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Sandvik Mining celebrates 2.5 million man-hours without injury

Workers of Sandvik in a group photo.

The Sales Area West Africa of global mining equipment giant, Sandvik Mining & Construction, has celebrated a major milestone of working 2.5 million man-hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). This means the West Africa operations of the company, which include legal entities in Ghana, Nigeria and Mali, as well as physical presence across West Africa, have in four (4) ...

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NAGRAT threatens demo over SSNIT biometric registration

NAGRAT Vice President, Angel Carbonu

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), is threatening to demonstrate if government goes ahead to withhold the salaries of workers without SSNIT biometric registration. According to NAGRAT, the directive is too sudden and will be unfair to the affected teachers. The Ministry of Finance has instructed the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, not to pay salaries to 26,589 employees ...

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Illegal miners in Tarkwa-Breman vow to vote against MP

Barbara Oteng Gyasi

Some illegal miners in Tarkwa-Breman in the Prestea Huni-Valley of the Western Region, have vowed to vote against their Member of Parliament (MP), Madam Barbara Oteng Gyasi in the next general election, for waging a war against their activities. The first-time MP, is a Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources. The miners expressed their anger when the Sector Minister, Mr ...

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Asantehene expresses confidence in new NHIS Boss

NHIS boss (L) in a handshake with Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene (R).

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has expressed confidence in the newly appointed Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Samuel Yaw Annor, to improve the scheme which is in a critical condition. He made this known when Dr. Annor and other functionaries of the NHIA paid a courtesy call on him during the observation of Awukudae ...

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Manufacturing sector holds key to job creation – Prof. Aryeetey


If government is really bent on creating more jobs in the country, it needs to focus its attention on the manufacturing sector. This according to a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, is because the sector has the potential of solving the frightening unemployment rate that has bedeviled the country. The Ghana Labour Force Survey ...

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Gov’t didn’t influence Alavanyo, Nkonya chiefs’ suspension – Minister

Dr. Archibald Letsa

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, has rejected allegations that he influenced the suspension of the traditional leaders of Alavanyo and Nkonya from the Volta Regional House of Chiefs following the death of two persons at Nkonya. “It is important to stress that, the government has no hand in the suspension of the chiefs,” Dr. Letsa stated in a ...

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Music awards show without Shattawale is no awards show – A Plus


Opinionated Ghanaian artiste, Kwame Asare Obeng aka A Plus, has questioned the credibility of music awards that exclude dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah aka Shattawale. “Music awards without Charles Nii Armah Mensah aka Shatta Wale, is that one too an awards night?” he posted on his Facebook timeline. Even though he did not mention any particular awards scheme, most ...

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New malaria vaccine to be tested in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi


A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020. The injectable vaccine RTS,S could provide limited protection against a disease that killed 429,000 people worldwide in 2015, with 92 percent of victims in Africa and two-thirds of ...

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Unemployed nurses storm Health Ministry to demand posting [Photos]


The Coalition of Unemployed Bonded Diploma Nurses on Monday stormed the Ministry of Health to demand clearance for employment. According to members of the coalition, they are yet to be posted two years after the completion of their programme. The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia had disclosed that about 11,000 nurses had been given clearance for employment. But the nurses ...

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Coconut Grove fire: Extensive damage could have been avoided – Nduom

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom

The President of Groupe Nduom, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom believes more urgency on the part of relevant state institutions could have lessened the damage caused by the fire that ravaged parts of his Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra. In a Facebook post, he suggested the need for reforms with respect to the attitude of these state institutions in the ...

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