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Tetteh Quarshie Hospital saved from imminent closure

The Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital at Mampong-Akuapem, has been saved from imminent closure due to the breakdown of its only generator. The Hospital since last Sunday, had stopped handling emergencies and was in the process of transferring blood at the blood bank, insulin, antibiotics and other critical drugs to the Koforidua Regional Hospital due to the unstable power supply. But ...

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Chief Naatia fetes Nyohini Children’s home inmates

Tamale based chief priest, Chief Naatia Salifu Shiraz has rekindled the aspirations of inmates of the Tamale Nyohini Children’s Home by organizing a special Eid-ul Fetir get-together for them at the orphanage. Apart from enjoying food and beverages, the inmates benefited from dippers, toiletries, assorted detergents and other goodies. Chief Naatia told Citi News the inmates welfare remained his major priority. Continuing the annual tradition ...

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Develop satellite markets – Asantehene to KMA

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has advised the Kumasi Metropolitan Authority (KMA) to develop satellite markets within the metropolis. He said such markets will help decongest the Central Business District (CBD), while decentralizing trading activities for economic growth. The Asantehene indicated that, with the population of Kumasi soaring by the day, it would be appropriate for work on the redevelopment ...

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Export Authority schools 2,000-cereal farmers’ 

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has successfully trained 2,000 cereal farmers’ and value chain operators in 20 districts in four regions of the country. The regions are Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper West and Upper East. The training is aimed at reducing aflatoxin contamination and to meet the EU technical regulations and standards. GEPA had support from the European Union (EU) through ...

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Man fined for stealing his coconuts

The Half-Assini Magistrate Court has imposed a GH¢480 fine on Adama Abdulai, 25, from Bonyere near Tikobo Number One, for stealing 2,500 dried coconuts belonging to his father. Abdulai who is unemployed, pleaded guilty, and will serve a jail term of six months in hard labour if he fails to pay the fine. The court presided over by Mr Abdul ...

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Accra Mayor to address Vatican Conference

The Accra Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije is scheduled to address two conferences in the Vatican City, Rome on July 21 and 22, 2015. The two invitations were at the instance of the Pontifical Academy of Science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, headed by Professor Jeffery Sachs at the Vatican. Numo Blafo Akotia Omaetu ...

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This is how the new Kejetia Market will look like after completion

Thousands of traders at the Kejetia market have been demonstrating for months over their relocation to make way for the commencement of an ultra modern market. The mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu has assured them the project will be in their best interest despite doubts expressed by the traders. The market, which is said to be the first in the ...

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MMDAs ordered to pull down illegal structures

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) has directed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembles (MMDAs) nationwide to remove unauthorised structures that impede the flow of storm water. This, the Ministry said is aimed at reducing the incidence of flooding across the country. Deputy Local Government Minister, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, said the exercise is ongoing and charged the ...

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Deliver set targets or get booted out – Afotey Agbo to MMDCEs

All Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), and Coordinating Directors have been reminded that their continuous stay in office will depend on how they deliver on the set targets in their performance contract. The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo made the statement during the signing of the performance contract by MMDCEs and Coordinating Directors in Accra. ...

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Stop human right violations at hospitals – CHRAJ

The Acting Commissioner of the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Richard Quayson has expressed concerns about the unprofessional conducts of some health professionals at the various health facilities. This, he said is undermining the human rights of patients. He said reports of human rights violation and other abuses against health professionals, recorded daily, at hospitals across the ...

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