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WHO elects Ghana’s Health Minister to serve on its Executive Board

Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO). He’s among the 34-member executive board who will serve a three-year term for the organisation. The announcement which was made on the Health Ministry’s Facebook page indicated that the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tredos Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, his Vice-Chairs, ...

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Coronavirus: Stranded Ghanaian-Canadians arrive in Toronto on special flight

Over 300 Ghanaian Canadians who were stranded in Ghana during the COVID-19 pandemic were flown to Toronto on Tuesday, May 19 night by the Canadian government on a special flight.Ethopian Airline plane was arranged by the Canadian Mission in Accra to fly those Ghanaian Canadians directly from Accra to Toronto after an abortive attempt to repatriate them on April 30.The Ghanaian Canadian ...

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Communication Law ruling set for June 23

An Accra High Court has set June 23, 2020 to rule on an application seeking to restrain the government from obtaining the personal information of mobile subscribers for purposes of contact tracing in the Covid-19 pandemic fight in the country. The application seeks to put the exercise on hold until the determination of a substantive suit challenging Executive Instrument (EI ...

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245 deported Ghanaians arrive at KIA in Kuwaiti aircraft

The 245 Ghanaians illegally living in Kuwait who are expected to be deported back to Ghana today have arrived at Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport in a Kuwaiti aircraft. Starr News sources at the airport say the deportees arrived a short while ago and are undergoing arrival processes. Ghana’s Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah revealed the news of ...

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Time to exorcise ‘ghosts’ on payrolls

Daniel Domelevo, Auditor General

The Auditor-General has once again revealed a harrowing tale of payroll fraud involving 21 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) which has resulted in the state losing GH¢467,634,792. According to the Auditor-General, a study conducted between June 2018 and January 2020, discovered that 7,823 ‘ghosts’ names were on the public sector payroll of the MDAs. Contained in a report presented to ...

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Ghana’s coronavirus cases hit 6,269, recoveries now 1,898

Ghana has confirmed 173 new COVID-19 cases. This makes the total confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus stand at 6,269, according to the latest update by the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The increase, per the GHS update, is attributed to new cases found in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central regions. The update also indicated 125 more recoveries, raising the number of recoveries to ...

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Over 400 structures including orphanage demolished at Jamestown

Over 400 structures including an orphanage have been demolished at Jamestown to pave way for the construction of a fishing habour in the area. The $60 million project will have a landing site, storage facilities and recreational area. However residents affected by the demolition protested the exercise, claiming that they were not informed ahead of time. Narrating the incidence, Joy ...

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Do not rush to reopen schools – Okudzeto to government

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has advised Government not to rush with plans to reopen schools, explaining that proper planning must be taken in making such a decision. He said, government should forget about reopening for this academic year, while urging them to use this period to access the current situation of schools, especially the lower primaries ...

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We need to invest in Disaster Risk Management – Prosper Bani

Prosper Bani

Mr. Prosper Bani, a former Head of the United Nations Development Programme Crisis Prevention and Recovery Team for Africa, has urged African leaders to invest in Disaster Risk Prevention and Management to ready the continent to respond to unpredicted crises. Africa’s development, he said, was being challenged by the lack of a strategy to link disaster risk reduction to development ...

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Govt looking to reopen schools soon – Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed that the President is in talks with stakeholders on reopening schools soon. He made this revelation in an Instagram live Q&A session with Ghanaians today. “The gov’t is looking at reopening schools. The President is engaging with stakeholders to know the way forward.” According to him the government will be considering regular testing ...

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