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FAO calls for better food systems to fight hunger

Better food systems are required in order to defeat hunger and malnutrition around the globe was the key message coming from the observance of world food day at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters. A statement issued by the FAO and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday said …

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NGO to deepen awareness on mental health

BasicNeeds Ghana, a non-governmental organisation, is working to end the suffering of mentally ill persons, through a platform dubbed: “community durbar” to create awareness on the need for people to pay attention to mental health. The community durbar is part of activities lined up to commemorate this year’s Mental Health …

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Stool Lands to go to Supreme Court for interpretation

Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands says it will go to the Supreme Court for interpretation of which institution has the mandate to be solely responsible for the payment of compensation on Stool Lands. The Land Commission and the Land Valuation Board, have in recent times taken up the …

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Ghana self-sufficient in carbohydrate food production – Minister

Mr Clement Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture on Wednesday said Ghana is now self-sufficient in the production of most carbohydrate foods such as maize, cassava, yam, cocoyam, sweet potatoes and plantain. He attributed the achievement to the result of prudent agricultural policies pursued by the government and supported …

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Northern Region to get 15 new schools

Northern Region is to get 15 of the first 50 new Senior High Schools to be built by government, Alhaji A. B. A. Fuseini, Deputy Regional Minister, said on Wednesday. He said the move was to ensure that students who were denied access to SHS due to limited second cycle …

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Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo to forge common front

Ghana, Burkina Faso and Togo have instituted a platform to forge a common front to pursue aggressive political, economic and social development  of member states. At the close of a three-day tripartite meeting held in Dapaong in Northern Togo, the group issued a communiqué to spell out their intentions in …

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UNDP presents mobile phones to Health Ministry

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday presented mobile phones and laptops to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to enhance health service delivery and promote telemedicine. The donation which included 72 mobile phones and 21 laptops was also aimed at integrating climate change into the management of priority health …

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Gov’t offices shutdown as CLOGSAG strike continues

Offices at the Volta Regional Coordinating Council remained closed on Wednesday, second day of a strike action declared by the Civil and Local Government Staff Association-Ghana (CLOGSAG). The Regional Administration block and its adjoining offices were unusually quiet, with official vehicles parked in the yard with no driver was on …

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Illegal miners chase farmers in Ahanta West District

Farming activities at Mbaa Mpe Ohia in Agona Nkwanta in the Ahanta West District are being seriously threatened as illegal miners are fiercely chasing away farmers in the area. The farmers told the Ghana News Agency at Apemeyim that over the past two months they were unable to go to …

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Birthday celebration ends in tragedy

The 19th birthday celebration by a level 100 student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) turned tragic when he got drowned in the Barekese Lake. Gideon Afoakwa decided to dive from a boat on which he was cruising with friends into the lake, ostensibly to prove …

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