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Ghanaian Medical Students Graduated In Cuba

Written by | August 7, 2019 | 0
About 220 Ghanaian medical students have successfully graduated in Cuba after a six-year programme in medicine. The medical doctors are due to return home this month to offer their services to the country’s health sector. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, disclosed this when she took her turn at the Ministry of Information Meet The Press series in Accra on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. She said an additional 200 medical students, including 170 undergraduates and 30 specialists, were also being sponsored by government to study in Cuba. “As you are well aware, since the mid 1980s, the Cuban government has trained 3,000 Ghanaians in various fields of study,” she revealed. She stated that Ghana’s relation with Cuba was given a boost

Meet The Press: Ghana Set To Deepen Its Bilateral Relations — Foreign Affairs Minister

Written by | August 7, 2019 | 0
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley AyorkorBotchwey has hinted that Ghana is set to deepen its bilateralrelations with other countries in pursuit of the national interests of official and State visits. According to her, such state visits go a long way to affirm the continuous cordial relations that exists between Ghana and other countries. Addressing the media at a Meet-The-Press on Tuesday, Madam Botchwey said “Ghana’s President was the first to be hosted by South African President, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, following his swearing-in as President of the Republic of South Africa. This was an affirmation of the continued cordial relations that exist between the two countries. “During the visit, the two Heads of State agreed to upgrade

36-Year-Old Woman Raped; Pleads For Support

Written by | August 7, 2019 | 0
A thirty-six year old female farmer, Akua Animah, at Abuom, a farming community near Sankore in the Asunafo South District of the Ahafo Region has alleged that she is experiencing stinky vaginal discharge after she was raped by two men in the bush. According to the victim, the two men named only as Kwaku and Ernest, pounced on her at the former’s farm and forcibly had sex with her in turns, after which they lashed her private part with stick and dragged her stack naked to the village. Narrating her ordeal on ‘Asem Beba Dabi’ Otec FM’s afternoon social program hosted by Krobea Nana Yaw Asante on last Thursday, she alleged that the rape took place in early days of July this year and according to captors, it was a punishment for stealing plantain suckers, an allegation she denied. Describing

Missing Girls: Police Find More Body Parts

Written by | August 7, 2019 | 0
The Ghana Police Service says it has discovered a fourth set of human remains in a well at Nkroful new site in Takoradi. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. According to the police, the remains were discovered at an uncompleted building where Samuel Willis Udutoek, one of the suspected kidnappers of the three missing Takoradi girls was re- arrested. Police made similar discovery last week, and DNA tests are expected to be conducted on the remains to confirm if they are those of the missing girls. Investigations are underway to establish the identity of the remains while Police continue with all angles of the ongoing investigation, the police said in a statement. —Daily Guide

Gov’t Procures Arms To Fight Border Crimes

Written by | August 6, 2019 | 0
9 HOURS AGO  GENERAL NEWS Lawyer, Kwame Asuah Takyi with GIS officers The Controller-General of Immigration, Kwame Asuah Takyi ,has disclosed to DGN Online that government has gone through the necessary processes in procuring arms for officers of the Ghana Immigration Service stationed at the various borders in the country. “Within a month or two the arms will arrive and we will do the distributions across the borders on the country,” he said. According to him, government was committed to ensuring that the Border Patrol Unit of the Ghana Immigration Service was revamped. “It’s our duty to ensure that our officers work in an environment conducive to enhance their work,” he said. Mr Takyi urged the officers to be disciplined when handling the arms so that they would

NABCo trainees to demonstrate on Tuesday over unpaid allowances

Written by | August 6, 2019 | 0
9 HOURS AGO  GENERAL NEWS  1 COMMENT Trainees of the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) are to demonstrate on Tuesday over their delayed allowances. The group earlier petitioned their employer to release their allowances which had not been paid since November 2018. Convener for the unpaid NABCo trainees, Alexander Ofosu said employees complain that failure to pay them for the past seven months despite the fulfilment of their obligations has subjected them to financial hardships, hence their resolve to protest. “We are going there to verify some things we do not understand… To the people working for the secretariat [and are owed] we are over a thousand but I do not think all of them can make it but we will be around 100 or 200 and we will be coming to Accra. We need to take

Takoradi kidnappings: We’ll complete DNA test within four weeks – Police

Written by | August 6, 2019 | 0
9 HOURS AGO  HEADLINES  1 COMMENT Police say they expect to complete the DNA tests on the human parts found near the home of one of the suspects in the Takoradi kidnapping case within four weeks. “…It [Police administration] expects to conclude DNA tests within the next four weeks,” a statement from the police stated. In the meantime, the Police Administration in the statement assured it will be “covering all other angles of the investigation” as the search continues for the three kidnapped girls; Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruth Love Quayson and Priscilla Kuranchie. After the police found the human remains last Friday, they requested that the families be on standby to provide DNA samples for testing after meeting them on Saturday. But some of the families’

WhatsApp Both Strengthens And Undermines Nigerian Democracy—UK-Nigeria Research Team

Written by | July 29, 2019 | 0
Research findings were released today by a UK-Nigerian research team examining the role of WhatsApp in Nigeria’s 2019 elections. Drawing on citizen surveys and interviews with political campaigns, the report underlines the ways in which WhatsApp has promoted the spread of “fake news” around elections, but has also strengthened accountability and promoted inclusion in other areas. At the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday 29 July, researchers from the Centre for Democracy and Development (Nigeria) and University of Birmingham (UK) presented key findings from a WhatsApp-sponsored research project on the role of WhatsApp in Nigeria’s 2019 elections. The report, WhatsApp and Nigeria’s 2019 Elections: Mobilising the People, Protecting the Vote, is available in full. WhatsApp

Youth Acquire Skills In Mushroom Cultivation And Snail Rearing

Written by | July 29, 2019 | 0
25 young people, 15 females and 10 males between the ages of 16 and 24 have graduated from a six-week course in mushroom cultivation and snail rearing. The youth who all live in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra also received training in bookkeeping, small business management and social media marketing. All the beneficiaries of the training are youth who have completed Junior High School but for various reasons were unable to enter Senior High School. One of the beneficiaries, Juliet Oppong said that the training has been very beneficial to her. “Apart from the specific training I got in mushroom growing, I also learnt a lot about how to run a business and market my products. That is knowledge I can apply in any other business I choose to pursue”. The training was organized by Educational Resources,

Akufo-Addo appoints James Oppong-Boanuh as acting IGP

Written by | July 22, 2019 | 0
New acting IGP, James Oppong-Boanuh President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Deputy Inspector General Police, James Oppong-Boanuh as the acting IGP following a directive for Mr. David Asante-Appeatu to proceed on leave with immediate effect. Mr. David Asante-Appeatu’s leave is pending his retirement from the Ghana Police Service on Wednesday 14, 2019. A statement signed by the Director of Communications of the Presidency, Eugene Arhin on Monday said, ” President Akufo-Addo has asked the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr. James Oppong-Boanug, to act as IGP until a substantive IGP is appointed in accordance with the Constitution.” COP Oppong-Boanuh who has equally hit his retirement age was granted an extension by President Akufo-Addo in 2018 after he wrote to the Interior Ministry