Thirty land and water officers from African sub-regional and country offices of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) are attending a workshop in Accra to increase their know-how in solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) for them to help with the increased deployment of irrigation schemes in their respective areas.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), Mr Kwasi Agyeman Busia, has been adjudged the Chief Executive (CEO) of the year (2019) for the Public Sector at the fourth Ghana CEO Excellence and Awards Summit held in Accra last Monday
The award was in recognition of the reforms he had brought to the DVLA through the application of people, process and technology. A citation accompanying the award mentioned, among other things, the use of technology in the application/acquisition of driver’s licence and registration of vehicles electronically.
The two-day CEO Summit was on the theme; ‘The Futuristic Economy; Technology Driven, Future of Business and Governance for Economic Transformation’.
The event, an initiative of Ghana CEO Summit, was to honour and inspire business leaders who have successfully managed and transformed organisations in the public and private sectors.
It was also an occasion for entrepreneurs and exhibitors to showcase their products.
The latest award brought to three, the number of awards the DVLA had received in the last three months and 12 honours in less than two years.
The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who was the Special Guest of Honour, acknowledged the role of digital transformation saying, it was the strategic driver of the economy.
He mentioned reforms at DVLA through the use of technology, the paperless system at the ports and mobile interoperability as some of the benefits technology had brought to the nation since President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took office.
Dr Bawumia also touched on steps to integrate the DVLA and insurance companies, as well as other agencies for data analysis, information sharing and for easy verification.
The Vice-President hinted of steps by the government to roll out a portal where information could easily be assessed, shared and processed among the various agencies as a one-stop-shop without necessarily moving from one institution to the other.
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The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana CEO Summit, Mr Ernest De-Graft Egyir, said the occasion was to inspire business and economic drivers and lauded their contribution to the nation.
A group of demonstrators calling itself Free Media Vanguard on Tuesday presented a petition to the National Communications Authority (NCA) to reopen all radio stations it has closed down across the country.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), through the Agricultural Engineering Services Directorate and Women in Agriculture Development (WIAD), is to train 1,000 women in the management, maintenance and operation of tractors across the country.
Under-fire Black Stars coach, James Kwasi Appiah, has been summoned to an emergency meeting at the Jubilee House over the sudden resignation of the captain of the senior national team, Asamoah Gyan, on Monday afternoon.
Gyan stirred controversy by announcing his unceremonious retirement from the Black Stars via Twitter on Monday at a time Ghanaians were eagerly waiting the announcement of a provisional squad for a training camp in Abu Dhabi on June 1.
According to Graphic Sports Online investigations, Gyan decided to retire from the Black Stars entirely when Coach Appiah communicated his decision to him to make him the general captain of the team.
Inside sources revealed that the coach had opted to make Andre Dede Ayew the new captain to lead Ghana to the AFCON 2019 tournament in Egypt next month.
However, Gyan, who is the most successful player and top scorer in the current Stars set-up might felt slighted by the decision which came barely a month to the tournament.
The brouhaha which followed Gyan's retirement has compelled the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to hold on with the announcement of the provisional list until the outcome of this morning's meeting at the presidency.
It will be recalled that President Nana Akufo-Addo called Gyan and Dede to a meeting at the presidency last year in a bid to reconcile them as part of plans to win AFCON 2019 after a 37-year wait.
Receivers of the nine collapsed banks have been able to recover GH¢731 million out of the GH¢10.1 billion funds that were advanced to the customers of those banks, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Ernest K. Y. Addison, has announced.
Japan Motors says it is by far the only company in Ghana with the most extensive after-sales service meant to reach every part of the country not just to satisfy customers’ needs but also put roadworthy vehicles on the country’s roads.
The Chief Operating Officer of Rana Motors Limited, Mr Kassem M. Odaymat, has called for the review of the overaged vehicles law from 10 to five years to prevent the country from being used as a dumping ground.
One person is reported dead, while the Chereponi District Coordinating Director, Alhaji Alhassan Fuseini, also sustained gun shot wounds after he was attacked and his official vehicle set ablaze yesterday afternoon.
The Suame Division of the Ghana Police Service in Kumasi has arrested a 60 year-old electrician for damaging a transformer at Adankwame in the Atwima Nwabiagya North District leading to a cut in power supply to a section of the community.
The Accra Regional Police Command has mounted a search for the person who was seen in a viral video handing over a pistol to the dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, known in showbiz circles as Stonebwoy, during the disturbances at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) at dawn last Sunday.