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Berekum achieves 98% coverage in census exercise

Mr. Norbert Krakah, Berekum Municipal Statistician, said the area has recorded 98 per cent coverage of the 2010 Population and Housing Census. The Municipal Statistician in an interview with Ghana News Agency in Berekum, attributed the achievement to the hard work of the Municipal Census Implementation committee. He commended the …

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Agriculturist ask farmers in Upper West Region to manage bushfires

The Upper West Regional Director of Food and Agriculture, has advised farmers attending this year’s international exchange forum in Wa, to learn from the experiences of neighbouring Burkina Faso in bushfire management to enhance agricultural production. Mr Charles Adam, expressed the need for the participants to study the management and …

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502% of people in Northern Region register with National Health Insurance

Membership of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Northern Region had grown sharply from 143,460 in 2005 to 863,099 in 2008, representing 502 per cent increment. The figures indicate a significant growth of the scheme though membership is less than half of the total population of the region, …

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Police arrest national security operative for assaulting city guards

The Tarkwa Divisional Police Command, has arrested one Alfred Nana Afedzi, who claimed to be a National security operative for attempting to handcuff some municipal guards who were conducting road traffic duties on Tuesday. A police source told the Ghana News Agency that the suspect who was driving a saloon …

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Ghana to launch 10-year project to combat child abuse

A 10- year national project to empower stakeholders to prevent child abuse, would be launched at Odumase in the Sunyani West District of the Brong Ahafo Region on Thursday November 11. The “Ghana Child Abuse Prevention Programme” (G-CAPP) is an initiative of the Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a Sunyani-based human …

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Ashaiman inaugurates four projects

Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) on Tuesday inaugurated four completed projects at a total cost of GH¢1.7 million. The projects are a 10-seater water closet toilet facility for the Ashaiman Senior High School, sheds and pavement at the main market as well as street lights at Taabo Electoral Area. Numo Adinortey …

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Flood hits 20 communities along the Afram River

Twenty communities along the Afram River in the Kwahu South District have been flooded with 312 houses destroyed, due to the swelling of the Volta Lake. More than 490 farmers with 2,179 dependants have been displaced while 617 acres of maize, cowpea and vegetable farms have been devastated, bringing a …

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Minister asks Koforidua Polytechnic to conduct research into bio-fuel

The Engineering Department of the Koforidua Polytechnic, has been called upon to conduct research into the conversion of cow dung and human waste into bio-fuel, to help reduce the pressure on the forest for energy supply. Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, who made the call on Tuesday, said such …

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Orientation workshop on Reproductive Health underway in Ho

A three-day orientation workshop on Reproductive Health for out-of-school-youth from four assemblies in the Volta Region started in Ho on Tuesday. The beneficiary assemblies are Ketu-South, Keta and Hohoe municipalities while Ho Municipality is partnering Adaklu District. Forty (40) participants comprising 10 from each of the assemblies are participating in …

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Ghanaians asked to be time conscious

Mr Fuzzy Kombat, Upper East Regional Director of the Centre for National Culture, has called on the citizenry to show commitment to time management in order to facilitate national development. He stressed that time consciousness is one of the cardinal attitudinal change needed in Ghana to drive national progress and …

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