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Bleaching; a lost fight?

One of the likeable things about WhatsApp messages is how some of them can get you laughing to the extent that people around turn to look and then bingo, you hit the share button with the intention of getting others to laugh too. Sometimes you succeed, other times you don’t because the person may have received the message thrice already; ...

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Horror at Kasoa Opeikuma as land guards beat and rape woman

Christiana Ofori a petty trader at Opeikuma a suburb of Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East District of the Central Region has been brutally raped and beaten by land guards but fortunately has survived to tell her story. Narrating her ordeal to this reporter, the petty trader explained that on the 10th of August 2018, a group of land guards ...

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Crime Dips By 0.2% In 2017 – Police

The Ghana Police Service received a total of 201,936 complaints throughout the country in the year 2017 as against 202,276 the previous year. “This represents a decrease of three hundred and forty (340) cases, which translates into -0.2%,” the law enforcement agency stated in its Annual Crime Statistics report for 2017. Out of this total, 191,770 representing 95.0% were registered ...

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KATH Records 4.6 Per Cent Drop In Neonatal Mortality In Four Months

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) recorded a significant drop in neo-natal mortality following the inauguration of a new Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) in April this year. The hospital recorded 2018 neo-natal deaths from April-July in 2018 as against 294 in the same period in 2017, representing a 4.6 per cent drop. Pre-term mortality also reduced greatly from 29.1 ...

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SEND-Ghana make inroads after 20 years of advocacy

Mr Siapha Kamara, CEO, SEND-ghana

The Social Enterprise Development Foundation of West Africa (SEND West Africa) will rolled out a week-long programme beginning on the 30th August, 2018, to celebrate 20 years of exceptional contributions to poverty reduction and the promotion of good governance practices in Ghana and other African countries. The multinational organization was founded in Ghana in 1998, and country programmess in Liberia ...

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Burglars break into A-G’s office …Take away computers containing files

Ms Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General

A Corruption Watch investigation has uncovered how unidentified persons have been staging frequent break-ins at the offices of the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General in Accra. The incidents have resulted in concerns about tampering with the integrity of the prosecutorial processes as well as the security and safety of the officers of the A-G’s department. According to Corruption Watch sources, ...

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MESTI moves to address plastic management in Ghana

The exponential growth rate of plastics use and its alarming mismanagement, include wide spread littering and its associated environmental and health risk in Ghana has prompted the Ministry of Environment, science and technology and Innovation (MESTI) to find a sustainable way to curb this menace and turn plastics into a resource for creating employment and improving the living standards of ...

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Let’s embrace a world free of nuclear weapons

Today, Wednesday, August 29 is observed as the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. Since nuclear weapons testing began on 16 July 1945, nearly 2,000 have taken place. In the early days of nuclear testing little consideration was given to its devastating effects on human life, let alone the dangers of nuclear fallout from atmospheric tests. Hindsight and history have shown ...

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Why couldn’t they celebrate August 4 as “FOUNDERS’ DAY”?

Folks, I watched all that happened in Kyebi last Thursday when the Asantehene attended the durbar held by the Akim Abuakwahene (Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin) to honour Nana Sir Ofori-Atta I (Member of the British Empire), 75 years after his death. Those of us who studied the history of the Ghana Empire and the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial eras aren’t ...

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Teachers threaten to embark on strike

Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister for Education

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) has given government a deadline of next month October 31 to ensure that the salary arrears owed over 42,000 teachers across the country are cleared or face industrial action. “This we will do even if only one affected person is not paid before the deadline of October 31.2018,” warned the Concerned Teachers in a ...

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