Maiden Mental Health Workshop Held At Synergies Institute

The Head of Psychiatry at the Trauma and Specialist Healthcare facility, Dr. Eric Kweku Arhinful has suggested academics to be conscious of the behavioural tendencies of their pupils who reveal mental issues.

He gave the tips all through a coaching workshop organised by the Centre for Innovation and Specialist Growth (CIPD) of Synergies Institute-Ghana (SIG) in partnership with the Ghana Education and learning Assistance (GES) on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

In accordance to Dr Arhinful, there is an expanding rate of little ones mental problems and the deficiency of capacity on the part of academics to control the predicament has in some instances led to the disregard of the afflicted youngsters.

The workshop brought with each other more than 50 individuals in the education and learning sector, like 41 lecturers from Simple and Junior Higher Educational institutions in the Okaikwei North Municipality.

Dr Arhinful, for the duration of the interactive session of the , shared with academics, the prevailing ailments that routinely manifest in kids across the nation this sort of as despair, Interest Deficit Hyperactive Problem (ADHD), Aetiology, Encopresis, Enuresis, and Autism.

“Most of these ailments are either thanks to the natural environment in just which the little ones are staying elevated, their biology or genetics and are not their have faults,” he additional.

Dr Arhinful encouraged instructors to exercise warning when working with kids with these disorders and to implement endurance.

He pointed out that most generally because of to ignorance, most youngsters with diseases are despatched to distinctive educational facilities but in actuality could fare much better in typical schools and really should be permitted to do so.

Dr. Arhinful also pleaded with the lecturers to strive to make time for the young children who go through from these ailments, expressing “you are their dad and mom although they are in university, so try out your extremely greatest to treatment and instruct them”.

He noted that programs ended up in area to deliver young children suffering from conditions or disabilities from distinctive schools to merge them with frequent faculties less than the slogan ‘education for all’.

At the workshop, the lecturers argued that the assets available to them are not sufficient to cater for the needs of the couple of youngsters with these kinds of conditions within just their class.

In reaction to this, President of Synergies Institute-Ghana, Mr. Felix Mensah, hinted that the worry elevated by the academics is one of the causes the university undertook this initiative as section of their Corporate Social Obligation (CSR), in order to equip the instructors in the direction of the growth of Ghanaian youngsters in the area of Mental and fitness.

Mr. Mensah extra that much more sensitisation programmes in this area will be undertaken by the faculty to equip (and dad and mom) with the competencies to detect and deal with Baby Mental Health, as most generally children in this circumstance are both overwhelmed or disregarded by the teacher, mom and dad and even fellow little ones.

The Vice President of Synergies Institute Ghana, Mr. Ogochukwu Nweke, hinted that there will be subsequent instruction workshops for teachers in buy to empower them effectively towards the management of Youngster Mental Wellness.

Proven in 2013 and accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB), Synergies Institute is affiliated to the College of Cape Coastline (UCC). Synergies Institute Ghana is a person of the greatest useful hands-on educational institutions in Africa where learners are educated to become inventive thinkers and self-sustaining leaders beyond boundaries. The faculty also has accreditations with Ghana Schooling Support (GES), National Board for Skilled and Specialists Assessment (NABPTEX) and Institute of Professional Management (ICM-United kingdom).

Found in the middle of the Capital Accra, on the trans-African large way (N1), the institute operates Bachelors’ diploma, diploma and expert certificate classes in Internet marketing and Corporate Strategy, Marketing & General public Relations, Digital Journalism, Journalism & Media Scientific studies, Accounting & Finance, Qualified Computing & Data Processing and a lot extra.

ECOWAS workshop on economic monitoring and forecasting kickstarts in Accra

Maxwell Awumah, GNA

Accra, Nov 19, GNA –
An Group of West African States (ECOWAS) on economic
monitoring, small-term financial forecasting and modeling for member international locations
is underway in Accra.

The 4-day
workshop is remaining organised by the Economic Fee for Africa Sub-Regional
Office environment for West Africa (ECA SRO-WA) in conjunction with the Economic and
Statistical Observatory for Sub- Africa (AFRISTAT). 

In accordance to a
release signed by Mr Amador Diouf of ECA and Mr Edi Serge Jean of AFRISTAT,
respectively, the short-phrase economic forecast workshop is a biannual party
organised by the West African Financial Union (WAEMU) international locations such as Guinea
and Mauritania.

The forum is to
much better have an understanding of the latest economic developments and forecasts at the ECOWAS
(Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Cabo Verde) and SRO-WA

It has a principal
goal to share encounters on the modern economic developments and
limited-time period macroeconomic forecasting strategies applied in English-speaking member

It also seeks to
lead to the endeavours manufactured to have a limited and medium time period overview of the
macroeconomic indicators of the region.

Predicted outcomes
contain strengthening collaboration with AFRISTAT, ECOWAS, West African
Financial Financial Union (UEMOA), West African Monetary (WAMI), West
African Monetary Company (WAMA) and African Regional Complex Guidance Centre
in West Africa (AFRITAC Ouest) in conditions of assist to nations in the region of
statistical data and advancement.

