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Plans to reduce public wage bill applauded

South African economists welcomed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's plans to reduce the public wage bill by over 150 billion in the next three years,...
Members of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council attend a meeting in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday hailed the latest meeting of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition group leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

East African bloc welcomes South Sudan’s decision to reduce to ten states

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, on Tuesday welcomed the recent decision by the South Sudan's government to reduce states...
General Motors cars

GM develops trailer brake technology to reduce stopping distance

General Motors (GM) will apply a newly developed electronic braking assist system to its trailers to dramatically reduce stopping distances, the U.S. automaker said...
China and US sign phase one trade deal

China-U.S. trade deal to reduce global uncertainty – Kristalina Georgieva

The newly signed China-U.S. phase-one trade deal will reduce the uncertainty that has impeded global economic growth, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina...
Ghana AIDS Commission

Stop discrimination and stigmatization to reduce spread of HIV – MCE

The Ghana AIDs Commission in collaboration with Sunyani Municipal Assembly has marked the World AIDs Day with call on the public to stop the...

Drivers must help reduce motor accidents

Mr. Emmanuel Narh, Western Regional Director of Driver and Vehicle License Authority (DVLA), has called on members of the Ghana Private Road Transport...
Dirty Water

Access to water and improved water use efficiency are essential to reduce the vulnerability...

Water scarcity is one of the major challenges of the 21st century and drylands are the most affected, including West Africa. West Africa and the...

Reduce excessive mobile phone use and encourage children to read

Parents and guardians have been urged to monitor and prevent their children from the excessive use of mobile phones and rather encourage them to...

Freak fall weather could reduce U.S. potato supplies

Potatoes could be in short supply during the coming year after several fall weather events hindered harvests in key areas. Temperatures dropped well below freezing...
Electricity Company of Ghana

Reduce cost of electricity to make local industries more competitive

The Association of Ghana Industries(AGI) is appealing to government to reduce the cost of electricity to industries to them more competitive regionally...

UN-Habitat partners to reduce proliferation of slums in Africa

UN-Habitat and international non-governmental body, Habitat for Humanity, have entered into partnership to help reduce proliferation of slums in Africa, an official said on...
Road Accident

Drivers Tasked to Observe Safety Measures

Nana Kofi Nyarko, President of the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central (RRC) has called on drivers to apply all safety measures to...
teenage pregnancy

Gender Trained Resource Persons Must Work to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy

Resource Persons on Gender Sensitive Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) have received training dubbed: ‘Time with Grandma’ to assist in reducing teen pregnancies...
Social Streetism Day

Social Welfare Department Appeal for Funds to Check Streetism

Mr Dela Ashiagbor, the Deputy Director in charge of Programmes for Development at the Department of Social Welfare, has appealed to government to increase...
World Bank

Economist Say CFTA’s Execution Will Bring Down Trade Volatility

Mr Albert Zeufack, the Chief Economist for Africa World Bank, has urged African governments to ratify and implement the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)...

Project Aimed at Reducing HIV Stigma and Discrimination Launched

The Ghana–West Africa Programme to Combat Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (WAPCAS) has launched the Human Rights Intervention project to help...
maternal death

Community Health Committees urged to reduce maternal deaths

Mr. Seo Ilwon, Country Director of Good Neighbours International Ghana, a humanitarian and development non-governmental organization, has asked Community Health Management Committee (CHMC) members...
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Kejetia arterial Roads Expanded to Reduce Congestion

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), in collaboration with the security agencies, have embarked on an extensive decongestion exercise to clear some parts of the...
TVET Dialogue

Stakeholders debate over TVET in attempt to cut gender stereotyping

Ms Barbara Asher Ayisi, the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), says girls were underrepresented in...

Time To Move Agriculture Away From Dependence On Chemical Inputs To Reduce Environmental Hazards

It's about time Governments around the world makes a deliberate efforts to encourage scientific invasion into agriculture via policy measures specifically designed to encourage...

Kenya mulls law to promote uptake of LPG to reduce reliance on fossils fuels

Kenya is developing a law to promote the uptake of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in order to reduce dependence on fossils fuels, the energy...
Bank of Ghana

Descend on Banks to Reduce Lending Rates – CEBRE Tells BoG

The Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBRE), has called on Bank of Ghana as a matter of urgency to swiftly advise all financial...

Health Sector Launches Programme to Cut Five Mortalities

The Asuogyaman District Health Directorate has launched child health week celebration at Frankadua to help reduce under-five morbidity and mortality in the district. This, the...

Kenya seeks preferential trade terms with China to reduce trade imbalance

Kenya is seeking preferential trade terms with China in order to reduce trade imbalance with the Asian nation, a government official said on Monday. Chris...
Two midwives in Ebola protective gear supplied by UNFPA hand over a newborn to her mother at the Star of the Sea Clinic in West Point, Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: UNFPA Liberia

Ghana need more midwives to check maternal mortality – UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has highlighted the urgent need for more qualified midwives to save mothers from pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths. Mr. Niyi...

FAO asks African states to consider cutting food imports

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of UN on Monday called on African governments to reduce importation of food to the continent by implementing...
street children

Ghana must work hard at cutting down second street children

Mrs Ingrid Ansah, Vice President of Datalink University College has called for more efforts at keeping children off the streets. She said that had become...
Urban migration

NASCO Foundation and Proactive move to cut migration

Mr Ousman Umar, the Founder and President of NASCO Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation has urged Ghanaian youth to avoid the attempts of migrating to...
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N/R: malaria related deaths reduce to 71%

Malaria related deaths in the Northern Region have dropped to 71 per cent between 2015 and 2017 as residents embraced the Indoor Residual Spraying...

Analysts say Zambia needs IMF support to reduce debt distress

Analysts on Thursday said an International Monetary Fund (IMF) aid package was vital in order to reduce Zambia's debt distress. The Zambia Institute for Policy...