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High cost of abortion killing women in Ghana – NGO

Mr. Moses Liyobe Nanang, a Reproductive Health Programme Manager, has called on the Ghana Health Service (GHS), to reduce and standardise the cost of abortion services at medical facilities to prevent illegal abortions. He made reference to the Upper East Region, where the high cost of abortion had compelled people …

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Ghana workers asked to exercise restraint with employers

Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the Eastern Regional Minister, has appealed to workers in the public and private sectors to have patience for government whiles it worked around the clock to improve their service conditions. He said government was fully aware of the hard times and difficult conditions workers were going …

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Sekondi Assembly to buy heavy duty equipment

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, has unanimously approved the purchase of heavy duty equipment to facilitate environment and sanitation works. At an emergency session of the assembly in Sekondi, the members said purchase of the equipment, which include bulldozers and motor grader vibratory roller would reduce the high cost in renting the …

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Minister directs port authorities to release all detained transit trucks

Mr. Joe Gidisu, Minister of Road and Highway on Thursday ordered Tema Port authorities to take immediate steps to release all transit trucks detained at the harbour. He gave the authorities one week, spanning July 17 to July 24 to clear all trucks from the facility. Mr. Gidisu however, said …

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Brong Ahafo Region becoming savannah zone

Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, on Friday expressed worry about the rate at which parts of the region was gradually turning into a savannah zone. He noted that the region’s vegetative cover is being devastated through  indiscriminate felling of trees and setting of bushfires. Mr. Nyamekye-Marfo raised the concern …

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Brong Ahafo gets 18.6m euro water project

Mr. Kwadwo Adjei-Dwomoh, Nkoranza North District Chief Executive (DCE) has disclosed that about 18.6 million euros would be spent on the peri-urban, rural and small town water supply system and sanitation project, which was launched in the Brong Ahafo Region recently.      He said a total of 112 hand dug …

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IMF wants Ghana to raise interest rates, but businesses won’t be happy

Ghanaian businesses are in for tougher uphill challenges, as interest rates are likely to go up soon. The Ghana government was elated and most Ghanaians were happy when the International Monetary Fund (IMF), gave Ghana a $1 billion loan to help prop up the country’s budget. But little was heard …

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Ghana inaugurates taskforce to check foreign businesses

A 12-member re-constituted national taskforce to monitor activities of foreign traders in the northern sector of the country was on Friday inaugurated in Kumasi. The taskforce is to ensure that the country’s investment regulations were respected by non-Ghanaian businessmen and women. Mr George Aboagye, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the …

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Ghana to harness sea water for household use

The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing would undertake a pilot project at Teshie in Accra, to supply sea water to Ghana Water Company Limited for treatment to meet the water needs of the country. Successful completion of the project would make it possible for Ghana to produce about …

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Korle-bu workers file ex-parte motion against management

Four hundred and fifty staff and health workers of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, have filed an ex-parte motion for an order of Garnishee against funds, treasury bills and fixed deposits credited to the accounts of the hospital by the Bank of Ghana (BOG). Garnishee is the process of executing a …

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