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Over 53,000 abortion cases recorded at public health centres in 2017 – Study

Figures from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) reveal that 53,114 abortions were supervised in public health facilities in the country in 2017. Unsafe abortion also recorded 13,918 in the same period as compared to 15,325 unsafe abortion cases in 2016, Mr Raphael Godlove Athena, the Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a health-inclined non-governmental organisation, has said. In ...

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Most women from sub-Sahara Africa in Italy do sex work-IOM

Most women from Sub-Sahara Africa entering Italy are trafficked for sexual exploitation, an official of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. According to Mrs. Florence Kim, a Communication Expert at the IOM, the situation between Ghanaian and Nigerian women was not very different, as many of them were engaged in commercial sex work. Human trafficking, she added ...

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How Pwalugu dam will change Ghana’s fortunes

Mr Charles Abugre

In his visit to flood-hit areas recently, the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, announced that Cabinet will meet to discuss the construction of the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam{PMD} on October 1. This is good news and the timing is epic; it were as if Dr Bawumia listened in on the high-level meeting held in Bolgatanga a few days before. At the meeting, ...

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Wa Airstrip yet to be inaugurated over a year after completion

The Wa Airstrip in the Upper West Region is virtually wasting away over a year after rehabilitation and expansion works on it were completed for use. So far, it has been limited to presidential flights to and from the regional capital with no sign of the much anticipated commercial flights happening any time soon. Staff at the Airstrip refused to ...

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Ghana must invest in aviation to produce more pilots – ‘Star’ pilot Capt. Quainoo

Captain Solomon Quainoo

The Ghanaian pilot who historically flew the world’s biggest passenger Aircraft to Accra this week, Captain Solomon Quainoo, has made a passionate appeal to the government to invest more in the country’s aviation industry to help the country produce more local pilots. According to the Emirates Airline pilot, the high cost of educating and training pilots have contributed to the ...

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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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1,800 Ghanaian Women Could Die Of Breast Cancer In 2018 – Study

Research by the International Agency for Research on Cancer has revealed that of the over four thousand cases of breast cancer that will be diagnosed in Ghana this year, about a thousand of the patients are at risk of losing their lives. This was made known by the Head of Breast Unit at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Florence Dedey. ...

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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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Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350

The number of people known to have died in Indonesia in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami has risen to 1,347, disaster response officials say. The death toll jumped on Tuesday from a previously confirmed figure of 844. The 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that engulfed the coastal city of Palu. Police are ...

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Only 20% of cocoa processed locally; Still short of gov’ts 50% target

Ghana still exports about 80 per cent of its raw cocoa beans despite calls for value addition in order for the country to earn more revenue from the commodity. The Managing Director (MD) of the Cocoa Marketing Company (CMC), Mr Joe Forson, at a recent conference in Accra said about 20 per cent of the total cocoa output for the ...

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