Author Archives: Kojo Akoto Boateng

Pharmaceutical Society cautions against abuse of Tramadol

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana has cautioned against the proliferation and abuse of Tramadol, an opioid analgesic. “The most recent form, as being speculated in the media and as our findings have shown, is the high doses of Tramadol (200mg/250mg) popularly called Tramol among the youth. “Even though Tramadol is an approved drug for the management of pain, the strengths ...

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Ghana among countries with most ‘bounced’ US visa applications again

Ghana continues to rank among the countries with the highest United States Visa application denial rates, according to the U.S. State Department. When it comes to B Visas, which deal with tourism or business, Ghana ranked 7th with 65.7% of such visa applications denied in the 2016 fiscal year, according to figures from the US Department of State. The US Department ...

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RTI bill passage necessary for accountability – iWatch Africa

The founders of iWatch Africa Project have highlighted the critical need for the passage of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill to make information more accessible to the public to ensure accountability and transparency. They said one of the lessons learnt during their one-month project was the challenge in accessing critical information for their reviews. “One of the lessons learnt ...

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Don’t use music for propaganda – M.anifest

Award-winning Ghanaian rapper, M.anifest, has urged Ghanaians to use music to tell the country’s history and not for propaganda. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Thursday, M.anifest said music should be used to tell only the truth and not lies. “…not to use it as a propaganda piece, but as in artist being the heartbeat of culture and being ...

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Marwako supervisor’s bail application dismissed ahead of appeal

An Accra High Court has dismissed a pending bail application, filed by Jihad Chaaban, the Abelemkpe Branch Manager of Marwako Restaurant. Chaaban was on August 2, 2017 sentenced to nine months imprisonment by the Abeka District Court, after he was found guilty on the charge of causing harm and assaulting Ms Evelyn Boakye, a worker of the Restaurant by splashing ...

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Ghanaian Times workers to return to work temporarily

Following the intervention of the Ghana Police, workers of New Times Corporation have resolved to allow management of the corporation to enter the office premises from today [Monday], September 22, 2017. This decision was taken after the Police CID met with the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) and the management of the state-owned media house. Workers of New Times Corporation, responsible ...

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Facebook to share Russia-linked political adverts with investigators

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says his company will share 3,000 Russia-linked political adverts with US investigators. He also pledged to make political advertising more transparent on his network in future. “We will work with others to create a new standard for transparency for online political ads,” he said in a live address on his Facebook profile. He said political advertising ...

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Kim: ‘Deranged’ Trump will pay for speech

Kim Jong-un has said remarks by “deranged” US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea. In a rare personal statement, via state media, the North Korean leader said Mr Trump would “pay dearly” for his recent speech to the UN. The US president said on Tuesday that if America was forced to defend itself ...

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#NVD17: What it means to Volunteer in Ghana

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Court summons State Attorney in Bulldog case

Mr Richard Gyambiby, a Senior State Attorney, has been summoned to appear before a District Court in Accra to explain issues in the case of Lawrence Nana Asiama Hanson, aka Bulldog, Chief Executive Officer for Bull Haus Entertainment. Hanson was put before the court for allegedly murdering Fennec Okyere, a Music Producer in May 2014. After several years of waiting ...

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