Notable Speakers include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Diane von Furstenberg, Tarana Burke, Donna Langley, Amna Nawaz, Amber Tamblyn, and more; Vital Voices to Honor Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa, Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine, Diplomat Aya Chebbi, SafeCity Global, Activist Nika Kovač and Colombian Environmental Minister Susana Muhamad

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vital Voices Global Partnership (Vital Voices) is combining two of its most beloved annual events into one spectacular week of inspiration and action with the Vital Voices Festival and 23rd Global Leadership Awards, taking place on May 29 and 30 in Washington, DC. These events will bring together and honor world leaders, activists, actors, supporters and journalists from around the globe.

“With a record-breaking number of elections to be held in 2024, expanding global crises and a wave of authoritarian regimes threatening to pull us backwards, women around the world are rising to meet this moment in every region,” said Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson. “Vital Voices is proud to honor the women defending progress and leading powerful movements for human rights, peace and justice.”

Held on May 29 and 30 at the Vital Voices Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership—the world’s first embassy for women—in Washington, DC, the festival serves as a homecoming for our network of women leaders, partners, and supporters from around the world. Festival speakers of note include Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Vital Voices co-founder, who will moderate a panel on women defending democracy, Entrepreneur and Vital Voices Board Member Diane von Furstenberg, Author, Actor and Director Amber Tamblyn, who will moderate a panel discussing the critical role of male allies in the fight for gender equality and combating gender-based violence, and more. CNN International Correspondent Jomana Karadsheh will speak on a panel exploring peacebuilding efforts amidst the Gaza-Israel conflict alongside Arwa Damon, founder and president of International Network for Aid, Relief & Assistance (INARA). The festival will also include Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State Geeta Rao Gupta; Daughters for Earth Co-Founder Zainab Salbi; Co-Founder & CEO of The American Sunlight Project and Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University Nina Jankowicz; Feminist, Activist and Author of The Resilience Myth Soraya Chemaly; three-time NYT Bestselling Author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, and many more.

The 23rd Annual Global Leadership Awards at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on May 30 will honor and pay tribute to five women and one organization whose leadership is helping move the world forward: Nobel Laureate and Rappler Co-founder and CEO Maria Ressa for her unwavering commitment to fight for press freedom in the Philippines, President of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine for her work on the front lines of climate change, Diplomat and Feminist Aya Chebbi, whose blogging and voice for democracy rose to prominence during the Tunisian Revolution, Activist Nika Kovač for building coalitions to transform legal precedent on gender and economic inequalities in Slovenia, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia Susana Muhamad for her sustainability and environmental conservation work, and non-profit SafeCity Global. Secretary Clinton and Diane von Furstenberg will also present at the Global Leadership Awards.

The Vital Voices festival is open by invitation only. The Global Leadership Awards is open to members of the public who reserve a seat. Ticketing and more information about the Vital Voices Festival and Global Leadership Awards can be found at

About Vital Voices Global Partnership
Now celebrating 27 years, Vital Voices Global Partnership has directly invested in more than 20,000 women leaders across 185 countries and territories since its inception in 1997. Driven by the universal truth that women are the key to progress in their communities and nations cannot move forward without women in leadership positions, Vital Voices has provided early support for leaders who went on to become Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, U.S. Youth Poet Laureates, prime ministers, award-winning innovators, pioneering human rights defenders, and breakthrough social entrepreneurs, including Amanda Gorman and Malala Yousafzai. In an effort to advance and expand this work, in 2022 Vital Voices opened the doors to the world’s first global embassy for women, the Vital Voices Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership. It is a first-of-its-kind space that allows for convening, innovation, planning, and action—all in the pursuit of serving women leaders who are taking on the world’s greatest challenges.