It is to recognize
the analytical resources getting employed by member states and have an up-to-date knowledge on
macroeconomic forecasts in relation to advancement, inflation, fiscal balances and
exterior finances.

It is expected to be
attended by statisticians included in quick-term financial indicator
developments and economists in charge of quick-expression forecasting.

The workshop would
be facilitated by ECA SRO-WA, ECOWAS Fee, WAMI, WAMA and AFRITAC


2020 Post Budget Workshop opens in Accra

By Benjamin Mensah/Christopher Arko, GNA   

Accra, Nov. 16, GNA – The 2020 Post Spending plan
for Associates of Parliament opened in Accra on Saturday for a meaningful
discussion and investigation of the coverage underpinnings of the Spending plan.

For the initially time in lots of yrs the
submit-spending plan workshop is remaining at the premises of Parliament the D.F. Annan
Auditorium, to save the country the charge of owning to vacation exterior Accra with
a massive spending budget, specially as the Govt embarks on fiscal self-control.

It is on the concept: “Consolidating the Gains
for Expansion, Careers and Prosperity for All,” exact same as the 2020 Funds Statement and
Financial Plan of the Government.

Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye, the Speaker of
Parliament, said: “I am delighted that we’re not touring outdoors Accra, and arrive
back with a price range of …. GHC 1.7 million.”

He claimed such were being the matters that prevented
Users of Parliament and other team to delight in improved privileges, together with
housing and autos.

The put up spending plan workshop is a budgetary
affair, which involved chance charge on how greatest to maximise the use of
resources in terms of the rewards.

Prof Oquaye called on associates to engage in
meaningful deliberations and make all necessary paperwork available to the
Household to enrich discussions.

“It is critical to produce this politics of
concerns,” the Speaker claimed, and urged the legislators not to give space to
politics of vituperations.

The workshop would tackle subject areas this kind of as
“Policy Underpinnings of the 2020 Budget”, “Overview of the 2020 Spending budget – Macro
Economic and Fiscal Management”, and “What to Think about in Analysing the 2020

Also to be regarded are: “Planning and
Delivery on Infrastructure,” “Revenue Mobilisation,” “Workers’ Standpoint of
the 2020 Finances,” and “The 2020 Budget and the Vitality Sector.”

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance,
stated ’s economy however faced some structural ‘headwinds’ even with its
beneficial outlook for 2020.

“We even now have some structural headwinds in
conditions of the wages, desire and profits to deal with as the financial system grows,” he

Mr Ofori-Atta claimed the two principal problems
the country ongoing to face was the electricity sector IPP payments, and the
monetary sector clean up-up, which were becoming finished to assure benefit for funds.

The Government had qualified 6.8 for each cent of
GDP, non-oil development of 4.6 per cent, inflation of eight per cent and in general
deficit of 4 for every cent.

He gave the assurance that the Federal government
was fully commited to making sure that there was no budgetary overruns or overspending
in the 2020 Election 12 months.

The greater part Leader and Minister of
Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, claimed the MPs had a obligation to
extensively scrutinise the Budget devoid of political distinctions and find
common grounds on specialized issues germane to its content material.

He, nevertheless, questioned why there were only 55
of the 275 members current when the programme experienced long started out.

Mr Mensah Bonsu urged the MPs to critically
take a look at issues for perfectly-educated contributions, rather than propaganda, when
the discussion on the 2020 Funds starts off on Monday.

He reported the discussion would be about the
ideas of the funds, and urged associates to discuss that fairly than the

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Chief, said
the Finance Minister ought to to quick the Property on how a great deal dollars authorities experienced
pumped into cleansing the financial sector.

He instructed that subsequent budgets really should
indicate Ghana’s commitment to accomplishing the Sustainable Development Targets.

He referred to as on the Government to adhere to its
pledge of avoiding spending plan overruns next calendar year.


Ghana Participates In UN Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop In Kenya

A two-guy delegation signifies Ghana in a 3-day of the United Country Disaster Danger Reduction at the moment ongoing in -Nairobi.

The delegation from Ghana manufactured up of Mr. Abrokwa Koranteng and Mr. Monthly bill Boampong Darlington joins other participating countries like Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Eswatini (Kingdom of), Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Tanzania (United Republic of) and Zamibia to discuss concerns relating to multi-nation risk profiling.

Other collaborating associates are IGAD, SADC, ECCAS, ECOWAS and AUC.

The workshop aims at exchanging understanding and thoughts on the use of possibility facts in scheduling and for hazard knowledgeable financial investment, examining the price of unique instruments in informing approach and scheduling and looking at the price of doing the job groups in guidance of the marketing of the application of possibility knowledge in nationwide arranging system.

The multi-nation possibility profiling workshop is a program structured by the United Country Disaster Chance Reduction and funded by the European Union. The delegation of Ghana is expected as aspect of pursuits at the workshop to stop by and interact with other substantial profile personalities on matters of modern-day risk management engineering and other critical subject matters that shall look for to provide the interests of Ghana.

