The government has initiated moves to develop a comprehensive logistics policy for the country.
The policy, when developed, will inform and guide the logistics service industry, as well as reduce the cost of doing business in Ghana.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Nii Lante Vanderpuiye, stated this at the Africa Forum of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in Accra yesterday.
The three-day forum, organised by CILT Ghana, will provide the platform for discussing and
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zeal Environmental Technologies Ltd (ZETL), a wholly-owned Ghanaian oil and gas service company, Mr Kwaku Ennin, has called for a level playing field for all operators in the oil and gas service sector to ensure the growth of local firms.
He said the current situation where local companies who supported the industry did not enjoy import tax exemption was making it difficult for them to compete favorably with its foreign counterparts.
Mr Ennin made the call when
Technicians of the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMT) in Accra have attended a seminar on how to ensure safety at their workplace.
The seminar, initiated by Air Liquide Ghana, educated the MMT technicians, mostly welders, on the efficient use of cutting and wielding gases and their related products and equipment. Â
Speaking on the theme: â€œThink Safety, Act Safely,â€ Â Mr Philip Creech-Jones, Â the Welding Business Developer and Customer Service Manager of Air Liquide Ghana, Â said it was important
The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Moses N. Bilijo, has advised chiefs not to involve themselves in partisan politics, since their involvement can breed disunity among their people and impact negatively on the development of their communities.
He said this in Accra, when Konkomba residents in Accra introduced their third community chief and queenmother to the public.
Mr Bilijo was happy that the Konkombas had debunked the public perception about them in chieftaincy issues and commended them
Even though industry observers and analysts have not taken their eyes off the radar of Ghanaâ€™s domestic airline operations since flights grew from single digits to multiples per day, very few people, indeed, have been counting the numbers.
Few people can hardly believe their eyes when they look at the 2007 throughput of 85,166 passengers and compare it with the almost 600,000 figure as of 2013 in a country where less than five per cent travel by air.Â
Reactions from industry players range from
The Managing Director of Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL), Peter Ndegwa, has led a delegation of senior executives from Diageo PLC, the worldâ€™s leading premium drinks producer and parent company of GGBL, to pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
Dr Blazquez, the President of Diageo Africa, Turkey, Russia and Central Eastern Europe, expressed gratitude to Otumfuo for his support to GGBL throughout the years.Â
â€œAs the home to our headquarters
The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Alfred Sugri Tia, has called for collaboration among West African countries and civil society organisations to address the issue of fake and substandard drugs in the sub-region.
He also urged the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) to liaise with the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) and ensure the implementation of the regional anti-counterfeiting plan at the individual country level.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 26th annual
African journalists have been asked to give a face and a voice to the upsurge of the consequences of unsafe abortion, to help save the lives of women, especially adolescents Â aged 15-19.
â€œWomen of all social standings terminate unwanted or unplanned pregnancies, but it is women who are young, rural or poor, who suffer long-term consequences from unsafe abortions due to their low socio-economic status.â€ Â Â
Addressing journalists attending a regional workshop on â€œAdvancing African Womenâ€™s
A two-storey building to serve as a district police headquarters for the Adentan Community has been commissioned.
The building, which is the initiative of the Adentan District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr Stephen Kofi Ahiatafu, with support from private companies, was started on December 15, 2011.Â
It will serve as a new headquarters for the Adentan, Ayimensah, Fafraha, Oyibi, Nmai-Dzorn and the lake side police stations. The headquarters previously shared the same premises
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has commenced a nationwide exercise to recover outstanding student loans, with a view to making the loan scheme more viable for future beneficiaries.
Four categories of loan repayments have been outlined under the exercise, three of which will involve the mandatory use of a beneficiaryâ€™s social security contributions before or after benefiting from the loan scheme to offset the indebtedness.
The fourth category, however, covers beneficiaries
The Director of the National Blood Service (NBS) Ghana, Dr Justina Kordai Ansah, has called for collaboration between the NBS and the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) to help educate the public on the importance of voluntary blood donation.
Dr Ansah made the call when she led a two-member delegation from the NBS to pay a courtesy call on the Managing Director (MD) of the GCGL in Accra.
Her call comes in the wake of the recent reports that the National Blood Bank had run short of blood
Minister of Health, Madam Sherry Ayittey says the Ministry will, Friday seek to bring closure to the mystery surrounding the five missing babies said to be stillborns delivered at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
According to her, KATH had responded to the Ministryâ€™s directives and was awaiting responses from the Medical and Dental Council and the Nurses and Midwives Council in order to bring the matter to an end.
In February, the Ministry of Health (MoH) gave a 14-day ultimatum to the
The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Reverend Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle, has stressed the need for Christians to improve their relationship with God through constant praying, fasting and confirmation of their faith.
â€œIt may be challenging to go through all this but at the end of the day, we will be guaranteed of an eternal life with Christ,â€ he said.
According to him, fasting has been proven to help an individual to gain self-control, both physically and spiritually.Â
He added that
The Police Administration will tomorrow March 18, launch a major public campaign to re-affirm public confidence in the Ghana Police Service.
The campaign, under the auspices of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, will highlight some weaknesses believed to have caused an erosion of public confidence in the ability of the police to engage in their duties with professionalism.
Operational issues such as excessive of force, illegal/over detention of suspects,
The maiden national infertility and childlessness conference was last Saturday held with more than 1,500 attending.
Mostly couples without children, women who have been trying for years to have children and counsellors attended the conference, which was on the theme, Â â€œHope for childless couples in Ghana.â€
It was organised by the Association of Childless Couples of Ghana with support from the Church of Pentecost.
New reproductive method
Conference participants were introduced to a new method
President John Dramani Mahama has expressed the governmentâ€™s commitment to deal with the problem of graduate unemployment in the country.
He said the government was developing a tertiary educational system that produced graduates with the skills to attract well-paid jobs in science, technology and engineering.
President Mahama noted that the economy was demanding a move from the colonial-inherited tertiary educational system that placed emphasis on the Humanities to the training of a new set of
Two non-governmental organisations working to promote human rights in deprived communities in the Bawku Municipality have organised a dayâ€™s forum to share the findings of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the area.
The research was carried out to enhance the understanding of the people in the practice in order to Â find a lasting solution to address the phenomenon.
The BElim Wusa Development Agency (BEWDA) and ActionAid Ghana were the two NGOs involved in the research work.
The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, has met with her South African counterpart to discuss ways of empowering women and girls in their respective countries.
The meeting, which was on the sidelines of the on-going United Nations Conference on the Status of Women (CSW), discussed how the two ministries could come out with a mutually beneficial memorandum of understanding (MOU) to benefit both countries.
In the yet-to-be-agreed MOU, it is expected that the
The University of Ghana, Legon on Saturday started blocking motorists who do not have the University of Ghana stickers from entering or exiting the university through the Link Gate on the road from Achimota and on the Annie Jiagge Road Extension from Haatso.
Security officers barricaded the gates and opened the barricade for only motorists who had the Â 2014 University of Ghana sticker to drive through.
Students and residents using the road to areas including Achimota, Haatso, Â Adenta, and Madina
The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has indicated the resolve of his government to add value to local bauxite and other minerals before exporting them to ensure that the country derived full benefits from them.
Mr Mahama announced this in Sekondi at a meeting with the Western Regional House of Chiefs during a three-day working visit to the Western Region on Saturday.Â
He said the current situation where bauxite was exported in its raw state was not the best.
He said the dream of the countryâ€™s