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Day: July 11, 2020

Burnley ends Liverpool’s 100% home record
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Burnley ends Liverpool’s 100% home record

Burnley ended new champions Liverpool's hopes of completing the season with a 100% Premier League home record thanks to Jay Rodriguez's second-half equaliser. Clarets striker Rodriguez swivelled and fired home from inside the box following a James Tarkowski header to reward Sean Dyche's side for their resilience and persistence in the face of large periods of home dominance. The visitors could even have left Anfield with all three points, but Johann Berg Gudmundsson fired an effort against the crossbar with just minutes remaining. Andy Robertson had given the home side the lead in the first half, but they also spurned a number of good opportunities to score more, with Mohamed Salah and Curtis Jones guilty of wayward shooting. They also found Nick Pope in superb form, with the ...
Norwich relegated as Antonio score four for Westham
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Norwich relegated as Antonio score four for Westham

Norwich City became the first club to be relegated from the Premier League this season as Michail Antonio scored all four goals to ease West Ham's troubles near the bottom of the table. A seventh successive league defeat left Daniel Farke's side anchored at the foot of the table, 13 points from safety with only three games to play. Having struggled to adapt since winning the Championship last season, Norwich's third relegation in seven seasons was sealed by Antonio's superb performance in front of goal. The forward volleyed the first from inside the six-yard area after Issa Diop's flick from a corner before using his head to guide Mark Noble's free-kick beyond Tim Krul. Hammers skipper Noble also provided the ball over the top for Antonio's hat-trick. Krul saved his initial sh...
USAID reports on Children dying of AIDS related Illnesses in Africa
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USAID reports on Children dying of AIDS related Illnesses in Africa

The USAID has observed in its recent reports on its  progress towards the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free targets, children dying from AIDS-related illnesses, in Western and Central Africa despite its progress. In a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS, said to see so many tools available, so many new HIV infections among children that were prevented, so many children living with HIV doing well, but to see others missing and still left behind was a tragedy. “We cannot accept that tens of thousands of children still become infected with HIV and die from AIDS-related illnesses every year,” she said. Angeli Achrekar, Principal Deputy United States Global AIDS Coordinator, United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief sa...
Bui Generating Station has significantly transformed our lives– beneficiaries
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Bui Generating Station has significantly transformed our lives– beneficiaries

The Bui Generating Station, manned by the Bui Power Authority (BPA), has significantly transformed the lives of inhabitants in Bui and surrounding communities, beneficiaries say. The Authority through its “Livelihood Enhancement Programme”, has provided educational, health and economic and livelihood empowerment support to 816 persons under its obligation. The communities are Bui, Bator Akanyakrom, Dokokyina, Lucene, Dam Site, Agbegikuro, and Brewohodi. The Bui Hydroelectric Project, constructed on the Black Volta, was initiated by the Government of Ghana and aimed to develop lands around the Dam enclave into a great cosmopolitan city. It aims to leverage the ecotourism potential of the area and the lake formation to improve the socioeconomic wellbeing of the inhabitants and t...
Solidaridad engages miners to promote responsible mining practices
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Solidaridad engages miners to promote responsible mining practices

Solidaridad, an international civil society organisation is to educate over 200, 000 miners in Ghana, Tanzania and Cote d’lvoire by 2023 through its language barrier-bridging Interactive Voice Response (IVR) platform. Mr Yaw Britwum Opoku, Gold Programme Manager at Solidaridad said it was to adopt best mining practices to improve on health, safety, environmental and business practices of small-scale miners. Mr Opoku in a statement said the platform was also aimed at up scaling the activities of the gold programme to reach a lot of miners nationwide and in some parts of Africa. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) being largely an informal sector with limited access to information on responsible mining practices and sustainable production, operations in remote areas which makes ...
COVID-19: Religious leaders have bigger roles to influence behaviour- Dr. Aboagye
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COVID-19: Religious leaders have bigger roles to influence behaviour- Dr. Aboagye

Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has charged religious leaders and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to take active part in the fight against the coronavirus. “In Ghana, people listen more to what the church, mosque and civil society say so I believe you have a bigger mandate in changing behaviour than even the government,” he told a stakeholders’ meeting on COVID-19 in Kumasi. The meeting formed part of the region’s risk communication strategies to sensitize the public on the dangers of the coronavirus and the need to observe the safety protocols. It was attended by representatives from the Christian Council, civil society, police, Information Service Department, National Commission for Civic Education, Regional Coordinating Coun...
Award President Akufo-Addo Noble Peace Prize – NDA CEO
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Award President Akufo-Addo Noble Peace Prize – NDA CEO

Dr Alhassan Sulemana Anamzoya, the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Development Authority (NDA), has called on the international community to award President Nana Akufo-Addo the Noble Peace Prize for his contribution to resolving the Dagbon chieftaincy conflict. He said “At a point, many thought that the Dagbon Kingdom was disintegrating and there was no need to rebuild it, but President Nana Akufo-Addo showed leadership and stood against all odds and successfully resolved the conflict resulting in the current peace being enjoyed in the area.” He said the peace being enjoyed in the area had paved way for the initiation of many development projects by government through the NDA. Dr Anamzoya made the call at the Gbewaa Palace at Yendi when a delegation of NDA, led by the Nor...
Bui Dam fisher folks defy COVID-19 safety protocols
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Bui Dam fisher folks defy COVID-19 safety protocols

Fisher folks around the Bui Dam are defying the COVID-19 safety protocols, particularly the directive on social distancing and wearing of face mask as they believe the disease is only in Accra and Kumasi. Most of the fishermen and buyers are living in denial that the disease exist and go about their businesses in crowded places without the wearing of face masks and adherence to the social distancing protocol to protect themselves. Some of the Fisher folks told the Ghana News Agency that they saw no reasons to wear the face masks. Ms Haw Yakubu, said: “We were told by some people who travelled to the cities and returned that the disease has not reached the Northern side and that it doesn’t exist within these areas at all. We know it is in Accra and Kumasi that is why we are not we...
Hajia Hamdatu seeks CPP Leadership slot
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Hajia Hamdatu seeks CPP Leadership slot

Hajia Hamdatu Ibrahim, Acting Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has stepped-out to contest for the National Chairperson and Leadership slot at the August 15th National Delegates Congress of the party. Hajia Hamdatu’s campaign is on the foundation: “Long Service and Loyalty- the bridge between the young and old,” says now is the time to blend, transform and build the party on a solid foundation under the forth democratic dispensation. “I am the walking encyclopaedia of the current CPP, having served as National First Vice-Chairperson, National Women Organiser, Constituency Treasurer, and Deputy Secretary to Youth League, and Secretary to the Women's League. “I was also a key member of the campaign team of Mr Kwasi Pratt Junior in 1996 when he contested the Ayawaso...
Elections 2020 IDEG: Use virtual public space for campaign
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Elections 2020 IDEG: Use virtual public space for campaign

The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) has noted that under the current COVID-19 conditions, the normal space for large public party rallies and campaign gatherings can no longer be justified. Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, IDEG Executive Director said the virtual media have now become a safer, powerful and more important medium for political party campaigns for Ghana’s 2020 national elections. He said COVID-19 has knocked out large size public campaign rallies amidst COVID-19 political parties and election candidates will now have to rely extensively on the media, both traditional and new media to carry their messages across to the voting public. Dr Akwetey told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that IDEG has therefore created a public political education platform the webinar ...
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