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Be wary of loose electrical cables during storms — ECG cautions

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has explained that the recent power outages during the rainy season are caused by fallen conductors and flooding close to the company’s transformers and substations. Power is usually cut off in some communities when there is a downpour and the public has raised concerns when such incidents occur. Briefing journalists on the causes of ...

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MP Advises Female Students To Aspire For Public Office

Ms Joycelyn Tetteh, MP for North Dayi, has advised female students in senior high and tertiary institutions to excel in their studies, and aspire to hold public office. She explained that the Affirmative Action Bill, when passed into law would, make room for more females to hold public office, and urged students to be committed to their studies and acquire ...

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Alcohol, ‘Wee’ Caused My Kidney Failure – OJ Blaq

OJ Blaq

Ghanaian musician Andy Alexander Nii Akrashie, known in showbiz as OJ Blaq, has revealed what contributed to his kidney ailment a few years ago. According to the ‘Chalewote’ hit maker, alcoholism and smoking affected his health greatly. He said that was what contributed to his kidney failure, a sickness that nearly claimed his life. “I was not hypertensive, I was ...

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Stop Or Resign – GHS To Doctors Using Working Hours For Private Practices

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has asked medical professionals in the public sector who use working hours to engage in private practices to cease or resign as it will no longer tolerate such conduct. Council Chairman of the GHS, Dr Yaw Yeboah, who gave the warning said they have officially written to hospitals to ensure doctors who refer patients to ...

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CSOs demand clarity on sustainable funding for HIV Prevention

The People for Health (P4H) National Advocacy Team is calling on the government to provide details on the sustainable funding for HIV prevention announced at the 2018 National HIV & AIDS Research Conference (NHARCON) in Accra recently. In an opening statement read by Minister of Aviation, Hon.Cecilia Dapaah, President H.E. Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo assured Ghanaians that government will provide ...

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Government deepens woes of mining communities …as it denies them Mineral Development Funds

Peter Amewu

Experts in the mining sector are bemoaning the administrative bureaucracies in the distribution of the Mineral Development Fund (MDF), raising concerns that the mode of disbursement would impoverish mining communities rather than develop them. According to stakeholders, monies that are supposed to go to the mining communities for development as stipulated in the Minerals Development Fund Act 912 (2016) have ...

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Call for action to tackle child labour

As part of the plans to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 8.8,the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Ghana Fisheries Commission in collaboration with the USAID Ghana’s Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) commemorated the ‘’2018 World Day against Child Labor’’ with a durbar and exhibition in Cape Coast. The event, which ...

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Health Minister announces a 30 per cent drop in NHIS medicine prices

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health on Friday, announced that effective July 1, 2018, all medicine prices under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), would be dropped by an average of 30 per cent. The Health Minister said the decision followed the acceptance of the Committee set up by the Ministry of Health to explore the public policy of ...

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GWCL increases revenue from GH¢ 55 million to GH¢ 63 million within three months

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says it has increased revenue collection from GH¢ 55 million to GH¢ 63 million from February to May this year, due to prudent management practices and introduction of electronic payment system. Dr Clifford A. Braimah, the Managing Director (MD) of the GWCL, made the disclosure when he hosted a delegation from the GUMA Valley ...

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High Duties Killing Our Business – GUTA

Ken Ofori-Atta

Dr James K. Obeng, the President of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), said the introduction of the Common External Tariffs (CET) was affecting their business operations and they were likely to go out of business. Dr Obeng said import and export duties had doubled due to the CET, making importation difficult. The President of the Union stated that even ...

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