FDA holds food safety workshop for food services industry operators

Christopher Tetteh/ Fredrick Asenso Boateng, GNA

Sunyani, Nov. 08,
GNA – The Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Locations Directorate of the Food items and Medicine
Authority (Food and drug administration) on Thursday held meals cleanliness and protection schooling workshop for
selected of meals solutions establishments in the 3 locations.

The a single-day
programme, organised in Sunyani was to make certain complete defense of foods and
other consumable merchandise from all sorts of contaminants in the environment and to
equip the participants to be abreast with simple food regulations to deliver excellent
companies as essential.

It also delivered a
system to strengthen the alliance and deepened romantic relationship concerning the Food and drug administration
and the foods providers field operators to improve regulatory natural environment,
which would inure to the reward of the typical community.

In an opening
tackle sent on her behalf, MS Akua Amponsaa Owusu, the performing head of the
Fda for the a few Regions claimed the was also to make the capability of
the operators to deliver improved excellent meals products and services for a additional optimistic
effects on the overall health of Ghanaians.

The participants, 38
in variety comprised direct foodstuff handlers of lodges, restaurants’ professionals,
conventional caterers, food suppliers and other consumable things handlers.

With reference to
and emphasis on the Community Health and fitness Act 851 of 2012, they ended up schooled to be
meticulous and apply due diligence to sustain wholesomeness of meals from the
preparing to the usage stage.

The Act amid other
provisions stated that advertising of unfit food items for consumption, sale of meals
beneath insanitary situations, marketing of unwholesome meals and bogus deal of
food items that mislead the public and compromise its security is an offense.

According to the
Act, offenses draw in “closure of premises, a great of not fewer than a person
thousand penalty units or at the very least two many years of jail time period”.

Mr. Daniel Nti, a
Senior Regulatory Officer of the Food and drug administration, in a presentation emphasised that
“meals protection is a share duty, as a result, handlers must continue to keep their
kitchens cleanse and perfectly organised to steer clear of room for rodents which could bring about
foods poisoning”.

He reported kitchen
administration was critical to making certain food stuff and therefore urged foods
providers field operators to notice that as indispensable aspect of their
respective enterprises management.


US And Ghana Launch Seed Sector Workshop In Ghana

Accra, Ghana ­­- The U.S. federal government by way of the U.S. for Global Enhancement (USAID) hosted a Seed Sector Workshop from November 5-6 at the West Africa Centre for Crop Advancement.

A section of the Borlaug Greater Schooling for Agriculture Investigate and Development (BHEARD) Program, this two-day workshop hosted associates from the Authorities of Ghana and various academic establishments who presented details on pertinent subject areas.

Discussion matters included the present-day state of the seed sector, the purpose of federal government in the generation and distribution of high-quality seed, and existing troubles and options going through the personal sector. Contributors co-built a map of the Ghanaian seed technique and produced a strategy that integrated the requires and vision of the public and personal sectors.

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Josiah Wobil, Chairman, Nationwide Seed Council Delivering Keynote Deal with On The State Of The Ghanaian Seed Sector

Through the workshop, participating teams will compete for funding to establish industrial seed systems. Up to three participating groups will be awarded up to $12,000 each. BHEARD staff members will operate directly with the winners to detect chances to scale up the prosperous systems.

The BHEARD Application is a $4.9 million, USAID-funded, a multi-yr method as portion of Feed the Foreseeable future, the U.S. government’s world wide starvation and foods protection initiative. BHEARD is a very long-phrase agriculture diploma (MSc and Ph.D.) and food stuff stability schooling program in assist of agriculture-led growth and poverty . The program offers prospects for chosen general public institutions to make their in investigation, production, trade, coverage, management, and outreach to market increased agriculture-led financial progress and all-natural sources administration.


USAID is the direct U.S. Federal government agency that functions to end serious international poverty and allow resilient, democratic societies to understand their likely. USAID’s functions and partnerships guidance Ghana’s journey to self-reliance. Our do the job improvements an integrated technique to growth. It promotes accountability, sustainable methods, and inclusive advancement.

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Judicial Service Of Ghana Holds Workshop On Its Five-Year Strategic Plan

of Ghana has held a two-day validation workshop on the five-12 months strategic approach for the Judiciary and the Support of Ghana.

The arm of this Strategic Plan is to guideline the establishment for the future five yrs (2020-2024), drawing on the lessons and making on the strengths of the prior Approach.

Therefore, in 2014, the Judiciary and the Judicial Service commenced the implementation of its 1st 5-calendar year Strategic Strategy, a document which expired in 2018.

Nevertheless, the 2nd working day of the workshop would host administrative and court docket personnel to explore the Program.

The workshop would also give the prospect for an overview of the System, participants would be damaged into little teams to focus on various factors of the document and propose recommendations for the fine-tuning of the System to be mentioned at the Plenary Session.

Summary suggestions are envisioned at the conclude of discussion which would be adopted and included into a workable closing document that will satisfy the services collective aspirations and travel them to their goal of excellence and good quality justice supply.

Talking at the opening ceremony of the celebration held in , the Chief Justice, Sophia A. B. Akuffo advised the Judiciary and the Judicial Provider to adopt the tradition of continuous critique of its 5-yr strategic approach to make it stay suitable.

