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Technical school to convert pig pen into classrooms

Kade Senior High Technical School, is converting its former pig pen into classrooms to facilitate the enrolment of students for the 2010/2011 academic year. Mr Rexford Boadi-Danquah, Headmaster of the school who made this known to Ghana News Agency at Kade in the Eastern Region, said a total of 333 …

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NGO calls for early passage of Tobacco Bill

Mr Labram Musah Massawudu, Programme Director, Vision for Alternative Development, a non-governmental organisation on Wednesday called on the government to present the Tobacco Control Bill to Parliament for passage. He said the Mills Administration should stand strong in the face of on-going interference and opposition from the tobacco industry and …

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Ministry of Information meets Ghana advertisers

The Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG) on Wednesday, met with the Minister of Information, Mr John Tia Akologu, following concerns highlighted earlier by the government over the unethical use of children in adverts. The AAG was led by Mr Joel Nettey, Vice President and he was accompanied by Mr Francis …

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Experts call for urban policy for Ghana

Participants at a round table discussion to mark the 2010 World Habitat Day have called for the development of an Urban Policy to promote effective and efficient planning in urban areas in the country. They said the increase in illegal settlements, especially in the urban areas, could derail the focus …

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Pharmacists asked to respond to growing medical demand

Mr Rojo Mettle Nunoo, Deputy Minister of Health, on Wednesday asked pharmacists to reposition their professional practice to meet the substantial demand for medical care, posed by the coverage of the National Health Insurance Scheme. “Your untapped professional skills in the face of the unmet expectations of the client constitute …

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KATH to establish Burns and Reconstructive Centre

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) with the support of Smith and Nephew, a foreign donor, and its local representative, Reha Medical Group Limited in Accra, will establish a Burns and Reconstructive Centre in Kumasi. The project, which is the second to be established in the country would soon take-off …

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Pre-tertiary education in Ashanti Region said to be one of the best

Mr Joseph Kwabena Onyina, the Ashanti Regional Director of Education, has said pre-tertiary education and training output in the region was one of the best in the country. For the past five years, he said, an average of 69 percent of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates qualified for entry …

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Nigerian man jailed in Ghana for importing cocaine

A Nigerian, Onweka Eke, who expelled 85 pellets of cocaine, was on Wednesday sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment by an Accra Fast Track High Court. Eke, 39, pleaded guilty to the charges of importing narcotic drugs without authority and possessing narcotic drugs without lawful excuse. The court presided over by …

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Ghana leads in world Immigrant Visa Lottery entries

Ghana was ranked number one in the world for winning the 2010 United States Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery registered entries. Out of the 8,752 Ghanaians registrants who won, more than 2,600 of them were interviewed, with about 2,400 of them being issued with Diversity Visas (DV) in Accra. Mr Michael …

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Ministry steps up efforts to eliminate child labour on cocoa farms

The Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare on Tuesday directed the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to ensure that child labour is eliminated on cocoa farms. Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, the sector Minister, noted that the continuous use of children to do hazardous work on farms is likely to discredit …

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