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2017-09-20 'Right to Dream' - African Academy Aims to Curb Exploitation of Young Footballers
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Countless boys in West Africa enrol in football academies to establish a career at one of Europe's top teams, yet many of them are duped by unscrupulous men posing as agents

2017-09-19 My First Day At School
[Ghana Govt.] The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly, Hon.Jeniffer Dede Afagbedzi has asked teachers to show much compassion for school children and handle them with all the needed care to help boost their confidence.

2017-09-18 Abolishing Fees, First Step to Equal Access to Education
[HRW] On September 12, Ghana's new President Nana Akufo-Addo made good on his campaign promise to deliver free secondary education for children across the country.

2017-09-19 Wafu Nations Cup - Ghana Vow to Stop Eagles
[Vanguard] Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu has turned his attention to the derby clash against Nigeria today after his side booked an early semifinal qualification berth at the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations.

2017-09-18 MMT Kumasi Depot to Undergo Overhaul
[Business Day] The Metro Mass Transit (MMT) terminal in Kumasi is to undergo massive renovation to bring comfort to people, who have been patronizing the services of the company.

2017-09-18 African Sovereign Insurance to Protect Against Epidemics
[Business Day] The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialized agency of the African Union, in collaboration with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has unveiled an outbreak and epidemics insurance policy for African governments.

2017-09-18 Indian It Firm Prefers Adabraka As Business Centre
[Business Day] An Indian Information Technology (IT) and electrical engineering company operating on the Spintex Road of Accra has relocated to the Adabraka business area to enhance its operations in the sector.

2017-09-18 Experts Warn of Influx of Flood-Damaged Cars From U.S.
[Business Day] Ghana car dealers have been warned to be wary of the influx of flooded cars from the United States of America (USA) after the devastating hurricanes that hit parts of Texas and Florida.

2017-09-18 Ghana Needs Fewer Banks
[Business Day] Ghana needs a smaller number of banks which are efficiently run. Thus, the Bank of Ghana's decision to slap a GHC400 million minimum capital requirement on universal banks should be seen as a blessing in disguise.

2017-09-19 Wafu Cup - Super Eagles Beat Ghana, Qualify for Semi-Final
[Premium Times] The home-based Super Eagles have qualified for the semi-final of the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations with a crucial 2-0-win on Monday night over the Black Stars of Ghana.

2017-09-18 Key Considerations MPC Must Make - Crystal Capital Boss
[Business Day] This week, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana is meeting in what many believe is a peculiar period. This MPC meeting comes on the heels of two loud decisions of the central bank.

2017-09-18 Hawkers Win Fight Against AMA
[Business Day] The Accra Metropolitan Assembly's effort to rid the streets of Accra of hawkers has hit rock bottom again.

2017-09-18 Mest Hires Fu to Help Scale Technology Incubator and Training
[Business Day] Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has appointed Aaron Fu as Managing Director.

2017-09-18 Insurance Board Pushes for Double-Digit Penetration
[Business Day] The Board of Directors of the National Insurance Commission (NIC) has given a strong indication that it will work assiduously to push insurance penetration from the current single-digit to a double-digit figure as part of its four-year mandate.

2017-09-18 Paperless Clearance Will Stabilise Economy
[Business Day] The implementation of the Ports' Paperless Policy is to stabilise the economy to reduce the prices of goods and services in the country, Mr Baffour Ofori-Atta Kena, a Senior Freight and Logistics Officer of the Ghana Shippers' Authority, has said.

2017-09-18 Socgen Launches Digital Wallet to Boost Customer Base
[Business Day] FRENCH bank Societe Generale is betting on a new digital wallet called 'YUP' to help meet its target of doubling retail clients in sub-Saharan Africa to 2 million by 2020.

2017-09-16 Ghana Is Boosting Africa's Ascent to Astronomical Heights
[The Conversation Africa] The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is the world's largest radio telescope project, which will collect data over one million square kilometres from radio astronomy telescopes on the African and Australian continents. In the long run the two-phased SKA could possibly help scientists answer questions in astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics.

2017-09-16 'Gazprom LNG Supply Deal Important for Ghana's Economy' - President Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sales agreement reached between the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and GAZPROM as "positive" and "one that is going to play a very important role in the economic life of Ghana."

2017-09-15 Do Not Compromise Food Security - President Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stressed the need to curb illegal fishing methods and the over-exploitation of Ghana's marine resources in order not to compromise the country's food security.

2017-09-14 Bongo DCE Welcomes First-Timers to School
[Ghana Govt.] The District Chief Executive [DCE] for Bongo in the Upper East Region, Hon. Peter Ayamga Ayinbisa has formally welcomed several tens of first-time pupils into the formal school system at some selected schools across the district.

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