Eastern

Obeng Yaw L/A School benefits from Tigo’s Shelter 4 Education project

Obeng Yaw, a community in the Upper West Akyem district of the Eastern region is the latest to benefit from Tigo’s Shelter for Education project. The community has received a six unit classroom block, this replaces their old school building which has seen no major renovation since it was constructed in the 1980s. Additionally Tigo has also constructed a staff ...

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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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We’ve pampered you with too many goodies – Second lady blasts headmistress

Ghana’s Second Lady, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur has chastised heads of public schools for making unnecessary requests from government. She argued that because government has taken it upon itself to provide items such as school uniforms, free lunch for pupils and free sandals, parents and teachers are shirking their responsibilities. “I think we have over pampered you people. Because we have ...

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Newmont launches project to save new born babies

The Newmont Akyem Mining Company in collaboration with Project Cure, a United States based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has organized free health screening exercise and treated various diseases for people in 10 communities affected by the operations of the mines. The exercise was to help improve the health needs of the people in the Birim North District. The “Helping Baby Breathe” ...

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Talensi by-election: EC to ensure ‘no verification no vote’

The “no verification no vote” system will be strictly enforced during the Talensi by-election on Tuesday, July 7, the Electoral Commission (EC) has said. The EC in the Upper East Region said no exceptions will be made on the day of voting. The Upper East Regional EC Director, James Arthur told Citi News, “the law says you must be verified ...

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Mahama cuts sod for construction of cocoa roads  [Photos]  

President John Mahama has cut sod for the construction of roads in cocoa growing areas at Adeiso in the Eastern region. The project which is being financed by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) will see roads within the Adeiso, Asamankese and Kyebi catchment areas tremendously improved. The President announced late last year, a $450-million package for the rehabilitation of roads ...

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Ofoase Ayirebi NPP to hold ‘unity’ meeting   

Executives of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ofoase Ayirebi Constituency in the Eastern Region are to hold a reconciliation meeting aimed at mending the cracks in the party in the area. According to the chairman of the NPP in the constituency, Fred Ohene Ampomah the recently held primaries saw most of the executives throwing their weight behind ...

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Koforidua Polytechnic to become university in 2016

The Koforidua Polytechnic will become a technical university by September 2016, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister in Charge of Tertiary Education has said. According to him, the transformation is in line with the policy of government to upgrade the polytechnics to promote technical education. Mr Ablakwa said this on the floor of Parliament when contributing to an amendment in University ...

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Peace and stability boost investor confidence – Minister

Mr Daniel Syme, Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, has observed that peace and stability are the hallmarks of investor confidence. The Deputy Minister made the observation during this year’s Constitutional Week celebration, organised by the National Commission for Civic Education, at Kalbeon, near the Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region. He asked teachers to instill the spirit of discipline ...

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Mining companies tasked to impact on communities

Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister of the Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has urged mining companies in the country to endeavour to impact on the economies of the communities in which they operate. He noted that although the companies do well by embarking on a lot of Cooperate Social Responsibilities (CSRs), in their areas of operations, they should come out with ...

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