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Government has not abandoned any hospital building project – Minister

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Health Minister has refuted allegations by the minority members of the parliamentary health committee that the present government had abandoned hospital projects started by the Mahama-led administration. He told the media in Accra on Thursday that, the Nana Addo-led government has prioritised the health of citizens …

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Air pollution can pose mental health risk – Environmentalist cautions

Mr Muntaka Chasant, a Social Entrepreneur and Environmentalist, has cautioned that air pollution, apart from causing asthma, lung cancer and heart diseases, can pose risks to mental health. He expressed worry over the lack of adequate awareness on the link between air pollution and mental health in the country. Mr …

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Families of Rose Abakah yet to receive any information on DNA test

Contrary to speculation on social media concerning the adoption of Rose Abakah one of the Takoradi kidnapped girls, family sources say she is a ‘real blood’ of the Abakah family but is yet to receive any official communication on the DNA results. It had been widely circulated on social media …

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President to launch action on plastic waste

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will, on October 1, launch the Ghana National Plastic Action Partnership (GNPAP) and the Waste Recovery Platform to ensure comprehensive management of plastic waste for sustainable development. The unveiling of the GNPAP will be done in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to …

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Ghana’s provisional GDP grows 5.7% in Q2

The provisional Gross Domestic Product grew 5.7 per cent year-on-year compared to the 5.4 per cent recorded in 2018 with oil and gas a major contributor. Non-Oil Gross Domestic Product for the second quarter of 2019 was down at 4.3 per cent compared to 5 per cent in the same …

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Ghana Statistical Service rebases CPI rate at 7.8%

The Ghana Statistical Service has introduced a rebased Consumer Price Index as part of the continuous effort to improve the quality of data. The new series has 2018 as the reference period and had expanded basket over the previous one which had 2012 as the reference period. There are 307 …

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Cocoa farmers urged to concentrate on farming activities

Cocoa farmers have been urged to concentrate on their farming activities as this would help them raise funds for their needs. They were also called to always seek technical advice from officers of the Cocoa Health Extension Division (CHED) of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to help increase production. Mr Enoch …

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China to strengthen its cooperation with Ghana – Ambassador

China would continue to strengthen its cooperation with Ghana and build on the long history of friendship, Mr Shi Ting Wang, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, has said. “Presently, China-Ghana cooperation is in a period of rapid development. Let us work together to strengthen our exchanges and cooperation to set …

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Knowledge documentation on traditional medicines is vital – Professor Okine

Professor Laud Kenneth Nii Okine of the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, has said there is the need for the documentation of indigenous knowledge on traditional medicines. He said there is much indigenous knowledge on traditional medicines in Africa, however, not much of it had …

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Improving healthcare in mine host communities

Water can prevent and in some cases treat many of the diseases people grapple with. Medically, it has been proven that regular intake of water helps maintain blood pressure, prevents kidney damage and helps with weight loss, among others. Unfortunately, many people are oblivious of these enormous health benefits of …

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