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Ghana introduces pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organisation, has commended the Food and Drugs Authority, (FDA) for the implementation of pictorial health warning on cigarette packages. It expressed gratitude to the FDA for keeping to its commitment to introducing the pictorial warnings on Ghana’s cigarette packages. The VALD, which is a non-governmental organisation into curbing the use of tobacco ...

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Real Estate Sector Hit By Cedi Fall, High Duty Tariffs

Ghana’s real estate sector is once again being battered by the falling value of the Ghana cedi against major trading currencies and rising import charges. Speaking to Business Finder, Executive Secretary of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA), Sammy Amegayibor said the fall in the value of the cedi is badly affecting players in the sector because most of ...

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Foreign Currency Deposits Up 18.3% Despite Cedi Depreciation

Despite the depreciation of the cedi, foreign currency deposits with banks grew by 18.3 percent in August 2018 compared with 6.4 percent and 6.2 percent growth respectively in June and May 2018. According to the latest Bank of Ghana’s Summary of Macroeconomic and Financial Data, foreign currency deposits also grew by 15.4 percent in July 2018. The recent growth might ...

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Media Foundation calls for digital empowerment of citizenry

Sulemana Braimah, MFWA

Mr Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has called for the digital empowerment of the citizens of African countries to enable them to demand accountability from their leaders through the internet. He said the internet was an effective tool, which would enable the citizens to participate in the democratic governance of their nations and also demand ...

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25% Of Ghanaians Likely To Suffer Kidney Diseases — Research

About 25 percent of Ghanaians are likely to suffer kidney diseases due to a certain variation in their genes, research by the School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) of the University of Ghana (UG) and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research has revealed. Findings of the research show that variation in the said gene, known as the Apolipoprotein LI, ...

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Don’t Abolish Death Penalty – Oquaye

Prof. Mike_Ocquaye, speaker of Parliament

Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye has kicked against calls for the scrapping of the death penalty in Ghana’s statute books. The death penalty has been in Ghana’s statute books since the application of the English common law in 1874, but in practice, no execution has been recorded since July 1993, when then-President Jerry John Rawlings ordered the execution of ...

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Ghanaians call upon to embark on serious cultural promotion

Dr Iddi Ziblim, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has called on Ghanaians to collectively embark on a serious drive on domestic tourism by promoting our culture. “Let us consciously promote our culture by translating the inward sentiments into an insatiable craving for made in Ghana goods and services. We sincerely believe that that is the right ...

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“Globally, more than 50 per cent of all medicines prescribed inappropriately” – WHO

Mr Benjamin Botwe

According to the World Health Organisation, globally, more than 50 per cent of all medicines were inappropriately prescribed, dispensed, or sold, while 50 per cent of patients fail to take them correctly. Mr Benjamin K. Botwe, President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), who disclosed this at the 2018 media launch of World Pharmacists Day in Accra, said from ...

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Govt urged to commit more resources into renewable energy

Mr Kofi Bentil

Imani Centre for Policy and Education, a think tank, has urged the government to consider committing adequate resources into Ghana’s renewable energy systems to boost the country’s capacity to exploit its abundant natural energy sources. It observed that while the government had many policies on renewable energy, there was the need for concerted action to create a real market and ...

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Bushfires Disturbing Cashew Farmers

Cashew farmers in the Techiman North District of Brong-Ahafo Region at the weekend expressed worry about recurring bushfire outbreaks in the area which is causing great havoc to their economic activities. According to members of the Kroye Farmers Association, unscrupulous activities of hunters, Fulani herdsmen and palm wine tappers remained major causes of the bushfires and called for firm and ...

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