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Six Chinese arrested for illegal mining granted bail

Six Chinese nationals, arrested for engaging in illegal mining (galamsey) at Asankragua in the Western Region, have been admitted to bail by an Accra High Court. They are: Chen Guibin, Yao Zengcan, Lu Xiaobin, Wu Xiaobin, Cheng Churoung, and Xue Lianhua. They have, however, not been able to execute the …

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Trial of alleged coup plotters starts June 8

An Accra High Court will on Tuesday, June 8, commence trial of 10 persons held over various roles allegedly aimed at destabilising the country. The State is expected to call its first prosecution witness out of the 19 witnesses. During the hearing on Tuesday, Mr Kojoga Adawudu withdrew the application …

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Achimota School Board to appeal court ruling

The Governing Board of the Achimota School has directed its lawyers to appeal the ruling of the Human Right Division of the Accra High Court for the School to admit two Rastafarian students. A letter from the Board signed by the Board Chairman said they had learned of the outcome …

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African countries urged to find home-grown solutions to COVID-19 vaccine challenges

The outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought home the need for African countries to take a critical look at their health systems which have come under enormous pressure as well as consider home-grown solutions to vaccines. At a two-day dialogue organized by the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa …

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Don’t sacrifice integrity and future of our societies – Akufo-Addo to African media

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged media practitioners in Africa to ensure they do not sacrifice the integrity and future of their societies on the altar of “instant scoop or ill-considered publication.” The media, he said, should only be concerned about reporting the facts and “must not and cannot …

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Ghana government allocates additional GH¢100m to Tourism Ministry

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday said the government, through the Ministry of Finance, has made an additional budgetary allocation of GH¢100 million to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. That, he said, was to enable the Ministry to carry out its planned programmes and help to address …

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I can’t tell how intruder entered murdered MP’s house – Former security man

A former security man of the murdered Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, Stephen Apraku, has told an Accra High Court that he could not tell how an intruder entered the house of the deceased. Answering questions under cross examination, Stephen Apraku said he could also not tell how …

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NGO Consortium in Health raises alarm on immunization financing  

National immunization in Ghana is threatened with dwindling donor funding, NGO Consortium in Health has observed. It has, therefore, urged the government to increase the overall health financing budget and also ensure that its allocation towards immunization was increased to help in the sustenance of the programme and safeguard the …

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HeFRA gives directive on who heads public laboratories

Health Facilities Regulatory Agency, HeFRA, has given a directive on who qualifies to head medical laboratories in public health facilities across the country In a letter to the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), regarding the regulation of laboratory workplace in health facilities, HeFRA, said by Act 829, it was the appropriate …

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All set for Dogboe to make another return on June 19

Isaac Dogboe former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Super Bantamweight Champion, has said he focused on getting another world title in another division as he faces American, Adam Lopez, at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, United States of America (USA) on Saturday, June 19. Also known as the “Royal Storm” …

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