In accordance to her, the overview of the institution’s approach from time to time would aid them to make modifications and inputs to their five many years qualified approach.

Adding that, the five-12 months Strategic Approach would affirm initiatives to give high-quality, efficient and obtainable Court expert services, continually adopt the use of Information and facts and Interaction Technologies, make certain continuous lawful training, raise transparency and accountability, for the use of general public means and to be a very good local community spouse by growing and adopting professional-bad and local community outreach programmes.

She mentioned that the institution for the earlier two a long time experienced gone through transformation to improve its responsiveness to the citizens in accordance with its mandate beneath the Constitution.

“In the past, our endeavours to reform have been advert hoc, and not synchronized to present a lengthy-phrase system to efficiently supply on our mandate. Reforms have been hence dependent on speedy needs, a technique which labored to some extent. For example, the Rapidly Monitor Significant Courts ended up set up and provided with computer systems, audio recording and circumstance management amenities for speedy and helpful demo”, she stated.

She said, the recent Prepare, when validated, it would be created upon earlier successes in conference the greater calls for positioned on the support as public servants and would be the only institution with a constitutional mandate to interpret the regulations devoid of fear or favour.

Mr Tuinese Edward Amuzu, Crucial Specialist in Rule of Law, talking on behalf of the European Union and Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP), claimed doing the job along with with the Judicial Reforms and Projects Department through which ARAP experienced collaborated to schooling of Judges of each the decrease and top-quality Courts, like Judges of the Court docket of Enchantment has been very successful.

He explained, ARAP has also supported the electronic platform for the Public Relations and Issues Models of the Judicial Company and perform with the Communications Section was also supported with the modern publication and printing of copies of the Judicial Digest.

According to him, ARAP has been functioning on the digital Legal World wide web Library which would develop into fact quickly.

He mentioned as ARAP arrives to an conclude in January 2021, they ended up hoping that the gains of the ARAP collaboration would be sustained.

“Sustainability of the of ARAP is critical is we are to be confident of any meaningful and enduring outcome from the collaboration with the Judiciary and the Judicial Support. We know that this Strategic Plan can be the Following Step to a NEW WAY Ahead”, he added.

Ghana High C’ssion staff undertake customer service workshop

A two-day for frontline workers of the Ghana High
Fee, British isles receives underway in London.

The workshop, themed “International Small business Protocol for Consumer Service
Professionals” types portion of the Significant Commission’s periodic training for its regionally
recruited employees and is aimed at bringing team of the mission up to pace with the
present-day trends in client assistance.

Mrs Matilda Alomatu Osei Agyeman, Head of Chancery at the Ghana Large
Fee recommended members, including workers from the Passport and Visa
part to just take the workshop significantly and endeavour to set whatever they will be
having away into exercise.

Mrs Osei Agyeman acknowledged the magnitude of the day-to-day challenges which
frontline employees of the mission facial area on a everyday basis, especially the developing need
for consular services such as passport and visas but thinks the workshop will go
a very long way in equipping them to have out their responsibilities to the public.

“As human beings, we are all vulnerable to blunders but enable us attempt to do our finest to
increase on our solutions, and this is what this training is all about”, Mrs Osei
Agyeman indicates.

The workshop is becoming coordinated by Mrs Marie-Helene Ferguson from the
London School of Etiquette, and it addresses places such managing the aged and
disabled, as perfectly as how to elevate the consumer knowledge.


Source: Ghana/

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XEROX Holds Workshop On Smart Printing Solutions

Officers of XEROX demonstrating the sensible printing answer

DOCUTECH GHANA Minimal, licensed area distributor of Xerox , has held a two-day workshop on printing alternatives for domestic, formal and industrial functions.

The workshop, held at the Marriott Hotel in Accra, was aimed at sharing realistic insights on new printing technologies and electronic software package.

Dubbed: the “Xerox Find Your Solution Workshop” the discussion board highlighted major Xerox world-wide professionals who engaged members with the perspective of enabling business enterprise pros to greater compete in a rapidly shifting small business atmosphere.

In his handle, Jean Louis Feghali, Controlling Director of Docutech, pressured the need for digitization, incorporating that the adoption of digitisation will guide to a superior executing and much more safe workplace in corporate and industrial establishments.

“A simplistic way to make clear electronic transformation is to state that if you want to go digital then you have to print significantly less. To be equipped to print significantly less you need to have an understanding of what you print. Then you have to comprehend why you print, irrespective of whether important or not”, he mentioned.

He disclosed that the recently unveiled good printing equipment were run by innovative technologies and computer software to insure comprehensive stability [when dealing with sensitive data].

He also included that the recently unveiled items also permitted simple access to functionality indicators and facts similar to system utilisation.

At the workshop, participants were taken by means of an inspection of some of the printers on exhibition and their options.

Some noteworthy capabilities of the new clever printers consist of intelligent office providers, that delivers a lot more to the traditionally managed print solutions and Xerox’s most up-to-date workplace apps that assistance companies ever-evolving wants printing expert for the schooling business, where paperwork and document management are streamlined to better serve students as nicely as digital printing units which comprise systems that are revolutionising the ebook publishing provide chain by mitigating threat, rushing time-to-market, cutting down squander and reducing fixed expenditures.

