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Akufo-Addo to swear in Dr. Dampare today as substantive IGP

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will later today, Friday, October 8, 2021, swear into office Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP). Dr. Dampare, who has been acting in that capacity for the last two months will become the country’s 23rd IGP. COP Dampare, 51, until this appointment, was the Director-General in charge of ...

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Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine to protect African children

Children across much of Africa are to be vaccinated against malaria in a historic moment in the fight against the deadly disease. Malaria has been one of the biggest scourges on humanity for millennia and mostly kills babies and infants. Having a vaccine – after more than a century of trying – is among medicine’s greatest achievements. The vaccine – ...

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Price deregulation policy in petroleum sector working – NPA

Head of Pricing at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Abass Ibrahim Tasunti says the price deregulation policy introduced by government in 2015 is still running. He confirmed this when he spoke on PM Express Business Edition during his interaction with George Wiafe on Thursday on the topic “Containing frequent hikes in fuel prices.” The deregulation policy allows marketers and importers ...

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OSP assures whistleblowers of their protection under the law

The Office of the Special Prosecutor has assured whistleblowers of their protection under the law if they are able to give out information on corruption-related activities engaged in by officials. The OSP noted that the role of the whistleblower in the fight against corruption in the country cannot be underestimated. “A whistleblower’s identity will not be revealed by the OSP without his or her ...

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SIM card re-registration exercise begins today

The re-registration of mobile SIM cards across the country is expected to commence later today, Friday, October 1, 2021. The exercise is expected to last for six months, ending on 31st March 2022. According to the government, the registration is aimed at riding the country’s cyberspace of fraudsters, monitor and track down persons who use their phones for criminal activities. ...

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Govt moves to flush out illegal miners destroying water bodies

200 military personnel have been deployed to flush out illegal miners destroying water bodies in the country. The Ghana Armed Forces took this decision based on a directive given it by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. A statement from the Information Ministry, which made the announcement, said the team commenced the operation on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, on the ...

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SDGs will address ‘three planetary crises’ harming life on Earth

The “three planetary crises” of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution are reinforcing each other and driving further damage to the environment and to our health, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Tuesday.  Executive Director Inger Andersen told an online discussion that the “significant and pathbreaking” information contained in the UN agency’s synthesis report Making Peace With Nature, not only breaks down ...

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Filipino investigative journalist to receive UN press freedom prize

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday named investigative journalist and media executive Maria Ressa of the Philippines as the recipient of its 2021 press freedom award. For over three decades, Ms. Ressa has been involved in many initiatives to promote press freedom and currently manages the online outlet, Rappler. Her work however, also made her a ...

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Power fluctuations will soon be over – Energy Minister

The Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Permpeh, has entreated Ghanaians to exercise patience as the government is investing financial resources towards the upgrading of the power operating system in the country. This, he said, would ensure efficient and reliable power supply to both domestic and commercial power consumers to improve their businesses. Dr. Opoku Prempeh gave the assurance when ...

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Malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthrough

A malaria vaccine has proved to be 77% effective in early trials and could be a major breakthrough against the disease, say its developers from the University of Oxford. Malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year, mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa. But despite many vaccines being trialled over the years, none has met the required target for success. The ...

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