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Month: March 2021

Tamale host Ghana Rugby’s U-15 Boys 7s tournament
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Tamale host Ghana Rugby’s U-15 Boys 7s tournament

The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has successfully held the boys’ category of the U-15 Seven’s Tournament at the Sakasaka Community Park in Tamale. Despite the deadly Coronavirus frustrating businesses and schools around the globe as well as sporting activities, the Ghana Rugby is organising these tournaments in all the zones of the Union (GARA, CENTWEST, and NRRA). The tournament dubbed ‘Getting Into Rugby’ is the basis for growth and the aim is to introduce a GIR championship that will help develop players for the future. Four teams namely Sakasaka Community, Moshie Zongo Community, Kanvile Community and Kalpohin Community participated in the competition. The match official for the tournament were Mr Ephraim adjei, Abdul Basit Adu and Hudu Musah both practicing coach...
Association of Private Lotto Operators and Agents, others Call for Calm in Lottery Industry
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Association of Private Lotto Operators and Agents, others Call for Calm in Lottery Industry

The National Association of Private Lotto Operators and Agents in Ghana, and the Ghana National Chamber of Banker to Banker Lotto Operators and Agents in Ghana are calling for calm and peace to prevail in the lottery industry. The members of Association and the Chamber are also urging all private lotto operators and agents to cease the media war with the authority because it is inappropriate and improper to fight the regulator of the lottery industry. The NLA is mandated by relevant laws to ensure that every individual and companies operating in the industry do so in accordance with the Act 722, L. I. 1948 and Section 22 of the Act 844. Per the understanding of the contract between NLA and all private lotto operators licensed under Act 844 regulated by Act 722 and L. I. 1948 ...
LGBTQI is perversion of sex, distortion of creation – Moderator
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LGBTQI is perversion of sex, distortion of creation – Moderator

The Right Reverend Dr Setorwu Kwadzo Ofori, the Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church, says lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) relations is  perversion of sex and distortion of God's creation. “Therefore, no serious Christian must engage in such acts. If you study the Bible from the Christian point of view, these acts are not acceptable to God. God created man and woman; He did not create only male nor female and Jesus came to confirm that,” he said. “So God’s purposes must be fulfilled. One cannot just get up from his or her comfort zone and say I am a man but I want to become a woman or the other way round. No one can change what God has created. People say it is their right, but your right must be accepted in the community or the country at ...
Gov’t allocates GHC45.5 million to construct MPs constituency offices
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Gov’t allocates GHC45.5 million to construct MPs constituency offices

The Government is to provide GHC45.5 million this year to build constituency offices for 70 Members of Parliament (MPs). The amount, which is part of the 2021 Budget, caters for the first stage of the construction project, which would provide constituency offices for all the 275 MPs by 2024. A report of the Special Budget Committee of Parliament, presented to the plenary on Tuesday, said the Parliamentary Service intended “to construct 70 of such offices annually so that by the end of 2024, all 275 Constituencies will be provided.” The constituency offices are expected to facilitate the work of Members of Parliament by creating a nonpartisan and neutral office for all constituents to interact with their representatives. The Committee, however, urged management of the Parli...
Accra to host Scientists Conference on combating infectious diseases
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Accra to host Scientists Conference on combating infectious diseases

Scientists, clinicians and policy makers will on April 21 and 22, 2021, converge in Accra for the Celebrate LAB West Africa 2021 Conference to deliberate on strengthening West Africa’s diagnostics and research environment toward combating infectious disease.   They would assess the long-term impact of the treatment of COVID-19 patients in view of the fight against drug resistance in West Africa and other pertinent issues. An official statement issued to the Ghana News Agency, on Tuesday, said “Combating Emerging and Re-Emerging Infections through Standardization of Laboratory Practice across West Africa,” is the theme of the conference. It would also deliberate how to balance the COVID-19 pandemic response with protecting public health gains in the laboratory diagnosis of HIV...
Over 9,000 health staff in Upper West to receive COVID-19 jab
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Over 9,000 health staff in Upper West to receive COVID-19 jab

Dr Damien Punguyire, the Upper West Regional Director of Health Services, has announced that about 9,500 health workers in the Region will be vaccinated against the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The number comprised clinical, non-clinical and casual workers in the public, private and Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) facilities, staff and students of health training institutions in the Region. Dr Punguyire, who disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Wa on Tuesday, noted that the exercise in the region was expected to last for seven days. “The vaccine deployment has started in the region, and in this region, we are targeting only health workers. Across the country, the government has decided that health workers should be vaccinated. ...
Christian Health Association provides COVID-19 testing in five regions
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Christian Health Association provides COVID-19 testing in five regions

The Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) on Tuesday launched a COVID-19 testing programme in Accra to make Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test easily accessible at the district and sub-district levels. The testing programme, aimed at complementing government’s efforts at containing the coronavirus, will be implemented at six sites in five selected regions. The sites are the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital in the Upper East Region, Wenchi Methodist Hospital and Holy Family Hospital at Berekum in the Bono Region, and SDA Hospital at Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region. The others are the Saint Francis Xavier Hospital at Assin Fosu in the Central Region, and the Saint Dominic Hospital, Akwatia, in the Eastern Region. Mr Kwaku Ageymang-Manu, the Minster of Health, who launched ...
Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal health directorate receives COVID-19 vaccines
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Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal health directorate receives COVID-19 vaccines

The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Health Directorate has received 2,700 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines for health professionals. It is the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines for the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality. Presenting the vaccines to the Municipal Health Directorate, Mr Benjamin Kessie, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), thanked the government for procuring the vaccine for frontline workers. Mr Kessie noted that although the batch of vaccine was strictly for health care officials, the government would soon extend the exercise to the public. The MCE and the wife Madam Alberta Bonney received their jabs to convince the residents of Tarkwa-Nsuaem to get vaccinated. Mr Kessie urged the media to educate the residents to shun negative perceptions about the vaccine. "I have been v...
Bia West District Assembly hands over 180 desks to Education Directorate
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Bia West District Assembly hands over 180 desks to Education Directorate

The Bia West District Assembly in the Western North Region has handed over more than 180 dual desks to the Education Directorate for distribution to schools in the District. Presenting the desks, Mr John Koah, District Chief Executive for Bia West, said it was to ensure social and physical distancing among students. He said besides the furniture provided by the government, the Assembly also procured over 1,200 dual desks to schools, adding that there were plans to provide more furniture for schools in the District. Mr Koah advised school management committees to handle the furniture with care and maintain them to help reduce the financial pressure on the Assembly. Nana Kwarteng Arthur, Head of Monitoring and Supervision, who received the desks on behalf of the Education Di...
SALL residents will be represented in 2024 – Yaw Oppong
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SALL residents will be represented in 2024 – Yaw Oppong

Residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lololo (SALL) are likely to get representation in 2024, private legal practitioner Yaw Oppong has said. A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court presided over by Justice Yaw Appau on Tuesday dismissed the application for review from lawyers of the interested parties from Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lololo otherwise known as (SALL). The panel which also includes Justice Samuel Marful-Sau, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, Justice Amadu Tanko, Justice Yoni Kulendi, and Justice Henrietta Mensah Bonsu said the application failed. The apex court panel of five on January 4, this year, unanimously quashed the decision of the High Court in Ho for injuncting John Peter Amewu, the then Member of Parliament-elect for the Hohoe Constituency from ...
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