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Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Ebola alert: ECOWAS nationals turned away at Paga border

Paga border

Some foreign nationals from Guinea and Sierra Leone who attempted to enter Ghana through the Paga border were turned away for failing to produce certificates indicating prior screening for the Ebola disease. The head of the Paga Port Health Unit, Francis Nyamekye, speaking on Eye Witness News said the travelers were denied entry due to a directive from the Economic ...

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Gov’t releases more cholera drugs to hospitals

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Government has released more cholera drugs to hospitals across the country to combat the disease. Patients are reporting that although they are not to pay for the treatment of cholera, some health facilities request to be paid before treatment. Tony Goodman, the Public Relations Officer at the Ministry of Health has explained that the hospitals were charging patients because they ...

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We didn’t spend GHC40,000 on birthday – Tema MCE

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The Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Isaac Ashai Odamtten has rubbished allegations that he wasted a whopping GHC40, 000 on a birthday party for staff of the Assembly. The Finder Newspaper on Monday reported that the MCE spent that amount for 180 staff members born in June, July and August instead of tackling cholera and sanitation issues confronting the ...

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Tell Ghanaians the truth about economy – Budu Koomson

Captain Rtd. Budu Koomson

The former Chief Operations Officer of the UT Group, Captain Budu Koomson (Rtd.) has urged government to tell Ghanaians the truth about the state of the country’s economy in a bid to help manage the expectations of the people. Politicians, analysts and economists have criticized government for not taking pragmatic steps to save the ailing economy which has seen the cost ...

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AngloGold commissions projects in New Techiman

Top left: Professor Amegbey supported by Nana Minnah II, Hon Gifty Kusi and other dignitaries to cut the tape

AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), under its Iduapriem Community Trust Fund, has commissioned new projects for the people of New Techiman in Tarkwa in the Western Region. The projects, an Early Childhood Development Centre and Aqua-privy toilet Facility, were commissioned by the Chairman of the Iduapriem Trust Fund Board, Professor Nathan Amebley. Professor Amebley while commissioning the project congratulated AGA for setting ...

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“Ghana to soon import water”-Forestry Commission

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Mr Samuel Afari-Dartey, Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, has hinted that, Ghana would soon have to import potable water if the nation continues to lose its forests cover. He expressed regret that the rate at which the nation’s forest reserves and off reserves were being destroyed was very alarming and that it was destroying the watershed protection function of ...

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Reinstate sacked Passport Director now – IMANI

Franklin Cudjoe of IMANI Ghana

A policy think thank IMANI Ghana, has jumped to the defense of  Mr. Eric Odoi Anim, a former Director of Passport, calling on government to reinstate him immediately. Mr. Eric Odoi Anim  was arrested by Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) after being implicated in the alleged fraudulent acquisition of passport by the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkoranza North Constituency, Eric ...

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Minority kicks against fuel price hedging

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The Minority in Parliament has kicked against government’s decision to hedge fuel prices in the country. Government decided to introduce a quarterly hedging as a way of avoiding the huge debts accumulating from subsidizing petroleum products. Per the hedging arrangement, the price of crude oil will be pegged at a particular figure over a period of time and, thus any price ...

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TB cases increase in Adaklu district

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There are about 870 suspected cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the Adaklu District, Mr Samuel Atidzah, Executive Director of GOSANET, a health focused non-governmental organization, has said. He said the cases were mostly found in young adults in their “productive and economic years.” Mr Atidzah was addressing a day’s performance review workshop for 15 TB volunteers drawn from selected communities ...

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Tema hospital patients worried over Ebola center

The Tema Ebola treatment center

Residents who patronize the Tema General Hospital are worried over the location of an Ebola Isolation center in the hospital. The facility which is yet to be completed is near the Tema General Hospital’s morgue.  Speaking to Citi News, some of the patients complained about the closeness of the facility to the mortuary saying that “it is causing fear and ...

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