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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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Disaster Looms: Parts Of Achimota-Odaw Drain Washed Away As Residents Fear Floods, Erosion

Residents of Aboofum in the Greater Accra Region are living in fear of their lives as floodwaters and erosion threaten to displace them from their homes. This situation has been compounded by the deterioration of the Achimota-Odaw drain, which is steadily falling apart, following years of neglect. The drain, which was constructed under the Kufuor administration, has seen some of ...

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16 days of Activism: Move beyond hashtags, pursue practical policy interventions – NGO

Child-centered NGO, J Initiative, is calling for a confrontation of the problem of the girl child with practical programmes and policy interventions instead of the usual rhetorics during this year’s activism of the girl child. The organization says, it has observed that usually, stakeholders just pay lip service to the challenges confronting the girl child using hashtags and other social ...

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The looming Weija-Kasoa Ridge disaster

Over 5000 residents living around the troubled Weija-Kasoa Ridge on the banks of the  Weija Dam in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region face imminent landslide in the likely event of a heavy rainfall or earthquake. Some encroachers have been winning sand while others use explosives like dynamites to blast the rocks and sell them to contractors, ...

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