Its certainly interesting to hear that the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) has invested K5 trillion "in various sectors of the country's economy to enhance job creation". The Acting DG Yollard Kachinda recently pointed to the Levy Business Junction Park as one good example through which NAPSA had contributed to job creation.
And yet - the basic questions have never been asked with respect to NAPSA - where does it it fit in the Government agenda? Where should it be investing its money to properly contribute to real job creation? NAPSA is sitting on a huge load of cash (which of course belongs to the public). But it has failed to use it efficiently and talk of corruption is rife.
Nairobi, May 24, 2012... Armed with the success of the previous edition in 2011, Orange has launched the second edition of its Orange African Social Venture Prize. The goal is to promote social innovation that supports development through Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With this prize, Orange will provide a financial endowment as well as [...]
I spent Tuesday on the crowded roads of the northern suburbs of Accra, catching up with old friends and marveling at transitions and transformations: those my friends have made, as well as the changes made to a city I love and dearly miss. When I lived in Accra, in the mid-1990s, the city proper ended [...]
The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. This is a huge step forward for the millions of people who will benefit directly from health care reform - that would be everyone who has health insurance and everyone who doesn't.
Improving access to computer science education and training in Sub Saharan Africa is an important goal for Google in 2012. The Computer Science for High School project (CS4HS) is an initiative sponsored by Google to promote Computer Science teacher training and resources across the globe. With a grant from Google's Education Group, universities develop 2-3 day training workshops and curriculum development for local CS teachers.
Very rarely have vaccines given us the opportunity to create a small miracle. Unlike the miracle of surgery and antibiotics that brings the ill back to health, vaccinations prevent you from getting ill; so the miracle of vaccinations is often not obvious and not celebrated. We do not experience the emotional roller coaster of coming back to life - so we tend to underestimate the impact vaccines have. Every family in Northern Nigeria is aware of "CSM"......cereberospinal meningitis. Particularly affecting children and young adults, they would have fever, signs of collapse, neck stiffness and may even slip into a coma as the bacteria invades their blood and the space around the brain.
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