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More communities in Upper East to get good drinking water

Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, on Thursday urged Municipal and District Chief Executives in the region to consider their mandate and roles as crucial to the implementation of Government policy. He therefore asked them to diligent and steadfast in their official endeavours. Mr Woyongo was launching of the …

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Tamale SOS trains 180 youth in organic farming

Tamale SOS Children’s Home has trained more than 180 youth in organic farming practices to make them self-employed to prevent rural- urban migration and ensure food security in their communities. The intervention, dubbed: “Family strengthening programme (FSP) spans Guunaayili, Kambonayili, Dungu and Datoyili in the Tamale Metropolis. At a ceremony …

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Upper West Region records high malaria cases

Malaria remain the number one cause of morbidity and mortality especially in children under five in the Upper West Region. In 2009 the Region recorded a total of 232,866 cases and 247,704 in 2010 while the fatality rate reduced from 2.4 per cent in 2009 to 1.2 per cent in …

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Heavy rainfall due to interacting air masses

The rainfall that was experienced in several parts of the country last night was as a result of an interaction between two air masses as well as heating in the atmosphere. “What we are experiencing is due to interaction between dry air from the Sahara and moist air from the …

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Central Region road contractors deny being paid arrears

The Central Region branch of the Progressive Road Contractors Association of Ghana (PROCSAG) has appealed to the government to be specific and come out with the categories of contractors to be covered when it releases monies for the payment of their arrears. It said last Tuesday’s publication in an Accra …

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United Nations engages Dr. Konadu Apraku

Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, the former Minister of Trade and Industry, Regional Cooperation and NEPAD has been engaged by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to work for the Commission as Economic and Trade Specialist. A statement released in Accra on Thursday said the assignment for Dr Apraku who …

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University of Education launches research policy

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Prof. Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, has said quality of graduate and undergraduate teaching would be enhanced by the participation of faculty in research and other creative work in fields related to those they are teaching. Prof. Asabere-Ameyaw said this when he launched a policy …

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Four drivers fined GH¢1,860

Four heavy truck drivers have been fined a total of 1,860 Ghana cedis by a Tarkwa Circuit Court for parking on the main Tarkwa/Takoradi highway or in default a prison term ranging between 10 and 24 months. They pleaded guilty. They are Zakari Jibril, 52, Siedu Quadrago, 53, Abdulai Issaka, …

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Northern Region gets five new polyclinics

The Northern Regional Health Directorate has increased healthcare facilities and these include construction of five new polyclinics in Chereponi, Janga, Karaga, Kpandai and Tatale in 2010. A new hospital is under construction at Zabzugu and is about 95 percent complete while a district hospital for East Gonja is ongoing and …

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