Ghana Registers 557 New NGOs

Cynthia Mamle Morrison

A complete of 557 new non-governmental businesses (NGOs) have been registered in from 2018 to date.

Minister of Gender, Youngsters and Social Safety, Cynthia Morrison, created this identified to the media on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

She was presenting the Gender Ministry’s programmes achievements and problems from 2018 to date.

She famous that the present 736 NGOs have their certificates renewed and are adhering to standards.

According to her, 64 prospective adoptive mom and dad have been declared qualified and suited to adopt children.

The Minister extra that 63 adoption purposes have been processed out of which 47 ended up granted approval.

thousand, 8 hundred and fifty-7 (3,857) youngsters in federal government and private household households offered with treatment, instruction and counselling across the nation to make their existence meaningful. Also, 38 Household Houses for
Young children have been accredited,” she reported.

Social Defense

She unveiled that the Ministry in its efforts to sensitise the normal public on social protection concerns organised 23 neighborhood dialogues at Agona West and Tano North Municipalities and Communities.

More than 10,000 folks ended up engaged, she said, including that, in addition, engagement classes ended up held with spiritual and classic leaders in 13 locations.

The Ministry, she mentioned, in collaboration with the Ministry of Area Government and Rural Progress, has designed and commenced the implementation of the Ghana Effective Safety Internet venture, (a successor job to the Ghana Social Opportunity Undertaking) as a critical social safety programme to give assistance to the exceptionally weak.
“A communication strategic system has been made and getting carried out to guarantee the help and acquire-in from all stakeholders like Ministries, Departments and Agencies as nicely as Metropolitan, Municipal, and Districts Assemblies,” the Minister famous.

She included that “it is critical to take note that a effective and financial inclusion ingredient of the Ghana Productive Safety Internet venture recognised as the Complimentary Livelihood Asset Aid Scheme (Class) was designed to offer sustainable cash flow earning options for the of Social Defense interventions.”

In addition, she discussed that in the implementation of the One Window Situation Administration Procedure / Helpline of Hope in the period of time less than review, 635 instances were being recorded out of which 532 instances have been settled.

A lot more than 600 social welfare officers in Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies have been properly trained in the management of the method, she reported.


Below the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, 3 cycles of funds grant payments to LEAP beneficiaries (58th, 59th & 60th) have been manufactured to a total of 1,428,460 exceptionally inadequate beneficiaries, she disclosed.

“The 61st cycle payment has just started. To assure powerful and effective implementation of the programme, suggestions for LEAP Procedure Money Computation has been reviewed and is operational. An Digital Reporting module developed and remaining piloted in 3 (3)
Districts,” she mentioned.

University Feeding

The School Feeding Programme at the moment delivers just one hot and healthy meal for 2,663,134 pupils in 8,683 general public essential faculties, she explained.

Ga Homowo-Fest registers thousands on NHIS for free

Solash Foundation as element of its goals to encourage and enhance accessibility to good quality health care in took gain of the Ga Pageant Celebrations to register and renew the NHIS cards of in excess of one thousand 7 hundred indigents of Ga Mashie.

With the assist of the Ngleshie Alata Common Council and other important stakeholders the Foundation engaged the Local community Information Assistance to inform users of the upcoming Training which been given a optimistic flip out.

The involve small children, the aged, expecting females, orphans, people with disabilities and infants.

Registration Officers from the Nationwide Wellness Insurance Plan, Ashiedu Keteke District Office environment had been existing to suggest Neighborhood associates on the positive aspects of enrolling on to the scheme, specifications for registration and categories of Subscribers.

Solash Basis covered the charge of premiums and the processing card and renewal costs of these Subscribers to the tune of USD 19,888.00.

The Foundation also took gain of the Work out to educate the Communities on preventable health conditions and dwelling nutritious lives.

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NIA registers nearly three million Ghanaians for Ghana Card

By Godwill Arthur-Mensah,GNA 

Accra, Sept. 15, GNA – The National
Identification Authority (NIA)  suggests it
has registered 2,902,526 suitable for the Card in the Greater
Accra, Volta and Oti areas considering that the registration started on June 4, last

It explained out of the figure, 2,590,526 playing cards
experienced been printed and 1,718,021 cards had been issued to candidates in the a few
locations as at September 14, 2019.

Mr Francis Palmdeti, Head of Company
Affairs of the NIA, told the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Sunday that, 556,559
individuals experienced been registered in the Volta Region, with 523,984 playing cards printed and
395,175 issued as at September 14, 2019.

