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Future of Work; Health and Safety in Ghana; Safe or Doomed?

Lawrencia Azumah Abugre(M) advocating for safety at work places

What indeed is the future of workers’ safety in Ghana? Whoop whoop, ‘’World Safety Day’’ is here again. Am I excited? I should be, but No! I am NOT. Are our leaders excited? I should say YES…why Not?….it is another day for well-structured speeches from leaders detailing fantastic plans on the future of workers’ safety in Ghana which will see ...

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Inclusion of women in pivotal roles is necessary for development – Samira Bawumia

Samira Bawumia

The Second Lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia has called for the inclusion of women in pivotal roles in society’s development. She made this call, as Keynote Speaker, at the “Faces of Africa” Summit, at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Maryland, USA. The summit, an annual, week-long program organised by the African Public Health Network (APHN), of the ...

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Ghana achieves encouraging results in Malaria fight

Malaria

Yesterday, April 25, was World Malaria Day with the theme “Zero malaria starts with me”. The United States, through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) joined forces with the National Malaria Control Program and other malaria partners to celebrate the encouraging results achieved in the last 10years. From 2011 to 2016, malaria prevalence in children under five decreased nationally by ...

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Draft legal framework for Independent Police Complaints Commission ready

Ms. Mina Mensah

Civil Society Coalition advocating for the establishment of an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have produced a draft legal framework for the proposed Commission. Coalition, led by the Common Wealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) told a press conference in Accra that, “The Coalition is happy to report that it has been able to produce a draft legal framework for the ...

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Ban import of medicines produced locally — Prof Adei

Professor Stephen Adei

The Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Professor Stephen Adei, has called for an expansion of the list of banned imported medicines to include more medicines that can be produced locally. That, he said, would contribute immensely to scaling up efforts aimed at making Ghana a pharmaceutical manufacturing hub in West Africa. The government, through an Executive Instrument ...

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50 Structures pulled down at La Nkwantanang

madina

About 50 structures at the Ritz Junction, an area close to the Madina-Adentan Highway in Accra, were pulled down yesterday during a demolition exercise undertaken by the La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly (LANMMA). They included wooden structures which served as accommodation for squatters and metal container shops. According to a source at the assembly, the exercise was aimed at clearing illegal ...

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Ghana Card mass registration starts April 29 in Accra

Prof Ken Attafuah

The National Identification Authority (NIA) will begin the mass registration and Ghana card issuance exercise in the Greater Accra Region, from Monday, April 29, 2019. The exercise is expected to end on Saturday, July 6, 2019. This was made known by the Chief Executive Officer of the NIA, Professor Ken Attafuah, at a press conference in Accra Thursday, April 25, ...

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Time to reconsider rigid church stance on divorce

Bishop Dr. Fred Korankye-Mensah

With soaring divorce rates globally, churches have been asked to reconsider its rigid stance on annulments. “I think we have gotten it a bit wrongly” Presiding Bishop and General Overseer of Transformation Assembly Church in Accra said on Joy News’ AM Show Monday morning. He argued the stigma religious societies attach to divorce is adding to pressures in some marriages ...

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Close, relocate Kpone landfill site; it’s killing us – Residents

Kpone landfill

Residents of Kpone in the Greater Accra Region have demanded the closure of the Kpone landfill site due to the health risk it poses to them.The site has exceeded its available capacity and is struggling to accommodate waste from waste management companies.According to the residents, the risk of a major outbreak of disease within the community, is imminent due to ...

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‘Stop treating drug addiction as spiritual disease’

drug-addiction

The Head of the Addictive Disease Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Mr Logosu Amegashie, has advised Ghanaians to desist from treating drug addiction as a spiritual disease and rather resort to medical treatment. He explained that drug addiction was not a moral deficiency but rather a medical condition which affected many people. According to Mr Amegashie, drug addiction ...

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