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Boy, 7, with severe skin disorder responding to treatment – KATH

Doctors at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) say a 7-year-old boy who is suffering from severe skin and mucous membrane disorder is responding to treatment. They say Emmanuel Ameyaw’s condition known medically as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome could be a reaction to medication or an infection. The boy reportedly developed the condition which causes the skin to blister and peels off on …

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I am not keeping any government vehicle – Charlotte Osei

Sacked Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, has denied media reports she is keeping a government vehicle despite exiting office. Mrs Osei in a letter dated August 7, 2018 and sighted by Myjoyonline.com Tuesday said she had “returned all vehicles and other assets belonging to the Commission”. The letter was written to the Director of Administration at the Commission …

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Dismissing Energy Minister right decision – VRA union leader

President Akufo-Addo’s dismissal of Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko late Monday evening over the controversial renegotiated Ameri power deal, has been hailed as an inevitable decision. Theophilus Tetteh Ahia, Vice Chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA) Senior Staff Association, says the decision does not surprise them given that the Energy Minister failed to engage key stakeholders including the VRA in …

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overnment did not sign any new AMERI deal; MP clears air

Member of Parliament for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, who is also the vice chairperson of the committee on Mines and Energy of Parliament, Duker George Mireku, has clarified that the Government of Ghana has not entered into any new agreement with AMERI Energy. According to the Member of Parliament, the AMERI Novation and Amendment Bill, which seeks to alter the $510 million Ameri …

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Education Minister moves to quell double-track controversy Tuesday

Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, will Tuesday hold a press conference to explain the double-track system scheduled to be rolled out to augment the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy. The event is scheduled to take place at the premises of the Ministry of Information. Tuesday’s event is going to be the minister’s platform to state the position of …

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Ghana experiences stagnated exclusive breastfeeding records

Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Anthony Nsaih-Asare, on Monday, said although the country has made appreciable strides in promoting Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF), continued rates, have stagnated in the recent past. Dr Nsaih-Asare in a News briefing and media orientation in Accra, for the 2018 World Breastfeeding Week, said the country’s EBF rates according to the 2014 …

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Closed-season fishing was to avoid fisheries ‘crush’ – Ministry

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development says its projection shows that fisheries are on the verge of “crushing” and had wanted to prevent it through the closed-season fishing. Chief Director at the Ministry, Prof. Francis Nunoo, predicted on 3FM’s Sunrise, Monday August 6, their inability to enforce the closed-season fishing may cause an entire depletion of the fisheries if …

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Respect ban on hunting activities or face prosecution – Forestry Commission

A Director at the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, Nana Kofi Adu Nsiah says the ban on hunting activities would help protect the Ghana’s wildlife resources, watering down concerns it will create joblessness. Speaking on TV3 Midday News, he mentioned that the period of the ban is a statutory closed season, hence, any one or group of persons who …

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More heads must roll over ‘embarrassing’ AMERI renegotiation – Edward Bawa

Dismissed Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, must not be the only person to take the fall for a shambolic power purchase deal, Edward Bawa, a member of Parliament’s Mines and Energy Committee, has urged the President. Mr Bawa says the events leading to the submission of an Executive order approving the revised Ameri deal for Parliament show other persons at the …

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‘He did it alone right’? – P.R.O defends Energy minister after sacking

Public relations manager (PRO) for the Energy ministry, Nana Damoah has made ‘suggestive’ comments on social media which points out that his boss, Boakye Agyarko is not entirely to blame for issues surrounding the controversial Ameri deal as there are other people involved. The President, Nana Akufo-Addo sacked the Energy minister after he reviewed the power purchase deal which critics …

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