In the Oti Region, he said, 387,057 men and women
had been registered with 236,348 playing cards printed and 187,643 playing cards issued because
registration started in that individual area on August 22, 2019.

Mr Palmdeti explained mass registration training
finished on Saturday, September 14 in the Oti Area.

Nevertheless, all registration centres with
backlogs of cards will continue to be printed and issued to applicants from
Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20.

He reported registration centres in the Volta
Region wherever mop-up was carried out will also proceed to challenge printed playing cards to
applicants at the centres they registered from Monday, September 16 to Friday,
September 20, but no new registrations will be completed.


Baobab Microfinance registers 3,241 under-privileged beneficiaries on NHIS

3, 241 beneath-privileged people have benefitted from Tamale primarily based Company, Baobab Enterprise Constrained as component of its Company Social Responsibility by being registered on to the National Overall health Insurance policies Plan.

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 Each adult
beneficiary had one particular of his/ her dependent benefiting from the package and it was
carried out throughout (3) centres therefore West Clinic, SDA Clinic and NHIS office
at Gumani in Tamale Metro and Sagnarigu District.

The corporation thinks that ‘Investing in access to
wellness method does not only help you save life, but it’s a important investment decision in the
wider economic climate. This is mainly because unwell-health impairs efficiency, hinders work
prospective buyers and adversely affects human capital development’’.

The organization has the company vision of ‘Northern with no Poverty’ by means of tailor manufactured financial solutions and solutions for women of all ages teams. Around the previous 10 years, Baobab has been operating to relieve poverty in Northern by generating accessibility to credit rating a actuality to gals and as properly inculcate personal savings and expenditure behavior among the ladies.  Out of a overall of 10,255 personal loan clients, 9,502 are ladies representing 92.66% with an normal loan dimensions of GHS 744.00 for each lady.

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Baobab received its very first Lender of Ghana (Lavatory) working
license on 23rd April, 2008 as Baobab Economic Solutions Ltd and when Bog
issued a directive in 2010 mandating all Economic Companies to rebrand and have
‘Microfinance’ extra to their title, BMC was the very first in the entire of Ghana
(out of over 400 firms) to satisfy all this kind of requirements and was granted a new
functioning license by Lavatory on 29th July, 2011 (License No. 000001). BMC has Five
(5) branches and an agency its Head Office environment Branch which is situated at
Zogbeli-Tamale, Yendi Branch, Bimbilla Department, Salaga Department, Sawla Department and
Kalpohini company. BMC has survived the upheavals in the fiscal sector and
contrary to normal decline in deposits, it is enduring continuous
boosts. BMCs deposits surge by 74% from next quarter of 2019 to September.

PFJ registers 90,000 farmers for 2019 season in Bawku


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Jerry Azanduna, GNA

(U/E), July 7, GNA – About 90,000
have been registered by the Bawku Municipal Department of Agriculture
to participate in this year’s Planting for Foods and Jobs (PFJ) programme in the
Bawku Municipality and its environs.

About 60 enter dealers have also been
registered beneath the programme to be supervised by the Directorate to provide
farmers with government backed farm inputs including seedlings and

Mr Charles Akowtigah, Bawku Municipal
Director of Agriculture, stated this around the weekend in an interview with the
Information Company (GNA) in Bawku.

He called on farmers to acquire benefit of
the rains to plant so as to escape the drought interval considering the fact that the rain patterns
were not consistent.

Mr Akowtigah reported in the situation of this
farming , farmers were being specifically intrigued in the Hybrid and the Open
Pollinated Variety seedlings (OPV), and stated that the selection of a lot of
farmers for this was as outcome of govt subsidy on these types of seeds, especially

He stated previously the hybrid seeds charge GHȼ20.00
per kilogramme whilst the OPV went for GH
ȼ6.00 for each kilogramme and indicated
however that, with the introduction of the subsidy, the hybrid price GH
ȼ3.00 for each
kilogramme when the OPV price tag GHȼ2.00 per kilogramme.

Mr Akwotigah said federal government has stocked the
district with 4 styles of substances like Bypel, Adepa, Emar-Star and Gro
secure to battle any variety of army worm that might assault the crops in the course of the

He stated the Directorate was carrying out
education for farmers and extension officers on good farming practices to
up grade their awareness and skills on farming.

The Director urged the farmers to shell out
standard visits to their farms and scout for any form of worms on their farms
and report to their extension officers for redress.