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Ghana Elected to serve on WHO Executive Board
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Ghana Elected to serve on WHO Executive Board

The Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The 34-member Executives is composed of technically qualified members who were elected to serve a three-year term. The main functions of the Board were to implement the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, advise and generally facilitate its work. The Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tredos Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Dr. Harsh Vardhan the new Chair of the Executive Board, his Vice Chairs persons and the Executive Board members, and pledged to work with them. The annual Board meeting is held in January when the members agree upon the agenda for the World Health Assembly and the resolutions to be considered by the Health Assem...
Royal Foam factory gutted by fire
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Royal Foam factory gutted by fire

The Royal foam factory at Asokore Mampong in the Asawase constituency was on Friday night gutted by fire destroying items worth several thousands of Ghana cedis. The cause of the fire was not immediately known as at the time of filing this report but eyewitnesses suspected it might have started from a nearby production room at the factory and quickly spread to parts of the factory. When the media got to the scene at about 1700 hours, residents around the factory were seen splashing water to support personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service to put the fire off. It took the firefighters and some residents hours before they managed to douse the blazing flames. Mr Francis Darko-Kono, the Ashanti regional operating officer of GNFS, told the Ghana News Express that th...
Ghana receives first batch of returnees from Kuwait
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Ghana receives first batch of returnees from Kuwait

The first batch of Ghanaian citizens being evacuated from Kuwait have arrived. They arrived at the Kotoka International Airport around 3pm today Saturday.  Over 200 Ghanaians, mostly females, were residing in the gulf state before they were brought home. They applied to be evacuated following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. On board the flight which brought the returnees were nationals of neighboring Togo who were also returning from Kuwait to their home country.  The Chief Legal Advisor at the National Security Council Secretariat, and Director for Media and Communication for Operation Covid Safety, Osei Bonsu Dickson said all the evacuees have been tested for COVID 19 and each of them tested negative. "They needed to be taken through serological ...
Chelsea handed huge transfer boost as Bayern Munich confirm Philippe Coutinho decision
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Chelsea handed huge transfer boost as Bayern Munich confirm Philippe Coutinho decision

Coutinho is currently on loan at the German giants from Barcelona and likely to leave the La Liga side in the upcoming transfer window. Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that his side will not be opting to activate their 120-million-euro option to buy Philippe Coutinho this summer. The news is likely to offer a huge boost to Chelsea, who are believed to be interested in the Brazil international, along with a host of clubs from the Premier League. Coutinho is currently on loan at the German giants from Barcelona and likely to leave the La Liga side in the upcoming transfer window after falling down the pecking order. The former Liverpool star has featured in 23 of 25 league games Bayern have played this season, but sat out his side’s match last weekend afte...
GFA meets Government COVID-19 team
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GFA meets Government COVID-19 team

A Ghana Football Association delegation on Thursday, May 21, 2020 joined other federations to engage the Government COVID-19 team at the Accra Sports Stadium. The meeting was also attended by the leadership of the National Sports Authority. Presidents of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Ghana Golf Association and the Ghana Boxing Authority and Athletics Association were all present. Advisor on Health at the Presidency, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare and Presidential Coordinator for the Government's Coronavirus Response Programme, Dr. Asamoah Baah joined the meeting on behalf of the government. GFA President Kurt E.S Okraku and General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo represented the federation at the meeting. With them were two members of the GFA Medical Committee - Dr. Adam Baba and Dr. Per...
Donald Trump orders governors to allow places of worship to reopen
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Donald Trump orders governors to allow places of worship to reopen

Donald Trump has declared churches, mosques and synagogues “essential services” and threatened to override governors who refuse to reopen them this weekend – a power he does not possess. “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship,” the president told reporters at the White House on Friday. “It’s not right. So I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.” Trump added: “The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now. For this weekend. If they don’t do it, I will override the governors. In America we need more prayer, not less.” After his two-minute statement, the president left the briefing r...
La Liga can resume behind closed doors from 8 June, says Spain’s prime minister
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La Liga can resume behind closed doors from 8 June, says Spain’s prime minister

La Liga can resume behind closed doors from 8 June, says Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez. The league's president Javier Tebas said he had hoped Spain's top flight would restart on 12 June, although La Liga is yet to confirm a restart date. La Liga players this week started training in groups of no more than 10. "Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone. The time has come to bring back many day-to-day activities," said Sanchez. "From 8 June, La Liga will be back. Spanish football has a huge following but it will not be the only recreational activity that will return." The Spanish second division is also set to resume at the same time as the top flight, with reports in Spain suggesting the derby between Sevilla and Real Betis will ...
Dortmund beat Wolfsburg to keep pressure on Bayern
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Dortmund beat Wolfsburg to keep pressure on Bayern

Borussia Dortmund kept up the pressure on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich ahead of Tuesday's clash between the two with a hard-fought victory at Wolfsburg. The visitors were largely the better side throughout, controlling possession and probing for openings against an opponent set up to defend and hit on the break. It was from such a patient move that Raphael Guerreiro gave them the lead with his eighth goal of the season, slotted in from close range after Erling Braut Haaland had failed to convert. Jadon Sancho, who has been struggling with a groin strain, again started on the bench but came on to set up the second goal, scored via a low drilled finish by Achraf Hakimi. Shortly after, a VAR review led to home player Felix Klaus being shown a straight red for a high tackle on...
NPP considering e-voting for parliamentary primaries — Nimako
Politics

NPP considering e-voting for parliamentary primaries — Nimako

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is considering electronic voting for its parliamentary primaries in the 168 constituencies where the party has sitting Members of Parliament (MPs). Should the decision be endorsed by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, there would be an online/offline voting for all delegates. Director of Research and Elections of the NPP, Mr Evans Nimako, told the Daily Graphic that the party was considering various options to ensure that the parliamentary primaries took place without a hitch. Social distancing He explained that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the issue of social and physical distancing, electronic voting had come up strongly. He said with e-voting, there would not be the need for delegates to converge on voting centres a...
Rapper Strongman out with Big Boy
Entertainment

Rapper Strongman out with Big Boy

Ghanaian rapper Strongman is out with yet another new tune titled "Big Boy". The latest Hip Hop tune was released on Saturday May 23, 2020 along with video directed by video directer Kobby Shots. The former member of Sarkodie's Sarkcess Music took to his twitter page to announce the release of his new song. The song since it's release has been well received by fans of Strongman with over 23k views on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=AgAvM2cIQ2g&feature=emb_logo
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