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EPA cautions sub-standard health facilities

Dr  Francis  Nyagbenu, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday said permits of health facilities  whose operations  pose a risk  to public health  could be revoked  as stipulated in the  EPA Act 1994, Act 490, He added those facilities that were operating below acceptable environmental standards could also be suspended or would not …

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Exporters and importers urged to provide accurate data for planning

Freight forwarders, exporters and importers in the non-traditional exporter sector have been urged to provide accurate information on goods and services they trade in for planning and budgetary purposes. Aside cocoa, timber, gold and other minerals, all other items such as cassava, pepper, fish, tomatoes, yam are classified as non-traditional …

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Pupils petition President over rezoning of Atiwa Forest

Three environmental clubs from Basic Schools in the East Akyem Municipality have petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over rezoning of the Atiwa Forest Reserve for  bauxite mining. The petition was presented to the President through the East Akyem Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Owusu Twum-Ampofo. The petitioners from Kibi MA Experimental …

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Government to use scholarship as tool for national development – Registrar

Mr Kingsley Agyemang, the Registrar of the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat, said one of the most effective tools to accelerate national development is through the award of scholarships to not just brilliant and needy individuals, but deserving ones as well. At a media briefing in Accra, Mr Agyemang said, as head …

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Agona East NADMO plants trees in schools and communities

The Agona East District Directorate of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has undertaken the planting of acacia trees on school compounds and in communities to serve as windbreak. Mr Dennis Armah-Frempong, the District Chief Executive (DCE) joined the officers of NADMO to also plant more than 100 trees along …

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Ghana improves to Tier 2 Ranking in US 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

The 18th Annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, released by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Thursday, has upgraded Ghana from a Tier 2 Watch List to a Tier 2 ranking, based on recent government efforts to address the phenomenon. The TIP report is an annual report that …

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Bayer develops new insecticide for malaria vector control

Bayer, a German multinational, pharmaceutical and life sciences company, has developed a new insecticide for malaria vector control which has proven to be effective for use in Ghana. This is based on the findings of a trial test conducted by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), in collaboration …

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Report on Tumu ‘Police and Youth’ riots released

The Committee that investigated the recent disturbances involving Tumu Police and youth of the town, which claimed two lives, has presented its report to the Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan. The 43-page document among others catalogued some causes of the disturbances and made observations based on evidence gathered. …

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President will soon appoint new EC Chairperson – Minister

Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the Minister of Information, has announced that the President would soon appoint a new Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson in accordance with the laws of the country. “The processes will be triggered almost immediately, and I can assure that, it will be done in such a way that …

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CHAG facilities handle six million outpatient cases annually – Executive Director

The Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) with a network of 332 health facilities handles on the average 6 million out-patient department (OPD) cases and 500,000 admissions with the receipt of about 120,000 new births and safe deliveries annually. The Association also continued to be the second largest health service …

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