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Following the tussle between University of Ghana and government over the $217 million University of Ghana Medical Centre, anti corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely Hayford has suggested that the facility should be sold to a private entity to ensure its efficient management.

Trainee nurses receive November, December allowances

Trainee nurses and midwives have begun receiving their allowances for the month of November and December 2017 after assurances from the government earlier this week.

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has launched the 2018 National Chocolate Day and the 13th National Tourism Awards to promote the consumption of chocolate at the national level, as well as domestic tourism.

The National Chocolate Day will be observed on February 14, 2018 while the National Tourism Awards will be held on March 3, 2018.

While the Chocolate Day seeks to help increase chocolate consumption in the country, the Tourism Awards forms part of efforts by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to recognise tourism players helping to promote Ghana as a tourism destination.

Some concerned citizens of Gomoa Kweikrom have raised an alarm about the massive destruction of the forest reserve by some alleged illegal sand winners and timber contractors.
According to the residents, the swift intervention of the Ministry of Lands and Forestry, as well as the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, would stop those illegal sand winners and loggers whose activities were destroying the reserve.

Addressing the media, Mr Kofi Mensah, a citizen of the town, said it was sad that all efforts made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to fight against galamsey and the destruction of the environment by unscrupulous persons would hit a rock.

More than one million vehicles of all types were imported into the country from 2005 to 2016, a data obtained from the Ghana Revenue Authority, Customs Division has revealed.

Of this fleet, 80 per cent were second-hand vehicles, with obsolete technology whose carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) and fuel consumption might no longer be in compliance with the manufactures standards imposed in developed countries, and therefore, a threat to Ghana’s environment.

These vehicles, which are the mainstay of Ghana’s transport sector, are said to consume more than half of the total oil import and production of the nation and releases virtually a quarter of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.

Deputy Minister in charge of Technical and Vocational Education, Barbara Asher Ayisi, says technical education is not for school dropouts but for students who have the talent to excel.

She said the Ministry was working assiduously with a team to organize a seminar on the importance of technical education with the view to demystifying the notion that vocational education was reserved for students with low academic performance.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, the Minister said the Ministry was working to upgrade and revamp technical education to meet international standards and make it more competitive.

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