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Dirty Water

Ghana faces wide gaps in urban and rural water supplies

Christiana Senyo, an eight-year-old pupil lives in Otwi-Tri, about 65 kilometers north of Ghana's capital, wakes up early in the morning only to fetch...
agricultural productivity

Farmer Lawmaker’s Struggle for Rural Success

Farmer Zhao Huijie, spiced with humor when speaking at panel discussions at the second session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's national...
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation speaks at the opening of the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing, Nov. 6, 2018. [Photo courtesy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation]

China Embarks on Toilet Revolution Project for the Rural Communities

In addition to education and healthcare, the Chinese government is also turning its attention to something equally important to rural areas: toilets. The world's second-largest...
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C., the United States, April 1, 2016. [Xinhua]

Xi insists on rural revitalization strategy execution

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for more efforts to implement the rural revitalization strategy with the chief goal to modernize agriculture and...
Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA)

Upper West CWSA Discuss Rural Water Reforms with Stakeholders

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) in Upper West has met with stakeholders to deliberate on rural water and sanitation sub-sector reform arrangement...
Mr. Augustine Collins Ntim addressing the workers

Ghana’s rural development Policy is geared towards transformation

Mr Augustine Collins Ntim, a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development said, the new Rural Development Policy developed by Government is expected...
road

New technologies research to preserve rural roads

The UK government is sponsoring a research work in collaboration with various engineering research institutions across Africa to find new technologies that can bring...
Impoverished households in Wuyi county, north China’s Hebei province, join the “Running Chicken” program, a pilot project launched by JD.com to help poor rural residents earn money by selling chickens. (Photo from CFP)

E-Commerce breathes Life into Rural China

Sharing economy, social platforms, and other new business formats have proved to be effective tools for China’s poverty alleviation campaign in rural areas. E-commerce...
A sea of rape flowers in blossom in Yingpan Village, Dali, southwest China’s Yunnan province during the 2018 Spring Festival. China’s rural tourism is focusing more on developing ecological tourism based on the lucid waters and lush mountains. (Photo from CFP)

China’s Poverty reduction goal enhanced by rural tourism

Rural tourism has grown into not only a fresh growth opportunity of the whole industry, but also a new engine that helps impoverished rural...
Namibia

Chinese business community donates to rural Namibian children

The Chinese business community in the northeastern part of Namibia in the Zambezi Region, donated 13,300 U.S dollars in efforts to assist the locals. The...
Cedis

Total deposits of Sekyere Rural Bank increases

Total deposits of the Sekyere Rural Bank hit GH¢54,646,594.00 last year, Mr. Joseph Sarfo-Adjei, the Board Chairman, has announced. He said this represented a 22...
banking

Ghana gov’t urged to engage banks in rural development programmes

Mr. Stephen K. Bedu, General Manager of the Akyempim rural bank in the central region has said the country`s rural development programmes cannot achieve...
poverty-latin-america

IFAD President Pledges Support for Poverty Reduction in Mexico

Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet with high-ranking officials of the Mexican government on 24 November...

Digital System Will Boost Operations Of Rural Banks

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has urged rural banks in the country to take advantage and make adequate use of the digitisation system taking...
The visitors are plucking cantaloupes at an agricultural demonstration park in Xiajiang county, east China's Jiangxi Province on October 15, 2017. (Photo by People’s Daily Online)

China Boost Farmers Confidence Rural Vitalization

In his report to the ongoing 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday, Xi Jinping pledged China’s resolution to...

Association Demands The Reopening of Kwaso blacksmithing Workshop

Reactivate abandoned Kwaso blacksmithing workshop An appeal has been made to the government to renovate and retool a blacksmithing workshop left abandoned at the Kwaso...
SDA

Sekyere Rural Bank Supports Asamang SDA Hospital

The Asamang Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Hospital in the Sekyere South District has been presented with flat screen television sets. These were a donation from the...
Bank

RCBs urged to find ways to minimize operational losses

Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) have been urged to take deliberate steps to create the right control environment to minimize operational losses. Mr....

Kintampo Rural Bank makes more profits

The Kintampo Rural Bank Limited (KRBL) has achieved an impressive performance in its 2016 operational year with a pre-tax profit of GH¢1.75 million. This...

Kintampo Rural Bank Gives Assistance to 3 Institutions

The Kintampo Rural Bank Limited (KRBL) has supported the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and the Judicial Service within its...
Wpid Gyeeda

GYEEDA Case to be Heard in October

Philip Akpeena Assibit a representative of Goodwill International Group (GIG) on Monday told the Financial Division of the High Court that there was a...
ICT sector

Namibia connects rural communities through ICT drive

In a move to make ICT part of the universal services in the Namibia, Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Stanley Simataa Namibia...

USAID, Education Ministry Team Up to Enhance Reading Habit in Rural Schools

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to improve...

Enroll us onto Youth Employment Training Models – GOWIC

A Community Based Organisation (CBO), Godly World International Centre (GOWIC) has appealed to the government to enroll it onto the National Youth Employment Training...

MCE Appointments: WADeF Congratulates Kennedy Asmah

The Leadership of Wassaman Development Forum, WADeF and its entire stakeholders wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Party's Highest Appointing...
electricity

Lack Of Electricity Hindering Development In Agyina – Residents

The chief and people of Agyina, a farming community in the Kintampo South District, have appealed to the government to connect the community to...
Queen Mothers Association

Planting For Food And Jobs Policy Described As Discriminatory

Queen Mothers in the Upper West Region have described the “Planting for food and jobs” policy of the government as laudable but somehow discriminatory...
Female Farmers

Chief Farmer Express Displeasure About Impacts Of Weedicides

Mr Abbey Samuel Kwame, the Chief Farmer of Okurase community in the Upper-West Akyem Constituency of the Eastern Region has expressed displeasure about the...
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

IDs 5 policies to end rural energy poverty in Africa

A new report ranks the policy readiness of Sub-Saharan African countries to lift their people out of “energy poverty” and identifies for the first...
Migrants are seen near the village of Tabanovce at the northern Macedonian border on March 9, 2016. (Xinhua) (zw)

Australian authorities suggest rural settlements for migrants

The Australian government is considering introducing new measures to encourage migrants to resettle in regional cities and rural towns, in an effort to ease...