Brong Ahafo

19 Sunyani Polytechnic students arrested

The Police in Sunyani on Monday arrested 19 students, including two females of the Sunyani Polytechnic (S-Poly), for blocking the main Kumasi-Sunyani road. The portion of the road passing through the front view of the Polytechnic was blocked with tyres, logs and stones. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Christopher Tawiah , Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO), said those arrested were ...

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Brong Ahafo NDC welcomes Ebola vaccine trial   

The Brong Ahafo Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has welcomed the decision by the Ministry of Health to begin the Ebola vaccine trial in the region. This was after Volta Regional branch instigated a massive opposition against the exercise in the region which got the support of members of Parliament support the call. After Parliament’s directive for ...

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Local gov’t staff cannot stand for elections – Dr Mahama

The head of the Local Government Service, Dr. Calistus Mahama has stated that in accordance with the code of conduct, staff of the service cannot engage in partisan politics including elections at the district level. Dr. Mahama was speaking at an interaction with staff of the Atebubu-Amantin district assembly in Atebubu. He cited several instances where standing for elections at ...

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Teachers in Brong Ahafo threaten strike over unpaid salaries

Teachers at the Nafana Senior High School (SHS)  in the Brong Ahafo region have embarked on a strike to demand their unpaid salaries. The teachers say they can no longer cope with the apathy of officials at the Controller and Accountant Generals Department over their unpaid salaries. They have threatened to remain on strike until their monies are released. Citi ...

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DCE joins NCCE to celebrate citizenship week

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asunafo South, Mr Abrahams Atta Bosompem as part of this year’s Citizenship Week Celebration has reminded young Ghanaians to be law-abiding to help strengthen the pillars of democracy. Mr Atta Bosompem, a teacher by profession took his time to impact knowledge into about 400 pupils of Methodist and Presby Basic schools during the launch ...

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WASH Master Plan programme launched in KEEA

A master plan on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project had been launched at Elmina in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipality of the Central Region. It is aimed at providing efficient and sustainable water, waste management and sanitation to over 160,000 residents of the area in the short-term and approximately 326,000 people by 2040. The WASH Master Plan provides a framework ...

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Assembly members fight forced early marriages

Assembly Members in some muslim-dominated communities in the Kintampo Municipality, have appealed to state agencies and human rights organisations, to collaborate in the fight against forced/early marriages. According to them forced marriages were gaining alarming proportions in communities such as Kawumpe, Gurumpe, Cherinda, Babatokuma and Kadelso and other settlements, all within the Municipality. The situation, they pointed out, was not ...

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Gov’t committed to ‘free SHS’ promise – Minister 

The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku has reiterated government’s commitment to commence the free education for all public day Senior High School (SHS) in the country by the end of 2015. This he said at the presentation of 10.000 beds and 10.000 mattresses for 40 selected SHS in the region at Sunyani the regions capital on Tuesday. Eric Opoku ...

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Red Cross trains 47 volunteers

The Ghana Red Cross Society has trained 47 volunteers in Fakwasi and Ajalaja Beposo in the Atebubu-Amantin and Pru districts of the Brong Ahafo region. The training is under the Community Based Health and First Aid project (CBHFA). The CBHFA is a community development approach funded by the Finish Red Cross where community members are used to identify community health ...

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Minister bemoans moral decadence

Mr Yaw Effah-Baafi, the Deputy Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, at the weekend expressed concern about the high level of moral decay in the Ghanaian society. He observed that the rate at which indiscipline and acts of immorality among the youth was increasing is frightening. Mr Effah-Baafi asked traditional authorities to revisit and regenerate old cultural systems that would ...

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