With the new smart printers, buyers can scan, preserve and print paperwork straight to and from their online storages these types of as Google Drive, Cloud and many others.

The printers are also ready to transform documents into English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Indian and German audio and sent immediately into the mails of users and are able to allow for buyers block or disguise specific private data of paperwork just before printing.

Docutech Constrained is the approved local distributor of Xerox Products in Ghana providing print and publishing companies an immediate aggressive edge in the growing electronic print enhancement marketplace.

By Nii Adjei Mensahfio

Regional Ministers Attend Workshop On Procurement

A two times on community procurement for regional ministers and chosen management employees of the newly made areas have started in .

The ministers are from the six new locations specifically Savannah, North East, Western North, Bono, Bono East, Oti.

The workshop which begun on Saturday early morning, August 31, 2019, is currently being held by the Ministry of Community Procurement in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Improvement.

It is using position at the AH Hotel, at East Legon, a suburb of Accra.

Source folks for the workshop contain Performing Chief Government Officer (CEO) of the General public Procurement Authority (PPA), Frank Mantle.

It comes times right after the PPA was strike with a major procurement scandal, foremost to the suspension of its CEO, AB Adjei.

The ministers are being educated on challenges these as the lawful framework of community procurement in , significance of creating procurement units, procurement preparing, tender eligibility, thresholds for procurement in accordance to categorization, amongst some others.

BY Melvin Tarlue

Workshop held on “markets for agricultural output in rural sub-Saharan Africa”

About the several years acclaimed Professor of Economics Yaw Nyarko has received a amount of grants from the International Development Centre (IGC) and other funders to conduct investigate to aid smallholder farmers to revolutionize the way they trade and open up up new markets.

The objective of the investigate is to study rural agricultural markets employing know-how and apps made by the New York University Center for Engineering and Financial Advancement (NYU-CTED) of which Prof. Nyarko is the Founder and Director.

Several a long time in the past, a equivalent celebration was hosted in Kumawu with the Head of the IGC Ghana Crew, Professor Nii Sowa. For the duration of that convention, the initial hopes and wishes of Prof. Nyarko and his staff had been presented.  Currently, it is with wonderful satisfaction that we say substantial development from that time have been designed with the ongoing support of the IGC and other funders. Several of the functions which have been imagined earlier have now grow to be a actuality, especially the establishment of the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) and the start of a randomized regulate trial to appraise the affect of the GCX on smallholder farmers. This national study is at the moment currently being administered nationally in 100 communities in all 10 regions of Ghana.

As a pro-bono specialized advisor to the GCX, Prof. Nyarko advocated to the Federal government of Ghana that a commodity trade ought to be proven in the region. The exploration led to a extremely concrete goal: the establishment of the GCX on November 6, 2018 by the President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo. All through the launch, the Minister of Finance named, thanked and acknowledged Prof. Nyarko’s perform major to the institution of the GCX.

The intention of our investigate is to comprehend how enhanced marketplaces for agricultural commodities can renovate the agricultural price chain from farmers and their farming units on the a single hand, to corporations and their acquiring and setting up programs on the other. We target on the rural financial system in sub- Africa, employing Ghana as our principal review region.

Our perception in the electricity of sustained, arranged, or centralized markets arrives from many sources, but mostly by means of the background of the ingenuity of Ghanaian farmers them selves. Our investigation steps the great importance of having sustained output marketplaces and examines how market place improvements can kick-commence agricultural transformations.

The convention aimed at highlighting the following

– The achievements so far by all parties
– The ongoing study by Prof. Nyarko and his group
– Are living demonstration of mobile apps that allow farmers and traders to digitally trade commodities

The conference was motivated by a assembly among Prof. Nyarko, the IGC Ghana Group and the GCX Workforce at GCX headquarters in . Via this convention, our target is to existing a hands-on expertise of the operations of the GCX, present early findings of the national survey and to celebrate the progress built so considerably. This meeting provides togethers an viewers of farmers and traders, stakeholders from the Ministry of Foodstuff and Agriculture (MOFA) and the regional group to fully grasp the extent of the progress we have made in our investigate and plan advocacy, which has great potential to benefit Ghana’s smallholder farmers and Ghana for generations to appear.


Yaw Nyarko is Professor of Economics at New York University (NYU) and the Director of NYU Africa Property, the Center for Technological know-how and Enhancement (CTED), and Co-Director of the Development Research (DRI). As Co-Director of DRI, he was awarded the 2009 BBVA Frontiers in Information Award on Financial Enhancement Cooperation.

As just one of the most remarkably rated African educational economists in the world, his study passions aim on the locations of financial progress, theoretical economics, versions of human capital as engines of financial growth, mind drain and skills acquisition, labour economics, and migration. His recent research focuses on engineering and financial growth, commodities exchanges and markets in Africa, and determinants and returns of labour migration from South Asia in the UAE, as nicely as the impacts of several plan measures on the mobility of labour inside of the UAE.

