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Ghana nurses asked to show good human relations to patients

The Western Regional Director of Health, Dr. Mrs Linda Vanotoo,has charged nurses and midwives in the country to show affection, care and good human relations to patients. She said there had been instances where the public had criticized some nurses for poor communication and human relations. Dr.Mrs Vanotoo said this …

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Service personnel undergo orientation

Alhaji Haruna Abdul-Salam, Nkoranza South District Coordinating Director, has urged heads of departments to open up to their subordinates and acknowledge their talents, skills and knowledge in order to improve work place conditions. Alhaji Abdul-Salam was speaking at an orientation workshop organized for more than 140 National Service Personnel at …

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GH¢24m property lost to fire

Ghana has lost almost GH¢24 million to fire outbreaks within the last two and half years. According to statistics available at the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), a total of 7,670 fire outbreaks occurred between January 2008 and June 201 0 leading to 102 deaths, 119 injuries and damages worth …

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Lets’s accept full cost of petroleum products – Mike Cobblah

The Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transna­tional Corporation (EDC), Mr Mike Cobblah, has said Ghanaians must be ready to accept the full cost of petrole­um products in the country to save the country from the ordeal of having to subsidise the products. He said providing subsidies on petroleum products has …

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Ghana signs $120m electricity deal with Chinese company

The Ministry of Energy and the Hunan Construction Engineering Group Corporation of China, last Tuesday, signed a US$120 million commercial loan agreement for the extension of electricity to 500 communities in the Northern Region. The sector Minister, Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei, signed on behalf of the Government of Ghana (GoG) while …

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Driver jailed 10 months for stealing cocoa

The Breman Asikuma District Magistrate Court has sentenced a 22-year-old driver to 10 months imprisonment in hard labour for stealing five bags of dried cocoa beans valued at GHC 600 belonging to the Produce Buying Company. Kofi Bentsil from Breman Asikuma pleaded guilty. Chief Inspector Gershon Awuyee told the court …

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Ashanti DOVVSU records 1,023 parental neglect cases

The Ashanti Region Police Domestic Violence and Victims’ Support Unit (DOVVSU) recorded a total of 1,023 cases of parental neglect in year 2010. During the period there were also 214 defilement cases. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kwaku Amoako, the Regional Coordinator, was speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) …

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Teachers update knowledge on environmental sanitation

Nkoranza South District Directorate of Education has organised a two-day capacity building workshop to update the knowledge of about 100 school-based health teachers on the importance of environmental sanitation waste management and safe drinking water. In an address read on her behalf, Madam Philippa Banson, District Director of Education, stressed …

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Don’t politicize health issues-NHIS Manager

The National Health Insurance Scheme Manager for the Sekondi Sub-Metropolitan area, Mr. Charles Osei Amoako Enti, has urged politicians to desist from politicizing health issues. He said the continued politicization of health issues could create chaos in the system. “In fact, the manner the issue of the National Health Insurance …

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NDC targets 14 parliamentary seats in Eastern Region

Mr Tawiah Boateng, Eastern Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Friday said the party was poised to win 14 out of the 28 parliamentary seats in the region in the 2012 General Election. He said the party was also determined to win 54 per cent of the …

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