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President Akufo-Addo Mourns Prince Philip
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President Akufo-Addo Mourns Prince Philip

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has sent a message of condolence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to the British Royal Family on the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, which occurred on Friday, 9th April 2021. Describing the Duke of Edinburgh as Queen Elizabeth’s “devoted companion of the last seventy-three (73) years”, President Akufo-Addo recounted their visits to 1961 and in 1999, adding that “the Ghanaian people have excellent memories of his dynamic and engaging personality.” The President noted further that Prince Philip’s life “had a positive impact on us in Ghana. Over seven hundred and fifty thousand (750,000) young Ghanaians have benefitted from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the great initiative he established in 1956, six...
Nzema East Municipality receives 1,380 doses of COVID-19 vaccine
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Nzema East Municipality receives 1,380 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region has taken delivery of 1,380 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines would be distributed to health centres such as Axim Hospital, Apewosika, Ewuku, Agyan, Bamiankor, Kutukrom, Banso, Dadwen, Kegyina and other health centres for the vaccination exercise to begin soon. Mr. Frank Okpenyen, the Municipal Chief Executive, received the vaccine and was also the first to be vaccinated. The MCE called on the residents to take the vaccines to protect themselves against the deadly Coronavirus. He explained that an individual is expected to visit the under-listed health facilities with either a Voter's ID cards, NIA cards, NHIS cards, Driver's license or Passports for easy identification. He advised that those who would take th...
Sefwi-Akontombra Chief appeals for the reappointment of Amoah Yawson as DCE
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Sefwi-Akontombra Chief appeals for the reappointment of Amoah Yawson as DCE

The Chief of Sefwi-Akotombra in the Western North Region, Nana Kwabena Bioh II, has called on President Akufo-Addo to reappoint Mr Amoah Yawson as District Chief Executive for Akontombra District for his excellent performance in his first term in office. The Akontombra Chief who is also the Benkumhene of Sefwi- Wiawso Traditional Area, made the appeal during the annual Elluoluo festival held at Sefwi Akotombra. The festivals was to thank the ancestors for their immense support and protection of the chiefs and people of the area for the entire year without any serious calamity. Nana Bioh II indicated that, the cordial relationship between Mr Yawson and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akontombra Constituency Mr Alex Tetteth have yielded fruitful results in the area. He men...
Do not sell or consume dolphins and other fishes washed ashore-NCCE
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Do not sell or consume dolphins and other fishes washed ashore-NCCE

The Western Regional Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has sensitized the people of Axim and its environs against the consumption of the melon head dolphins and other fishes washed ashore on the Brawire and Ankobra beaches last Sunday. The Commission has also advised against the sale of such fishes to cold store operators and fish markets in the Region and beyond. This came to light when the Regional Director of the Commission, Mr Justice Ennin, held a stakeholder meeting with the affected communities at Axim to sensitize them on the effects of the consumption and sale of the fishes. The meeting, which was attended by the Assembly Members, chiefs, Chief Fisherman, fishmongers and other stakeholders, was to educate them on the possible effects the f...
Bishop of Wa commends Speaker of Parliament
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Bishop of Wa commends Speaker of Parliament

The Most Reverend Richard Kuuia Baawobr, Missionary of Africa, the Catholic Bishop of Wa, has commended the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, for standing firm against the promotion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) rights in the country. “Congrats for the very strong reminder to the Australian High Commissioner and to others that noble marriage in the Ghanaian customary bond is between a man and a woman and not what is being promoted by the LGBTQI+,” he said. The Most Rev. Baawobr commended Mr Bagbin during a thanksgiving mass held in Sombo in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region to thank God for his election as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the fourth Republic of Ghana. “We are very thankful for...
Justice Sector Support Activity implementation team meets D-G of Prisons
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Justice Sector Support Activity implementation team meets D-G of Prisons

The USAID Ghana Justice Sector Support Activity implementation team has paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service, Mr Patrick Missah. The visit forms part of efforts to engage more stakeholders in the criminal justice chain on the importance of the Case Tracking System (CTS) in enhancing efficient justice delivery in Ghana. The implementing partners, comprised the Legal Resource Centre, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and Crime Check Foundation. The Project, supported by USAID, creates the platform for Ghanaians to engage with the Prisons Service a critical component in Ghana’s criminal justice system.  Mr. Missah expressed his excitement with the introduction of the CTS technology to support justice delivery.  He said the Priso...
Bono Regional Minister takes COVID-19 jab
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Bono Regional Minister takes COVID-19 jab

Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister, has called on the public to disregard theories and myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines, saying vaccination remains the surest way to protect oneself from contracting the viral disease. The Regional Minister said this as she received her first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine on Friday and described the jab as normal and safe. She took her jab around 1030 hours at the premises of Sunyani Municipal Health Directorate where officials of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) are undertaking a COVID-19 vaccination exercise, exclusively for the media. The GNA gathered that the day's vaccination exercise targets to benefit about 200 journalists and media practitioners in the Sunyani Municipality, and parts of the Bono Region. "Th...
President Akufo-Addo Issues Directives On Ghana’s Earthquakes Preparedness And Response
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President Akufo-Addo Issues Directives On Ghana’s Earthquakes Preparedness And Response

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has issued a number of directives to Ministries, Departments and Agencies in response to a report compiled by a committee of experts tasked to assess the country’s state of preparedness for the occurrence of earthquakes. Speaking at a stakeholders’ conference organised by the Ministry of Interior, on Thursday, 8th April 2021, at Tang Palace, President Akufo-Addo noted that the series of earth tremors experienced by the country in recent times, coupled with the confirmation that Ghana is susceptible to earthquakes along the southern belt and the Akwapim-Togo range, resulted in the establishment of a Technical Committee to prepare “A Framework for Refocusing Ghana’s Earthquake Preparedness and Response”. Endorsing the rep...
Drinking beer daily may double a man’s chances of reaching 90 years – Study claims
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Drinking beer daily may double a man’s chances of reaching 90 years – Study claims

A daily tipple nearly doubles a man’s hope of hitting 90, a study says. Those on half a pint of beer a day are 81 per cent more likely than teetotallers to reach a tenth decade. Women who drink similar amounts increase by a third their chance of reaching that landmark. Even blokes who consumed three nips of whisky or two pints daily — double the recommended NHS maximum — are two-thirds more likely to live to that ripe age when compared to abstainers. The booze habits of 5,500 people were tracked by researchers from Maastricht University in Holland for over two decades. Lead researcher Prof Dr Piet van den Brandt said: “Our analyses show significantly positive associations between alcohol and longevity in men and women.” One theory is moderate drinking is good for hea...
The year of roads, myths or reality?
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The year of roads, myths or reality?

An expository tour of Accra brought to memory the old song literally translated “movement across has exposed me to things”. Standing far at the end of the junction from the bus stop, there lies a stretch of road decorated with potholes and muddy water. Drivers tumbled through the potholes and muddy waters reminiscent of football legendary Diago Maradona of Argentina on the football field or risk breaking parts of vehicles. Now drivers on these decorated roads sharpen their skills in single movement or series of moves to avoid the potholes or run into it at a slow pace as they dared not speed. Year of roads The year of roads myths or reality? Hallucination or authentic? At the junction it was possible that people could be rudely interrupted from the mental wonderland by ...
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