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Post us by August or face street protests – Unemployed Nurses

Unemployed nurses have given government an August 2018 deadline to post them or face unabated street protest dubbed ‘one million walks’ through the principal streets of Accra to the Jubilee House, the seat of government. “If eight (8) months into the year, the government is unable to employ a single nurse, how convincing is it that over twenty-seven thousand (27,000) ...

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Engage children before rolling out child-based interventions

Mr Bright Appiah

The Executive Director of Child Rights International{CRI}, Mr Bright Appiah, has called on the government to enagage with children before rolling out social intervention programmes that target them as beneficiaries. He said half of the challenges that had characterised the educational sector, in particular, could have been avoided if children, who were the beneficiaries, had been involved in planning the ...

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Kofi Annan was the United Nations – Guterres

Mr Antonio Guterres, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, says the late Kofi Annan was an embodiment of the UN, and has expressed profound sadness at the news of his passing. “In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organisation into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination,” he said. The UN ...

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CDA-Ghana Demands Audit Into Subsidised Fertiliser Policy

The Community Development Alliance (CDA-Ghana) has called on government to conduct a thorough audit into the subsidized fertilizer programme introduced in 2017 because it is fraught with widespread irregularities and corruption. The local non-governmental organisation operating in the Upper West Region said it has uncovered mass fraud and smuggling of the fertiliser meant for local farmers after a baseline study ...

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Stop flamboyant funerals; bury the dead in a week – Palmer-Buckle

Most Rev. Charles Palmer-Buckle

The Archbishop of the Cape Coast Diocese of the Roman Catholic Churc, Most Rev. Charles Palmer-Buckle, has admonished Ghanaians to try and bury their dead within a week. He also urged them to desist from organizing flamboyant funerals to save cost, time and other resources. “Let’s all try our best to bury our loved ones between one week. I believe ...

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Bechem Government Hospital Relies On Taxis To Refer Patients

Authorities at the Bechem Government Hospital in the Brong Ahafo Region have to rely on taxis to transfer patients from the hospital to other facilities because of the absence of an ambulance. Bechem Government Hospital, established decades ago, is a major referral facility for patients in the Tano South Municipality as well as communities from the Ashanti Region. The facility ...

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Patients Stranded At Tamale Teaching Hospital Over Staff Strike

Hundreds of patients were today (Thursday) stranded at the Tamale Teaching Hospital where the health professionals are on strike. Despite the arrest and subsequent release of some members of the NPP Kandahar Boys group, the striking health professionals are yet to rescind their decision. The situation has compelled families of some patients on admission to move them out of the referral ...

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Regular Exercise ‘Best For Mental Health’

Regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes three to five times a week can reduce poor mental health – but doing more than that is not always beneficial, a large US study suggests. A total of 1.2 million people reported their activity levels for a month and rated their mental wellbeing. People who exercised had 1.5 fewer “bad days” a month ...

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HIV/AIDS Claims 97 Lives In Central Region

Ninety-seven people including six children below 15 years were killed by the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) disease in the Central Region in 2017. Five teenage pregnant girls also tested HIV positive and were put under strict surveillance to protect their babies from contracting the disease. Mrs Margaret Schandof-Woode, Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) who announced ...

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Gov’t Finally Lifts Ban On Small-Scale Mining

Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng

Government has announced the lifting of the ban slapped on small-scale mining across the country. Announcing this at a meeting with journalists in Accra on Thursday, the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, who is also Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, admitted that the latest decision will be met with mixed reactions ...

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