President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May.
The Cape Coast Metropolitan Environmental Health Officer, Iddrisu Shanni says the Metro Assembly has enforced by-laws to curb the sanitation situation in the metropolis.
He explains that the enforcement has led to the arrest of more than 90 culprits of which 48 have been issued with straight fines of GHS 50 each captured in the assembly’s fee fixing resolution.
Mr. Shanni revealed that his outfit has, over the past three weeks, intensified efforts in dealing with sanitation issues. He noted that those who have not met the sanitation requirements such as food vendors without certificates, those selling in unauthorised areas and those without appropriate health clearance were being apprehended.
A former senior vice president at the World Bank, Professor Yifu Lin, has warned that Ghana risk losing out on huge investments if it fails to embark on drastic economic reforms.
Ghana recently dropped 12 places in the latest World Bank ease of Doing Business report. Prof Lin believes such reforms could attract the relocation of light manufacturing firms from emerging economies.
Speaking to Starr Business on the sidelines of a Lecture organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs in Accra, he said: “What is important for investors is not necessary for the whole nation. What investors care about is what kind of condition they have in the places that they operate.”
Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South, has begun a free school feeding programme for 90 pupils of Assin Adubiase Methodist school.
The move formed part of a broader vision aimed at providing schools in some of the most deprived communities in the constituency with one hot nutritious meal, prepared from locally grown foodstuffs, on every school going day.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said the-soon-to-be established Development Authorities under the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme, will be funded through the one-million dollar per constituency disbursement to drive rural development.
He said the Development Authorities, which includes Northern Development Authority, Middle Belt Development Authority and the Coastal Development Authority, would receive funds equivalent to the number of constituencies that fell under them to implement their programmes.