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Ministry of Finance welcomes Special Prosecutor’s risk assessment of Agyapa

The Ministry of Finance says it welcomes the decision of the Special Prosecutor to undertake the risk assessment and views it as an opportunity to address some of the concerns raised in respect of this transaction. In a statement issued by the Public Relations Unit, the Ministry said such an …

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Parliament summons Interior Minister on members’ security following killing of MP

Parliament on Friday grieved over Mr Ekow Quansah Hayford, MP for Mfantseman, allegedly shot dead the previous day; and summoned the Interior Minister to the House on Tuesday to assure members of their safety. Members on both sides condemned the reported gruesome murder of their colleague, suspected to have been …

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FDA to institute “Take Back Unwanted Medicines” programme

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is to institute a programme code name “Take Back Unwanted Medicines” (TBUM), to promote safe disposal of unwanted medicines, including expired and unused medications by consumers. The programme, will also save the public from consuming expired and unused medicines and subsequently, make it easy …

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Ghanaian scientists develop pest resistant GM cowpea

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Savana Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) has developed a pest resistant Genetically Modified (GM) cowpea, beans, to save farmers from spraying the crop several times with pesticides. The pest known as ‘maruca vitrata’ attacks the bean crop at the flowering and podding stage and can cause …

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Demystify mathematics myth – GSET

The Ghana Society for Education Technology (GSET) in conjunction with African Science Academy (ASA), has rolled-out professional development training for about 80 Senior High School (SHS) Mathematics Teachers based in the Ashanti and Northern Regions. The programme tagged: the “Maths Masterclass,” is a free on-conference devoted to Mathematics education issues, …

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Government losing GH¢500,000 daily as Registrar-General’s Department is shut down

Mrs Jemima Mamaa Oware, the Registrar-General, says government is losing between GH¢300,000 to GH¢500,000 daily as revenue as a result of the temporary shutdown of the department’s systems. This is due to an industrial strike action by workers of their main service provider, GCNet, which has a private partnership agreement …

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Labour Commission directs striking staff of GCNET to call off action

The National Labour Commission has directed some striking staff of the Ghana Community Network System (GCNet) to call off their strike and appear before the Commission. The striking staff are to appear before the Commission on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Bernice A. Welbeck, …

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Inadequate medical supplies affecting mental health disorder treatment – Coordinator

Mr Randy Agbodo, the Upper West Regional Mental Health Coordinator has expressed concern about the inadequate medical supply for the treatment of mental health disorder patients. That, he said was negatively affecting service delivery in the Upper West Region. “They turn up for treatment, but usually there are no medications. …

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Bring murderers of Mfantseman MP to book quickly – President to police

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed shock at the murder of the Member of Parliament for the Mfantseman Constituency in the Central Region, Mr Ekow Kwansa Hayford, by suspected armed robbers. Mr Hayford, 49, was shot by unknown assailants who stopped his vehicle on the Abeadze Dominase – Abeadze …

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Keta Port feasibility study to be completed, first quarter 2021

Feasibility studies being conducted into the construction of the Keta Port will be completed in the first quarter of 2021, Dr Alexander Adusei Jnr, Director of Port of Keta, has revealed. Dr Adusei Jnr said the feasibility studies were   scientific analysis that would look into all relevant economic, technical, …

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