Nana Yaa Nyarkoa, Akyempemhene of Mamfe-Enyiresi in the Akuapem North municipality, has launched a foundation to provide employable skills and training for young people, especially girls, to help reduce poverty in the area.


Known as the Nana Yaa Nyarkoa (NYN) Foundation, it would focus on providing entrepreneurial skills for young people in the area as well as educational support to equip them with the requisite requirements for job opportunities.

Hajia Alima Sagito Saeed, a Member of the Ghana Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Scaling up Nutrition (GHACCSSUN), has said addressing the nutritional needs of Ghanaians was the key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


That, she noted, would ensure that the country produced a strong and resilient human resource base that would implement innovative policies to achieve accelerated growth and development.


She, therefore, called for full commitment and strategic investment from the government and other major stakeholders geared at building resilient households to address the challenges confronting access to the requisite nutrition.

Madam Radia Adama Saani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Moontouch Travel Limited, has been adjudged best Travel & Tourism CEO of the year 2020 at the third Northern Excellence Awards, in Tamale.


She received the prestigious award alongside other distinguished personalities such as Mr Farouk Aliu Mahama, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Yendi Constituency, Mr Hassan Tali, Deputy Managing Director of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Hajia Alima Sagito-Saeed, The Executive Director of Savannah Women Integrated Development Agency and Mr Napaga Tia Sulemana, Presidential Staffer, among others.

Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Awal, Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, has stated his resolve to generate five billion dollars from the Tourism industry by December, 2022.

 

He said he was ready to use his business expertise and entrepreneurial skills to change the face of Ghana’s tourism industry, emphasising he would infuse business perspectives and strategic policy directions that would rake in huge financial gains for the sector.

 

Speaking at the maiden two-day retreat for management, staff and Heads of Agencies under the Ministry, Dr Awal said, “I am committed to making the tourism sector the number one contributor to the country’s GDP from its current third place ranking.”

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in partnership with the Ghana Association of Visual Artists (GAVA), has launched the 2021 World Art Day, dubbed: "Reimagining Ghana's Future Artistically".

Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, said at the launch that the Assembly was committed to ensuring that art thrived in the city.

 

He said art contributed to the economic growth of a city, hence his interest in ensuring that the Assembly's focus was not only on traders, building permits and school infrastructure but promoting the arts.

 

The United States has presented one body scanner and nine explosives and narcotics trace detectors to the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) to strengthen security at the Airport.

 

The equipment is under a grant implemented by the U.S Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) in collaboration with the U.S Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration.

 

The ATA programme provides support for an Aviation Security Enhancement Programme in Ghana in collaboration with the Department of State's Bureau of Counterterrorism and the U.S Embassy in Accra.

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has congratulated the newly appointed Acting President of the Ga Traditional Council, Nii Adote Otintor II, and urged him to improve on the development of the area.

 

     Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, commended Nii Adote Otintor, who is also the Sempe Mantse, on behalf of the Assembly, when he called on the members of Traditional Council during their weekly meeting at the Ga Mantse Palace in Accra.

 

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