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Kunda Junction celebrates ODF status

Farm gates were shut, stalls and markets closed, as children, young adults and the aged in Kunda Junction in the Krachi East Municipality of Oti Region stormed the streets, to celebrate Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The street procession amidst traditional music was also in celebration of the commissioning of …

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Chief urges farmers to embrace climate-smart farming 

Nana Adu Mensah, the Chief of Kumasi-Amakom, has urged farmers living in communities dotted around the Bosomtwe Lake, to embrace climate-smart agricultural practices, to help protect the only natural lake in the country. He said by doing that, it would have the multiple advantage of not only protecting the lake …

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Police personnel must be agents of change – COP

Commissioner of Police (COP) Ken Yeboah, has asked newly trained personnel of the police service to be agents of change. He said unprofessional conducts of some personnel had affected the public confidence in the service and has brought their corporate image into disrepute. Mr Yeboah, who was speaking at a …

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High aflatoxins in cereals contributes to male sterility and liver cancers – Prof Awuah   

Men who consume high contents of aflatoxin in maize, sorghum, millet and groundnuts have high risk of male sterility and liver cancers, says  Professor Richard Tuyee Awuah, of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Aflatoxins are potent carcinogens produced by the fungus aspergillus flavus and several other …

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Government revises budget deficit to 42.%, GDP growth down to 7.1%

The government has revised upwards the overall budget deficit to 4.5 per cent of GDP from 4.2 per cent target for 2019. The increase is 0.3 percentage point higher than the fiscal deficit target of 4.2 percent of GDP approved previously in November 2018. Government has also reviewed downward the …

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Kidnappers of Canadians: four granted bail

The Accra High Court, hearing the case involving eight persons accused of kidnapping two Canadian girls, has granted bail to four out of the eight accused persons. The four, Abdul Nasir, Seidu Abubakar, alias NBA, Safianu Abubakar, and Abdul Rahman Suleimana, all Ghanaians, were granted bail each in the sum …

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Government releases funds to commence Housing and Mortgage Finance Scheme

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance on Monday said that funds have been released to three participating Banks to commence the pilot phase of the Housing and Mortgage Finance Scheme. The participating banks include; GCB Bank Limited, Stanbic Bank, and Republic Bank. He said the Scheme is under the National …

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A total 794,899 enrolled on Free SHS – Minister

Government’s Free Senior High School (Free SHS) programme has enrolled a total of 794,899 students since it started two years ago. In September 2019, the third cohort of Senior High School students will be enrolled making it all for free for the first time in our history. Mr Ken Ofori-Atta …

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GMA warns of imminent return to “cash and carry” over NHIS debts

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA), has called on the Government and National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), to as a matter of urgency pay all monies owed the various health facilities with immediate effect. Health facilities would be compelled to initiate cash and carry as a mode of payment in their …

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Refund our insurance deductions or we withdraw our services – GNAT

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has threatened to withdraw services of members by September 1, 2019 if the Ghana Education Service (GES) does not refund the insurance policy deductions made from their salaries. The decision disclosed at a news conference in Accra was made by GNAT in collaboration …

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