Emmanuelle Errera
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Music Licensing, Inc. (OTC: SONGD) Acquires Prestigious Royalty-Generating IP Stake in “Goodnight Gotham” by Rihanna

NAPLES, Fla., May 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Music Licensing, Inc. (OTC: SONG) (OTC: SONGD), a distinguished leader in the acquisition and management of music royalties, proudly announces the acquisition of royalty-generating intellectual property in the chart-topping track “Goodnight Gotham” by Rihanna. This strategic acquisition enhances our portfolio with high-caliber assets from one of the industry’s most influential artists.

“Goodnight Gotham” is a testament to Rihanna’s enduring popularity and wide-reaching influence. This acquisition is set to provide consistent revenue streams across various platforms, including streaming services, radio, and media outlets.

Watch “Goodnight Gotham” by Rihanna here.

About Music Licensing, Inc. (OTC: SONG) (OTC: SONGD) (

Music Licensing, Inc. (OTC: SONG), also known as Pro Music Rights, is a diversified holding company and the fifth public performance rights organization (PRO) formed in the United States. Its licensees include notable companies such as TikTok, iHeart Media, Triller, Napster, 7Digital, Vevo, and many others. Pro Music Rights holds an estimated market share of 7.4% in the United States, representing over 2,500,000 works by notable artists such as A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Young Jeezy, Juelz Santana, Lil Yachty, MoneyBagg Yo, Larry June, Trae Pound, Sauce Walka, Trae Tha Truth, Sosamann, Soulja Boy, Lex Luger, Trauma Tone, Lud Foe, SlowBucks, Gunplay, OG Maco, Rich The Kid, Fat Trel, Young Scooter, Nipsey Hussle, Famous Dex, Boosie Badazz, Shy Glizzy, 2 Chainz, Migos, Gucci Mane, Young Dolph, Trinidad James, Chingy, Lil Gnar, 3OhBlack, Curren$y, Fall Out Boy, Money Man, Dej Loaf, Lil Uzi Vert, and countless others, as well as artificial intelligence (A.I.) created music.

Additionally, Music Licensing, Inc. (OTC: SONG) owns royalty stakes in Listerine “Mouthwash” Antiseptic and musical works by artists such as The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Elton John, Mike Posner, blackbear, Lil Nas X, Lil Yachty, DaBaby, Stunna 4 Vegas, Miley Cyrus, Lil Wayne, XXXTentacion, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign, Eric Bellinger, Ne-Yo, MoneyBagg Yo, Halsey, Desiigner, DaniLeigh, Rihanna, and numerous others.

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Rio de Janeiro recebe FII PRIORITY Summit com o tema “Investir com Dignidade”

Pela primeira vez na América Latina, o encontro vai reunir líderes, autoridades e especialistas de todo mundo para debater temas urgentes para o desenvolvimento sustentável

SÃO PAULO, Brasil, May 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Rio de Janeiro recebe, pela primeira vez, o FII PRIORITY Summit, encontro de líderes e executivos de todo mundo para debater oportunidades de investimento que proporcionem crescimento sustentável aos países. O evento é organizado pelo Future Investment Initiative Institute (FII Institute), uma entidade sem fins lucrativos com recursos do Fundo de Investimento Público da Arábia Saudita (PIF, na sigla em inglês).

Esta é a primeira vez que o instituto faz um evento na América Latina, e o local escolhido é o Copacabana Palace, que entre os dias 11 e 13 de junho, vai reunir mais de 150 palestrantes, em 44 sessões, para um público superior a mil convidados.

Realizado sob o tema “Investir em Dignidade”, o encontro, vai debater alternativas de investimento em transição energética, sustentável, avanço em tecnologia e inovação, e inclusão social, temas importantes para construir uma nova ordem global que priorize a dignidade para todos. O evento pretende também estreitar as relações entre o Brasil e a Arábia Saudita, potencializando investimentos, além de projetar o país como um pólo de ideias e iniciativas sustentáveis merecedor do investimento global.

