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Implementation of the Free Senior High School Policy

The free SHS Policy was a critical campaign promise in the 2008 and 2016 general elections. The announcement of the policy which derives inspiration from the Constitution, received both praises and criticisms from a wide range of people. Politically, those on the other side of the divide said it was only a campaign gimmick and the policy cannot be implemented in view of the socio-economic challenges of the country.

President Akufo-Addo delivering his speech at the aaunches of free SHS Education at West Africa Secondary School in Accra.

At the ongoing round table organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD in Geneva, Switzerland, Ghana has been highly praised for rolling out of the free Senior High School education Policy.

CHALLENGES HINDERING THE SUCCESS OF PRIVATE SECTOR BUSINESSES IN AFRICA

Written By Dr. Ebenezer Mensah Ashley - The private sector has often been described as the engine for socio-economic development in Africa. This places huge burdens on the sector. Governments for that matter the States are supposed to create enabling environments for the sector to engender the needed growth. To this end, some governments on the continent have been encouraging their citizens both home and abroad to take advantage of investment opportunities available in their countries to make contributions to national development.

The One District One Factory Initiative as an avenue for job creation

Written By Dominic Hlordzi - The “One District One Factory, one of the flagship initiatives of the NPP Government is a key component of the industrial transformation agenda. The initiative is designed to set up at least one medium to large scale industrial enterprise in each of the 216 Districts. The goal of the policy is to ensure that Ghana’s industrialisation drive spreads to every part of the country, a departure from the situation where most of the nation's manufacturing facilities are located in the largest urban areas; Accra, Tema, Tamale, Kumasi and Takoradi. A key component of the policy is to add value to the various raw materials grown at the various districts. The project is geared toward creating jobs for the youth and reducing the developmental disparities across the country as well as curb rural-urban migration.

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