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The government of the United States of America has given out scholarships which is worth 6 million USD to 140 Nigerian students across universities and colleges in Nigeria. At an orientation held for the 140 scholarship recipients, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Nigeria mentioned that their move to provide this support to excellent students is geared towards alleviating financial barrier faced by most brilliant or talented students which prevent them from pursuing higher education, and also for most Nigerian students studying in the US. Mr. Aruna Amirthanayagam, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, also said that their advising centres in Abuja and Lagos assist high achieving, low income students to apply to US colleges and universities that will offer admission with full scholarships.
The Government of Ghana (GoG) is highly focused on developing the industrial sector of Ghana as machinery and equipment needed for the One District One Factory programme is being manufactured in Ghana. This development was expressed by the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation during his speech at the open day of the Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The open day of the CRI of the CSIR focused on the theme: “Enhancing agricultural research for food security and job creation”.
Ghana hosted the 2nd edition of the African Clean Up Conference through the Green Africa Youth Organization. The event was held at Hans Cottage Botel in Cape Coast, Ghana during the weekend. This was to match up with the action the desires of the convener of the conference, African Clean Up Initiative, a non-governmental organization in Nigeria and also the convener of the Clean Up Nigeria Project for Africans to begin to take responsibility in solving their environmental challenges in both indigenous and creative ways.
ASKY, a pan African airline formed by key players in Africa such as Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the ECOBANK Group, as part of its mission to connect West Africa and central Africa more easily with the focus of making business and leisure travel easily as well as reducing the flying time for travelling between the two regions of Africa, has inaugurate daily flights in Accra, Lagos and Abuja which started on July 3, 2017.
Professor Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, at a media briefing on responsible and regulated mining methods made known that the government of Ghana is currently strategizing to place a ban on the import of mercury by the end of the year. Mercury, which is a primary resource used by illegal small scale gold miners, pose a lot of health threat to humans and the ecosystem at large as the substance is widely recognized to be carcinogenic.
The Federal Republic of Switzerland has earmarked an amount of $80 million to support the enhanced competitiveness of Ghanaian enterprises in the global market space, as well as help in government’s efforts at diversifying the Ghanaian economy.
On Saturday 15 July, DFID funded International Citizen Service (ICS) and UK-based NGO Challenges Worldwide will be holding a presentation at the Kumasi Academy in celebration of World Youth Skills Day. The event is a three-hour showcase in a variety of skill sets. Almost 100 students aged 15 to 17 years will be learning and participating in workshops from a wide range including first aid, public speaking, presenting and robotics.
Trade between Switzerland and Ghana was worth CHF 2.38 billion in 2016, a significant increase over the previous year
South Africa Airline has awarded SATGURU Travel and Tour with a platinum award to recognize them as the number one agent while STELLAR Travel Limited also received a platinum award as the number two agent for the airline. “We are confident that with your excellent partnership and support, SAA’s impressive route network, enhanced in-flight experience and customer focused service delivery, you will put us ahead of competition by choosing SAA for best connectivity of flights across southern Africa and beyond,” the South African Airline Country Manager in Ghana, Ms. Gloria Yirenkyi, said.