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Supreme Court to rule on SALL’s review application on March 30

The Supreme Court has fixed March 30, 2021 to rule on a review application, which gave the EC the go ahead to gazette John Peter Amewu, as the Member of Parliament for Hohoe Constituency. The Court presided over by Justice Yaw Apau fixed the date after Mrs Grace Ewool, Chief …

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Amnesty International Ghana launches project to end sexual harassment in universities

Amnesty International Ghana is collaborating with authorities of the various universities in Ghana to roll out a programme aimed at tackling issues of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) on campuses. The project dubbed “Ending Sexual and Gender Based violence on all University Campuses in Ghana” is being undertaken with strong …

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Government committed to continuing Saglemi Housing Project – Minister

Mr Francis Assenso Boakye, Minister of Works and Housing has reiterated government’s resolve to complete the over 1,500 Saglemi Housing Project to address the housing deficits of the country. The $200 million project located at Saglemi, near Tsopoli, in the Ningo-Prampram District in the Greater Accra Region was to deliver …

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Libyan envoy presents letter of appointment to Ghana Foreign Minister

Mr Mohamed M. O. Melad, the newly appointed Chargé d’affaires of the Libyan Embassy, has presented his Letter of Appointment to Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra. Madam Ayorkor Botchwey congratulated the Chargé d’affaires on his appointment and assured him of her …

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Gold Fields-Tarkwa Mine presents GH¢120.6m dividend to government

Gold Fields- Tarkwa Mine, on Wednesday, presented a cheque of GH¢120,669,348.68 (GH¢120.6 million) to the Government, being 10 per cent of its shareholding in the gold mining company, covering the 2020 financial year. Mr Alfred Baku, the Executive Vice President and Head of Goldfields West Africa, presented the cheque to …

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Ghana Publishers Association apologises for “offensive Ewe textbook”

The Ghana Publishers Association has apologised to Ghanaians for the “poor work” done on the “History of Ghana – Textbook 3, by Badu Nkansah Publications, which portrayed “Ewes in a negative manner.” The Association is, therefore, calling for calm and assured the public of its commitment to apply its internal …

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SSNIT OBS scandal: Supreme Court dismisses charges against Ernest Thompson, four others

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that charges preferred against Mr. Ernest Thompson, former Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and four others by the State were inappropriate Thompson and four others are being held for allegedly causing financial loss to the State of over $14.8 …

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Government initiates plans for post COVID recovery – Oppong Nkrumah

Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information has revealed that the Government of Ghana is initiating measures to engineer post COVID-19 recovery of the Ghanaian economy. According to the Minister, the country is at a point in history, where it has no choice than to begin to engineer the recovery …

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Eastern Regional hospital records almost 39% maternal deaths

The Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua recorded 59 maternal deaths in 2020 as against 39 deaths registered in 2019, representing a 38.8 per cent surge over the period, the Hospital’s Medical Director has said. Out of the 59 deaths recorded, nine were pronounced dead on arrival as compared to three …

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Ghana records over 12,000 cases of stroke annually – Stroke Association  

Stroke is the third leading cause of deaths, and about 30 per cent of cases recorded annually in the country result in deaths, Mr Ebenezer Adams, the Executive Director of the Stroke Association Supportnetwork-Ghana (SASNET-Ghana), a non-governmental organisation has said. Regrettably, stroke-related deaths are mostly recorded among people below 50 …

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