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EC and stakeholders to discuss reduction in voting time

The Electoral Commission is to start discussions with political parties and stakeholders to reduce the voting duration by an hour, as a proactive measure to reduce tension, suspicion, guarantee the security of ballot papers and electoral officials. If the stakeholders agree to the proposed idea, voting in 2020 would commence …

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Work to commence on Atebubu-Kwame Danso road – Regional Minister

Mr Kofi Amoakohene, the Bono East Regional Minister has announced the commencement of work, on the 31km Atebubu-Kwame Danso and other road projects in the region. Mr. Amoakohene announced this when he addressed a maiden Bono East Regional Town Hall meeting, at the Valley View University auditorium, Techiman in the …

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Seven suspected illegal miners arrested in the Western North Region

The Operation Vanguard Personnel said they have arrested seven suspected illegal miners in a two-day patrol, within the general area of Bodi District in the Western North Region. The suspects, who were all locals, have been handed over to the local police. This was contained in a statement issued to …

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North Africa leads growth in international tourist arrivals – UNWTO report

The latest United Nations World Tourism Report (UNWTO) indicates that, North Africa continued to show robust results in the first six months of 2019, following two years of double-digit figures in international arrivals leveling 9.3 per cent. Growth in sub-Sahara Africa on the other hand, remained flat, at 0.4 per …

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Fistula-free Northern Ghana project launched

Net Organisation for Youth Empowerment and Development (NOYED-Ghana), a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), has launched a project to commence a campaign against fistula in the Northern Region. Fistula is a condition in women that develops due to prolonged labour, leading to the woman developing holes between the bladder and the rectum. …

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Senior Minister holds consultations with CSOs on ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’

Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo, Senior Minister, has held consultations with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) as part of efforts to broaden discussions on the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ charter document, for effective implementation. The consultations will enable the CSOs  appreciate  the details of the document, while they make inputs to reflect the …

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Greater Accra and Northern Regions to embark on emergency polio immunization

The Greater Accra and the Northern Regions, are set to embark on a two phased emergency polio immunization exercise beginning from Wednesday, 11th September to Saturday 14 September 2019. The second phase is expected to commence from 25th to 28th September 2019. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, …

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Leveraging on digital technology will drive the AfCFTA agenda – AU Commissioner

Ms Josefa Leonel Correla Sacko, a Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy at the African Union Commission, has encouraged African countries to leverage on digital technology to provide solutions to the challenges in the agricultural sector. She said if Africa truly wants to transform its agricultural sector and reduce Africa’s …

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GES to recruit newly trained teachers 

The Ghana Education Service (GES) would be recruiting qualified trained teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year. “Qualified candidates should complete the application form and upload the relevant certificates on www.gespromotions.gov.gh on or before September 15,” the press release indicated. The candidates must have completed and passed the final year College of …

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Ghanaian hospitals to get medical herbalists soon

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, said the Ministry would ensure that every hospital soon gets medical herbalists, to supplement and improve healthcare delivery. Medical herbalists are trained to incorporate scientific methods into their work, to upgrade their practice and polish their arts. He said the Ministry is striving …

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