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Akufo-Addo cuts sod for GHC32 million Accra STEM Academy
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Akufo-Addo cuts sod for GHC32 million Accra STEM Academy

The Accra STEM Academy will have state-of-the-art facilities, including a four-storey classroom block, science laboratories, a sickbay, administrative area, staff common room and library  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the sod cutting of the Accra STEM Academy The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the construction of the Accra STEM Academy, a school, dedicated, principally, to the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The academy, which will be constructed within the next 24 months, will be completed from kindergarten to high school, with an expected population of some 2,000 students. It will have a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including a four-storey classroom block, sc...
IGP interdicts drunk police officer in viral video
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IGP interdicts drunk police officer in viral video

The police said in a statement Wednesday that the officer is facing a service inquiry over his conduct. He has also been referred to a clinical psychologist for further examination The Inspector General of Police George Akuffo Dampare has with immediate effect interdicted a policeman caught on tape in a “perceived drunken state.” The police said in a statement Wednesday that the officer is facing a service inquiry over his conduct. He has also been referred to a clinical psychologist for further examination. “In addition, he will be referred to the Police Medical Board for thorough review and support towards rehabilitation where necessary,” the statement issued by the director-general of the Police Service ACP Kwesi Ofori said. The police officer is see...
Cardinal Turkson: Ghana must emulate Rwanda in churches crackdown
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Cardinal Turkson: Ghana must emulate Rwanda in churches crackdown

An estimated 6,000 churches were closed across Rwanda in a government crackdown that began in March 2018  with 700 closures in the nation’s capital of Kigali  Churches Peter Appiah Turkson, the Cardinal of the Catholic Church is suggesting to the Ghanaian government to emulate the example of Rwanda by initiating steps to sanitise Ghana’s religious landscape. An estimated 6,000 churches were closed across Rwanda in a government crackdown that began in March 2018  with 700 closures in the nation’s capital of Kigali. Cardinal Turkson’s comments come on the back of a statement issued by the police administration last Friday, announcing that it had started analysing videos of prophecies made on the night of 31 December 2021, to see if any of them was c...
FDA Recalls Coagulated Nestle Milk Products
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FDA Recalls Coagulated Nestle Milk Products

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has announced the recall of some batches of milk products (Ideal and Carnation Milk) from Nestle Ghana Limited off the market. It follows consumers’ complaints to the FDA about the products being coagulated. The food regulatory body in a statement disclosed that several batches of the products were recalled after a “comprehensive regulatory action” and a microbial laboratory analysis of samples of the product at the factory. The affected batches of ldeal Milk are 12651489, 12951489, 12961489, 13001489, 13031489, 13131489, 13161489, 13171489, 13341489, 13351489. For Carnation Milk the affected batches are 12901480, 12911489, 12931489, 12941489, 12951489,12591489, 12601489, 12611489, 12651489, 13061489, 13071489, 13081489, 13091489, 1310148...
Tema West NPP Chairman Backs John Boadu
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Tema West NPP Chairman Backs John Boadu

John Boadu The Constituency Chairman for Tema West, Nana Boakye, has thrown his weight behind John Boadu, to retain the General Secretary position of the New Patriotic Party. Nana Boakye described John Boadu as an astute and experienced General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party and gave justifications for the retention of Mr. Boadu. “I Support John Boadu and endorse him as the most experienced amongst the options available to help our party break the eight,” he said on social media, adding “we can’t afford to go into a very crucial elections like that of 2024 with a New Presidential Candidate, New National Chairman, New National Organiser, New National Youth Organiser and also a New General Secretary.” He added that JB as John Boadu is affectionately called, “is our bes...
COCOBOD Reacts To Child Labour Documentary
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COCOBOD Reacts To Child Labour Documentary

Stephen Fiifi Boafo THE GHANA Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has indicated it does not connive and condone child labour by farmers in cocoa growing areas. Stephen Fiifi Boafo, Director of Public Affairs at COCOBOD, who disclosed this at a press conference yesterday in Accra, said as the regulator of Ghana’s cocoa industry, COCOBOD was very much interested in sustainability. He said COCOBOD has adopted a policy of zero tolerance for child labour as an important component of cocoa sustainability. The press conference was in reaction to a recent JOY FM documentary titled “Children In Cocoa Labour” aired Monday morning and repeated in the evening. It is an undercover investigation by Kwatey Nartey, a journalist, which sought to expose incidence of child labour in the cocoa...
Kuami Eugene, KiDi To Hold Concert In London
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Kuami Eugene, KiDi To Hold Concert In London

KiDi and Kuami Eugene                          Two Ghanaian afrobeat artistes, KiDi and Kuami Eugene, will headline a musical concert slated to take place at the Indigo at the O2 Arena in London on March 6, 2022. The event is meant to bring their fans in UK together on one platform, have fun and dance to their favourite tunes that made waves in 2020 and 2021. KiDi and Kuami Eugene are two of Ghana’s illustrious sons in the music industry who have enjoyed critical and commercial success, less than six years into their music careers. KiDi and Kuami Eugene, currently on Lynx Entertainment record label, are among the finest afrobeat artistes in Ghana who...
Cannabis compounds, as complement to vaccines, can prevent coronavirus from entering human cells, study says
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Cannabis compounds, as complement to vaccines, can prevent coronavirus from entering human cells, study says

Hemp plant (File Photo) (Aphiwat Chuangchoem, Pexels) Could cannabis really help prevent a positive coronavirus outcome? A new study published by researchers at Oregon State University found that hemp compounds have the ability to prevent the virus from entering human cells, according to a report from New4JAX sister station WDIV in Detroit. The researchers were investigating small-molecule therapeutic agents, which in addition to vaccines, might help treat or prevent infections by SARS-CoV-2 and its variants, which cause COVID-19. The study said that cannabinoid acids from hemp (Cannabis sativa) bind to the COVID spike protein, blocking a critical step in the process the virus uses to infect people and preventing the entry of live SARS-CoV-2 into cells. “Oral...
“Jail break alert” as Liberian jails run out of food
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“Jail break alert” as Liberian jails run out of food

In this May 3, 2012 photo, inmates sleep inside their cell in San Pedro Sula Central Corrections Facility in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Inside one of Honduras' most dangerous a  -  Copyright © africanewsRodrigo Abd/APBy Rédaction Africanews LIBERIA There are fears of a possible jail break in some prison facilities in Liberia as inmates keep starving due to the shortage of food. Sources within the Monrovia Central Prison for instance say the facility went short of food since December 8. According to prison officials, the situation has caused two prisons, including the main Monrovia Central Prison; to shut temporarily shut their doors to newcomers. "Today, there is completely no food at the facility. Up to now, it is 2pm, there is no food," a source within one of the fac...
President Akufo-Addo Launches Gh¢6.1 Million Police Medical Fund; Commisisons Projects At Police Hospital
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President Akufo-Addo Launches Gh¢6.1 Million Police Medical Fund; Commisisons Projects At Police Hospital

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 11th January 2021, at the Police Hospital, launched a GH¢6.1 million Police Emergency Medical Intervention Fund, aimed at providing immediate financial assistance for the medical treatment of police officers, who get injured in line of duty.  According to President Akufo-Addo, “I have been assured that beneficiaries do not have to go through the usual bureaucracies and the associated delays which have, in the past, resulted, in some cases, in personnel losing their lives whilst awaiting treatment, and the deterioration of medical conditions of some others”.  Presenting the first three (3) beneficiaries of the Fund, Chief Inspector Victor Anako, Inspector Theresa Ohene and Corporal Isaac Asuman...
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