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Covid 19, political tension before and after the 2020 elections dominates Ghana’s report to the ECOWAS parliament
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Covid 19, political tension before and after the 2020 elections dominates Ghana’s report to the ECOWAS parliament

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the political tension before and after the 2020 general elections and threat of terrorism dominated Ghana’s report to the Economic Community of West African States, Ecowas parliament. The Sub-regional body parliament exist to promote economic cooperation among member states in order to raise living standards and promote economic development. Deputy majority leader in parliament, Alexander Afenyo-Markin who leads Ghana’s delegation in his report praised the electoral commission for the conduct of the last election which saw President Akufo Addo retained power but left parliament hanged The two major political parties won 137 seats each but decision by the independent Member of Parliament for Fomena in the Ashanti region, Andrew Asimah gi...
Ofosu-Bator M/A Basic School pupils study under trees
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Ofosu-Bator M/A Basic School pupils study under trees

School pupils of Ofosu-Bator M/A Basic school, a fishing community in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti Region, are forced to study under trees due to lack of infrastructure. The school has no classrooms, staff common room, learning materials, including texts books, ICT laboratory and desks, denying the pupils the conducive environment and peace of mind needed for their studies. A visit by Ghana News Agency (GNA) saw some pupils sitting on a borehole platform constructed under the tree used for the academic work because of lack of desk. The muddy structures constructed by the community members to assist academic activities has also developed deep cracks and posed great danger to the lives of the pupils. Mr Frank Nimako, Headteacher of the school, appealed to releva...
FDA clears Takoradi Market of formalin use
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FDA clears Takoradi Market of formalin use

The Western Regional Directorate of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)  has cleared the Takoradi Market of the use of formalin, a chemical for preserving corpses in mortuaries. Mr Solomon Kwabena Boni, Regional Information Officer at the Western Regional Office of the FDA, told the GNA that a search to ascertain whether the traders used the chemical was not conclusive.He enlightened that when formalin was present in the air, it could cause wheezing, nausea, watery eyes, coughing and burning sensation in the eyes, nose and throat in the short term and skin irritation, and as well cause cancer over a long time. He said though formalin was commonly used as an industrial disinfectant, a preservative in funeral homes and medical laboratories, the chemical was gaining roots in fish an...
Traditional leadership is key to integration, trade – Togbe Afede
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Traditional leadership is key to integration, trade – Togbe Afede

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, has said unity among traditional leadership on the continent was key to stronger continental integration, empowerment and progress, and should be promoted. He said a united traditional leadership would support systems and organisations, including the continental free trade, and the African Union to accelerate economic growth across the continent.  The Agbogbomefia made the call when Mr lain Walker, British High Commissioner to Ghana, paid a courtesy call on Him in Ho and said an “Africa Traditional Leadership Union” was an initiative he was “championing” and would require support. He said the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCETA) provided the best path to industrial growth and better living standards, and thus tr...
Laboratory Scientists call off strike
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Laboratory Scientists call off strike

The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists has called off its strike following a meeting with the Parliamentary committee on Health. President of the Association Dr. Abu Abudu Rahamani said he hopes with the intervention of the committee, the issue will be resolved quickly. He has therefore asked members of the Association to resume work. The industrial action started from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on May 20, when medical Laboratory Scientists and allied professionals protested against the decision of the Management to post two doctors to work in their Unit. The protests which began as a sit-down strike escalated into a total withdrawal of services after an emergency meeting on Wednesday, May 26. Other regional branches of the group joined in the ac...
Achimota School to appeal court ruling on Rasta student
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Achimota School to appeal court ruling on Rasta student

The Governing Board of the Achimota School has instructed lawyers of the school to file an appeal against the court ruling which ordered that the two Rastafarian students, Oheneba Nkrabea and Tyrone Marhguy who were denied admission into the school, be admitted. The Board said it disagrees with the ruling of the court which was delivered on Monday May 31. A statement issued on Tuesday June 1 said “The Governing Board of Achimota School was represented in court yesterday 31st May 201 and has learned from the outcome of the case brought against it by two persons who had earlier applied to be admitted to the school. “The court ruled that the religious rights of the two applicants had been violated by the school management as they sought to enforce the time-tested and well-k...
Euro 2020: Trent Alexander-Arnold named in England’s 26-man squad
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Euro 2020: Trent Alexander-Arnold named in England’s 26-man squad

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named in England's 26-man squad for this summer's European Championship. Liverpool full-back Alexander-Arnold, 22, is one of four right-backs, while injured duo Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson are both included. Boss Gareth Southgate had to cut seven players from his provisional list. Mason Greenwood withdrew through injury with Jesse Lingard, Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Ben Godfrey, James Ward-Prowse and Ollie Watkins all left out. The final squad means there will be no debutants for the tournament, which starts next week. Southgate said: "I think every squad [selection] is difficult because we have a lot of talented players in this country. "The most difficult thing [this time] is not being able to take players who have been with u...
Carlo Ancelotti leaves Everton for Real Madrid return
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Carlo Ancelotti leaves Everton for Real Madrid return

Carlo Ancelotti has left Everton to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time. The 61-year-old Italian, who managed Real Madrid for two years between 2013 and 2015, has left Everton after 18 months in charge at Goodison Park. He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real and the move leaves Everton searching for a sixth permanent manager in five years. Ancelotti has signed a three-year deal at Real and said the move represented "an unexpected opportunity". He added: "I have complete respect for everyone associated with Everton and hope they can achieve the exciting opportunities they have in front of them. "While I have enjoyed being at Everton I have been presented with an unexpected opportunity which I believe is the right move for me and my family at this time." Re...
High Court orders Achimota School to admit Rasta student, Tyrone Marhguy
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High Court orders Achimota School to admit Rasta student, Tyrone Marhguy

The Human Rights Court 1 Division of the High Court in Accra, has ordered Achimota School to admit Tyrone Marhguy, the dreadlock-wearing Rastafarian boy into the school. The Court in the same spirit directed Achimota School to also admit Oheneba Nkrabea, another Rastafarian student into the school. The saga has been ongoing since March 19, 2021, during which the two students have not been able to start academic work with their colleagues. They were placed at the school through the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) having satisfied the entry requirement by creditably passing their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Tyrone Iras Marhguy’s results were attached to the lawsuit to emphasize his academic competence. The school had asked th...
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