Human Interest

Deadly storm scatters ships in SA

Deadly storm scatters ships in SA

Moored ships were blown away as a “supercell thunderstorm” swept through South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least eight people. The dead include a child swept away by rising waters and two patients killed when a wall collapsed at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, near Durban, the region’s main city. KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country were hit by […]

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War against land guards  … Govt to fight them like galamseyers

War against land guards … Govt to fight them like galamseyers

Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources has said that the ministry was set to wage another war against the “land guard” menace in the country. He said like the “galamsey”, challenges confronting the country and responses from government, the threat of “Land guards” must also be brought to an end. The minister said this when he […]

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Let’s focus attention on development of all children

Ghana yesterday joined the world to mark the International Day of the Girl Child  under the theme: ‘The power of Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2013’. The day which is marked annually on October 11, highlights issues concerning the gender inequality facing young girls around the world. In Ghana, the day was commemorated focusing on issues affecting the girl child such […]

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Police bust car snatching syndicate

Four persons including a woman who are believed to be in a car snatching syndicate have been arrested at Osu in Accra. Kwame Adoboye, alias Opotsu, 18, Mohammed Abu, 22, Alima Mumuni, 16, and David Apusina are currently in the custody of the police assisting in investigations. Alima, is reported to have looked out for prospective taxi drivers whilst her […]

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Tamale police arrest 6 for smoking wee in forest reserve

A combine team of police and military personnel on Tuesday apprehended six persons in a forest reserve within the Tamale metropolis in the Northern Region for possessing dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.   The suspects whose names are being withheld for security reasons are in police custody pending further investigations.   They were said to be smoking dried […]

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4,500 cartons of unwholesome canned fish destroyed

A total of 4,500 cartons of unwholesome canned fish were destroyed through crushing by the officials of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) at Achimota Mile ‘7’in Accra yesterday. The unregistered consignment labeled ‘Asahi’ and imported into the country by Dotsisco Ventures were said to be on transit to neigbouring country Togo. The exercise which started at 11am was supervised […]

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Fight against Armyworm is not over- Agric Minister

Fight against Armyworm is not over- Agric Minister

The war against the Fall Army Worms (FAW) invasion in Ghana is not over, though successes have been chalked in the field, Dr Owusu Afriyie-Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has said. This he said was because the leaves gobbling migratory insects from the Americas, presence in Africa in the past four years has been overwhelming and therefore called […]

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Ghana to hold discussions on SDG’s

Ghana to hold discussions on SDG’s

A high- level dialogue will be held in Accra on October 23 to provide a platform for in-depth discussions on Ghana’s effort at implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of activities marking the 72nd anniversary of the United Nations. Discussants will delve in details in the implementation of the SDGs and what the citizenry can do to ensure its success. The […]

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Global Environment Facility workshop opens in Accra

Global Environment Facility workshop opens in Accra

The Minister of Science, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has bemoaned the declining state of Ghana’s environment despite significant investment to improve its quality by government and development partners. “The Global Environment Facility (GEF), through its Small Grants Programme, has invested over $450million in Ghana’s environmental protection strategies and projects since 1992. But reviewing the projects that have been undertaken and […]

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Newly registered nurses, midwives inducted into profession

Newly registered nurses, midwives inducted into profession

The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has asked newly registered nurses and midwives to be cautious and innovative in their search for knowledge in order not to remain stale in their profession. “It is obvious that being a health worker today is a very tall order, given that human health related issues are varied and have undergone tremendous change. […]

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