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UN Delegation Subcommittee on torture in Ghana

The Delegation of the United Nations’ (UN) Sub-committee on the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel Inhumane and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) is on an official visit to Ghana to learn about Ghana’s National Preventive Mechanism (NPM). The delegation led by Mr Malcolm Evans, called on the Ministry of …

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Ghana requires GH₵5b to address adolescent reproductive health challenges – Marie Stopes

Ghana requires about GH₵5 billion (equivalent to $1 billion) to undertake advocacy programmes to address adolescent reproductive health challenges in the next five years. The amount would be used to undertake education and sensitization programmes on sexual and reproductive health, purchase family planning products for distribution to teenagers, mental health …

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HIV is still a threat, we need more education – Dr Ofori

Dr Sampson B. Ofori, a consultant and HIV prevention and treatment specialist, has stated that HIV still remains a threat and there is the need for continuous and sustained education on prevention, especially on the Anti Retroviral Drugs (ART) He said despite the gains made, more education and sensitization is …

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$1m per Constituency projects start in Bawku West District

The $1 million per constituency agenda, which forms part of government flagship programmes has kicked start at Zebilla, the Bawku West District capital. The programme would provide about 41 boreholes for the zebilla constituency, aimed at improving the provision of quality water and sanitation in the area. Mr Frank Fuseini …

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Ministry of Works and Housing to use GH¢5.6b Eurobond to tackle sanitation

Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea, Minister of Works and Housing, has hinted of moves by his outfit to convince Cabinet to issue a GH¢5.6 billion Eurobond to effectively tackle the sanitation menace in the country. The funds when approved would be channeled into the excavation of massive drains, dredging, desilting and …

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CID to establish Digital Forensic Laboratory – CID Boss

Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has disclosed that the Department will set up a Digital Forensic Laboratory by the end of 2019. She said even though the department already has a crime laboratory for running DNA, ballistic, handwriting and other tests, the Digital Forensic …

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Bank of Ghana keeps policy rate unchanged at 16%

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana kept the policy rate unchanged at 16 per cent for the second session in a row, citing rising inflation expectations in emerging economies. Addressing a press conference in Accra on Monday, Dr Ernest Addison said the recent exchange rate pass-through had …

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EC suspends lost voter ID cards replacement

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced a temporary suspension of the replacement of lost voter Identification cards at its District Offices. A press statement signed by Mrs. Jean Mensa, the Chairperson, said the decision was to allow the Commission to focus on the impending Limited Voter’s Registration Exercise. The suspension …

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FDA intercepts unregistered oxytocin injections in Tamale

The Northern Regional Office of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has intercepted a total of 1,400 ampoules of unregistered oxytocin injections transported illegally to Tamale. Oxytocin injections are used to prevent post-delivery bleeding, and are to be transported in a cold chain to keep them potent. Mr Martin Kusi, …

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STMA takes measures to curb kidnapping in Metropolis

As part of measures to curb the issue of kidnapping in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region, the Information Service Department (ISD) has embarked on a security sensitization programme  in second cycle institutions in the Metropolis. It is in collaboration with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), the …

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