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Shoprite supports OrphanAid Africa

Management of Shoprite, on Saturday presented a cheque for GH¢10,000 to OrphanAid Africa, a non- governmental organisation (NGO) that specialises in rescuing children from orphanages and settling them with their families. The donation was aimed at strengthening the organisation to deepen its impact on more lives to facilitate national development. …

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Court fines pastor for noise nuisance

The Accra Metropolitan Sanitation Court on Thursday fined Pastor Kwame Mensah of the God is Alive Evangelical Ministry of La GH¢540 for causing noise nuisance. In default he will go to prison for eight months. The court, presided over by Ms Janet Anima Marfo also ordered the pastor to relocate …

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IEA calls for support to increase women’s representation in Parliament

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) on Saturday set in motion efforts to galvanise stakeholder support, to develop a manual on strategies and guidelines to increase the number of women elected to parliament in 2012. The Political Parties Manual on Women in Politics in Ghana seeks to advocate that women’s …

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Fire education for market women in Kwahu West

The Kwahu West Municipal office of the Ghana National Fire Service, is organizing a series of fire education programmes at the various markets in the municipality to help prevent fire outbreaks. Addressing market women at Nkawkaw-Agbogbloshi market, on Friday, the Municipal Fire Officer, Mr Addae Baffour, advised market women to …

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Eastern Region records 33 deaths through road accidents in January

The Eastern Region recorded 33 deaths through road accidents in January, this year, with 121 others sustaining various degrees of injuries. Police Superintendent, James Sarfo- Peprah, Eastern Regional Commanding Officer of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), told the GNA in Koforidua, on Friday, that 21 people were killed …

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Bolgatanga Assembly should follow the right procedure of sponsoring needy students

The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly (BMA) has been asked to diligently follow the laid down procedure of disbursing grants to students as it would be unfair to consider those whose parents can afford school fees. The Northern Patriots in Research and Advocacy (NORPRA), a Civil Society Organization, made the call when …

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Officially, no one has died in Bawku for two years

No death has been officially recorded in Bawku for two years, the Bawku Municipal Birth and Death Registry has said. However, 4,212 births were registered within the same period. Mr Mohammed Yussif, Municipal Director of Births and Death Registration who disclosed this on Friday day in an interview with the …

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Koforidua Hospital computerizes card retrieval system

The Koforidua Regional Hospital is to introduce a computerised coding system, which would enable the staff to locate the record cards or files of all patients of the hospital within minutes. The measure is to help reduce the delay at the Records Department, during the search for patient’s cards anytime …

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Comprehensive abortion care should be incorporated in health delivery system- UCC study

Researchers on the trends of abortion in the country have suggested the inclusion of a comprehensive abortion care in the national health delivery to stem the increasing incidence of unsafe abortion and related “needless” deaths. They revealed that the socio-economic cost of unsafe abortions was very high and therefore both …

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Court fines 6 enterprises for not registering with sanitation contractor

Six commercial entities operating at Tudu and Makola in Accra, have been fined GH¢240 each for refusing to register with Meskworld Company, accredited with Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). The companies are His Majesty Phones, Life Gate Forex Bureau, M and R Enterprise, Adjoa Enterprise, Judsigns Trading Enterprise and Madam Alice …

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