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Some Ghanaian cultural heritage must remain untouched – Gomashie

Ms Abla Dzifa Gomashie, a former Deputy Minister for Tourism, says some aspects of the country’s cultural heritage should be left untouched by modernisation. “Even though culture is dynamic, some aspects of our culture should not be modernised for any gains,” she added. Ms Gomashie said this in an interview with the GNA, on her return from the Seventh Ohio …

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University of Ghana dispels report final year student died in pool

Authorities at the Sports Directorate of the University of Ghana have dispelled reports that a final year student drowned in the University swimming pool. According to them, the deceased, Dennis Akoto, received the needed medical attention when he was found unconscious in the pool. Reports had indicated that the 22-year-old final year Economics and Information Studies student drowned in the …

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Patrick Awuah proposes reduction in BECE subjects

The founder of Ashesi University, Patrick Awuah, has called for the reduction in the number of subjects junior high school students write in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Dr. Awuah, an engineer and the former programmes manager at Microsoft said that the current system contains too many subjects which render the examination scheme unproductive. A Citi FM report indicates …

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Govt policy will make state-owned media self-sustaining – Hamid

The Government is planning to transform state-owned media organisations to financially independent and self-sustaining institutions. The phenomenon of some of these state media outfits being puppets of governing parties has for years dominated public discussions. The Minister for Information, Mustapha Hamid, says the current administration is committed to staying out of the affairs of the state media. He said the …

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BoG, FDA others summoned as PAC hearing on 2015 Auditor General’s report begins

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has summoned officials of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to appear before it Tuesday, as it begins public hearings on the 2015 Auditor General’s report. The committee will be interrogating reports covering the central bank’s foreign exchange receipts and payments for the year 2015. Another institution that will be invited to answer questions …

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Malaria: Ghana gets first vaccine

The world’s first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries – Ghana, Kenya and Malawi – starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the jab had the potential to save tens of thousands of lives. But it is …

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Legitimate Ga Mantse needed before Homowo – Ga queen

The kingmakers of the Ga state must ensure that the rightful king is enstooled and all disputes settled before the celebration of the annual Homowo festival of the Ga people, queen of the Ga Paramount Stool, Naa Dedei Omadru III, has said. The queen, who was addressing some queens from various communities in Accra, bemoaned how chieftaincy disputes and multiple …

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Akufo-Addo promises to make Accra ‘cleanest in Africa’

President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to make the state capital the cleanest city on the African continent in the next four years. The President has urged city dwellers and environmental stakeholders to support his commitment to rid Accra of filth by the end of my term in office. “That is the commitment I am making,” he said on Sunday at …

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NGO backs call to end rote method of teaching

The Sabre Charitable Trust, a not-for-profit organisation, has backed a call by the Deputy Minister for Gender and Children, for an end to the rote method of teaching in schools. The organisation says quality teaching during the early years a child’s education lays the foundation for a well-equipped and critical-thinking population. “We support Madame Gifty Twum-Ampofo’s statements to focus on …

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Travel, tourism contributed GH¢4.5bn to 2015 GDP

Travel and tourism contributed some GH¢4.5 billion to Ghana’s economy in 2015. Mr Seth Yeboah Ocran, President of the Ghana Car Rentals Association on Friday said domestic tourism could develop through the effective collaboration of stakeholders. He said domestic tourism alone contributed immensely to the socio-economic development of the country, and it was important to look at measures that would …

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