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Monitoring of environmental standards require financial support – Minister

Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology on Wednesday expressed the need for Ghanaian industries to take steps to minimise waste. This, she said could be done through the introduction of innovative means of disposing waste through research and public education. Ms Ayittey was speaking during the launch …

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Africans must improve cultural heritage to facilitate development – Mrs Deh-Kumah

Mrs Bernice Ann Deh-Kumah, Acting Director of the W.E.B Du-Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture, has charged Africans to add value to their cultural heritage for the advancement of Africa. She said Africans must take up the fight to blend technology and socio-economic activities to propel the development drive of …

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Cinematography Act can’t control spate of distasteful films – Minister

Mr Alex Asum Ahensah, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, on Thursday said that the  Cinematography Act 1961 (Act 76) would be amended to bring sanity in the film industry. He said the law as it stands now cannot control the spate of indecency, pornography, violence in films as well as …

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Kasoa Health Centre records increased HIV/AIDS cases in 2010

HIV/AIDS cases at the Kasoa health Centre increased from 20 in 2009 to 35 in 2010, Mr George Asante, Medical Assistant at the Centre has said. They were made up of 9 males and 26 females while that of the 2009 was made up 9 and 11. Mr Asante made …

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Mosquito bed net committee inaugurated

A 12- Member Mosquito Bed Net Hanging Committee, has been inaugurated in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region, to plan the sensitization of mosquito net hanging programme in the district. Inaugurating the committee, the District Director for Health Service, Madam Elizabeth Corney, said the programme sought to reduce the …

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Medical Consultant urges more education on oral health

Dr Owusu Achaw Duah, Medical Consultant and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Offinso South, on Thursday said, efforts must be stepped up to promote oral health, to reduce the risk of coronary artery diseases. Studies, he said, had established that people with dental and other oral infections were almost …

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Former President Kufour to address congress in Germany

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra on Thursday for Dresden, Germany, to deliver the keynote address at the 33rd Congress of the German Protestant. The Congress is expected to be attended by about 100,000 participants. A Statement issued in Accra and signed by Mr Frank Agyekum, Spokesperson at the …

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Waste management headache to Yendi Municipality – MCE

The management of waste and environmental sanitation is a major challenge facing communities in Yendi Municipality, the Chief Executive of area, Mr Zakaria Issah has said. He told the Unit Committee members to place premium on sanitation and waste management activities by carrying out education and communal labour to rid …

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Rural Enterprise Project makes impact on livelihoods – Minister

Government’s Rural Enterprise Project established to increase rural production, employment and income, has improved the livelihoods of many people, Ms Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry stated on Thursday. “Since the establishment of the project in 1996, it has given skill training to over 60,000 people, who are into …

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Government will ensure accountability in spite of challenges – Vice President

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday said in spite of financial constraints, the government would institute measures that would ensure transparency and accountability. He said over the years, institutions established to ensure accountability had been under resourced not because government was not interested in their performance, but because of …

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