Entre os principais palestrantes, estão a Princesa Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud, Embaixadora da Arábia Saudita nos EUA, o Príncipe Faisal Bin Bandar Al Saud, Presidente da Federação Saudita de Esportes Eletrônicos, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Governador do Fundo de Investimento Público (PIF) e Presidente do Instituto FII, Mike Pompeo, ex-Secretário de Estado dos EUA, e os ex-presidentes Felipe Calderón (México), Juan Manuel Santos (Colômbia), Jorge Quiroga (Bolívia) e Laura Chinchilla (Costa Rica).

O encontro também contará com executivos renomados, especialistas em investimentos e autoridades governamentais, tais como Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, Ministro do Investimento da Arábia Saudita, Baronesa Ariane de Rothschild, CEO do Edmond de Rothschild Holding, Gustavo Manrique, Ex-Ministro das Relações Exteriores e Ex-Ministro do Meio Ambiente do Equador, Sir Martin Sorrell, Presidente Executivo do S4 Capital Group, André Esteves, Chairman do BTG Pactual, Marcelo Claure, Fundador e CEO do Claure Group, Bernard Mensah, Presidente Internacional do Bank of America, Aloizio Mercadante, Presidente do BNDES, Eduardo Bartolomeo, CEO da Vale, e Julia Dias Leite, CEO do Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (CEBRi).

As seções abordarão questões relacionadas à ação climática, BRICS, transição energética, desenvolvimento sustentável, empreendedorismo e tecnologias emergentes. Os destaques incluem o “Conselho de Agentes de Mudança”, focado em oportunidades de crescimento e prosperidade econômica, “Como os Investidores Podem Navegar em Mercados Dinâmicos?”, que discutirá estratégias de investimento em meio à volatilidade do mercado, e “O Futuro da Energia Global”, em que serão apresentadas tecnologias e projetos energéticos emergentes. Outros tópicos abordarão megatendências de investimento global, convergência entre fintech e finanças tradicionais, e liderança na ascensão do sul global.

Sobre o FII Institute
Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute é uma fundação global sem fins lucrativos movida por dados, com um braço de investimento focado em iniciativas impactantes para a humanidade. Através de seus Encontros PRIORITY, o instituto reúne grandes mentes para fomentar a inovação e soluções sustentáveis em todo o mundo.

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Duck Creek Technologies Recognizes IAT Insurance Group and Coforge with its Standard of Excellence Award

IAT Insurance Group, in strategic partnership with Coforge, takes home the Standard of Excellence Customer Award for the transition from multiple siloed legacy policy administration systems into the cloud-based Duck Creek system, driving digital transformation

BOSTON, May 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, has recognized both IAT Insurance Group and their strategic transformation partner, Coforge, with the 2024 Standard of Excellence Customer Award winner at Formation ’24 in Dallas.

The Duck Creek Standard of Excellence Customer Awards recognizes customers who have achieved the highest level of excellence through their implementation of Duck Creek solutions and who are reimagining the future of insurance.

IAT Insurance Group, a leading specialty insurance company providing property, casualty, and surety products for niche markets, earned the Standard of Excellence Customer Award for the transformation of 7 diverse business segments that includes General Liability, Property, Management Liability, Excess, Inland Marine, and Commercial Auto lines of business. Moving key product lines onto the Duck Creek system has helped streamline the property and casualty insurer’s internal operations, improve user experience, and improve access to data and analytics.

Manish Chawla, CIO, IAT Insurance Group said, “We are honored to receive the Standard of Excellence Award. Our vision for transformation is deeply aligned with our business priorities and our commitment to serving our customers better. We believe in leveraging technology to create solutions that not only meet but exceed our customers’ expectations. This journey of transformation has been made possible through our strategic partnership with Coforge. Our shared vision has been instrumental in helping us turn our vision into reality, enabling us to deliver superior value to our customers.”

