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Upper West Region Cries For Doctors; Over 14,000 Patients To One Doctor

The people of the Upper West Region are appealing to the Ghana Medical Association to encourage its members to accept postings to the region where doctor-patient ratio has been awful. According to the Regional Minister Alhaji Alhassan Sulemana, the few doctors who accept postings to the region do not stay for long; a situation he observed was affecting healthcare delivery. ...

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Government establishes new indigenous bank

Dr Ernest Addison

The Bank of Ghana has collapsed five banks into a Consolidated Bank of Ghana Limited to support government’s twin-objective of financial stability and strengthening indigenous banks. By this the BoG has revoked the licences of BEIGE, Sovereign, Construction Bank, UniBank and Royal Bank. Dr Ernest Addison, the Governor of BoG who announced this on Wednesday in Accra explained that the ...

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Minister urges Ghanaians to help end human trafficking

Otiko Djaba, Gender Minister

Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has called on Ghanaians to help end human trafficking in the country, which she described as a crime to humanity. She said: “We cannot continue to pretend not to know the dangers of human trafficking and so there was the need for all of us in the communities ...

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Epilepsy Cases On The Rise In Upper West Region

Sylvester Basagnia

Epilepsy cases in Upper West Region have more than doubled in the last two years and the prevailing trend indicates that the figure is likely to further rise in 2018. Reports of recorded cases of epilepsy in the Wa Municipality were 27 in 2016 but jumped to 60 in 2017, a situation the Municipal Health Directorate says could grow higher ...

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Who Are We?

Are we stupid? Hell no! That’s too harsh! Then, who are we? I had insomnia last night after I came across one of the famous quotes of the renowned scientist — Albert Einstein. It says, ‘‘stupidity is doing same thing and expecting different results.’’ I cherish fame, and I adore Ghana — a country which does same thing over and ...

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Child Marriage In Western Region Alarming

Frank Ofosu-Asante

The Western Regional Manager of the National Population Council (NPC) Frank Ofosu-Asante has expressed concern about the increasing rate of child marriage in the region.  Statistics indicate that 37 per cent of girls in the Western Region would be married before they turn 18. He bemoaned the fact that most teenage girls, particularly those in the remote areas in the ...

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MOE Signs Digital Accessibility MoU

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Education has signed an MOU with Real Studios Limited, an Information Technology company, to implement the Digital Education System (DES). The initiative combines hardware, software and digital media to transform the educational sector from analogue to a digital one which is more accessible, using electronic reading devices backed by internet systems to ...

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Ghanaians Charged To Demand Results From Public Officers

The Director of Human Rights at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Dr Isaac Annan, has urged Ghanaians to charge institutions to work. Speaking at a two-day workshop for journalists on Ghana’s Obligations under International Human Rights Law, he stressed that institutions in Ghana are left unaccountable. He indicated that Ghanaians don’t compel CHRAJ on issues involving ...

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Coalition angry with Parliament over RTI Bill

The Coalition on the Right to Information has expressed disappointment at the slow pace at which Parliament has handled the consideration stage of the Bill so far, fearing that,  “history is not repeating itself.” The Coalition’s disappointment followed a pronouncement   by the Majority Leader of Parliament, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu on Wednesday July 25, 2018 at a press briefing in ...

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Call for establishment of disability desks in Ghana’s health facilities

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

A proposal has been made to the government of Ghana to consider the establishment of Disability Desks in all the country’s heath facilities to ensure easy accessibility by Persons with Disability (PWDs). Such initiative, according to stakeholders, would embolden Persons with Disability to access the health facilities without fear of discrimination, stigmatization and the use of denigrating languages against them ...

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