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Government to complete health facilities to employ more workers – Minister

Government had decided to complete all district hospitals and Community Health Planning Services (CHPS compounds) initiated by the previous government to create more employment opportunities for newly graduated health personnel. Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, the Minister of Health, said this in a speech read on his behalf at the graduation ceremony …

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AMA advises drivers to avoid drunk-driving

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has advised drivers to avoid drinking and driving and obey road safety regulations before, during and after the Easter festivities. The Assembly urged road users, especially drivers, to drive within the speed limits on all roads in the City, as well as stop for pedestrians at …

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Armech Africa to construct $300m waste-to-energy power plant in Tema

Armech Africa Limited, a subsidiary of the Armech Group, is to construct a $300 million waste-to-energy (W2E) power plant in Tema to generate 60 megawatts of clean energy. Armech Africa Limited, a designer and manufacturer of modern industrial processes, has therefore signed a Public Private Partnership Agreement with the Electricity …

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Two million people to receive treated nets in Volta Region

A total of 2,240,202 individuals in 23 districts of the Volta Region are to benefit from the distribution of 1,414,062 treated bed nets this year. The distribution is part of a campaign by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) with support from Global Fund, USAID, PMI and Vector Works to help …

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140 Youth trained in business management under the YIDIE programme

A total of 140 youth in the Kumasi Metropolis have been trained in business development skills to help them start and manage their own businesses. The training is an initiative of the African Aurora Business Network (AABN) under the Youth Inclusive Entrepreneurial Development Initiative for Employment (YIEDIE) programme. The aim …

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FDA trains pharmacists, healthcare providers on pharmacovigilance

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has stressed the need for health facilities to report Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) experienced by their patients to ensure patient safety. Mr John Odai-Tettey, Central Regional Manager of the FDA, said it was a professional responsibility for healthcare providers to report ADR and ensure …

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Access Bank and FMO sign $25m facility to boost lending

One of the foremost retail banks in Ghana, Access Bank Ghana has entered into another strategic partnership with its long standing financial partner, FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, for a $25 million facility to boost its lending capacity. A statement from the Bank said the facility which is a conventional …

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“Police Watch television series” launched

Mr David Asante Apeatu, Inspector General of Police said the media has the supremacy to influence millions of individuals through countless formats. He has therefore advised parents who do not care or have no idea what their wards are exposed to on television, internet or social media to have a …

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NADMO wants power to prosecute and punish

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has proposed to parliament to enact laws that will empower the organisation to prosecute and punish people and institutions whose activities cause disasters. It said the proposed law would ensure that the organisation had the legal and constitutional right to sanction people and institutions …

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75 per cent of businesses set up don’t survive – Minister

Dr Mohammed Awal, the Minister of Business Planning, has said the Government would deepen the entrepreneurship culture of the country and therefore urged young people not to fear to start-up their own businesses. He said one challenge in Ghana was that, 75 per cent of businesses set up don’t survive …

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