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Unity, professionalism, two things musicians need to blow out of Ghana-Okyeame Kwame
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Unity, professionalism, two things musicians need to blow out of Ghana-Okyeame Kwame

Rapper Okyeame Kwame has stated that unity and professionalism are the two main factors the younger generation of musicians need to propel them onto the international music scene. The man with the moniker “Rap Doctor” said this on Showbiz 360 with Giovani Caleb on TV3, Friday January 29. “To blow beyond the borders, I think the first one is unity and the second one is professionalism. For a young man, you need to hone your talents, you need to rehearse, don’t be in such a hurry for early gratification so if you can rap, you can sing, you learn how to play an instrument and you must learn to follow” he pointed out. He further stated that “in an industry you need two things to survive, you need the trade and the tricks, but once you have the tricks it can take you maybe two yea...
Indian High Commissioner calls on Daasebre Oti Boateng
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Indian High Commissioner calls on Daasebre Oti Boateng

Mr Sugandh Rajaram, Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, has paid a courtesy call on Daasbre Emeritus Oti Boateng, Paramount Chief of the New Juaben Traditional Area, to strengthen the bilateral relations with Ghana. The visit was also to discuss ways to collaborate at the regional level for investments and development.      The visit formed part of his five-day tour of the Eastern Region, and discussions centered on how India through the friendly bilateral relations with Ghana could scale down its investments in the region to create job opportunities as well as improve the local economy.      Mr Rajaram said Africa and for that matter, Ghana was well endowed with natural resources across all the regions and indicated that India was ready to focus on agriculture at the regional...
COVID-19: Ghana records 772 new infections
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COVID-19: Ghana records 772 new infections

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed 772 new cases of infection of the Coronavirus, raising the country’s active case count to 5,515. The country has also recorded eight new deaths relating to the disease since the last update on Sunday, January 31, 2021, bringing the death toll to 424.The new infections are from tests conducted as at January 30, 2021. The update further disclosed that 607 more people have recovered since the last update, bringing the total of clinical recoveries and discharge to 61,843. Currently, 119 of the active cases, it said, were in severe conditions, with 41 in critical condition. These cases are being managed in treatment sites, isolation centers across the country, while some were under home management, the GHS said. Ghana has so far reco...
GSS disseminates Agriculture census report
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GSS disseminates Agriculture census report

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has organised a dissemination workshop in Tamale to bring out key findings of Ghana's third Agriculture Census in Northern Ghana. The workshop brought together Directors of Agriculture, members of the GSS, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), in the Agriculture sector. The report of the Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA), which was conducted in 2017-2018 Agriculture season, would be disseminated further in the Middle and Southern Zones.  Mr Anthony Amuzu-Pharin, the Director of Social and Demographic Statistics of GSS, said the dissemination was aimed at making the key findings of the National Report of Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA) simple to attract and sustain the interest of people to search for details of the report. He said...
Marriage ceremonies are not banned- Oppong-Nkrumah clears air
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Marriage ceremonies are not banned- Oppong-Nkrumah clears air

Information Minister-designate Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has  explained that the reintroduction of restrictions on social gatherings does not affect marriage ceremonies in churches and mosques. Last Sunday, January 31, President Akufo-Addo, in his 23rd televised address, announced a ban on social gatherings including weddings, concerts, parties and funerals (25 persons) while pubs, beaches and night clubs remained closed until further notice. This follows the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, with daily average cases hovering around 600 and 64 people dead within two weeks. Giving further clarification on the ban at a media engagement on COVID-19 Update in Accra on Tuesday, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said, marriage ceremonies held during church service under strict COVID-19 protocols w...
Three months old baby requires financial support to undergo surgery
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Three months old baby requires financial support to undergo surgery

A three-month-old baby, Adif Sumaila, at Goripie in the Wa East District, Upper West Region, is in dire need of GH₵12,900.00 to undergo a repair of Spinal Bafida and Insertion of VP Strunt. The Repair of Spinal Bafida and Insertion of VP Strunt is estimated at GH₵11,700.00, and other auxiliary cost being the cost of medication estimated at GH₵1,000.00 and cost of laboratory tests estimated at GH₵200.00, according to a medical prescription form of little Adif cited by the GNA. Madam Nadrata Issahaku, the mother of the baby, told the GNA in an interview that she delivered the child with that condition at the Gorpie Clinic, but was referred to the Upper West Regional Hospital to seek for treatment for the child. Mr Suleman Sumaila, the father of the baby, told the GNA that they ...
Facemask wearing is low in market centres, lorry parks and traffic intersections-GHS
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Facemask wearing is low in market centres, lorry parks and traffic intersections-GHS

A survey conducted by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on January 29, this year, to assess the adherence to wearing of facemasks in the Greater Accra Region revealed that incorrect wearing of facemasks was high in market centres, lorry parks, traffic intersections, and under heads. The survey revealed three communities in the Region where people did not wear facemasks correctly as Nima Market (73.6%), Glife Lorry Station (73.2) and Osu Market Entrance (71.6%). The research was conducted in six districts and 43 communities in the Region including; Ayawaso West, Ayawaso East, Accra Metropolitan Area, Ablekuma Central and Korle Klottey. Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the GHS, who announced this in Accra on Tuesday, during the COVID-19 Media Update, said generally...
EU supports energy sector with additional 9.7 million Euros
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EU supports energy sector with additional 9.7 million Euros

The European Union (EU), through the French Development Agency- Agence Francaise Development (AFD) has approved a 9.7 million Euros grant to Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) to boost infrastructure works on its Kumasi-Bolgatanga Transmission Project. The aim of the project is to enhance and upgrade electricity supply and access to the Northern Regions of Ghana. It will also boost export of power to the sub-region under the West African Power Pool (WAPP), commencing with Burkina Faso.  The grant was co-signed by both Ms Diana Acconcia, EU Ambassador to Ghana and Ms Anne-Sophie Ave, French Ambassador to Ghana and Mr Christophe Cottet, Country Director of AFD and Mr Jonathan Amoako-Baah, Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCo, both signing on behalf of their respective institutions. ...
OLA-Elmina beachfront development counterproductive to sea defense project
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OLA-Elmina beachfront development counterproductive to sea defense project

Mr Frank Martey Korli, Central Regional Director of the Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority (LUSPA) has condemned the development along the OLA-Elmina Highway beachfront. The beautiful greenery of the area, particularly the evergreen grasses and coconut trees that had for years protected the beauty of the coastal stretch from erosion have been removed giving way to concrete projects. According to Mr Korli, the development was counterproductive to the Government’s sea defense project aimed at protecting beaches and its environs against encroachment, environmental deterioration as well as mitigating the negative social and economic consequences of the beach erosion. He noted with concern that the country’s beaches were increasingly becoming smaller for its fishermen due to ...
Robbers kills Police officer in highway robbery at Kwaebibirem
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Robbers kills Police officer in highway robbery at Kwaebibirem

A Police officer has been shot dead while another has sustained gunshot wounds in gunfire exchange with highway armed robbers in Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region. The deceased Police officer identified as Sargeant Moses Tetteh Nartey was shot on the chest and head while Detective Corporal Christian Tortimeh who was shot in the ribs currently on admission. Starr News has gathered that the two police officers were part of a Police Patrol team that was dispatched to respond to a robbery attack on Pramkese to Akyem Techiman road. The armed robbers reportedly blocked the road around 8:30 pm Monday robbing commuters. The robbers opened fire on the Police Patrol team upon their arrival shooting two of them. They responded with gunshots but quickly retreated and conveyed...
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