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Some rural areas may not know the safety protocols of COVID 19 – Tain DCE

Some communities in remote Ghana which do not have access to modern communication equipment may not be abreast with COVID-19 protocols, Ms Charity Akua Foriwaa Dwommoh, the District Chief Executive of the Tain District has said.To that end, Ms Dwommoh is embarking on community sensitisation and education campaigns on the virus in rural communities in the Tain District in order to mitigate the effects of the virus in rural communities in the area.She said those in rural communities needed to ...

Resource ISD to enable it perform its function — Northern Regional Co-ordinating Director

Alhaji Issahaku Alhassan, Northern Regional Co-ordinating Director, has underscored the need for the Information Services Department (ISD) to be adequately resourced particularly with cinema vans to enable it to perform its function of bringing government’s development agenda to the door steps of the citizens.He described the current state where the Department depends on decentralized departments/agencies and the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Assemblies for vehicles to carry out public education campaigns as unsustainable and called on the ISD management to prioritise the acquisition of ...

Railways Locomotives: Ghana signs agreement with China’s Dongfang Electric International Corporation

Ghana has signed an agreement with China’s Dongfang Electric International Corporation for the supply of Locomotives and Rolling Stock, which makes up a total of 35 standard gauge trains for passenger and freight services in Ghana.The quantities and categories of rolling stock, which would be delivered include nine Passenger Locomotives with a capacity of 4500HP and 160km/hr speed and15 Freight Locomotives with the capacity of 4500HP and 100km/hr speed.Others are 11 Shunting Locomotives with a capacity of 1000HP, 48 Passenger ...

Nine-million-dollar tourism grant scheme launched to revamp sector

Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo, Senior Minister, on Wednesday launched a nine-million-dollar tourism grant scheme under the Ghana Tourism Development Project, geared towards revitalising the tourism sector that has highly been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.The funds, being provided by the International Development Agency of the World Bank Group, would benefit about 1,000 small and medium scale enterprises in the tourism and hospitality sector.Mr Osafo Maafo described the scheme as the first-ever tourism enterprise support programme in the history of the ...