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KCCC Fights Fake Prophets

Persons parading themselves as prophets in the Ashanti Region will soon incur the wrath of the Kumasi Council of Christian Churches (KCCC). The council has expressed worry about the rising incidence of quacks duping people. They are crooks who present themselves as prophets, according to the council. The council is spearheading a campaign to rid the region of the crooks. ...

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Let’s rededicate ourselves to democracy, poverty eradication – President Akufo-Addo urges Africans

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Africans to rededicate themselves to the attainment of the twin goals of guaranteeing the liberties and freedoms of the people and eradicating mass poverty. He explained that the African freedom fight against colonial rule was also dedicated to the rapid enhancement of the quality of life of the people and the need to ...

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Bole: 2 killed, 2 injured, houses torched in chieftaincy clash

Two people have been killed and two others injured in a renewed chieftaincy clash between two factions in Bole in the Northern Region. The incident which happened early Monday morning has also led to the burning of several houses. Reports suggest many people have fled the town. The Police Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command, DSP Mohammed ...

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Gender Ministry moves to promote welfare of PWDs

Mrs Cythia Morrison launching the documents

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has launched two documents to promote the welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs). The documents, known as the “Framework and strategies for disability mainstreaming in Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs)” and “Ghana’s first report on its implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,” provide guidelines ...

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Ghana exports plantain to Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin

Ghana has begun the export of plantain to Burkina Faso and other countries in the West African sub-region. The bumper harvest of plantain, the number three food crop in Ghana, after yam and cassava, has resulted in the export of the produce from Agogo and its environs to Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin and Cote d’Ivoire. A visit by the Daily ...

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Accra traffic to ease following US$210m facility

Parliament has approved a US$210m facility that will help synchronise traffic flow and traffic information systems in the capital. The system will also provide real-time information to guide drivers on the status of traffic on the various roads, especially during peak hours. This was contained in a Finance Committee report on the fourth subsidiary agreement between government and China Development ...

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Review financing model of NHIS — Dr Buckle

Dr Gilbert Buckle

A health expert, Dr Gilbert Buckle, has called for the review of the financing model of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in order to raise more revenue critical to sustain the scheme. He also suggested that the government should open up the health insurance space to allow individuals to subscribe to private health insurance schemes to reduce the huge ...

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The deaf are discouoraged from going to hospital – GNAD boss

Many deaf people do not seek healthcare due to stigmatisation and the lack of communication between them and health workers. According to the Executive Director of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD), Mr Juventus Duorinaah, health workers still require knowledge about the deaf community, their Sexual Reproductive health (SRH) needs, steps for providing deaf friendly support services and basic awareness ...

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Petrol Prices Drop

Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) was the first firm in the country to announce a reduction in the prices of its fuel, with diesel selling at GH¢4.98 and Super going for GH¢4.98. Vivo Energy, marketers and distributors of Shell-branded products and services, has followed suit by reducing the ex-pump prices in the first window for the month of December in line ...

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Cedi Hits GH¢4.98 Against US Dollar Among Some Major Banks

The local currency is now two pesewas away from hitting the dreaded GH¢5 mark per a dollar.  It closed Monday trading at around GH¢4.98 against the US dollar. This is basically the main quotes being put out by some of the major commercial banks in the currency business in the country. What is causing this? Lots of reasons have been put forward ...

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