He is the previous Chair of the Econometric Society Africa Regional Standing Committee. He has served as a marketing consultant to organizations like the African Progress Financial institution, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Social Science Exploration Council. As the previous Vice Provost of NYU, he managed a portfolio that provided the oversight and institution of campuses in Abu Dhabi, Accra, and Shanghai. Yaw Nyarko been given his B.A. from the University of Ghana and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University.

About CTED

A investigation middle concentrated on the improvement of innovative and chopping-edge systems to noticeably impression economic development with a specific target on problems confronted in underdeveloped areas around the entire world. The center works with college throughout NYU’s international network, drawing on the wide multidisciplinary skills out there in economics and economic development, overseas plan, administration, microfinance, politics, computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, chemistry, material science, and engineering. Considering that its founding in 2010, CTED has housed several exploration initiatives aiming to tackle a huge vary of developmental difficulties throughout parts which includes: migration, commodities investing, artificial intelligence, GIS mapping, remittances, food and h2o, healthcare, fiscal access, power, and education and learning. CTED tasks have been pilot-analyzed in lots of international locations in Asia, Africa, America, and the Middle East in partnership with many organizations in the personal countries. CTED has branches in Abu Dhabi (UAE), New York (United states of america), and Accra and Kumawu (Ghana).

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Library Authority holds training workshop for SHS librarians

The Authority has held its coaching software for some librarians of Senior Higher Universities in the Ashanti Region.

The instruction kinds component of the University Libraries Transformation Programme, spearheaded by the Ghana Library Authority with assistance from the Ministry of Schooling, and is aimed at inculcating a reading through way of living between youthful folks.

A Deputy Minister of Schooling, Dr. Yaw Osei  Adutwum in his tackle at the start of the plan stated the training is a signal of government’s dedication to high-quality education.


Although encouraging the librarians to go on to read and be abreast with info about their job in buy to inspire learners to examine more, he claimed the ought to “be agents of alter and be revolutionary in motivating learners to patronize the use of the sources at the  libraries .

The Performing Government Director of Ghana Library Authority, Hayford Siaw, applauded the participants for the enthusiasm they have proven for the coaching programme and pledged that the Library Authority will carry on to commit in the growth of librarians throughout the country.


Hayford Siaw

“The GhLA will continually make investments in ongoing qualified development  for faculty librarians and we will quickly roll out on-line courses that will pay for you the chance to purchase added capabilities in library and information and facts science” he stated.

On her aspect, the Board Chairperson of Ghana Library Authority Board, Dr Helena R. Asamoah Hassan inspired the beneficiary Librarians to embrace the option and find out as substantially as they could.


Dr Helena R. Asamoah-Hassan

“Since you have been denied this teaching for quite long time, make the best possible use of the engagement with the facilitators and go again to equip your students to permit them be completely ready for demanding exploration and facts look for at tertiary”, she claimed.

The SHS Librarians are predicted to put into practice the know-how obtained in organizing their libraries, make visibility for the library amongst the scholar populace and optimize the use of the products readily available.

Librarians in Senior High Universities in the Ashanti, Bono, Ahafo and Bono East Areas participated in the teaching.


Librarians from the Better , Central, Western and Western North Region who are in the 2nd zone will have their training just before these in zone 3, symbolizing Jap, Volta and Oti Regions.

Zone Four will cover educational facilities in the Upper East, Higher West, Savannah, Northern and North East Locations

About 700 school librarians are predicted to be taken by schooling regions these as cataloging and classification, preservation of documentary components, simple use of library administration process for selection administration and many others.

GES Serves ₵1.50p Worth Of Bread & Ice Cream As Snacks For Teachers At Workshop

A upset Facebook user considered to be a teacher has exposed the evident ‘stinginess’ of the Education and learning Assistance and how they (lecturers) ended up humiliated at a new .

According to her, they were being served with only and ice value a ₵1.50p.

She wrote: “In actuality, am soo unhappy currently. Am at a workshop organized by govt via GES and this is what is served to instructors and listened to academics as treats.

A 7 days extensive workshop commencing from 8am to 5:30pm each and every working day. Ooo when are we going to be highly regarded.”


UNIDO holds workshop on cluster dev’t for industrial & trade experts

UNIDO holds workshop on cluster dev't for industrial & trade experts

UNIDO holds workshop on cluster dev't for industrial & trade experts

UNIDO holds workshop on cluster dev't for industrial & trade experts

The United Nations Industrial Progress Firm (UNIDO) with funding from the European Union (EU) has trained 20 cluster progress experts from suitable establishments responsible for industrialization, export, agribusiness, high-quality infrastructure, associations and requirements on cluster improvement in Accra.

The four-day teaching on UNIDO’s cluster advancement methodology is aligned to the Sustainable Enhancement Plans (SDGs) 5, 8 and 9.

It is part of the actions of the West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP) executed by UNIDO in partnership with the Govt of Ghana by means of the Ministry of Trade and Market (MOTI) to acquire the specialized potential and functionality of prospective Cluster Improvement Brokers (CDAs) in Ghana.

