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Physician assistants to embark on strike from today

The leadership of the Ghana Physician Assistants Association (GPAA) has given notice to the Government of its intension to withdraw all Out Patient Department (OPD) services in public health facilities nationwide from Monday, September 10. Mr Peter Eyram Kuenyefu, the Acting General Secretary of GPAA, said the directive had become …

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 We’re still in shock – Kofi Annan’s Ebiradze Family

As Ghana prepares to receive the mortal remains of Kofi Annan, on Monday, to begin his State Funeral, his Cape Coast Ebiradze (clan) Family say they are yet to recover from the shock caused by the news of his passing. “We were shocked to the core and heart-broken,” Mrs Florence …

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Police raid hideouts of criminals in Cape Coast

A combined team of armed police personnel from the Central Regional Police Headquarters and Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly Task-force on Friday demolished some hideouts of criminals at Anaafo, a suburb of CapeCoast. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ken Kuntogli, the Metropolitan Crime …

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AfDB approves $15m equity investment to grow SMEs

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $15 million equity investment in Verod Capital Growth Fund III, to boost the growth of small and middle-scale enterprises (SMEs) in West Africa. The investment is a private equity fund that will make investments in high growth middle …

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Government urged to increase Non-formal Education budgetary allocation

PAMOJA Ghana, a network of Non-Formal Education Practitioners, has called on government to increase the Non-Formal Education (NFED) budgetary allocation to at least six per cent of the Education Sector Budget. Francis Gyan Adjei, a Leading Member of PAMOJA Ghana, said the Network was hopeful that government and policy makers …

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Non-Formal Education transforms into Alternative Education Agency

Government is transforming the Non-Formal Education Division, under the Ministry of Education, into Alternative Education Agency to address the country’s 21st century literacy concerns. The Agency will be responsible for implementing a national alternative education strategy to handle the educational needs of Ghanaians outside the formal education system to complement …

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Businessman in court over fraud

Moro Mohammed, a 54-year-old businessman, who allegedly took GHC82,000.00 from a car dealer under the pretext of supplying him seven auctioned vehicles, has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. Mohammed, charged with conspiracy to defraud and defrauding by false pretences has, however, pleaded not guilty. His accomplice, Kwasi Haizel, is …

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NDC criticizes NCCE statement on political party vigilantism

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has criticized the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) over its condemnation of the formation political party vigilante groups. A statement signed by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said that had come a little too late. It expressed excitement at decision by individual members …

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Farmers urged to cultivate improved seed varieties 

Smallholder farmers in the country have been advised to adopt and plant new improved seed varieties to increase productivity. Dr Rajeev Varshney, Research Programme Director of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India, it was the way forward to prevent lower crop yields. He added that …

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ICU President to visit Ghana

The Ghana Cycling Federation (GCF), would host Dr. Mohamed Wagih Azzam, the 1st Vice President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), on a three day visit. Dr. Azzam, would be in Ghana from 11th-14th of September, 2018, to supervise the growth of the sport. A statement from the GCF said, …

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