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Turn-around time slashed in Ho Municipal Hospital

The turn-around time at the Out-Patient-Department (OPD) of the Ho Municipal Hospital has been cut by several hours following the computerization of processes in the Department. Until now patients to the OPD had to spend the greater part of the day moving from the records department to the history tables …

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WACAM makes proposal to strengthen EPA

WACAM, a non-governmental environmental organization, has proposed that the Environmental Protection Agency adopt the ‘polluter pays’ system which is practiced internationally. Mr Daniel Owusu-Koranteng, Executive Director of WACAM explained that, under the system mining and manufacturing companies who degrade and pollute the environment are made by law to pay a …

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Floods displace 6000 residents in Brong Ahafo Region

About 6000 residents of Fanti Akuraa in Pru District and Bator in Sene District of the Brong Ahafo Region have been displaced following a severe flood that swept through two communities. Property lost is estimated at about GH¢50,000. Mr Joseph Blankson Nyarko, Regional Co-ordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation …

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World Vision supports health insurance scheme at Jema

World Vision International (WVI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), is promoting the growth of Kintampo South District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme with the payment of the premium for some selected pupils in the district. The NGO started the package last year to help the number of parents in the area who …

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Veep directs utility companies to serve Ghanaians better

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday directed the Utility companies to step up their performance in order to justify the recent upward tariff adjustments. “Ghanaians are increasingly becoming disturbed about your services and there is a dire need for you to set up performance targets and standards coupled with …

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Ghana buys $50m shares in Africa Finance Corporation, gets on Board

Parliament on Tuesday gave government the approval to join and subscribe to shares in the African Finance Corporation (AFC), a public private partnership investment bank. By this approval, the government of Ghana will release an amount of $50 million which will be divided into 50 million shares to enable her …

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Commercial firms urged to support malaria eradication programmes

Mr Emmanuel Fiagbey, Country Director, Johns Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programmes and Voices for a Malaria Free Future, has called on big commercial firms to get involved in the fight against malaria. He suggested that the firms allow the Malaria Free Campaign teams to get wares, including treated nets, …

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Tamale Teaching Hospital to be completed in December 2012

Mr Hans Artz, Project Director of Simed International, the contractor working on the Tamale Teaching Hospital, has said the rehabilitation and refurbishment of the hospital, which started in May, would be completed in December 2012. He said the first phase of the project, which is the construction of a new …

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30th anniversary of AIDS epidemic offers moment for reflection – Ban

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Tuesday said 2011 would mark the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic, and “this milestone offered a moment for people to reflect and to renew their resolve.” “Over the past three decades, AIDS has caused untold suffering and death”, Ban said in a message to …

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SMEs asked to embrace technology or risk marginalisation

The Country Manager of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Ghana, Mr Tony Dadzie said small and medium scale enterprises, which were reluctant to deploy technology to automate their operations, risked being marginalised in the global market. He said while large firms rolled out ICT infrastructure in all aspects of their operations, …

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