Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Ghana must take advantage of Africa’s energy deficit – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor is optimistic that Ghana can grow its energy sector to become an exporter of power on the African continent. According to him, the huge deficit in power supply on the continent, presents an opportunity for Ghana to earn foreign exchange through direct supply to countries such as Nigeria that have a great need for power. ...

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Dagbon Youth march for peace in Yendi [Photos]

Hundreds of Dagbon youth today [Monday], hit the streets of Yendi in a peace march to call for the implementation of the final phase of the road-map for peace in the Dagbon traditional area. About 10 bus-loads of youth, left Tamale for the protest in Yendi, which has been lauded by well-meaning Dagombas. The Dagbon peace march, dubbed, “Diwumti” to wit ...

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$1m per constituency to fund Development Authorities – Bawumia

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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said the-soon-to-be established Development Authorities under the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme, will be funded through the one-million dollar per constituency disbursement to drive rural development. He said the Development Authorities, which includes Northern Development Authority, Middle Belt Development Authority and the Coastal Development Authority, would receive funds equivalent to the number of ...

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Robert Mugabe vows to stay as president despite pressure

Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite intensifying pressure on him to stand down. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. The Zanu-PF earlier sacked him as party leader, and gave him less than 24 hours to resign as president or ...

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Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for 3-day UK visit

President Akufo-Addo will this evening [Sunday], leave Ghana for the United Kingdom (UK) on a 3-day working visit to that country. While in the UK, he will hold talks with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, and deliver an address at Cambridge University. The address, which will be held on Monday, November 20, will be on the theme of “Democracy and ...

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Bawumia reopens Kintampo waterfalls

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, joined by other government officials has reopened the Kintampo Waterfalls. He said that tourism was a very important industry in the country, and the Kintampo waterfalls was one of the very important natural attractions of great benefit to the country. He therefore called on stakeholders in the industry to harness all their energies and resources ...

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Health officials intensify awareness on preterm birth in Ashanti

Health officials in the Ashanti Region have intensified campaigns aimed at eliminating preterm deaths in hospitals across the region and the country as a whole. Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is the birth of a baby at fewer than 37 weeks gestational age. These babies are known as preemies or premmies. Symptoms of preterm labor include uterine contractions ...

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FDA seizes over 500,000 capsules of Tramadol

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has seized 524,191 capsules, and 3,001 vials of Tramadol over the past eleven months. Vial is a small glass or plastic vessel or bottle, often used to store medication in the form of liquids, powder or capsules. The FDA said about 85 per cent of the seized drugs were manufactured in India whilst 13.5 ...

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Students of Parkoso SHS study on bare floor

Teachers at the Parkoso Community Day Senior High School in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region, are struggling to assess the performance of first-year students. This is because most of the students sit on the bare floor for class work, and the few desks available, are shared by students in pairs, and this does not allow for independent ...

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Ruling party sacks Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader. Zanu-PF has appointed ex-vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been fired by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago. The sacking of Mr Mnangagwa had prompted an extraordinary chain of events as the military intervened to block Mr Mugabe, 93, from installing his wife Grace in his place. Tens of thousands of ...

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