The CDAs immediately after this teaching are far better outfitted to help bolster and facilitate intra-cluster exchanges and collective efficiencies for Cassava, Fruits (Mango and Pineapple), Cosmetics and Personal-Care items price chains.

Ms Ebe Muschialli, UNIDO’s Programme Advisor and cluster advancement coach, mentioned UNIDO has formulated a modular tactic to guidebook the formulation and implementation of cluster development initiatives.

“Each UNIDO module signifies a significant section in the cluster improvement system which have developed effective undertaking results and most effective activities in international locations implementing the UNIDO cluster,” she said.

Mr Vedat Kunt, a senior worldwide cluster expert and a co-trainer, revealed that Governments around the globe regard clusters as likely motorists of company advancement, innovation and competitiveness.

“Clusters are viewed as to be an successful policy instrument for entrepreneurship and financial progress,” Mr Kunt reported.

“By engaging in joint actions, cluster firms can obtain results that are out of attain for particular person enterprises,” he additional.

Clusters and cluster initiatives have in the previous 20 yrs develop into a key element in making use of the strengths of nationwide and competitiveness tactics.

WACOMP-Ghana part via the opportunity CDAs will lead to enhancing innovation, growth and competitiveness of SMEs in the cassava, fruits (pineapple and mangoes) and cosmetics sector to create their competitiveness for exports.


Workshop against ‘Sakawa’ among the youth held in Yendi

By Abebe Dawuni, GNA

(NR) Aug. 5, GNA – A A few-day design and style
organised to dissuade cybercrime normally regarded as sakawa has been
structured in Yendi in the Northern Area.

It was arranged by Rural H2o and
Advancement Programme (RWDP) Ghana, Church Of Christ and 7AS Faculty, of
Sciences and Technological know-how (COSTECH) and arranged by discovered sakawa customers,
Assembly members, representatives of Ya-Na Mahama Abukari  II, Mion lana Mahamudu Abdulai, Yo-Na
Andani  Yakubu Abdulai.

Other attendants were Youth Groups, Gals
Groups, Impression leaders, Spiritual leaders and Sub-chiefs.                                                                    

In an deal with Mr. Nathaniel Adams Junior,
the Chief Government Officer of Rural Water and Advancement Programme of Church
of Christ explained the design and style workshop was aimed at participating the local community to unite
with Youth in Yendi Municipality to present assistance, guidance and protection.

The workshop, he mentioned would also assist to
cut down Sakawa for existing Youth and stop it for long run generations

He said by way of their exploration, it was
recognized that most of the youth associated in Sakawa was owing to deficiency of parental
treatment, poverty, social challenges relating to youth troubles, drug habit, lack
of competencies amongst other individuals.

Mr Adams Junior mentioned the structure workshop
managed to get the Sakawa boys as contributors who have been capable to share their
exploits for dialogue.

He announced that a “Sakawa Endeavor Force” designed
up chiefs, sub-chiefs, Feeling leaders, other stakeholders, Assembly members,
Sakawa associates, Associates of Ya-Na, Mion lana, Yo-Na ladies Teams, Youth
Groups such as other individuals was formed.

Their activity, he stated was to fulfill regular monthly with
the Sakawa users to look for aid from NGOS for them to go into educational facilities to
sensitise the Youth on the potential risks of Sakawa.

He stated the Task Pressure would also hand around
all their findings about how to reduce sakawa to the organizers.       

Alhaji Hammed Yussif Abukari, the Yendi
Municipal main Govt counseled the organizers for these kinds of an significant
workshop to reduce sakawa in the space.

He claimed sakawa had been a concern all about
the state since of its detrimental outcomes on the youth and was grateful for
such structure workshop held in Yendi.

He appealed to mom and dad to play to enhance
the initiatives of authorities by actively playing their roles responsibly.

Madam Amy Cox Professor of Layout Harding
University Searly, Arkansas United states of america, who facilitated the workshop reported similar
workshops were organised in better treatment of aged, assist the Church of Christ,
arrive at local community all in Haiti.

She mentioned Arkansas is a non-gain
group was performing with Youth to increase on their foreseeable future.

She stated they arrived with six college from
the College to organise the style workshop in Yendi.

Madam Cox reported she arrived from the College
with Degnan Lawerence, Joanna Roberts, Mikela Malec, Hannah Porter, Timothy
Section minimal and Alexis Haney all learners of the University Searly United states for them to
share their encounters in education to the youth in the Municipality.

All the members been given Certificates
of participation as Landmark on Sakawa-


GOA completes physical activity workshop for students and teachers


Ghana Olympians Association workshop

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Simon Asare, GNA

Accra, Aug.3, GNA – Olympians
Affiliation (GOA) has arranged an athletics workshop for teachers and pupils
at St. Nicholas School in Tema.

The workshop targeted on enhancing the
fundamental motion abilities that translate throughout diverse sports disciplines.

The St. Nicholas Faculty found in Manhean
place in Tema, was chosen in see of school’s desire to not only educate the
small children, but also give them wide ranging prospects in athletics, tunes and
international languages.

