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Election 2024: Limited voter registration slated for May 7 – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) will commence this year’s limited voter registration exercise on Tuesday, May 7, ahead of the December 7 general elections. The 21-day exercise will end on Monday, May 27, 2024. It aims at individuals who have turned 18 years old since the last registration to be enrolled in the national album. According to the EC, the exercise ...

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KATH records 500% increased stroke cases, introduces new remedy

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital admits over one thousand stroke patients every year. The figure is in contrast to some 200 cases recorded 40 years ago. A time-bound and minimally damaged treatment has been launched at the hospital to improve stroke treatment.  A decreased blood flow stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is blocked or ...

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TAMA Foundation set to release three major reports on mining in Northern Ghana

TAMA Foundation Universal, a Policy, Research, and Advocacy think tank is set to release three major comprehensive research reports on mining in northern Ghana on Wednesday, March 14, 2023, in the northern regional capital, Tamale. TAMA with funding support from Ford Foundation completed the research assignments in partnership with the Water Research Institute and the Faculty of Natural Resources and ...

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Gaza: ‘Children are dying from hunger’, says UN aid coordinator

“Hunger has reached catastrophic levels,” Jamie McGoldrick, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, told journalists at UN Headquarters on Wednesday, describing a two-day visit to war-ravaged Gaza. “Children are dying from hunger,” he said via videolink, as media reports indicate that at least 20 children have succumbed to starvation in the besieged and bombarded enclave, including most ...

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Women in parliament: Slow progress towards equal representation

Progress on women’s representation in national legislatures was “slow and mixed” in 2023, registering a growth of 0.4 per cent over the preceding year, the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) reported on Tuesday. The global proportion of women in the world’s voting chambers inched up to 26.9 per cent on the back of elections and appointments through the year, the international organization said ...

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4 Western Togoland secessionists sentenced to 17 years imprisonment

Four members of secessionist group, Western Togoland have been sentenced to a total of 17 years for their roles in seeking to break Volta and Oti regions away from the country. The quartet, Michael Kwabla also known as Togbe Yesu, Nene Kwaku Agblorm, WO1 Emmanuel Hayford Afedo and Lance Corporal Abednego Dzreke Mawuena were also fined a total of 26,400 ...

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Ghana power outages: COPEC calls for transparency on financial challenges

The Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC), Duncan Amoah, has called on the government to be transparent regarding the underlying financial challenges in the power sector. His comments come at the back of an admission from GRIDCo that the blackout in some parts of the country on Sunday, March 3, 2024, was due to faulty equipment ...

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2024 polls: EC to declare results within three days of voting

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it will declare the results of the 2024 presidential polls within three days of voting. According to the Electoral Commission’s Timetable of Activities for the 2024 elections published by the Daily Graphic, Regional Collation Centres would be maintained to announce the results at the regional level. Meanwhile, the EC will receive nominations of ...

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Apply ingenuity in ending Bawku conflict – Avoka to Akufo-Addo

The Member of Parliament for Zebilla in the Upper East Region, Cletus Avoka has appealed to President Akufo-Addo to deploy his ingenuity in resolving the Bawku disturbances. President Akufo-Addo in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) expressed deep concerns regarding the expenditure incurred in resolving the Bawku conflict. He lamented that the funds could have been allocated to other ...

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Ghana to lose $3.8bn if anti-gay bill is signed – Finance Ministry tells Akufo-Addo

The Ministry of Finance is pleading with President Akufo-Addo not to assent to the recently passed anti-LGBTQ bill by Parliament. In a press release on Monday, March 4, the Finance Ministry cautioned that approving the bill could result in significant financial consequences for Ghana. According to the Finance Ministry’s statement, Ghana stands to lose a substantial amount of World Bank ...

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