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Ghana Armed Forces, US Marines end Africa Partnership Station exercise

The Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2011 jungle exercise, conducted by personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the United States Marines, has ended at Achiase Jungle Warfare in the Eastern Region. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt General Peter Augustine Blay who addressed the ceremony, said it would …

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Ban erection of obituary billboards along streets – Traditional ruler

The Banmuhen of Gomoa Akyempim, Okofo Meresi Okai Annan, has appealed to local government assemblies to ban the erection of billboards with the portraits of departed individuals along streets and roads. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Gomoa Assin, near Apam in the Gomoa West District, …

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German Development Cooperation presents DVDs to Ministry

The German Development Cooperation (GIZ) on Monday presented recorded DVDs on way forward for the country’s decentralisation system to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD). The GIZ had gathered information on how Ghana’s decentralization process should be done in terms of beefing up the human resource at …

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Ghana Health Service outlines sector’s response to cholera epidemic

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has rolled out a National Cholera Prevention and Control Plan in response to the cholera epidemic that has so far claimed 61 lives. The plan places emphasis on effective surveillance systems, effective case management, improved environmental sanitation, and public education, among other strategies, and has …

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Low patronage of low health facilities could affect free maternal health services

Low patronage of antenatal care and normal delivery care services at the lower level health facilities in Ghana is likely to affect the sustainability of the free maternal health services. Cost of free maternal services have been consistently high at high level facilities putting so much stress on the British …

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TEWU appeals to GES for better conditions of service

The members of the Teachers and Education Workers Union of the Ghana Education Service in Agona West have appealed to the government to include them in the negotiations of the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure. According to them, their conditions of service had expired since 2008 and this …

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Trade Minister inaugurates GH¢70,000 cold storage facility

The Minister of Trade and Industries, Ms Hannah Tetteh, has inaugurated two cold stores for two women’s groups at Apam and Awutu-Bereku with a pledge that the government would not renege on its promise to offer strategic assistance to private businesses. The cold storage facilities, estimated at GH¢70,000 each, are …

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Director of NGO appeals to government to assist teachers

The Director of a non-governmental organization said on Monday that school children roaming the streets because of the absence of their teachers in the classrooms could spell doom for the country. Mr. Emmanuel Blessed Asum, Director of Destiny Kids World, told the GNA that students would capitalize on the industrial …

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Former NYEP Staff remanded for stealing medical equipment

A former staff of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) at the Nkwanta District Hospital has been remanded in prison custody for stealing assorted hospital equipment and false presumption of professional title. Joseph Frimpong Boamah, alias doctor, pleaded guilty to stealing at a Hohoe Magistrate’s Court but denied the charge …

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GES to train more guidance and counselling personnel – Director

The Western Regional Director of Education, Mrs Rebecca Efiba Dadzie, has said that the Ghana Education Service has made provision to train Guidance and Counselling personnel for schools and offices. She said though personnel in that discipline is inadequate, schools have always identified willing staff members who form the counselling …

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