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Prez Akufo-Addo charges the private sector to help with Ghana’s economic recovery

As the Ghanaian economy strives to rebound to pre-pandemic levels, the Government is urging the private sector to come up with innovative products and services to satisfy the needs of their markets. The remarks come at a time when businesses are complaining of high cost of production in the country which is affecting the competitiveness of Ghanaian businesses. Data from ...

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COVID-19 Trust Fund releases GH¢1.8m for research into coronavirus herbal medication

The COVID-19 National Trust Fund has advanced an amount of GH¢1.8 million to the Centre for Plant Medicine Research for the possible production of herbal medication for coronaviruses. The fund says the use of unorthodox medicines has become important following the spike in COVID-19 cases. Speaking at a signing ceremony at the Jubilee House, Chairperson of the Fund, Sophia Akuffo, ...

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Inflation hits 27.6% in May

Ghana’s Consumer Price Inflation accelerated to 27.6% year-on-year in May from 23.6% in April hitting a new 18-year high, the Statistical Service said on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. This means that in the month of May 2022, the general price level was 27.6% higher than in May 2021. The Ghana Statistical Service figures also indicated that month-on-month inflation between April ...

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Ghana Health Service on alert as country deals with three outbreaks

Ghana is currently experiencing three different disease outbreaks; namely COVID-19, Influenza A H3N2, and Monkey Pox Disease, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. According to the GHS, although control measures have been put in place to curb the outbreaks, it has advised the public to stay alert to ensure that the health system is not overwhelmed. COVID-19 Giving a ...

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Let’s not create panic in Ghana with threats of terror attacks – Centre for Counter Extremism warns

The Executive Director for the West Africa Centre for Counter Extremism (WACCE), Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar has warned Ghana not to create fear and panic in the country with threats of terror attacks. Although he called for extra vigilance to forestall any possible attack, he said there is the need to have a conversation about not creating panic within the system. He explained on ...

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African governments advised to reduce growing reliance on plastic-packaged Water

A Call has been made on African Governments to take steps to address the increasing reliance on plastic packaged (sachet) water on the continent. The trend, according to Africa Water Justice Network is spiraling up as a result of perceived low quality of distributed water and lack of access to most peri-urban dwellers. The group said, though African Governments have ...

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GII commends Special Prosecutor for freezing Sir John’s assets

The Ghana Integrity Initiative has commended the decision by the Office of the Special Prosecutor to freeze the assets of the late Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John. In an interview with Citi News, the Programmes Manager for the Ghana Integrity Initiative, Mary Adda, said the decision is well within the remit ...

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Tunisia’s president sacks 57 judges

Tunisia’s president sacked 57 judges on Wednesday, accusing them of corruption, protecting “terrorists”, and sexual harassment as he strengthened his grip on the judiciary. In a televised address on Wednesday, Saied said he had “given opportunity after opportunity and warning after warning to the judiciary to purify itself.” Last July, critics accused Saied of making a grab for one man-rule ...

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Special Prosecutor freezes all assets of Sir John

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has frozen all assets of the late CEO of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John. The latest move is part of investigations, the office has commenced, into the acquisition of state lands and properties that were contained in his will. On Sunday, May 22, it emerged that the will of ...

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Ukraine: At least two children killed in war every day, says UNICEF

In Ukraine, nearly 100 days since the Russian invasion, at least two children have been killed every day with many more injured, UN humanitarians said on Wednesday, the International Day for Protection of Children. Highlighting the devastating and lasting consequences of the war on millions of the country’s youngsters, UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, maintained that most of the victims were from “attacks using explosive weapons in ...

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