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EKGS Institute passes out 110 graduates

EKGS Institute, one of the foremost culinary institutions in the country, has passed out 110 graduates, Sunday. The graduates who cut across the various departments namely; Cake Making and Decorating-Sugarcraft, Pastry Arts, Cookery Arts and Floral Décor walked to the dais to receive their certificates after six months intensive and comprehensive training. Addressing the 35th graduation ceremony held at the …

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Ghana is polarised but let’s work towards peace – Christian Council

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has urged Ghanaians to take conscious steps to ensure that this year’s election is peaceful, free and fair. Chairman of the Council, Rev. Dr Ernest Adu Gyamfi said even though the political atmosphere in the country is polarised, there is the need to ensure that the country emerges united at the end of the …

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Ghanaians consume more alcohol to get over economic hardship – Nielsen

Despite the slowdown of the Ghanaian economy, there seem to be an increase in volume of sales of alcoholic beverages as consumers shift their spending to discretionary items. This is according to the Managing Director of Nielsen West Africa, Lampe Omoyele. He argues that most Ghanaians at the peak of the economic challenges resorted to alcohol as a way of …

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Ban political vigilante groups – Dr Chambas

Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the UN Secretary General Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, has called on the leadership of political parties to expunge unregulated security bodies or vigilante groups from their structures. Such unregulated parallel security forces, he said, could pose challenges and undermine the general security of the nation during the November election if steps were …

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Krobo Girls tops regional quiz

The Eastern Regional Deputy Director of Education, Ms. Debora Baba Tunde, has advised students at any level of education not to see Science, Mathematics, and Technology as male-dominated areas. She said students rather needed to strive and excel in these fields since they were the driving force in the modern development process that would push developing countries to rub shoulders …

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KMA boss backs end to child labour

The Municipal Chief Executive of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Kojo Bonsu, has called on parents to support the government in the fight against child labour in the country. Speaking on Friday to commemorate World Child Labour Day, Mr Bonsu millions of children have become vulnerable to exploitation. He was speaking on the theme: “End Child Labour in Supply Chains – …

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God will make you president – Queen mother to Akufo-Addo

The Queen Mother of Denkyira, Nana Ama Ayensua Saara III, has predicted the 2016 presidential elections will go in favour of Nana Akufo-Addo, and has called on her subjects to give him all the support. In her belief, Nana Akufo-Addo has won every national election he has contested. “We all know that at every election, Nana Akufo-Addo wins,” Saara III …

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Yellow fever vaccine dose ‘could be cut’

UN health experts have recommended cutting the standard dose of yellow fever vaccine by 80% in emergencies, amid a global vaccine shortage. A smaller dose would provide immunity for at least 12 months, they said. Emergency stocks have been depleted by a mass immunisation programme in Angola, where the disease has killed more than 300 people since December. A surge …

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Two Manhyia Government Hospital staff beaten

Two personnel of the Manhyia Government Hospital, including a nurse, sustained various degrees of injury after relatives of a patient assaulted them. Emmanuel Kutugel and Saliu Awudu were attacked by Kalilu Ahmed and Fuseini Abdul Rahman, siblings who had insisted on seeing their sick mother outside visiting hours. The alleged culprits went to the hospital on Wednesday and asked to …

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Widow floors Kpessa Whyte to win Shai Osudoku NDC primary

Linda Akwele Ocloo on Saturday gave her late Husband a glowing tribute by beating Dr. Michael Kpessa Whyte, to win the National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary primary, in the Shai Osudoku Constituency of the Greater Accra Region. Mrs. Linda Akwele Ocloo, a teacher with no political experience, whose husband died in a tragic car crash in March after he won the …

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