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Down-pour was caused by maritime-instability – Meteo

Mr Tetteh Portuphy, Head of Forecasting, Ghana Meteorological Agency, says Tuesday morning’s rainfall in some parts of the capital was caused by what he termed, “maritime instability.” He told the Ghana News Agency in an interview, that the sea had become warmer, causing evaporation, which resulted in cloud formation. Mr …

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USAID holds African collaborative workshop for health financing solutions

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is collaborating with African countries to explore opportunities to help them achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the sub-Region. It, therefore, opened a three-day workshop on the African Collaborative for Health Financing Solutions (ACS) project in Accra on Tuesday, which is being …

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Afia Schwarzenegger’s case adjourned

The matter between Valentina Nana Agyeiwa, aka Afia Schwarzenegger, a television host and a comedian and her husband, Lawrence Abrokwah was on Tuesday adjourned to February 15 by an Accra Circuit Court. The case was being heard in chambers, hence journalists did not have privy of what took place. The two are …

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Ghana Stock Exchange makes an impressive performance in 2017

The stock exchange recorded a much higher trading activity in 2017 than in 2016 in both the equity and fixed income market, the Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange Mr Kofi Yamoah said on Tuesday.  The significant gain on the GSE Composite index, which recorded 52.73 per cent in …

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Ghana to take advantage of growing urbanisation – Hajia Mahama

Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, says Ghana is poised to take advantage of growing urbanisation of the country which was about 52 percent. She said planning was an important tool for Ghana and that urbanisation should be welcomed to link up with industrial planning, adding …

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Bolgatanga Nurses Training College in a deplorable state

The Bolgatanga Nurses Training College in the Upper East Region, is in a deplorable state, unfit for human habitation, Madam Tina Gifty Mensah, Deputy Minister for Health has said. Madam Mensah who toured the College, described it as terrible, and said the Ministry had received several petitions from tutors about …

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Auditor-General registers displeasure over public service audit processes 

Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo, the Auditor-General (AG) has registered displeasure over audit processes and procedure in the public service of various institutions use. He said, henceforth, the AG under the provision of the constitutional mandate would block the salaries of public officials who disregarded and disrespected audit processes and that …

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Government to provide resources for health activities

Members of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called on government to allocate resources to health activities to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country. They said NCDs were on the increase and identified alcohol and tobacco consumption as major factors to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, respiratory diseases, stroke among others. …

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CHRAJ records high number of non-maintenance of children in Western Region

The Western Regional Office of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) continue to record high rates of non-maintenance of children in some districts.    Nana Jomfoah Amua-Sekyi, CHRAJ Regional Director, who made this known to the Ghana news Agency (GNA) in an interview in Takoradi, said last …

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Health Agencies Regulator to clampdown on unlicensed operators

Mr Mathew Kyeremeh, Registrar at the Health Facilities Regulation Agency (HEFRA), of the Ministry of Health, on Tuesday warned unregistered health institutions to regularize their activities or face sanctions.      He said the Regulation Agency has the mandate by law to register, regulate, and monitor all health institutions in the …

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