Home / General News (page 50)

General News

Scientists find new anti-malaria drug targets

Researchers have discovered crucial new processes that allow malaria parasites to escape red blood cells and infect other cells, offering potential new treatment targets.  The team are already working with pharmaceutical companies to use this knowledge to develop new anti-malarial drugs – a critical step in the battle against drug-resistant …

Read More »

Grenade possession suspects denied bail 

Friday, turned down the bail applications put in for three persons arrested in possession of seven hand grenades at Kwashieman, Accra. The accused are Ismail Ali Musah, 32 years; Abdul Karim Yakubu, 30 years; and Osman Alhassan 33 years. The court presided over by Mr Ebenezer Kweku Ansah said he …

Read More »

Let’s preserve the legacy of Professor Allotey – EPA Boss

Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has urged Government and academia to team up and establish a Foundation to preserve the legacy of the late Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, the renowned scientist. He said such a Foundation could serve as a monument that …

Read More »

Pathologist drops autopsy report of murdered MP in court

An Accra District Court says it would on March 15, decide whether or not to cite for contempt, the Pathologist who conducted an autopsy on the deceased Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, J. B. Danquah-Adu. The court presided over by Ms Gloria Laryea noted that Dr Lawrence Edusie, the …

Read More »

One million tonnes of freight transited Ghana’s ports to Burkina Faso – Minister

Mr Joe Ghartey, the Minister of Railway Development, has said about one million tonnes of freight transited through Tema and Takoradi ports to Burkina Faso as at September 2017. He said 176,000 tonnes of cargo transited through Takoradi Port while 700,000 tonnes passed through the Tema Port respectively. He expressed …

Read More »

Amnesty International Ghana launches annual report

Amnesty International (AI), Ghana, has called on government to adopt and enforce a ban on shackling and to invest in appropriate community-based services to support people with mental health conditions. It also called on the government to fully implement the Mental Health Act 2012, which, among other things, requires the …

Read More »

Prayer camps want recognition as healthcare providers

Prayer Camps in the Eastern Region want to be recognized as part of the healthcare system in order to have the authority to refer their clients to health facilities when the need arises. According to them, people had trust in prayer camps and so tend to go there first for …

Read More »

Nine member EOCO board inaugurated

A nine-member governing board of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) charged with the mandate to formulate policies to achieve the objectives of the office has been inaugurated. The Governing Board is mandated to prevent and detect organized crime and facilitate the confiscation of proceeds of crime. They are …

Read More »

Cost of corruption is calamitous – Prof Amartey

The cost of corruption is calamitous and very serious concerted efforts must be urgently executed to halt the canker, Professor Abednego Okoe Feehi Amartey, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has said. He explained: “A cedi stolen from the state means denial of the right …

Read More »

Hunger project Ghana Commits €285,000 into maternal health

The Hunger Project Ghana, in line with its social transformation and leverage principle to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people in rural communities is investing a total of 285,000 Euros in maternal and child health. Under its Maternal and Child Health Improvement Project with funding from Else Kroner Fresenius …

Read More »