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The Department of Social Welfare says it is confronted with the challenge of finding foster parents for orphans and other vulnerable children in the Central region.

This is because most people who have approached the department prefer to adopt rather than serve as foster parents.

The Registrar of the Garden City University College at Kenyasi in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region, Dr. Kweku Owusu Kwarteng, has commended government for the decision to grant tax reliefs to privately-managed tertiary institutions.

“It is something that is great for all private universities, great in the sense that it will give us resources to infuse into our programmes and capital expenditure, ” he said.

Samuel Kofi Dzamesi

The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs has ordered two claimants of the Ga Stool, Nii Adama Latse II and Nii-Ayi Bonte, to seize parading themselves as members of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs.

According to the Ministry, the two were inducted into the regional house of chiefs under unclear circumstances, hence nullifies their inclusion as members.

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has ignored an appeal from the Ministry of Information against disconnecting power to the state broadcaster, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), in Kumasi.

The ECG on Thursday cut electricity supply to the state broadcaster’s transmission station at Asokwa for non-payment of accumulated bills to the tune of GHS 1.7 million.

Otiko Afisa Djaba, Gender Minister

The Children, Gender and Social Protection Ministry is gearing up to launch a campaign push for Parliament to pass the Affirmative Action Bill.

Delivering a statement to Parliament to commemorate this year’s International Men’s Day, on Thursday, November 16, 2017, Gender Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba, said for Ghana to achieve gender equality and equity, the ‘HeforShe’ campaign will be used to create the enabling environment for the passage of the Bill.

Notwithstanding the barrage of infrastructural challenges, apprehensions and frustrations that characterised the implementation of Government's free Senior High School (SHS) policy, the story has been that of joy and excitements for traders and hawkers at Assin in the Central Region.