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Medical errors in the US cost lives of 100,000 patients every year

Participants at a conference on patient safety and quality healthcare at Fiapre in the Brong Ahafo Region were at the weekend hit with a report by the Institute of Medicine that each year close to 100,000 people die in United States hospitals due to medical errors. The participants at the …

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TUC to battle delays of new pension scheme

The Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) says it would battle any attempt to delay the implementation of the New Pensions Scheme, “whether it came from government or the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT)”. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) during a Volta Regional Council of Labour meeting …

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Ghana backs Arms Trade Treaty – Avoka

Mr Cletus Avoka, Minister for the Interior, on Tuesday said Ghana had a moral obligation to support other states on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that would ensure responsibility and fairness in the import, export, trans-shipment and transit of conventional weapons. He said that support would also ensure the guarantee …

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Regional Course on Financial Programming, Policies opens

A regional training on Financial Programming and Policies (FPP) to equip financial experts with tools to formulate and implement macroeconomic and financial policies for the growth, stability and poverty reduction opened in Accra on Monday. Senior level personnel from the central banks in West Africa are attending the course which …

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Ghana’s oil not attraction for Obama – Kwesi Jonah

Dr Kwesi Jonah, Resident Scholar at the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG), said on Tuesday that if oil was an attraction to President Barack Obama, he would have chosen Nigerian over Ghana for his first visit to Africa. He noted that it was estimated that Ghana would be drilling 1,000 …

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Weather will be unstable during visit of Obama – Meteo

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) said on Tuesday that the probability of rainfall during the visit of US President, Barack Obama is high. “From now to Monday July 12, there is a high level of instability in the weather pattern along the West African coast. The sea is relatively warm …

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Ghana Meteorological Agency lacks radar for specific weather forecast

Dr Michael Tanu, Director General of the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) said on Tuesday that the agency urgently needs an advanced Doppler Radar, to detect cloud movement. Dr Tanu said the equipment would assist the GMA to predict rainfall pattern in detail, given specific notice on the intensity of rain …

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Businessman in court for $60,000 fraud

A 55-year-old businessman who allegedly defrauded three foreign nationals and a Ghanaian of $60,000, under the pretext of clearing 60,000 metric tones of rice locked up at the Lome Port on Tuesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. Benjamin Tetteh Quaye, who is facing four counts of defrauding by false …

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Devtraco makes owning a home cheaper

Devtraco Limited, one of Ghana’s leading estate developers is making it easier and cheaper to own homes. The company is launching a promotion called ‘Cash Back & Price Protection Promo’. The promotion is another customer reward programme which gives customers the opportunity to save up to $11,250 on every home …

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Traditional ruler demands royalties from Kakum Park

Nana Afrifa Yamoah II, chief of Jukwa, has said since the establishment of the Kakum National Park in 1995 no royalties had been paid to the land owners from the revenue accruing from its operation. The park is a major tourist attraction and is home to elephants and many other …

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