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Tanokrom appeals for CHPS compound

Tanokrom, a deprived community in the Asante-Akim South District, has appealed to the government to provide the predominantly farming population with a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS). The sick, including children and pregnant women, are forced to make a round trip of more than 24 kilometres, many a time on foot, to seek medical help. The people say their ...

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Work to begin on Police clinic in Kumasi

Mr Samuel Sarpong, Ashanti Regional Minister, has performed the ceremony for construction works to begin on a GH¢1.8 million police clinic in Kumasi. The 40-bed capacity facility comes with consulting rooms, pharmacy, laboratory, children and medical wards. Added to this is residential accommodation for the medical personnel who would be assigned there. The project is being funded through voluntary public ...

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MMDAs must supervise health facilities – DCE

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Afigya-Kwabre, Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku Kaakyire, has charged the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to exercise strict oversight responsibilities over the district health directorates. This, he said, was necessary to closely monitor performance and improve the quality of healthcare of the population. He said he found it a bit out of place that the assemblies should ...

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Prioritize waste management – Minister to MMDAs

Nii Lante Vanderpuije, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has tasked Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to observe efficient waste management practices to keep communities clean. He said the insanitary conditions in cities and towns needed to radically improve. The Deputy Minister was speaking at the weekend when he toured some towns in the Kwabre District, namely ...

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Local Gov’t Ministry to register households for wastebins

Mr Julius Debrah, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has announced that the Ministry would register all households in the country for the distribution of free waste bins. The exercise, he said, would be done across the country in collaboration with the National Service Secretariat. The exercise would complement the National Sanitation Day (NSD) Campaign, instituted by the Local ...

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Asantehene pledges support for National Sanitation Day

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has pledged his support for the National Sanitation Day (NSD) campaign instituted by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. He therefore called on  Ghanaians to get on board the campaign and support the initiative to promote environmental and public health. The NSD campaign was launched on September 17, 2014 with the aim of ...

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A/R Minister inaugurates projects in Ejisu-Juaben

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel Yaw Sarpong has commissioned a number of projects in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality in the Ashanti Region. The projects include an accident and emergency ward at Juaben, W/C modern toilet facilities at Kokobra, Ejisu zongo and Ejisu Krapa and Community Health Planning and service CHPS compound. He also inspected a 2 storey 8- unit classroom block ...

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New Year marked in Kumasi with street carnivals

Street carnivals and explosion of fire crackers reverberated across the Kumasi Metropolis as revelers welcomed the New Year. Popular pubs, including the Jackson City – Dichemso, Richie’s Corner, Gaboo and Soldierman’s spot, all at Krofroum; Dunga la Port, Oforikrom; Westend Drinking Spot, Ayeduase; Plus 2, Nhyiaeso; Sweet and British Pub at Asafo; Florash Gardens, Adum; and Vanyo Club, Stadium; were ...

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Offinso police step up crime fight

The Offinso police have scaled-up its crime prevention effort to assure the people including traders and travelers of adequate security cover, especially during the yuletide. Among other measures, there is 24-hour patrol, mobile snap checks in crime prone areas and police visibility. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Edward Oduro-Kwateng, the Divisional Commissioner, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that they ...

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Make Tafo a municipality – Chief

The chiefs and people of Tafo in the Ashanti Region, have appealed to the government to consider making the area a municipality to accelerate the pace of development. Nana Agyen Frimpong II, the Tafohene, said it had all it takes – population, land size and the economic resources to qualify for a municipality. According to him, the area’s population which ...

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