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MIHOSO international rescues 12 trafficked children on Volta Lake
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MIHOSO international rescues 12 trafficked children on Volta Lake

As the country scales up measures to stem the spread of the novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), child trafficking around the Volta Lake in the Pru East, Pru West and Sene East Districts of the Bono East Region are worsening. Within one month, the Growing Up Free (GUF) Project has rescued 12 children trafficked for fishing on the Volta lake, and the victims have since been sent to rehabilitation centres. Most of the victims, who are boys between eight and 14 years, were rescued from the Yeji township, while few others were picked from other eight traffic-prone fishing communities – Laasaka Akuraa, Fante-Akuraa, Jatappo and Kobre Nsuoano number one and number two in the Pru East District. Disturbing figures are also been recorded in at Datetoklo, Deifour, Ningo and Atrapa in the...
Task-Force for Establishment of Ghana’s Early Warning Centre inaugurated
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Task-Force for Establishment of Ghana’s Early Warning Centre inaugurated

A 10-member Task-force to draw up modalities and facilitate the establishment of a National Early Warning Centre in Ghana has been inaugurated at the Jubilee House, Accra. The Centre’s role will be to warn Government of threats to human security, propose appropriate action, and coordinate and ensure monitoring of the implementation of response to the warning as part of a broader effort by member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).  The ECOWAS Early Warning System aims primarily at guaranteeing human security and envisages the establishment of a fully integrated and functional early warning system within Member States of the ECOWAS.  The system is intended to provide timely reports and analysis for effective responses that will prevent and m...
Inter Allies secure the service of Rashid Seidu
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Inter Allies secure the service of Rashid Seidu

Inter Allies have secured the services of goalkeeper Rashid Seidu on a short term deal till the end of the season. The shot stopper joins the club after stints with Wa All Stars, Bechem United and Asante Kotoko. He also turned out for AS Duanes in the Nigerien league. Rashid Seidu was part of the National U23 side, the Black Meteors at the All African games in 2015. ‘It’s a great honour to join the this great club,” he said after completing the move. “I’m here to offer my best efforts to help the team and to improve as a player as well.” Seidu added. “Also, I want leave a very good mark during my stay at the club and enjoy my career with the lads and everyone at Inter Allies FC.” Seidu will join the squad when football returns, after the league’s suspension due to the Co...
Minority Leader hits back at E.C
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Minority Leader hits back at E.C

I have read and listened with utter shock and disappointment, a Press Statement issued by the Electoral Commission and signed by its Acting Director of Public Affairs in response to a Press Conference by the Minority Caucus in Parliament and addressed by the Minority Leader. The E.C. in its Statement alleged that I sought to attack the integrity and mandate of the Commission as well as create an erroneous impression in the minds of the general public on the Commission’s attitude towards the Covid-19 pandemic. The Commission further stated that it had not stated anywhere that it had received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Government as stated by the Minority Leader in the said Press Conference.  For the record, I did indicate at the said Press Conference that I was makin...
Assemblies in Obuasi recommend lockdown to curb COVID 19 spread
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Assemblies in Obuasi recommend lockdown to curb COVID 19 spread

Obuasi and Obuasi East Assemblies in the Ashanti Region have recommended for restriction on movement of people following the upsurge of Covid-19 cases in the area. The assemblies, at a joint  emergency Municipal Security Council meeting, adopted a proposal from their  Public Health Emergency Committee  for either  a partial lock down  or curfew to be imposed on Obuasi. Chief Executive for Obuasi Municipal, Elijah Adansi-Bonah said recommendations calling for the restrictions on movement of people would be forwarded  to the Presidency through the Ashanti  Regional Coordinating Council . The recommendations come as  the  two assemblies  record 456 Coronavirus positive cases. The area has in the last 2 -months seen its Covid-19 cases jump from three to 456, representing about 80 ...
Supreme Court affirms Martin Amidu’s eligibilty as Special Prosecutor
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Supreme Court affirms Martin Amidu’s eligibilty as Special Prosecutor

