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Foreign Affairs Ministry warns public against visa scammers


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is alerting the public to the activities of fraudsters using the name of the Ministry to dupe unsuspecting members of the public with empty-promises to acquire visas for them. A press release by the Ministry says it is not responsible for acquiring visas for the general public, and that it may assist ...

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Ghanaians should prepare for more hardship – UG’s ISSER warns

Prof. Felix Ankomah Asante

University of Ghana’s Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) has warned that the times ahead will be hard and Ghanaians should prepare for what is coming, MyNewsGH.com reports. This follows the prediction by ISSER that, the cedi will further depreciate against the dollar in 2018. “It’s expected that the cedi will depreciate slightly more than the 2017 levels ...

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MoH To Expand Breast Care

Dr Florence Dedey

The Ministry of Health (MoH), through the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has hinted of an expansion of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) care – including breast cancer- to the primary care level. Dr. Badu Sarkodie, Public Health Director at the GHS, who announced this in Accra, said government is currently reviewing the National NCDs Strategy, which will include breast cancer care at ...

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Many Pretend To Use Phone To Avoid Interactions, Study Finds


Connected devices are important these days to allow people to connect with one another. However, for many, these devices also serve as an excuse to avoid interacting with other people when faced with an awkward social situation. The latest survey by Moscow-based cyber security company Kaspersky Lab found this tendency after 75 per cent of respondents admitted that they pretended ...

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Assembly bans use of lorry tyres for meat processing


The West Akyem Municipal Assembly has passed a bye-law banning the use of lorry tyres in the processing of meat for sale by butchers and slaughterhouses in the Municipality. Any butcher who breaches the bye-law will be liable on conviction to a fine of between 50 and 100 penalty units (GHc600-GHc1200) or in default imprisonment to a term not exceeding ...

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People’s Democratic Movement Launched

Madam Rodaline Imoru speaking at the launch

The People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) has been launched to facilitate political, democratic and socioeconomic change in Ghana. PDM would ensure the “redemption, reconstruction and rebirth of the Republic of Ghana.” The movement is optimistic Ghana can be developed into a modern nation that will harness its natural resources for effective development. Accordingly, the PDM also is expected to help Ghana ...

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Death traps on Ofankor-Nsawam highway; drivers create 74 illegal U-turns

illegal u-turn

The alarming presence of many unauthorised U-turns along the Pokuase-Nsawam dual carriageway, which is part of the Accra-Kumasi highway, has triggered indiscipline on the busy highway and compromised the safety of road users. On a daily basis, drivers of private and commercial vehicles, especially trotros, taxis and articulated trucks, use the illegal U-turns to avoid heavy traffic that mounts on ...

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African leaders urged to invest in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Mr Sam Ntalemo, the Representative of the International Plan Parenthood Federation, Africa Region, has called on African leaders to invest in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of their citizenry. He said with the right investments, young people, especially girls, would be in school to prepare them for their responsibilities as citizens and foster a healthy and productive working ...

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54 Babies Die At Sunyani Hospital Due To Lack Of Incubators


The Neonatal Unit of the Sunyani Regional Hospital in the Brong Ahafo Region recorded a total of 54 deaths within the first six months of the year due to the lack of incubators at the referral facility. Even though the unit receives about seven pre-term babies a day, it only has four incubators, thereby compelling health personnel to tuck up ...

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Media Foundation calls for digital empowerment of citizenry

Sulemana Braimah, MFWA

Mr Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has called for the digital empowerment of the citizens of African countries to enable them to demand accountability from their leaders through the internet. He said the internet was an effective tool, which would enable the citizens to participate in the democratic governance of their nations and also demand ...

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