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I Indeed Requested For $8,500 From NHIA For US Training Trip – Adwoa Safo

Written by | July 20, 2018 | 0
The Deputy Majority Leader and Minister of State in charge of Procurement, Sara Adwoa Safo, appears to have given credence to the notion that the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has become like a ‘cash cow’ for all kinds of people, including those whose activity does not benefit the insurance scheme in any way. Shortly after it emerged that the struggling scheme recently spent a whopping Ghc62,000 on some communicators to sensitize Ghanaians on NHIS initiatives, Ms. Safo, whose role as a Procurement Minister enjoins her to ensure value for money, has admitted writing to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in March for sponsorship to a training at the Harvard Kennedy School in the United States. This is regardless of the fact that, her activities both in Parliament

Police Mount Strong Defense Over Killing Of Suspects

Written by | July 19, 2018 | 0
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander DCOP Akwasi Duku, has parried criticism that the police unlawfully killed seven people accused of being armed robbers at Poano, a community, near Anwiankwanta in the Bekwai Municipality on Tuesday. According to him, the deceased, whom police claim were believed to have killed L/Cpl Daniel Tieku attached to the SWAT unit and wounded L/Cpl Eric Nsiah, were all killed in a gun battle, fighting the police. Addressing the media at the regional police headquarters yesterday, DCOP Duku insisted that officers do not carry out arbitrary or unlawful killings as the deceased persons were members of the armed robbery group that attacked the police officers and some passengers onboard a Sprinter bus with registration number AC 644-15. He explained that

Cheap Chinese Tilapia, High Cost Of Production Collapsing Local Tilapia Business

Written by | July 19, 2018 | 0
Tilapia dealers at Akosombo and surrounding communities have raised concerns over the low patronage of locally produced Tilapia due to the influx of chinese ones which have dominated the Ghanaian market in recent times. The fish farmers disclosed this to journalists following government’s announcement of a ban on the importation of Tilapia into the country after the outbreak of a Tilapia virus in the country. In an interview, the farm manager at West African fish Ltd. Marc Towers, said Tilapia produced locally attracted local businesses as well as foreign investors but it’s patronage has reduced considerably in recent times due to the invasion of imported frozen Chinese Tilapia products into the Ghanaian market. He said” when we started eight years ago, it was

OneGhana Movement Sensitized Faith Community Baptist Complex Students On Proper Sanitation

Written by | July 13, 2018 | 0
The OneGhana Movement, a not for profit social action organization which seeks to promote citizen responsibility visited the Faith Community Baptist Complex Schools at Madina to sensitize students on best practices in good personal hygiene and environmental sanitation. The sensitization campaign is part of a series of activities being undertaken by OneGhana Movement under the Community Grassroots Engagement Project of the RightWay Initiative. The purpose of the initiative, which was launched in February this year, is to help address various societal cankers under the theme, “Sanitation/Environmental Discipline.” Ms. Emily Kanyir Nyuur, Project Coordinator for the RighWay Initiative of OneGhana Movement spoke to the students about the importance of keeping the environment clean. She

Tema New Town Youth Group Raises GHC12,000 To Revive Dying Tema Manhean Polyclinic

Written by | July 13, 2018 | 0
A youth group in Tema New Town has been able to raise an amount GHC12,700 to support the Tema Manhean Polycinic. The polyclinic operates under the Ministry of Health, and it is the only health facility serving the whole of Tema Manhean, a densely populated town. But for some time now, the facility has been in dire need of various operating tools and structures. The only toilet facility in the polyclinic currently serves both males and females with pregnant women reportedly queueing to attend nature’s call. When it is time for them to be delivered of their babies, some of them have to lie on the bare floors as there are not enough beds to use. In fact, patients are said to be sharing the same ward regardless of their age or gender. Following this worrying development, the

B/A: Police Begins Search For Hit And Run Driver

Written by | July 10, 2018 | 0
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command has appealed to the public to help provide information for the arrest of a driver who fled the scene after a road crash at Taforo near Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Brong-Ahafo Region. The driver knocked and killed a 41-year-old teacher in the town and fled instead of stopping to take the victim to the hospital, Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Regional Police Public Relations Officers, told journalists on Monday in Sunyani. He said on Monday, 2 July 2018, Madam Abena Manu, 70, a farmer, reported to the Dorama-Ahenkro Police that her son Kwabena Darko, a teacher at Taforo who had been missing for some days, had been found dead near his farm on the Taforo-Kosan road. Chief Inspector Oppong said Police proceeded to the place and found deceased lying

Sylvanus Bedzrah Selected As Advisory Mentor For The 2018 Queen’s Young Leaders

Written by | July 10, 2018 | 0
Sylvanus Bedzrah Sylvanus Bedzrah, a student of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has been selected as an Advisory Mentor to the 2018 Queen’s Young Leaders (QYL.) In all, 168 mentors have been selected from across the world to mentor the winners of the QYL from the 53 Commonwealth countries. The QYL change-leading programme, which was instituted in 2014 by the Queen of United Kingdom, in partnership with University of Cambridge and The Royal Commonwealth Society, is to discover, celebrate and support exceptional young people from across the 53 Commonwealth countries, thereby leaving a lasting legacy for Her Majesty the Queen. On 26th June 2018, the winners were awarded by the Queen at the Buckingham Palace for their exceptional contributions to their various communities

Lawyer Claims Government Has Violated Court Order On KelniGVG

Written by | July 10, 2018 | 0
A lawyer for the Citizen Ghana movement, Eddie Maccarthy, has said the Communications Ministry failed to abide by the court’s order to submit contract details for the Kelni GVG to the court. The court’s order came weeks after two individuals, John Ato Bonful, and Nana Adom Kanyi, as well a pressure group, the Citizens of Ghana Movement, who feared the implementation of the contract could breach their rights to privacy filed an injunction suit against the implementation of the traffic monitoring, revenue assurance and mobile money monitoring Common Platform. On Monday, the Communication’s Ministry indicated that it had submitted all documents regarding the deal to the Attorney General’s department. But in an interview with citinewsroom.com, Mr. Maccarthy said the Communications

OWASS Wins Robotics Championship

Written by | June 13, 2018 | 0
Malta Guinness, the nation’s favourite non-alcoholic malt drink, has applauded Opoku Ware Senior High School (OWASS) for making Ghana proud by winning this year’s Global Innovative Award at the World Robotics Championship held in Michigan, USA. Opoku Ware Senior High beat High schools from all over the world including Pakistan, India, China, Europe and the United States to be crowned winners at the event held in May 2018. A team led by Yaw Mensah, Divisional Sale Manager, Middle Belt, of Malta Guinness after commending the school, donated some products to celebrate the greatness of the students and also congratulate them for their hard work. Products donated included 20 packs of PET Malta Guinness, 10 packs of can Malta Guinness and T-shirt to all competitors. Speaking at

Ashanti Region: Malaria And Cholera Cases Drop For The Past Two Years

Written by | June 13, 2018 | 0
Statistics released by the Ashanti Region Health Service Directorate indicates that the prevalent of malaria and cholera cases are still high in the country, even though Ashanti region had recorded reductions overt the past two years. The Ashanti regional Health Promotion Officer for the service, Felix Frimpong, who dropped the hint stated that between January and March 2016, reported cases of malaria were two hundred and fourteen thousand, eight hundred and nineteen (214,819) representing 24.8 percent. For the same period for 2017, hundred and ninety-nine thousand, three hundred and fourteen (199,314) which represented 24.2 percent were recorded, whilst reported cases for 2018 from January to March was one hundred and ninety-six thousand, three hundred and five (196,305). Explaining reasons