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Kojo Graham rubbishes NLA conflict of interest claim 

A lawyer and former board member of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Kojo Graham, has denied that he abused his capacity as a member of the board of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), to award his private company a 15-year contract with the NLA. According to him, the decision to hire the services of his private company was not a ...

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Infectious disease centres needed in northern, southern zones – GMA

As the death count of students in senior high schools nationwide rises to at least eight, with many being hospitalized, the Ghana Medical Association has called for the setting up of two infectious disease centres. In its first comments on the escalating health concerns in the senior high schools, the Association also called for better links between schools and health ...

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We won’t allow Liberia back to instability and conflict – Nana Addo

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says West Africa is not prepared to contemplate the scenario of Liberia sliding back into instability and conflict. According to President Akufo-Addo, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), over the years, has made a huge investment in promoting peace in Liberia, and “we will do all we can to ensure ...

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Death at Kpone SHS not meningitis-related – Headmaster

Elliot Bojua, a final year student of the Kpone Community Senior High School in the Kpone-Katamanso District of the Greater Accra Region, has died at the Tema General Hospital over what is rumoured to be meningitis. The Headmaster of the school, Wiafe Akenten, said the cause of the death has not been confirmed yet. Speaking to Citi News, the headmaster ...

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Confirmed: Damongo SHS student died from meningitis

A preliminary report by a medical team at the Damongo District Hospital, has indicated that the death of a student at Damongo Senior High School in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region, was caused by non-communicable meningitis. The school’s head teacher, Kipo Harrison, confirmed this on Damongo-based Pad FM. According to him, it is a recurring phenomenon especially ...

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Bimbilla: Woman killed in sporadic shooting; police begins probe

Police in the Bimbilla district of the Northern Region have commenced investigations into the sporadic shooting that occurred in the Bimbilla Township on Tuesday. The incident led to the death of a 40-year-old woman, and injured her 14-year-old daughter who is currently receiving treatment at the Bimbilla hospital. “He [Suspect] is an unidentified person. We have not made any arrest, ...

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Don’t ‘relax’ in tackling swine flu – Pharmacist tells Gov’t

Following claims by health officials that the outbreak of swine flu at Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region has been contained, a Clinical Pharmacist, Dr. Marc Dzradosi, has asked public health officials not to rest on their oars. Health officials have assured that the swine flu, also known as the H1N1 2009, had been contained after four student deaths. But speaking on the ...

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Ban on fireworks: Police sends warning ahead of Christmas

Police Personnel will once again be deployed to enforce the ban on the use of explosives by arresting individuals who flout it over the Christmas festive period. The Police in a statement reminded of the prohibition of explosives in the country per the Executive Instrument (E.I) 21 of 1999. This law prohibits the manufacture, possession or carriage of “of firecrackers often known ...

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8 things police are doing to keep us safe this Christmas

Apart from the over 14, 200 police officers that will be on the alert to ensure law and order over the Christmas holidays, the Director of Operations of the Police Service, COP George Akuffo- Dampare, has noted eight key changes Ghanaians can expect from his outfit. “We know as a people that during this period, there is heightened activity from the movement which ...

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Health scare: E/R REGSEC proposes permanent health officers in SHSs

The Eastern Regional Coordinating Council and the Eastern Regional Health Directorate, are considering measures to compel senior high schools to hire resident health officers. This is in a bid to have a more proactive approach to handling illness in schools and preventing possible escalation and death. Healthcare withing secondary schools is firmly in the public eye following the illness and ...

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