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Akpeteshi devastating communities

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My first cousin, James Atarah has died. I am informed he was buried yesterday. James has joined numerous victims of the silent epidemic that is killing young, mainly men, in the northern and upper regions of Ghana – akpeteshie, a toxic locally distilled spirit from sugarcane or palm wine. Akpeteshie is cheaper than beer, it gives instant kick and it ...

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LAWLESSNESS! 61 illegal U-Turns emerge on Accra- Nsawam Highway …As Ghana Highways Authority looks on

Hon. Amoako Atta, Minister for Roads and Highways

Commuters of the Accra – Nsawam dual carriage highway have expressed concerns about the rapid emergence of unapproved U-Turns on the road, appealing to the government to immediately resolve the situation before it worsens. The 32 kilometers stretch which originally has 13 authorized U- Turns, can now boast of additional 61unapproved U-turns between Nsawam and Pokuase, which have brazenly been ...

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Government reviews Road Traffic Regulation

Kwesi Ofori Asiamah

The government is reviewing the Road Traffic Regulation to come up with the best strategy to deal with break-down vehicles on the roads. The Minister of Transport, Mr Kwesi Ofori Asiamah, said the review of the regulation would address the difficulties associated with the clearing of break-down vehicles from the roads. He made this known in a speech read on ...

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C/Region: Man suspected of trafficking 21 children arrested

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The Central Regional Highway Patrol Team of the Ghana Police have arrested a 26-year old suspect, Daniel Essel, at Gomoa Dunkwa for allegedly trafficking 21 children. According to the police, the suspect was transporting the children aged between two and 17 years, on Sunday in a Hyundai Grace with registration number GW 6076-17 from Ekumfi Arkrah in the Ekumfi District. The ...

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PIAC clarifies stance on petroleum- funded projects report

Dr Steve Manteaw, Chairman,PIAC

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) says it welcomes the intense public discussions around the findings and recommendations of its report on the inspection of petroleum- funded projects shared with Ghanaians at its Press Conference on Tuesday, 10 April, 2018. It however regrets attempts by some individuals to cast doubt on the integrity of the report in question. The ...

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Support gov’t to provide protection to street connected children-SSWN

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Street Social Workers Network (SSWN – Ghana) and Street Social Workers in general are calling for the implementation of the FOUR Steps to EQUALITY of Street-connected children as stipulated in the General Comment on Children in Street Situation of the UN Convention of the right of the child. According to a press release signed and issued in Accra on Wednesday ...

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Technical committee constituted to examine Ghana’s disability law

Otiko Djaba, Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection(MGCSP) has constituted a technical committee to examine whether or not some portions of  the existing Ghana disability Act (715,2006) should  be amended. The MGCSP “has constituted a Technical Committee to examine the Ghana Disability Act (715, 2006) Vis -a –vis the UNCRPD to identify the gaps and then determine whether a new ...

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Act now to save lives on the Accra- Nsawam Highway

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Public Agenda is reporting today on its front page the emergence of unapproved U- turns on the Accra- Nsawam trunk road. The road is undoubtedly one of the busiest highways in the country as it leads to other regional capitals and countries including Cote d’ Voire and Burkina- Faso. This therefore means that Authorities who are mandated to monitor and ...

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FDA seizes over 4000 unregistered tablets of Tramadol

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has referred 21 over-the-counter chemical sellers to the Pharmacy Council for stocking and selling high doses of Tramadol. Nora Narkie Terlabi, the Ashanti Regional head of the FDA told Joy News, the exercise is to regulate the sale of the drug in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. The FDA seized over 4000 tablets which ...

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Ghana-Japan cooperation to reflect Ghana Beyond Aid vision

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Ghana and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have agreed to review bilateral cooperation in various sectors to support the attainment of the Ghana Beyond Aid Vision. To this end, a working group is to be set up at the political and technical levels to draw awork plan to concretise this understanding. This decision was reached when Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of ...

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