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Ghana has not recorded any deaths of measles since 2002 – Minister

Ghana’s Minister of Health Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, said the country has not recorded any deaths of measles since 2002 and that laboratory investigations had also confirmed a decrease of the disease from 101 cases in 2009 to 36 in 2010. Mr Chireh said no cases of wild polio virus …

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TUC urged to open up channels of communication to members

Mr Joseph Tang, Sunyani Municipal Coordinating Director, has stressed the need for the leadership of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) to open channels of communication to enable members of the various unions to become abreast with what was expected of them. Mr Tang represented the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), …

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GNA to get new Board of Directors

The National Media Commission (NMC) would on Friday May 6, 2011 inaugurate a new Board of Directors for the Ghana News Agency, a State-Owned Media, a statement from the Commission said on Wednesday. The statement, which Mr Alexander Bannerman, Deputy Executive Secretary, signed said the Boards of the Graphic Communication …

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Ghana Civil Aviation launches 25th Anniversary celebrations

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has launched its 25th anniversary celebrations on the theme: “25 years of Aviation Safety and Security”. The month-long celebrations would be marked by activities such as symposium, a parade, games, dinner and a thanksgiving service that would serve as a platform for the public …

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Businessman remanded for allegedly concealing “wee” in deep freezer

A 57-year-old businessman, Ibrahim Ambar, on Wednesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly concealing two parcels of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis in his deep freezer. Ambar, who was found with additional 93 wrappers of the drugs, has pleaded not guilty to possessing narcotic drugs without lawful …

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2 traders in court for selling expired products

Two traders, who allegedly embossed new expiry dates on expired products to sell to the public, on Wednesday, appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. Dina Abbey, 37, has been charged with the sale of goods, which were deceptive to the consumer and Kwame Owusu, 32, is being held for labelling …

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Labour front challenged to be assertive in development agenda

Organised labour has been challenged to increase its visibility in the country’s development agenda and step up its capacity to engage social partners in effective discussions on economic development. They should also insist on their right to be consulted on all social issues and pursue vigorously the Decent Work Agenda …

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Church urged to seek alternative means of generating funds

The Church should not depend solely on offerings and tithes for development since that could be counter-productive to its sustainable progress, Reverend Alexander Adu-Sekyere , District Minister in-charge of the Bantama Presbyterian Church, has said. He noted that there were other alternative means through which they could support their development …

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Oil Company sponsors Eastern Regional GJA celebration

The management of Total Two Petrol filling station, in Koforidua, on Wednesday, donated an amount of GH¢400.00 and 20 crates of soft drinks to the Eastern Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA). The cash and items are for the organization of this year’s World Press Freedom Day in …

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