The workshop was made available as part of GOA’s
university and outreach software to inspire future generations of Ghanaian

The main target was to help academics and
students learn innovative methods to improve mastery of essential sports activities linked
motion abilities while advertising core values of Olympism i.e., Excellence,
Regard and Friendship.

St. Nicholas and GOA fashioned the multi-calendar year
partnership to assure sustainability and advancement of what was realized by means of the
workshop as very well as the continued obtain to the specialized and functional
understanding of GOA users.

The GOA is a voluntary affiliation of former
Ghanaian Olympians, a member of the African Olympians Affiliation (AOA) and the
Planet Olympians Association (WOA).


Capacity building workshop held for Social Auditing Clubs

By Eric Appah Marfo/ Priscilla Oye Ofori,

Accra, July 27, GNA – Ghana Integrity
Initiative (GII), the area chapter of Transparency Global (TI), a
non-financial gain civil empowerment organization, has organised a capability creating
workshop for Auditing Golf equipment (SACs) to increase their to combat

The workshop was carried out for 9
Anti-Corruption Champions from various districts particularly Yilo Krobo, Akatsi
North, Akatsi South District, Central Tongo (Adidome), New Juaben, Akuapem
North and Kpando.

The training was centred on the Global
Corruption Barometer (GCB) which is the most specific study of citizen sights
on corruption and experiences with bribery in Africa and the survey was
done in collaboration with AfroBarometer.

Madam Mary Awelana Addah, Programmes Supervisor
for GII, explained that even while the GCB has currently been launched, it is
necessary that citizen groups and Anti-Corruption Champions understand what it
entails to permit them correctly engage communities and district assemblies.

Mr Jacob Ahuno, Programmes Officer for GII,
said the survey was done in 35 African international locations and in excess of 47,000 people today
above 18 yrs participated.

He mentioned it was executed in between September
2016 and September 2018 and the mode of facts collection employed was the face to
deal with interaction.

Mr Ahuno said the survey revealed that 32
for every cent of males and 25 for each cent of women on the continent compensated bribes and this
has an influence on the point out of a pair and helps prevent them from acquiring
sufficient to support family members lifestyle.

The survey exposed that in Ghana, 33 for each
cent of citizens are of the see that corruption has enhanced in the former
12 months 33 for each cent of general public service end users compensated a bribe in the earlier 12
months and 60 per cent held on to the check out that citizens could make a
variation in the battle against corruption.

It reported there is an increase in corruption
stages with 2015 recording 76 for each cent as as opposed to 33 for every cent in 2019 while
the diminished share stood at 8 for each cent in 2015 as as opposed to 36 per cent
in 2019. 

The study stated 25 for each cent of Ghanaians as
at 2015, ended up of the look at that governing administration was accomplishing a excellent job at combating
corruption even though 60 for each cent in 2019, agreed that federal government was carrying out properly
with the battle versus corruption.

In 2015 and 2019, the study claimed, 71 for each
cent and 30 for each cent of Ghanaians respectively were being of the view that
govt was carrying out a terrible task in the combat against corruption.

The survey urged governments in Africa to
ratify, carry out and report on the African Union Convention to Stop and
Overcome Corruption.

Far more so, it reported, there is the require to
look into, prosecute and sanction all reported circumstances of corruption acquire
bare minimum requirements and rules for moral procurement.

The survey urged African governments to
undertake open contracting practices, which make details clearer and less difficult to
analyse acquire citizen problems and improve whistle-blower protections
and allow media and civil society to hold governments accountable.

Mr Michael Boadi, Fundraising Supervisor for
GII, said for contributors to be equipped to use the GCB to properly interact
stakeholders, they would will need to determine distinct corruption associated difficulties
and create a broad goal to match the trouble.

He said they would want to discover the
concentrate on viewers and their conduct, do an viewers assessment and develop
messages and select channels through which they could achieve the target

GII includes of about 30 citizen groups and
17 anti-corruption champions with not fewer than 13 members in every single citizen

They function with more than 300 persons in a lot more
than 50 districts who are capacitated to tackle corruption associated troubles
by means of quite a few languages in numerous communities.


Applications open for 2019 Kwame Nkrumah Writers’ Workshop

The International E book Pageant (AIBF) is inviting apps for the 2019 Kwame Inventive Crafting Workshop.

The experience-to-confront writing training course will be held from Oct 24 to 25 at the College of , Legon, for 15 chosen writers.

The deadline for the Kwame Nkrumah Imaginative Producing Workshop is on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Fascinated people have required to electronic mail their software letters accompanied by their resume and sample publish up to, not later than the day specified.

Kwame Nkrumah creative writing

The Workshop Committee will display the a variety of applications and select only 15 profitable candidates for the fellowship.

The free training course will be taught by acclaimed novelists and literary brokers in the publishing business.

It is anticipated to convey all the substances of the ideal inventive crafting teaching to individuals who want to analyze or get section in the fellowship.

The workshop-primarily based programme embraces several genres by offering nicely-structured help for new resourceful writers seeking to make improvements to their writing abilities.

It is open to people who are intrigued in writing thrillers, satire, memoir, Y/A (young adult), poetry, imaginative non-fiction, literary fiction or children’s literature.