendi Divisional Police Commander, ACP Jonathan Adams Godoe, who briefed the media at Yendi said about 01:00 hours on Tuesday September 12, they had information that some armed men were operating at Puriya, a ...

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Gov’t to launch Agricultural Marshall Plan in November


Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the government will launch an Agricultural Marshall Plan in November to enhance food production. He said the plan will focus on the use of scientific skills and knowledge approaches, provision of fertilizers to farmers and requisite storage and irrigation facilities to ensure high productivity. The Vice President said the nation had sufficient arable lands, ...

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