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Recovered coronavirus patients experiencing worse symptoms – Doctor

Doctors are increasingly recommending stricter adherence to the COVID-19 protocols for all persons, considering recent findings about the various variants of the virus.A Medical Officer with the Ghana Police Hospital, Dr. Roger Ahiaku has revealed that some people who have recovered after contracting the Coronavirus, are suffering more complications than they experienced when they were initially infected.According to him, the rate of ...

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CeSIS appoints new Executive Director

The Governing Board of the Centre for Social Impact Studies (CeSIS) has appointed Mr. Robert Ali Tanti as its new Executive Director, effective 4th January 2021. According to a Statement issued and copied to Public Agenda, Mr Tanti’s appointment follows the resignation of Mr. Richard Ellimah as Executive Director of the organization. Mr. Ellimah is the founding Executive Director of ...

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Parliament releases schedule for ministers’ vetting

Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, will lead the pack of appointees by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appear before Parliament’s Appointment Committee.Following him immediately will be the Minister-designate for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, also on Wednesday.This was contained in a full list of all appointees of the president who are expected to take ...

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‘How we found a dead leader’s hidden loot’

When Nigeria’s then-head of state Sani Abacha stole billions of dollars and died before spending his loot, it prompted an international treasure hunt spread over decades. The man hired to get the money back tells the BBC’s Clare Spencer how the search took over his life. In September 1999, Swiss lawyer Enrico Monfrini answered a phone call that would change ...

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Businessman calls for strict laws to tackle corruption

Sir (Dr) Sam Jonah, the renowned businessman, has advocated for strict laws to be enforced in order to deter people from engaging in corruption. Speaking at the 9th joint graduation ceremony at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Sir Sam Jonah said: “It is critical to our security and development that we insist on the proper conduct and productivity ...

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GMA expresses fear over coronavirus spike

President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr. Frank Ankobea says they are very scared of the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases being recorded in the country presently. He noted that these overwhelming numbers are comparable to cases recorded between June and July 2020 when the virus was at its peak. “We are scared of the figures being recorded now and ...

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Special Mothers Project donates to Madina Demonstration Special Unit

The Special Mothers Project (SMP), an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy issues, on Tuesday donated a television set and other educational items to the Special Unit of the Madina Demonstration School. The project adopted the Special unit of the Madina Demonstration School to draw public attention to it and help improve the facility for children with special ...

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Scale up funding for climate adaptation programmes, Guterres urges

The UN Secretary-General has called for urgent scaling up of funds for climate change adaptation and resilience building programmes, so they can offer real and lasting protection against the impact of major events such as droughts, floods and rising sea-levels.  “Adaptation cannot be the neglected half of the climate equation”, Secretary-General António Guterres said at the Climate Adaptation Summit.  The need is all the ...

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COVID-19 pandemic cost the world the equivalent of 255 million jobs in 2020

job losses or reduced working hours due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic cost the world the equivalent of 255 million jobs in 2020, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday, noting that the “massive impact” was nearly four times the number lost during the 2009 global financial crisis.  According to the ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world ...

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Portfolio of Senior Minister scrapped, other ministries abolished in Akufo-Addo’s new government

President Nana Akufo-Addo will on Thursday submit to Parliament the list of his proposed Ministers and Regional Ministers to the Speaker of Parliament. In a communique from the Presidency Thursday, Eugene Arhin, head of Communication said the total number of Ministers to be appointed by President will not exceed 85. This is different from 126 ministerial appointments that characterised his ...

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