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Water shortage hits cocoa growing area

An acute water shortage has hit Manhyia Number 4, a predominantly Cocoa growing community near Sankore in the Asunafo South District of Brong Ahafo. The situation has therefore compelled residents especially school children to form long queues to get water from the only hand dug well for the community. The …

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Power outages lead to theft

The stealing of electricity cables is on the increase at Goaso in the Asunafo North Municipality, for the past two weeks due to the intermittent power outages by the Electricity Company of Ghana (EGC) in the area. The thieves have taken advantage of the ‘black-outs’ during the night to undertake …

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Pathfinder International trains midwives on safe abortion

Pathfinder International, an NGO working in the area of healthcare delivery, has organized a week’s training workshop on safe abortion care in Bolgatanga, Upper East for midwives in public and private health institutions. It was aimed at contributing towards reducing maternal deaths in the country particularly in the Northern Regions. …

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GRASAG appeals to government to review academic fees

Members of Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG), have appealed to government to participate in the funding of postgraduate education in Ghana and review the 2010/2011 academic year fees downward. In addition, they said university authorities should make available online, the learning resources that were needed by distant learning postgraduate …

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Parliament’s debates on electricity, water tariffs truncated

Debates in parliament on Monday over the recent electricity and water tariffs increases truncated midway as the matter was found to be in court. Mr Cletus Avoka, Majority Leader who brought the court issue to the notice of the House, said one Mr Kofi Owusu and Mr Kwame Boateng filed …

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Non-professional teachers frequently absent from school – Study

More than 70 percent of non-professional teachers in five districts of the Northern and Upper East regions are frequently absent from school, a situation which is adversely affecting effective teaching and learning. According to a joint study undertaken by the Northern Network for Education and Development (NNED) and Ibis, it …

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Preacher says word of God and not oil will save Ghanaians

The Reverend Joseph Anang Obodai, a Retired Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has called on Ghanaians to be serious with the Word of God for the salvation and transformation of the country and not depend on oil. He pointed out that when Ghanaians were imbued with the Word …

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EC registered 38,129 voters in Upper West Region

The Electoral Commission (EC) has registered 38,129 people who turned 18 years this year during the Voters Registration Exercise in the Upper West Region, Mr. Mahama Yahaya, Regional Director of EC has said. He said the Wa Municipality registered the highest figure of 7,595 voters and with 22 challenged cases …

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Landowners told not to sell land on waterways to developers

Mr. Caesar Kale, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, has appealed to landowners to stop selling land that are situated on water ways to private developers. He also advised State Agencies involved in land administration to also stop the practice of condoning with landowners and developers in the acquisition of lands …

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Mfantseman Municipality registers 10,775 voters

The Mfantseman Municipality registered about 10,775 people in the voters’ registration exercise last month, as against 9,558 in 2008 exercise. They are made up of 5,262 males and 5,513 females. Mr Eric Abakah Hagan, Municipal Electoral Officer who released the figures to the GNA at Saltppond at the weekend, sad …

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