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Communities urged to protect water facilities

Mr Abdul-Nashiru Mohammed, the Country Director of Water Aid Commission, has urged communities in rural areas to protect water facilities constructed for their use. He said due to inadequate commitment on the part of community members to protect and manage water facilities constructed for their own development, they collapsed within a short time. He said water facilities such as mechanised …

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Feature: Titus Glover is not dead

It has become like having an incurable disease inside the Ghanaian community the fight against fake death news of very important people in the social media without cross check. This practice where some unscrupulous persons hide behind their laptops and post death notices or news about very important people on the social media platform has been going on for years …

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Adhere to all procurement procedures – Defence Minister

Mr Dominic Nitiwul, Defence Minister, has called on the entity tender committees of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Ministry of Defence to adhere to all procurement procedures to ensure the delivery of value for money services. He urged the committees to discharge their duties in a professional manner and conduct their activities in a fair and transparent manner, …

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Dr Antwi-Danso joins call for Akufo-Addo to intervene in Togo crisis

International Relations expert, Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso, has urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to use diplomacy to resolve bitter conflicts between President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo and leader of the main opposition party. There is uneasy calm in Togo following parallel protests in the capital Lome and neighboring town Sokode with residents fleeing their homes. The protesters want the country to …

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Guantoahene advises illegal miners to co-operate with Government

Gomoaba Nana Apata Kofi V, Guantoahene of the Gomoa-Ajunmako Traditional Area, has advised illegal miners to heed to Government’s call to stop the practice. He said illegal mining activities had resulted in land degradation and pollution of river bodies among other things, which posed great threat to the lives of the millions of people who lived along those rivers. It …

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Woes of Indian businessman deepens; caught in bigamy

It has emerged that the embattled Indian businessman, Ashok Kumar Sivaram, is still married to his Indian wife despite declaring to Ghanaian authorities he was no more in marriage with her. Sivaram was deported to India by the Ghana Immigration Service per a deportation order by the Interior Minister after it was discovered that the businessman forged a marriage certificate …

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Help create conducive environment for breastfeeding – First Lady

First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for improved support systems that will create conducive environments for women to breastfeed their babies in their workplaces, markets, homes, communities and at social gatherings. She said when that was done, it would help in enforcing laws on marketing of breast milk substitutes to end persistent violations of the law and protect exclusive …

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Most Rev Osei-Bonsu to speak on free SHS, quality education at launch of ‘BIHECO @65’

Spokesperson for the Bishops’ Conference on Education, Most Reverend Joseph Osei-Bonsu, is set to deliver a lecture on quality education at an event to launch the 65th-anniversary celebrations of Bishop Herman College. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, August 22 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra, is expected to provoke public debate and help shape …

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Let’s depart from mindset of aid, charity – Akufo-Addo

Ghanaians must believe in government’s ability to transform the economy and depart from the mindset of aid and handouts, President Nana Addo has advised. “We must believe in our capacity to build a modern, developed, progressive nation, and free ourselves from a mindset of dependence, aid, charity and handouts,” President Nana Addo said during the 17th General Assembly of the …

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KMA plants trees to restore Kumasi to ‘garden city’ status

Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is collaborating with Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), the Ghana Education Service and Friends of Water and River Bodies, an environmental NGO, to plant trees in the Ashanti Region capital. City authorities in Kumasi have initiated a project under which over 100,000 trees will be planted and nurtured across the metropolis. It is geared towards …

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