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Inside the News by Mpakoo – All pieces appearing in this column are satire

All pieces appearing in this column are satire

AGA contributes towards breast and prostate cancer research

The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), an interdisciplinary research centre advancing biomedical research in Ghana and globally, has received a cheque for GH¢30,000 to enhance the fight against breast and prostate cancer. Anglogold Ashanti Ghana (AGA) donated the money to assist the Centre in its research work to develop …

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NBSSI disburses GH¢1.83m to affected traders of Odawna market fire

The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has begun disbursement of stimulus packages to traders whose shops were destroyed by fire at the Odawna Market. This followed the completion of the registration of the victims of the Odawna fire outbreak on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. As at the close …

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Kofi Koranteng’s suit against EC dismissed

A High Court in Accra (The Human Rights Division) has dismissed an application filed by Kofi Koranteng, a disqualified Independent Presidential Candidate of this year’s general elections. Mr Koranteng sued the Electoral Commission contending that his administrative rights under Article 23 of the 1992 Constitution had been breached. The court …

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Ocean acidity, pollution and sea rise robbing coastal families of livelihoods

It is not captured in the fisheries basket of Ghana as a major fish source, but oyster and clam business employs more than five thousand women. Historical perspective In the Densu and Volta Estuary alone, nearly 6000 (direct and indirect) are actively involved in the trade. Maamle Ashilfi, 60, a …

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Ghana needs active copyright sector for investment opportunities

Ghana needs an active copyright sector to generate investment opportunities that will result in a higher employment rate and increased levels of income to significantly alleviate poverty, Dr. Magnus Ebo Duncan, an Economic Statistician has said. He said there was the need for a policy to retain existing copyright sector …

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Let’s not lose sight of malaria because of COVID-19 – Makarios Foundation

The Country Director of Makarios Foundation has asked the Ghana Health Service not to lose sight of its fight against the malaria parasite since it still poses a challenge to the health of Ghanaians. Madam Lucy Apeajei observed that even though the fight against COVID-19 was necessary, Ghanaians were gradually …

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Former BOST CEO wallops Regional Minister in NPP primaries in Western North

The former Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Alfred Obeng Boateng has defeated the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) who doubles as the Western North Regional Minister, Mr. Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu in the just ended New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primaries. The primaries is to …

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Monies in my account not proceeds of crime – Third accused in Pegasus case

The third accused Nana Owusu Ensaw, a former board Member of the National Communication Authority (NCA) on Thursday said the amount of $300,000 deposited in 2016 in his account was not the proceeds of crime but as a result of hard work. The accused was answering questions under cross-examination by …

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NGO demands completion of new children’s library

Child Rights International (CRI), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has raised concerns about suspension of work on the children’s library complex, which was started by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) some six years ago. It said the progress of work on the facility has for the past three years …

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Ghana Health Service leadership: Appointment revocation fallout: The lessons

“If someone can show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.” Marcus Aurelius Since the withdrawal …

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