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COVID-19: 687 girls return to school with pregnancy

Wa, GNA – A total of 687 girls in the Upper West Region returned to school pregnant as of May 2021 when schools reopened after the government announced a shutdown in March 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Out of the number, 50 of them were in Primary Four, 105 in Primary Five, 261 in Primary Six, 48 in …

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Commuters in Sandema stranded after down pour

Bolgatanga, GNA – Commuters, in and out of Sandema in the Builsa North Municipality of the Upper East Region are stranded at the entrance to the Township after hours of torrential rainfall. The stranded commuters, including school children, traders, teachers, nurses among others, who had prepared for work in the early hours of Monday could not cross to their destinations …

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NPP must take responsibility for economic hardships – NDC

Accra, Aug. 30, GNA – Mr Sammy Gyamfi, National Communications Officer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) should accept responsibility for the “rising economic hardships” in the country. He said the Party’s “denial of the rising economic hardships” showed that it was detached from the “dire living conditions” of the citizenry. The NDC …

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Let’s help media rise to excellence – Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Accra, GNA – Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information, has asked media stakeholders to support efforts at assisting the Ghanaian media to rise to excellence and promote the Ghanaian value systems. He said because the Ghanaian media occupied a very significant place in the national life, with the potential to multiply the best efforts and also the potential “to …

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hana’s first GM crop will help country deal with protein deficiency challenges – CSIR Scientist

Senior Research Scientist at the CSIR, Dr. Richard Ampadu-Ameyaw says Ghana’s first genetically modified crop – the pod borer resistant cowpea (beans), will help the country deal with protein deficiency challenges among the population. Dr. Ampadu-Ameyaw who works with the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says the variety will offer …

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Ghana gets 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca from German government

The German government is giving Ghana 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to aid in the national vaccination campaign against the pandemic. The donation is part of the pledge made by Germany to make up to 70 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine available to African countries this year to help the continent’s bid to vaccinate its 1.3 billion …

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Damaged Buipe Toll Bridge road leaves passengers stranded

Buipe (SR), Aug. 29, GNA – A deep pothole closer to the Buipe Toll Bridge in the Savannah Region has trapped two vehicles blocking all other vehicles plying the Tamale-Techiman highway creating heavy vehicular traffic for almost 24 hours. The two Burkinabe heavy duty vehicles with registration numbers BF 2397 T1 03 and BF 1723 E6 03, which were traveling …

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Central Gonja: We’re working to clear vehicle causing heavy traffic on Buipe-Tamale highway

The Police say it is working to remove the vehicle which broke down at the Buipe toll booth in the Central Gonja District of the Savannah Region causing heavy traffic congestion. Scores of travellers were stranded for hours on the Buipe-Tamale high way. A press release from the Ghana Police Service say the fully loaded truck broke down on the …

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Dogbegah chairs African Corporate Governance Network

Accra, GNA – Mr. Rockson Dogbegah, the President of the Institute of Directors (IOD) Ghana, has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN). Dr. Mike Eric Juru, President of the Institute of Directors, Zimbabwe (IoDZ)was also elected as Vice Chairman, Victoria Silutongwe, a past President of the Institute of Directors Zambia, as Secretary. This …

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Africa must strengthen democratic institutions for economic growth – AfDB President

Accra, GNA – Africa must strengthen its democratic institutions if it is to experience sustained economic growth and effective national transformation, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said. He said many institutional and governance deficiencies had for long hindered the capacity of African countries to build the level and density of productive activity for economic …

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