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Koforidua Hospital officials ask Assembly to complete Polyclinic

The Medical staff of the Koforidua Regional Hospital have appealed to the New Juaben Municipal Assembly to complete the Koforidua Polyclinic to help reduce the daily high pressures on the Out-Patients Department of the hospital (OPD). The staff said such a development would help reduce the tension that sometimes developed …

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Methodist Presiding Bishop condemns vitriolic attack on Presidency

The Most Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, on Thursday condemned the recent vitrolic attack and the use of intemperate language on Ghana’s Presidency. He said democracy had nothing to do with the politics of insults, especially when the Presidency became the target. The …

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Pharmacist: 4 million Ghanaians are infected with Hepatitis B

It is estimated that about four million people in the country are infected with the Hepatitis B virus which usually affects the liver. Globally, it is estimated that two billion people have been infected by the disease while 130,000 have also been infected by Hepatitis C which has symptoms relating …

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NRSC wants stiff punishment for contractors who fail to provide adequate road signs at construction sites

The Board of Directors of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) on Thursday chastised road contractors who do not provide sufficient road signs at construction sites, thereby leading to avoidable road crashes in the country. The Board proposed stiffer punishment for road contractors who did not provide adequate road signage …

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Former US President Jimmy Carter congratulates Ghana for wiping out Guinea Worm disease completely

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his Foundation, the Carter Center, have congratulated Ghana for becoming the world’s newest country to stop transmission of Guinea worm. Guinea worm disease is a debilitating and painful infection caused by a large nematode (roundworm), Dracunculus medinensis which begins with a blister, usually on …

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British government gets tough on corruption abroad

Corruption is one of the factors identified to be holding back development in poor countries of the world. Millions of dollars are siphoned from locally generated funds, development assistance and businesses lose money from the practice through bribery and patronage. Most foreign companies working abroad are constantly faced with demands …

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President Mills worried over politics of insults, false prophets

President John Evans Atta Mills on Thursday appealed to the clergy to lead the crusade to halt the politics of insults and the growing incidence of false prophets that had plagued the society in recent times. He spoke about the importance of strong moral and spiritual foundations in nation building …

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New web portal launched for small scale businesses in Upper East Region

Made in Africa Investment Company has launched a Website for small scale business people in the Upper East Region to help market their products and services. The Website dubbed, “Bolgatanga manufacturers.com/serviceproviders”, would involve tradesmen and women including basket weavers and leather workers, hairdressers, mechanics and tailors. The Chief Executive (CEO) …

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WANEP trains Community Monitoring Teams in Western Region

The West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP), a non-governmental organization, has trained twenty-five persons in conflict management, resolution and reporting early warning signals in conflict prone areas in the Western Region. This is to ensure the amicable resolution of prospective conflicts and preventing them from degenerating into full-blown war. The …

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Police arrest fake doctor at Sefwi-Wiawso Government Hospital

The Western Regional Police Command has arrested Gabriel Duah, 26, for allegedly impersonating as a medical officer at Sefwi-Wiawso Government Hospital. Briefing the Ghana News Agency in Sekondi the Western Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, said the suspect was arrested on July 19. She said …

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