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Rainfall not indication of rainy season – Meteorologist

The rainfall that occurred in some parts of the country over the weekend, is not an indication of the rainy-season. It was the result of a change in the direction of the air-mass, which propelled storms that were over the sea to the land, Mr Michael Padi, Senior Meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency has said. Speaking to the Ghana …

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Ghana Ranked 2nd In Open Defecation

Ghana has been ranked as second in Africa in open defecation with 19 per cent of its population resorting to sanitation practice deemed the riskiest of all. The Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region is the second highest percentage of people who defecate in the open in the country. This was revealed by the Chief Director of the Northern Region …

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Two Arrested For Trading In Wee

The Mile 7 District Police Command has apprehended two men for allegedly trading in dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp at Fish Pond, near Tantra Hills in Accra. The police arrested the suspects when they were transporting the items in two big sacks, popularly known as ‘Ghana Must Go,’ from Ashaiman to a client at Abeka Lapaz. They are …

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No Allowance For Varsity Teacher Trainees – Education Minister-Designate

Government will restore allowances for students of colleges of education but will not extend the payment to teacher trainees in the country’s universities, Education Minister-designate Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has hinted. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, during its campaign for the 2016 elections, assured thousands of teacher trainees across the country of the full restoration of their allowances, which …

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Parliament Begins Probe Into Alleged Police Brutality

Parliament has opened a probe into allegations of repeated use of brutal force by the Police during riot control situations, leading to deaths and injuries. The probe follows an oral presentation on the floor of the House Tuesday by Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarack, who narrated the story of how a 19-year-old constituent who was shot by police …

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Kwabenya youth to attack private developers on their lands

Traditional leaders at Kwabenya in Accra have given city authorities two weeks to halt the indiscriminate sale of lands in the area. They are accusing the Atomic Energy Commission of selling their lands to private developers. The youth of the area have threatened to attack the developers if the projects are not stopped. Spokesperson for the Kwabenya youth, Theophilous Ankama …

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Groups laud Nana Addo’s choice of Northern Regional Minister

Several groups within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region, have unanimously endorsed Salifu Saeed’s nomination as the Northern Regional Minister designate. These include the United Zongo for Bawumia, NPP Northern Region constituency Chairmen caucus, the party’s regional secretariat and Kukuo NPP youth. Salifu Saeed, if approved by Parliament’s Appointments Committee, will be the first Northern Regional Minister …

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NHIS will work again – Agyeman-Manu

The minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has said the ailing National Health Insurance Scheme will work again if given the nod as the sector minister. Responding to questions by the appointments committee of Parliament on how he was going to rescue the insurance scheme, Mr. Agyemang-Manu said he will ensure that whatever needs to be done to see to it …

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