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Public universities directed to remove staff aged above 65yrs from payroll

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has directed public universities to remove all staff aged above 65 years from the government payroll. According to a letter from the NCTE to all public universities, only academic staff aged between 60-65 years must be given post-retirement contracts effective October 31, 2018. The letter signed by the Executive Secretary of the NCTE, ...

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Over 100 police, soldiers deployed to Drobo, Japekrom after bloody attack

The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command has deployed over a 100 police personnel supported by the military, to restore law and order at Drobo, Japekrom and six other communities in the Brong Ahafo Region. The communities were on Thursday slapped with a dawn to dusk curfew after some unknown assailants shot and killed two people from Japekrom and injured several ...

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What do we do about our roads?

The state of our roads has been on my mind for some time now. And this problem has become more pronounced with the pouring of the rains. Let me start with a story. I visited a friend’s house last weekend. I have been to that area a number of times. On all my previous visits, the road was in a ...

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Create Adequate Awareness On Cyber Crime Vulnerabilities – Expert

Dr Herbert Gustav Yankson

Dr. Herbert Gustav Yankson, Director in charge of Cyber Crime Unit at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters has noted that Ghana’s vulnerabilities and lack of awareness of risks in the internet space was worrying. He said it was contributory to increases in cyber fraud cases in the country and exposed Ghanaians to risks of on-line attacks to children, increasing ...

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TUC Urges Govt To Address Rising Cost Of Living

Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged the government to introduce very pragmatic measures in the 2019 Budget to deal with the rising cost of living. It said the 2019 Budget should spell out policies and programmes to tackle the persistent weaknesses in the economy and the numerous social and economic challenges that were making life unbearable for the majority of ...

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Japanese Nano Technology Company to establish plant in Ghana

M-TEchX Inc, a Japanese Nano Technology Company, is to establish a plant in Ghana to produce Nano fibre for oil and gas and medical cleaning. The company would partner Waste Management companies to collect the plastic waste generated as a raw material for the production of the nano fibre. Nano fibre made from plastics is used for cleaning spillages in ...

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Ghana’s disparities are staggering and getting worse

Conversations at social gatherings almost always end with the concern that Ghana has become sharply divided, intolerant and polarised, especially around the two dominant parties and individuals who lead them. We are a very unequal nation and becoming more and more so. Vertical inequality refers to when you rank households by their wealth (or income) from the poorest to the ...

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GNAT appeals to MMDAs to construct teachers’ bungalows

The Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) have been urged to construct teachers’ bungalows in deprived communities to solve the residential accommodation problems facing them in the country. This would motivate teachers to accept postings to work in rural communities to improve on the standard of education in those areas. Mr. Ebenezer Asare-Baah, the Nkoranza District Secretary of the Ghana ...

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Hypertension Is The Fourth Killer Of Ghanaians – GHS

Dr Yao Yeboah, Chairman of the Governing Council, Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Tuesday said hypertension is the fourth killer of Ghanaians across the country and the first killer of patients that attended the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. He said the health sector concentrates higher percentage of its national budget to address diabetes and hypertension. He said the disorders were caused ...

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10 Million Ghanaians Living With Spinal Problems

Three weeks of incessant rain in Kumasi has rendered the only access road to the Oti Landfill Site impassable and heightened fears of a sanitation crisis in the metropolis. As of last Saturday, there were truck loads of refuse and tricycles known as ‘Borla taxis’ built up on parts of the road, stretching out to about 200 metres, waiting for ...

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