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Government working to employ private nurses – Deputy Minister of Health

Mr. Alexander K. K. Abban, Deputy Minister of Health said government has activated a programme to offer employment to all qualified nurses from private institutions who completed between 2012 to 2016. He said an electronic platform had been launched to facilitate that from July 01, 2019. Mr. Abban said this …

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Ministry of Finance approves commencement of 14 road projects

Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, has conditionally, approved a multi-year funding commitment of GHC 1,560,551,812.33, for the commencement of 14 road projects over the medium term. The move to approve the projects would see reconstruction, rehabilitation and upgrading of road networks, spanning 381.3 km across the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, …

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Towards ending open defecation; World Vision to support schools construct toilet facilities

World Vision International Ghana, a christian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) says it would support schools in the country, to construct toilet facilities towards ending open defecation. Mr. Attah Arhin, the WASH Technical Coordinator of the NGO, said a significant number of public schools in the country lacked toilets and that tackling …

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Research findings may trigger new approach to oral health care 

Dentists in Ghana are adopting new approaches to handling oral health after a research led by Pepsodent, a subsidiary of the Unilver company, which produces toothpaste, showed that children with poor oral health are less likely to perform and participate in class. The research findings indicated that children with poor …

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Tema Mantse draws Akufo-Addo’s attention to vigilantism at sea

The Industrial City King, Dr. Nii Adjei Kraku ll, has decried the exhibition of vigilantism at sea at Prampram, close to Tema, and wants the authorities to stem it to avoid any  conflict among the Greater Accra fishing community. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Saturday, Nii …

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Public sector urged to ensure a productive private sector

The public sector has been urged to strive and live up to its mandate of ensuring a productive and thriving private sector. This is because the public sector exists not for its own sake, but to serve the needs of the private sector and the citizenry. Mr. David Ofosu-Dorte, Senior …

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President pledges no job losses in Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged to ensure that there are no job losses in the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) as a result of the Meridian Ports (MPS) concession Agreement. Mr Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, the Minister of Transport, in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency, …

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Government to make changes to Luxury Vehicle Tax

Government says it will make some changes to the luxury vehicle tax in the mid-year budget review to be presented to Parliament in July. Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, who announced this at a press briefing, said while the fundamental need for the law was unequivocal, some appropriate changes would be …

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Parliament makes changes to chairpersons of committees

The Committee of Selection in Ghana’s Parliament, has made certain changes to committee chairpersons of the House. According to a report by the Committee of Selection, the changes, which are part of a re-composition of the Select and Standing Committees of the House, became necessary, due to the need to …

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Ghana is not a xenophobic State – President 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has emphatically stated that Ghana is not a xenophobic State. “There is no xenophobia in Ghana, we are not a xenophobic State. We are the pan-African nation that has opened its doors to all Africans, and they are not going to be the object of …

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