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Ban use of mercury in small-scale mining – Asantehene
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Ban use of mercury in small-scale mining – Asantehene

Ghana must take proactive measures to ban small-scale miners from using mercury in gold processing, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has advocated. “The use of mercury in gold processing should be banned given its toxicity to human health and the environment,” he said, saying this ought to be done under internationally accepted mining practices and standards. According to scientists, the inhalation of elemental mercury vapours could cause neurological and behavioural disorders such as tremors, emotional instability, memory loss and neuromuscular changes, and could also harm the kidney and thyroid. Otumfuo Osei Tutu, who was addressing the maiden Regional Consultative Dialogue on Small-Scale Mining in Kumasi, stressed the need for the country to promote legitimate and res...
Woman attacked by wild antelope succumbs to death
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Woman attacked by wild antelope succumbs to death

Madam  Bejome Jacha, a 48-year-old woman at Dambai Old Town in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region, has succumbed to death after an attack by a wild antelope. The woman, who went to the farm to pick mangoes, came under attack after the animal head-butted her, causing injuries to her chest area. The victim, who landed in thorny bushes, shouted for help and was rescued from the animal. Mr Kwabena Wasaw, a yam farmer in the vicinity, rushed the injured woman to the Kopah clinic at Dambai, where she received first aid before being transferred to the Worawora Government Hospital. Mr Jacha Jagri, the husband of the victim, who confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the wife was transferred to the Hohoe Municipal Hospital, where she was on admissio...
NCCE urges security agencies to be neutral
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NCCE urges security agencies to be neutral

Personnel of security agencies have been called upon to remain neutral in the discharge of their duties to ensure unity and development in the country. They were also urged to be professional and act without fear or favour to enable them to win the trust of the citizenry.  Mr Wilberforce Zangina, Acting North East Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), who made the call, said this was necessary to propel the country to higher heights. He was speaking at separate engagements and interactions with members of the security agencies at Nalerigu in the North East Region as part of activities organised by the NCCE to mark this year's Constitution Week in the region. The security agencies engaged as part of the Constitution Week celebration in the...
Olympics Coach attributes defeat to complacency
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Olympics Coach attributes defeat to complacency

Annor Walker, Head Coach of Accra Great Olympics, says his players were complacent in the late stages of their week 24 encounter against Aduana Stars, hence the 3-2 defeat. Aduana Stars delivered a remarkable comeback to secure maximum with Sam Adams scoring the winner in stoppage time despite Great Olympics getting a two-goal advantage with an hour played in the match. According to the Coach, the loss was a painful one but accepted it in good faith adding that it was due to complacency on the part of the players. “It is a painful loss because I consider it as part of football and I accepted the defeat and took it in good faith. “My players were not tired. They thought they had won the match. Their attitude towards the game at the end was not the best and we subsequently l...
“Win against Olympics is a huge boost for us” – Aduana Stars Coach
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“Win against Olympics is a huge boost for us” – Aduana Stars Coach

Asare Bediako, Head Coach of Aduana Stars says their victory against Great Olympics will serve as a huge boost in their quest to secure a top spot finish at the end of the season. The "Ogyaa" Boys delivered an extra-ordinary comeback to edge Great Olympics 3-2 in a match-week 24 encounter played at the Accra Sports Stadium. According to the Coach Bediako, the win was a special one for him having earned his first away win after taking the mantle as head coach. “I have always prayed for an away win since I took charge of the team to boost my chances of getting into the top four. Aduana is a big club and fans get worried when we are ninth or tenth, so we are poised in getting more away wins to get into the top four. “The target is not to win the league but the target is to be...
Gospel musician Claudia Amoako preaches hope in new single
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Gospel musician Claudia Amoako preaches hope in new single

Veteran Ghanaian gospel female artiste Claudia Amoako has released a soul inspiring single titled ''Enko Wo Ko'' a message to believers to entrust God to fight their spiritual battles. According to the gospel songstress the idea of the song is to project the good works of God in her life, inspiring others to keep still faith in the Almighty God in salvaging their worries. The song produced by Abi Emma at Bigrums Studio rides on a cool beat of funk reggae with a little contemporary touch of live drums and guitar making it soothing to the ears. Speaking in an interview, the gospel musician, the lyrics of the song was inspired by the sermon in the bible coupled with some personal experiences which demonstrated to her that God does listen to prayers. ''My new single has a mess...
GJA Prez apologises over Caleb Kudah comments
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GJA Prez apologises over Caleb Kudah comments

President of the Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) Roland Affail Monney has rendered unqualified apology for his comments on the assault of Citi FM journalists Caleb Kudah and Zoe Abu Baidoo Addo by National Security operatives last Tuesday. Mr Affail Monney said his initial comments in an interview at Kumasi was based on “scanty” information received then. “Unsurprisingly, my condemnation of the office invasion and physical brutalisation was muted while my comments on Caleb’s ethical style was tilted and overly highlighted obviously to achieve certain sensational ends,” he said at a press conference in Accra on Friday, May 14. “As a student of leadership, I have learned that a leader is not afraid to change course when confronted with fresh information which challenges ea...
Kwesi Arthur teams up with Vic Mensa on new jam titled ‘Winning’
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Kwesi Arthur teams up with Vic Mensa on new jam titled ‘Winning’

Rising Ghanaian superstar Kwesi Arthur releases his brand new single “Winning” featuring Chicago rap royalty Vic Mensa – a new taster from his forthcoming debut album pencilled for this Summer, via Platoon and his label, Ground Up Chale. A lilting guitar instrumental building to an explosive, rugged chorus allows the two artists maximum bragging rights, delivering uncut Drill vibes that’s sure to resonate at street level from Tema in Ghana to Chicago’s South Side. Following his feature on one of the most notable underground tracks of the year in Yaw Tog’s “Sore” Remix feat. Stormzy, Kwesi has been steadily turning up the heat on his output all year, his breakthrough COLORS performance drawing co-signs from US superstar Cardi B, his sell-out shows in Lond...
Alan Kyeremanteng, others supporting Dzata Cement a sign of fixing the country – Economic Writer
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Alan Kyeremanteng, others supporting Dzata Cement a sign of fixing the country – Economic Writer

Alan Kyeremanteng Social Commentator and economic writer, Coach ‘Opeele’ Boateng has said that the #FixTheCountry agenda can never be realized if we do not fix our politics first. Expanding on this statement, he shared that a lot of the things that happen in the country are often characterized by politics and if left unchecked can stall the development of the country. In a panel discussion on Happy FM’s ‘Epa Hoa Daben show, the Social Commentator, however, observed that the current trend where bigwigs from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have openly supported the Dzata Cement project by Ibrahim Mahama is a sign that the country is being fixed. According to him, their support for the project washes away any politicization of the project, hence, moving the country to development. ...
Ghana to host African Swimming and Open Water championships
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Ghana to host African Swimming and Open Water championships

The Ghana Swimming Association (GSA) has won the bid to host the 2021 CANA Junior/Senior Swimming and Open Water Championships at the CANA Bureau meeting held via zoom on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Ghana would host about 54 countries in Africa for the seven-day event slated for 11th – 17th October, this year. Ghana had a clean edge in the bidding process, securing unanimous consent to host the championships. This would be the second time Ghana is hosting such a huge event with the last being the CANA Zone Two Swimming and Open Water Championships at the Trust Sports Emporium and Aqua Safari Resort respectively in March 2020. The successful organisation earned Ghana tons of praises across Africa. The upcoming championship forms part of preparation for the 2023 African Gam...
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