The Supreme Court, in a majority 5-2 decision, has ruled that Mr. Martin Amidu is eligible to hold office of Special Prosecutor.  The Court's decision, read by Chief Justice Anin Yeboah, indicated that the retirement age for public officers does not apply to the office. The case, filed by former deputy Attorney General, Dominic Ayine, was heard by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah and Justices Baffoe Bonnie,Sule Gbadegbe, Prof Ashie Kotei, Nene Amegatcher, Agnes Dodzie and Marful Sau.  Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah and Justices Baffoe Bonnie, Marful Sau Prof Ashie Kotei and Nene Amegatcher ruled in Favour of the Attorney General dismissing case against Mr. Amidu.  Justices Sule Gbadegbe and Agnes Dodzie dissented. Justice Anin-Yeboah said the written judgement will be avail...
Finance Minister preparing resilience and recovery plan
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Finance Minister preparing resilience and recovery plan

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has been tasked by the President to formulate a resilience and recovery plan to shore up the economy, as the country continues its battle against the coronavirus pandemic and its wide-ranging socio-economic impacts.  Addressing the media at the bi-weekly coronavirus press briefing in Accra on Tuesday, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, stated that the decision to prepare a recovery plan was one of the main outcomes of the cabinet retreat that took place last weekend. The resilience and recovery plan will cover all the broad sectors of the economy, including priority areas such as health, roads, education, food and agriculture, industry, and security.  It will augment support already provided to cushion the effects of the pandemic on p...
Fear grip Apam residents over the arrest of escaped COVID-19 patient
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Fear grip Apam residents over the arrest of escaped COVID-19 patient

Residents of Apam in the Central Region of Ghana are living in fear following the arrest of a young man who escaped and took refuge in the town after testing positive for the COVID-19 at Drobo in Bono Region. The COVID 19 patient, who has been taken back to the Bono Region, had come into contact with more than 40 people he met at drinking spots, public vehicles, food vendors, and women he befriended. The people he came into contact with have been traced and are currently in quarantine at a facility at Apam. Nana Bonsu Appiah, Apam Chief Fisherman, who played a key role in the arrest of the man, told the media that information he gathered indicated that the mother of the man who is a native of the area accommodated her son on his return after family members welcomed him. He sai...
More than 30 nurses and midwives test positive for COVID-19
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More than 30 nurses and midwives test positive for COVID-19

More than 30 nurses and midwives have tested positive for the COVID-19 in Ghana and an additional 250 have been quarantined, awaiting their test results. Mrs Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, the President of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), who said this, added that per analysis, the association found out that those infected were not nurses and midwives working at the COVID-19 treatment centres but those in other units. “It, therefore, stands to reason that, nurses and midwives everywhere especially those working outside the designated treatment centers are heavily exposed to contracting the virus.  Mrs Ofori-Ampofo said this on Tuesday, when the Association celebrated its 60th Anniversary in Accra on the theme, “Nursing the World to Health, Projecting the Tru...
Ghana Health Service identifies Tema, Korle Klottey, Accra Metro and Kpone Katamanso as COVID 19 hotspots
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Ghana Health Service identifies Tema, Korle Klottey, Accra Metro and Kpone Katamanso as COVID 19 hotspots

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has identified Tema, Korle Klottey, Accra Metro, and Kpone Katamanso all in the Greater Accra Region as hotspots in the COVID-19 pandemic fight. Dr Patrick Aboagye, the Director-General, GHS, noted that Tema Metro had become a major hotspot in the Region. As, at May 11, the Greater Region recorded 89 new cases; of which 40 came from routine surveillance and 49 from enhanced contact tracing, he said.Speaking on Tuesday in Accra at the Meet the Press Series, Dr Aboagye noted that so far 26 districts had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Greater Accra. The breakdown of the new cases recorded within the Greater Accra include Korle Klottey 27, Kpone Katamanso 24, Accra Metro 10, Adenta four and Ga North four, La Madina Nkwatanang Municipal Assemb...
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