As part of a large, multi-year, multi-million-dollar business transformation initiative, IAT Insurance transitioned multiple lines of business onto the Duck Creek Full Suite, covering 50 states. This effort, supported by Coforge, was designed to modernize legacy systems, enhance scalability, and ensure regulatory compliance across IAT’s diverse portfolio of insurance products.

Rajeev Batra, Executive Vice President, Insurance, Coforge, said, “As a Premier Delivery Partner for Duck Creek Technologies, with 1000+ Duck Creek SME’s globally, Coforge is proud to be a part of IAT Insurance Group’s transformation journey. The synergy between Coforge, IAT Insurance Group and Duck Creek Technologies exemplifies flawless teamwork and collaboration.”

“It’s a great honor to be recognized with the Standard of Excellence Award. Our focus has been on leveraging innovative solutions to drive digital transformation for IAT Insurance Group. Our collaborative efforts have led to the successful transition of multiple business units onto a modern platform, enhancing scalability and regulatory compliance.”

About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand. Visit to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and X.

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About IAT Insurance Group

IAT Insurance Group (IAT) is a privately owned, specialty insurance company providing property, casualty, and surety products for niche markets. IAT goes to market through eight business units – Commercial Transportation, Excess & Surplus, Homeowners, Programs, Inland Marine, Reinsurance, Surety and Management Liability. The IAT Insurance Group companies are rated A- Excellent by A.M. Best. Connect with IAT Insurance Group on LinkedIn and learn more about the company at

About Coforge

Coforge is a global digital services and solutions provider, which leverages emerging technologies and deep domain expertise to deliver real-world business impact for its clients. A focus on very selects industries, a detailed understanding of the underlying processes of those industries, and partnerships with leading platforms provide us with a distinct perspective. Coforge leads with its product engineering approach and leverages Cloud, Data, Integration, and Automation technologies to transform client businesses into intelligent, high-growth enterprises. Coforge’s proprietary platforms power critical business processes across its core verticals. The firm has a presence in 21 countries with 25 delivery centres across nine countries.

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Be cautious when driving in wet weather to help reduce road crashes and fatalities – NRSA

The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has issued an advisory for all motorists to exercise additional caution when driving on the country’s roads during the rainy season.

Pearl Adusu Sateckla, the NRSA’s PRO, mentioned that the Authority is actively promoting its ‘Drive Alive’ campaign.

She highlighted that rain can significantly reduce or impair a driver’s visibility, underscoring the importance of exercising caution.

In an interview on ‘Nyankonton Mu Nsem’ on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM, she cautioned that the rains could adversely affect driving conditions and increase the risk of road traffic crashes.

The PRO emphasized the necessity for drivers to ensure their vehicles are in good condition, paying particular attention to wipers, tyres, reflectors, and lighting systems.

She noted that the rainy season often brings hazy weather conditions that affect visibility, deteriorated road networks, and overflowing gutters and drainage systems. These factors can render some roads impassable due to debris and floo
ding, thus necessitating cautious driving.

“The rainy season is not a typical period; it is accompanied by hazy weather conditions that impact visibility. Therefore, it is imperative for drivers and road users to remain vigilant while navigating all roads at the onset of rain,” she stated.

She further advised drivers to avoid flooded roads and to reduce their speed when necessary to minimize the risks associated with driving in such conditions.

“The NRSA urges drivers to reduce speed, maintain a safe following distance, turn on lights, and refrain from crossing flooded areas. It is also essential to ensure that vehicles are roadworthy.

“Before setting out, check the lights, wipers, windscreens, brakes, and tyres. If it starts to rain, it is advisable to delay your journey until the rain subsides. Should you find yourself already en route when the rain begins, seek a safe location to park your vehicle.

“This can help reduce the incidence of traffic accidents and fatalities,” she advised.

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Parents, teachers urged to pay equal attention to needs of adolescent boys

The Boy Child Support Care Foundation, a non-governmental organisation oriented to boys’ development, has urged guardians and teachers to devote equal attention to the needs of male adolescents.

