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KATH suspends new admissions over shortage of doctors

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The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Region has suspended new emergency admissions following an acute shortage of doctors at the facility. This was captured in an internal memo issued by the directorate of surgery to the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital and sighted by citifmonline.com. The memo stated that, management of the facility arrived at the decision ...

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Newspaper headlines: Thursday, September 14, 2017

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GES Council summons SHS heads over allegations of charging fees

Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, acting GES Director

The Ghana Education Service (GES) Council has summoned some headmasters of senior high schools (SHS) to Accra to respond to allegations that they are requesting parents and guardians to pay fees already absorbed by the government under its free SHS policy. The council on Wednesday held an emergency meeting to deliberate on the reports and establish the veracity of the ...

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Bimbilla: Philanthropist donates to flood victims

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A philanthropist and a native of Bimbilla has donated assorted items to flood victims in the Nanumba north district of the Northern with support of friends in Germany. Amadu Mustapha, who presented the item on behalf of colleagues to the District Chief Executive for the area, Abdulai Yaqoub told Citi News that his colleagues who are students in Germany wanted to ...

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Free SHS: Gov’t will benefit from including private schools – Mahama Ayariga

Mahama Ayariga

MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, believes government stands to gain from a collaboration with private Senior High Schools, as part of the implementation of the Free SHS policy. Speaking on Eyewitness News, he echoed the suggestion that students could be given stipends to attend private senior high schools, as private head teachers have proposed. Mr. Ayariga said there was a ...

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Revenue increase not a result of paperless system – Asaaki Awingobit

Sampson Asaaki Awingobit

The Executive Secretary of the Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana, Sampson Asaaki Awingobit, says the assertion by the Vice President that revenue has increased at the Port since the implementation of the paperless clearance policy is not entirely true. According to him, 2016 was an election year hence the decline in imports which affected the revenue base at the ...

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Ambulance contract wasn’t signed under my tenure – Alex Segbefia

Alex Segbefia

Former Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, has clarified that the purchase of some 30 ambulances estimated at $2.4 million under the Mahama administration was not secured under his tenure. The former Minister on Eyewitness News explained that, no contract relating to the procurement of ambulances was signed when he was Minister at the time. “No contract was signed under my ...

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Mawuko Girls SHS faced with limited bed for first-years

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Not all the 640 students admitted into EPC Mawuko Girls Senior High School will have access to boarding facilities in the school although they are all beneficiaries of the Free Senior High School education policy. This is because the existing structures in the school can only accommodate 460 out of the total number. The remaining 180 may have to look for ...

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Report: Closing Africa’s health gap achievable with immediate policy actions

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Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable if opportunities afforded by a rapidly growing workforce are seized and if health systems are transformed to target the needs of individual countries and communities, according to a new report published by The Lancet Commission on the future of health in Sub-Saharan Africa. ‘The Path to Longer and Healthier ...

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Klottey Korle: Zanetor calls on companies to support education

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The Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings has called on corporate entities to devote sufficient resources to providing support for the educational sector. Speaking at the donation ceremony, where furniture and other educational materials to three schools in her constituency the Klottey Korle legislator emphasized the need for companies to support education by providing crucial logistics ...

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