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PURC outdoors regulations on performance of electricity utilities

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) and Energy Commission have formulated regulations aimed at improving standards of performance in the electricity distribution sub-sector. The regulations spell out the number of hours the electricity distribution and supply utility can interrupt the service of a consumer within an operational year. A statement …

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Ghana Statistical Service releases first ever National Accounts Statistics

History was made when the Ghana Statistical Service released its first ever National Accounts Statistics (NAS) Wednesday May 11, 2011 in Accra. According to Dr Philomena Nyarko, Deputy Government Statistician, Ghana is the third country in Africa to release such data after South Africa and Tanzania. “Ghana is the third …

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Delegation from African Development Bank calls on Local Government Minister

A delegation from African Development Bank on Wednesday called on Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, to assess and discuss efforts aimed at improving the bank’s support to activities in the country. Ms Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, Resident Representative, Ghana Country Office, who led the delegation, said …

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Ghana’s housing needs to hit 5.7 million by 2020

Ghana would need 5.7 million rooms by 2020 to meet her housing needs in the urban centres. This indicates that new rooms must be completed in every minute daily for 10 years. Dr Graham Tipple, International Advisor of UN Habitat and Team Leader, made the observation at the final stakeholders’ …

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Symposium on aviation industry ends in Accra

Participants at a symposium organised by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have called on government to allow the Authority to retain a larger portion of the Airport Passenger Service Charge to be used to improve infrastructure at the airports. They said the 60 per cent of amount, which went …

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Conflict management forum ends in Tamale

Majority of the conflicts and violence in the Northern Region could be prevented if their root causes were identified and resolved through joint problem solving mechanism. Reverend Father Thaddeus Kuusah Regional Director of Northern Regional Peace Advisory Council, who made the observation said: “A lot of the violent incidence in …

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Ghana Health Service upbeat about guinea worm eradication

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has instituted an award system, which would reward any person who report guinea worm cases with the sum of GH¢100, as part of measures to eradicate the disease. The award system is aimed at encouraging the public to report all suspected cases of guinea worm …

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Committee on Sefwi shooting case presents report

The three- member Committee of Enquiry commissioned to investigate the Sefwi-Wiawso shooting incident that claimed two lives has recommended the prosecution of the two suspects. The suspects shot and killed the two people during the funeral rites of the Sefwi-Wiawso chief. The recommendation was contained in a report submitted to …

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Buruli Ulcer endemic hits Dormaa Municipality

Records available at the Dormaa Municipal Health Directorate indicated that the Municipality was endemic with incidence of Buruli Ulcer. The records showed that between August 2010 and April 2011, health facilities and community-based surveillance volunteers detected 49 suspected cases of the disease out of which 35 cases had been confirmed …

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Fire guts labour ward of Dangme West District Hospital

Authorities at the Dangme West District Hospital have temporally closed down the Labour Ward Unit of the Maternity Department, following a fire outbreak which gutted the premises at the weekend. The Ward has a 20-bed capacity for pregnant women. The Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, Dr Kennedy Brightson, who made …

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