The Foundation said that adolescent boys, like girls, were vulnerable and required the same psychosocial support as their female counterparts.

Ms Korama Yamoah, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, emphasized this at a session on mental health and general well-being at Kwabenya Atomic M/A Basic School in Accra.

The session coincided with this year’s International Day of the Boy Child. It was on the theme ‘Mental Health and Well-being of the Boy Child.’

Every year on May 16, the Day is observed to address difficulties that boys experience, such as child labour, gender inequality, poverty, and a lack of access to education.

About 150 Junior High School Students joined the discussion, which focused on healthy nutrition, exercise, personal hygiene, and other social and child development concerns.

Speaking on t
he sidelines of the event, Ms Yamoah noted that many public discussions were skewed toward issues affecting girls and women to the detriment of adolescent boys.

She underscored the importance of ‘keeping an eye’ on boys at home and school because they dealt with personal challenges.

Ms Yamoah observed that some single parents left teenage boys to fend for themselves because they were deemed ‘masculine enough.’

That approach, she stated, was unproductive because some children engaged in ‘appropriate behaviours.’

She urged the students to refrain from social vices like gambling and smoking and called on community members to support the overall development of the boy child.

Ms Yamoah said the organisation was forming community boy clubs and embarking on other educational initiatives to help nurture and guide adolescent boys on the right path.

Mr Ernest Sarpong, a physician assistant who led the discussion, urged the students not to ‘suppress their emotions’ and to express their grievances appropriately.

Parents, guardians and teachers should know that adolescent boys go through different transformational stages of their lives… they should remember that their emotions are valid and should not be swept under the carpet,’ he stated.

Mr Emmanuel Laryea, the School Head, praised the Foundation for the effort, indicating that the discussions would be extended as teachers continued to impact the students positively.

He also urged parents and teachers to take mental health issues seriously and to engage students on the subject at a tender age, stressing that ‘When we start early, we will be able to deal with some of the deficiencies in time.’

Ms Diana Tandoh, the Foundation’s Programmes Manager, urged parents to do everything they could to assist adolescent boys to grow and attain their full potential, just as girls are prioritized.

She said the organisation would roll out similar programmes to help teenage boys realise their full potential.

‘It is always about the girls and women, but it is time we level up an
d pay attention to our boy.

‘Boys need encouragement and help when it comes to mental health…They need to talk about their problems and have all the help that the girls are getting,’ she stated.

Source: Ghana News Agency

NDC shares evidence of Godfred Dame ‘coercing’ 3rd accused in Ato Forson’s trial

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has shared evidence of the Attorney General, Godfred Dame, allegedly coercing the third accused in the ongoing trial of the Minority Leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson; businessman Richard Jakpa.

At a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, the NDC played a 16-minute audio recording of a phone conversation between Godfred Dame and Richard Jakpa, on the day the third accused was supposed to testify in court.

In the recording, Dame is heard urging the third accused to testify in a manner which differs from an explanation given to him (Jakpa).

Before the AG’s request, Jakpa explained that Ato Forson had done no wrong with the LCs he signed. He could be heard telling the Attorney General that the contract was for the purchase of 200 vehicles with 4 LCs.

“With the security from the government being the LC, the condition precedent… the contract for 200 vehicles in tranches of 50, 50, 50, 50. The contract is one contract for 200 ambulances which has been broken down
within the contract.

“You establish an LC for every 50 tranche. So, you have four LCs for the 200 ambulances,” Jakpa explained.

Godfred Dame then stated that the third accused should accept his explanation because it wouldn’t cause him any harm.

“For that part, I disagree with you, because if you look at the terms of the contract, it is quite clear and it should not be difficult for you to accept because it doesn’t put you in any problem. You are not the Minister of Health, and you are not the Minister of Finance, so it doesn’t put you in any difficulty,” the Attorney General is heard saying.

