Quick Read, 28th May, 2007

By INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT
By INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT

5/28/2007 -

DAILY GRAPHIC – MONDAY, 28TH MAY, 2007

1. GERMAN ENVOY COMMENDS GHANA – Pg. 26

Mr Peter Linder, the out-going German Ambassador to Ghana, has praised Ghana for her role in bringing peace to the West African sub-region.

He recalled Ghana playing significant role in resolving conflicts in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire.

Mr Linder made the commendation when he called on Dr Kwame Addo-Kufuor, Minister for Defence, to bid him farewell after a four-year duty tour of Ghana.

2. GTZ SUPPORTS ENTREPRENEURS IN SAVELUGU-NANTON – Pg. 42

The German Technical Co-operation (GTZ) is supporting selected public and private sector entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the Savelugu-Nanton District through the Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED) project to become local partners in a joint effort to improve the economy of the area.

Madam Yvonne Wallace-Bruce, Advisor for GTZ and LRED, who disclosed this to the paper in an interview at Savelugu in the Northern Region said, the project would strengthen communication between the public and private sectors and create an enabling environment for rural entrepreneurs to operate.

3. WAPCO CONSTRUCTS SCHOOL FOR ABUESI – Pg. 64

The paper reports about the inauguration of a six-unit classroom block and other facilities worth $80,000 for the Abuesi Methodist Primary School at Abuesi in the Shama Ahanta East metropolis.

The project, which was undertaken by the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCO), was completed within seven month.

Mrs Harriet Wereko-Brobbey, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of WAPCO, who inaugurated the project said, it formed part of the WAPCO Community Development Plan aimed to address basic human needs and programmes such as health, education, capacity building and economic development.

THE GHANAIAN TIMES – MONDAY, 28TH MAY, 2007

1. WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP TO 15 BRILLIANT STUDENTS – Pg. 15

The World Food Programme has awarded scholarships worth ¢45 million to 15 brilliant but needy girls in the three northern regions to further their education in the Senior Secondary School (SSS).

According to Ms Trudy Bower Pirins, World Food Programme Representative in Ghana, each beneficiary will receive ¢3 million per annum for their four year SSS programme including books.

She said this at the 5th Ghana Education Service and World Food Programme Girls’ Education Scholarship and Awards ceremony at Sumburungu near Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.

2. DANISH EMBASSY ASSITING ON 25 DISTRICT PROJECTS– Pg. 17

Mr Flemming Bjork Pedersen, Danish Ambassador to Ghana, says the embassy is supporting government with 90,000 dollars to assist 25 district assemblies in the provision of potable water, environmental sanitation and the construction of feeder roads.

He explains that the project will last for a period of five years and would be extended to other districts on a pilot basis.

The Ambassador said this when he called on Mr Felix Owusu Agyepong, acting Minister for Transportation, in Accra.

3. COMMUNITY HEALTH COMPOUND INAUGURATED – Pg. 19

The paper says a ¢400 million Community Health Planning Service compound constituting a clinic and nurses’ quarters has been inaugurated at Ayaase in the Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District of the Central Region.

Nana Ato Arthur, Central Regional Minister, said this will help make health care accessible to inhabitants who have to travel long distances to access medical treatment at nearby hospitals.

He adds, in an address, during a two-day working visit to the district that, a Community Health Nurses Training College at Twifo Praso would commence in October, this year.