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South Africa partners Ghana to manage waste at tourist sites

South Africa in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority is set to embark on training and exchange programmes across the country in an effort to give Ghana’s tourist sector a maximum boost.

According to the South African High Commissioner to Ghana, the move has become of essence to ensure the uncontrolled wastes plaguing several parts of the country’s tourist sites is curbed in order to give the struggling sector a major facelift.

Speaking to GhanaWeb, Lulu Xingwana indicated that tourism in Ghana has great potentials of surviving, however the poor waste management system in the country has hindered its growth owing to the number of foreigners who set out for cleaner water bodies and serene environment for relaxation.

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Students with grade D7 won’t be accepted in colleges of education – Minister

Deputy Minister of education in charge of pre-Tertiary Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum, has disclosed that, colleges of education across the country will no more accept grade D7 as a cut-off point to admit students in the 2019/2020 academic year.

The Minister made this known when he was speaking on secondary education reforms, Free Senior High School Programme (FSHSP) and School Ranking System at a workshop on secondary education improvement project orientation organised for journalists by the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service.

The Minister said, as part of the current educational reforms, the cut-off point for colleges of educations will be grade C6 and not grade D7.

He added that as part of the reforms, government would train all head teachers to be able to use collected data to improve performance of students in the secondary education level in various schools in the country.


MTN reintroduces ‘Cash Out’ feature to Mobile money users

Mobile telecom operator, MTN Ghana has announced the comeback of the ‘Cash Out’ feature which is to be launched on November 4, 2017.

The feature enables mobile money customers to select ‘allow cash out’ before an agent can initiate a transaction.

Speaking at the press briefing, Business Development Manager, MTN, Abdul-Majeed Rufai indicated that mobile money agents should not record subscribers’ numbers in the transaction sheets as they have issued new transaction booklets so as not to disclose numbers of the subscribers.

“We are bringing back that feature that will allow the customer first and foremost select allow cash out, turn it on, before an agent can issue the transaction” he said.


Ghana Post GPS: Apologise for ‘misleading’ Ghanaians – Group to Bawumia

The Coalition of Democratic Governance (CDG) has labelled government’s decision to channel about $2.5 million into the purchase of an app (Ghana Post GPS) for a digital address system, as an agenda to misappropriate state funds.

The group in a statement highlighted key reasons the app was a hoax and a possible attempt by government to cause financial loss to the state.

The group said Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia owe Ghanaians an apology as per their investigations, information given concerning the digital addressing system was “half baked”.


I'm saddened by Bukom Banku's defeat - Sarkodie

Ghanaian rapper and hiplife artist Sarkodie earlier this morning went on twitter to lament heavily about the sudden defeat of his favourite Ghanaian boxer Bukom Banku. He proceeds by saying Banku wasn’t fit for the bout.

Former WBO Africa Cruiserweight champion, Brimah Kamoko, known commonly as Bukom Banku suffered a humiliating defeat to former Ghana Amateur boxing team captain, Bastie Samir in the cruiserweight non-title bout held at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra on Saturday night.

Bukom Banku, who promised to knock out the Bastie in the 6th Round ahead of the bout struggled to find his feet after from the 3rd Round after enduring tough punches from his opponent.


Akufo-Addo commissions 107 cadet officers into Ghana Armed Forces

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has for the first time since assumption of office as President of the Republic and Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces commissioned 107 cadet officers.

At the 2017 Ghana Military Academy Graduation Parade of the Regular Career Course 57 and Short Service Commission held at Teshie Military Camp, President Akufo-Addo decorated cadet officers into the Ghana Armed Forces whiles awarding some distinguished officers.

President Akufo-Addo charged the newly commissioned officers to be diligent and responsible. He also urged them not use their new roles to antagonize citizens whose taxes were used to train them.

“It is important that our new graduands remain conscious of the people they are to protect. Do not forget your responsibilities… You must at all times discharge your duties diligently,” Nana Addo said.


Ghana Post lauds the implementation of new Digital Address System

Ghana Post is proud to announce that a completely new Digital Address System which generates unique postcodes has been launched at the Accra International Conference Center by the president, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.

This digital address system gives our business the opportunity to easily reach all Ghanaians and connect with all government agencies and other corporate networks.

Ghana Post in collaboration with the Government of Ghana and the Ministry of Communications, in line with Government’s commitment to transform and formalize the economy, has brought this innovation to all Ghanaians and foreign residents alike.

The National Identification Project is the second most important process of formalizing the economy. The digital address is a key requirement during registration of citizens and residents.


Bastie Samir holds public workout ahead of Bukom Banku fight

Ghanaian boxer Bastie Samir held a public workout at the Bukom Boxing Arena as part of preparations towards his mega Cruiserweight fight against his tough talking opponent Braimah Kamoko also known ‘Bukom Banku’ on October 21.

The public workout which was part of the build up to the fight, gave the boxers the opportunity to showcase to their fans what they would witness on the day of the bout.

Hundreds of Bastie Samir’s fans trooped to the Arena to witness and cheer their boxer on as he takes on the undefeated boxer Bukom Banku who has promised to add ‘The Beast’ to his list of defeated victims during his twenty years illustrious career as a boxer.

Bastie Samir went through brisk training routines with five boxers including his brother Issah Samir who is also a boxer. The boxer further sparred with two boxers before making his way out of the Arena. Bukom Banku also proceeded with his workout shortly after Bastie left the Arena.


Ghanaian asylum seeker charged with rape in Germany

A Ghanaian asylum seeker in Germany has been branded a danger to society after he allegedly raped a 23-year-old German woman in front of her boyfriend during a camping trip in April.

A psychiatrist expert, Dr. Wolfgang Schwachula at Bonn in Germany during the trial of Eric X (the Ghanaian asylum seeker) in court said Eric is a danger to society and likely to strike again because he lacks empathy.

On April 2 midnight, Eric X launched an attack on the couple when they were sleeping by cutting through the tarpaulin and threatening them with a tree saw ordering them to hand over their valuables- six euros (£5.35) and a music box.

After robbing them, he dragged the 23-year-old woman outside, where he raped her and forced her boyfriend to watch. The boyfriend’s initial call to the police about the incident was considered a joke.

The suspect was later arrested in Siegburg after a man recognised him from a composite picture of the sex attacker.


U-17 World Cup: Ghana wallops India to top Group A

The Black Starlets recovered from a defeat to the United States to beat host nation India 4-0 to book a place in the next round of the on-going FIFA under 17 FIFA World Cup.

A brace from Captain Eric Ayiah and a goal each from substitutes Danso and Toku were all Ghana needed to end India’s World Cup dreams.

The host nation started the game brightly, pinning Ghana to the wall but the Starlets stood their ground to ensure that their defensive line wasn’t breached.

Ghana grew into the game and created some decent openings but the frontline led by captain Ayiah could not make the best out of the numerous chances created. Ghana had the breakthrough on the stroke of half-time when Eric Ayiah pounced on a rebound to register his first goal of the tournament.

Ayiah’s first-half goal lifted the pressure on the Starlets who returned from the break to play with freedom, confidence and panache.


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