However, Jakpa insisted that he could not grant Dame’s request because there were letters that confirmed the arrangement in the contract.

“No, the problem I have in accepting that for you is that there are letters that confirm [details of the transaction]. So I can’t go against what the letters say.”

Dame continued to ask Jakpa to accept his position because it would not cause him any problems, but the third accuse
d insisted he was not going to say anything contrary to what he knew as the truth.

The Attorney General is also heard in the recording telling Jakpa to fabricate a medical excuse so that he can travel.

The conversation also suggested that the two men had met or communicated more than once because the third accused stated in the audio that the Attorney General had been pressuring him to testify in the way he wanted.

Source: Ghana Web

Community of Excellence Project: Donkokrom Presbyterian preschool records 70 per cent increase in enrollment

Mrs Agnes Sakyi-Djan, Head Teacher, Donkokrom Presbyterian Primary and Junior High School has lauded UNICEF Ghana and Jacob Foundation for providing hot tea beverage every morning for pre-school children of the school.

She said the project, which began in October 2023, was part of the ‘Community of Excellence Project’, being implemented in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District of the Eastern Region by The Jacobs Foundation and UNICEF Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES).

She reiterated that the hot tea beverage every morning programme, being provided for Kindergarten (KG) One and Two pupils of the school, had led to 70 per cent enrollment increase.

She said the two classes used to have a population of 16 and 18 pupils, however, following the take off the hot tea beverage every morning programme in October 2023, their population was now 65.

‘Usually, majority of the students do not come to school early but now because of the hot tea, they do come to school early to enjoy their hot
tea,’ Mrs Sakyi-Djan stated in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Donkokrom during a working visit by UNICEF Ghana to project sites in Donkokrom in the Afram Plains North District of the Eastern Region.

The UNICEF delegation, which is on a three-day project working visit to project sites in the Kwahu Afram Plains is being led by Mrs Offeibea Baddoo, Communication Specialist, UNICEF Ghana and Dr Tillmann L. Guenther, an Education Specialist, UNICEF Ghana.

Mrs Sakyi-Djan said the Donkokrom Presbyterian School, which was established in 1940, had so many students passing through it over the years and that currently it was having a population of 360 students, which consist of 160 were boys and 200 girls.

Touching on the invasion of the school’s premises by traders on Donkokrom Market Days, Mrs Sakyi-Djan said with the help of the GES, the Afram Plains North District Assembly and the Ghana Police Service, the issue was now outdated.

Saying: ‘Market women no longer intrude into the School’s Compound to s
ell things’.

She said plans were now underway for the construction of a fence wall around the school’s premises.

Mr Solomon Azubila, Education Director, Kwahu Aframs Plains North District, who was full of praise for the Jacob Foundation and UNICEF Ghana, said the ‘Community of Excellence Project’ was a pilot project that seeks to improve the standards of education in the District by collaborating with stakeholders to find innovative ways to promote teaching and learning, and child development in the communities.

He said the provision of hot tea beverage for KG One and Two pupils in the Donkokrom Presbyterian Primary and JHS, would soon be scaled-up to Primary One to Three, as part of effort to increase enrollment.

The Jacobs Foundation is a Swiss based organization devoted to promoting child and youth development all over the world.

UNICEF Ghana in 2022, received funding from The Jacobs Foundation, a Zurich based philanthropic organization that promotes quality education for every child. The Foundation p
romotes quality education, and it currently finances projects in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Colombia.

The Foundation provided $2.3m to UNICEF Ghana to co-create two projects that promote quality education with education stakeholders and community members in Kwahu Afram Plains North of the Eastern Region and Builsa North Municipality of the Upper East Region.

The project started in June 2022 and will end in November 2024.

Its implementation is led by the Ghana Education Service (GES) District and Municipal Education Directorates in both districts with support from GES Headquarters.

Source: Ghana News Agency