The Deputy Central Regional Minister, Mr Thomas Yaw Adjei-Baffoe, has underscored the need for all stakeholders in the Central Region who have the interest of children at heart to join the campaign against child marriage, teenage pregnancy and sexual and gender-based violence.
The government will continue to provide funding for the free senior high school (SHS) policy, irrespective of the cost, the Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, has said.
Speakers and participants at the Graphic Business/Stanbic Breakfast Forum in Accra Monday unanimously agreed that rich parents must be made to pay for the education of their children under the free SHS programme to help save the policy from collapsing or compromising the quality of education.
The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority has stepped up efforts to sanitise the freight forwarding business by revoking the licences of 11 more companies and blocking three others from operating for allegedly engaging in trade malpractices.
Counsel for former CEO of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni, who is standing trial over an alleged Gh¢271.3 million fertiliser scandal, has accused a prosecution witness of lying about his job title.
MR Hisham Seidu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Seidag Limited, a livestock ranging company, has appealed to the government to expand its flagship agricultural programme, Planting for Food and Jobs to include livestock ranging in order to help grow that sub-sector of agriculture.
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has signed an agreement with the China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CCEC) to support the cocoa industry through a comprehensive cocoa sector development programme.
The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, had a private meeting with His Royal Highness (HRH), Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
The Okyenhene and The Prince of Wales share a common passion for environmental preservation and sustainable agriculture.
Osagyefuo Ofori Panin was appointed by The Prince of Wales as a member of the Advisory Council of the HRH Prince of Wales Rainforest Project, UK.
The two had previously met privately on a couple of occasions at the St James’s Court in London, UK.
Their discussions centred on a wide range of issues, including the role the traditional leader could play in deepening the ambit of the Prince’s Trust in Ghana, environmental and bio-diversity preservation and interventions to secure the environment and sustainable agriculture to generate revenue, create employment and skill empowerment for the youth.
They also discussed the importance of vocational and technical training in national development and the importance of decentralisation of governance for effective development.
Invitation to Osagyefuo
The Prince of Wales extended an invitation to Osagyefuo to pay him a courtesy call on his next visit to the UK.
The Prince of Wales arrived in Accra on November 2, 2018 for a five-day visit to Ghana.
He was accompanied by his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
French President Emmanuel Macron has urged world leaders marking the centenary of the World War One Armistice to reject nationalism. Addressing leaders in Paris — including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin — he described it as a "betrayal of patriotism".