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Government of Ghana is spending over 200 million dollars to procure COVID-19 vaccine for the entire population. Dr Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), who said this in Accra on Thursday, said the price of the vaccine available presently ranged from USD 4 to USD 20 and that would be the cost at which every Ghanaian would be vaccinated.

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Structural engineers have recommended the shutdown of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) to avert any potential disaster. Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, whose Ministry has oversight responsibility over the operations of the Centre, said steps were being taken to close down the facility for repair works.

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Leader and Founder of the LoveWorld Incorporated popularly called Christ Embassy, Pastor Dr Chris Oyakhilome has given reasons why some pastors are financially broke and things seem not to be going well with them.

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Nana Adutwuwaa Mmorosa Dudaa Kani II, the Paramount Queen of Nkoranza Traditional Area has heaped praises on President Akufo-Addo for the nomination of her son, Mr. Akwasi Adu Gyan as the Bono East Regional Minister-designate.

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A Bekwai Circuit Court has jailed a washing bay labourer five years in hard labour for stealing. Eric Kwabena Antwi together with Yaw Sarpong stole the belongings valued at GHC4,840. 00 of Madam Felicia Alugushie, a trader.

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Some 554 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus has been recorded in the country. This has pushed the active cases to 6,948. According to GHS in its update on Thursday evening, February 11, 2021, the cumulative case count stands at 73,557.

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Some 12 persons have succumbed to covid-19. The death toll on Thursday has inched closer to half a thousand. The new deaths pushed the country 39;s death toll to 494, from a previous 482.

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The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Health Sector Environmental Health Practitioners Association ndash;Ghana (HeSEHPAG), a registered professional Association for Environmental Health Officers practicing under the Ministry of Health (MOH) and its Agencies, and are regulated by the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) in accordance with the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857); Wishes to commend the Ministry of Health (MOH) for launching the Healthca .

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Dr. William Godfred Cantah, Economist, Department of Economics, University of cape coast has admonished the government of Ghana to pursue the National Identification Card initiative vigorously in order to formalise Ghana rsquo;s economy.

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A Daf CF 350 truck with registration number GT 9730-13, driving from Accra to Kumasi with two occupants, loaded with 850 bags of cement on Thursday morning crashed several cars including a school bus when its brake failed at Nsawam in the Eastern Region.

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World Animal Protection has revealed that endangered African grey parrots and their body parts are being sold at lsquo;fetish rsquo; voodoo markets in Togo, West Africa. They are sold to improve memory, or to protect against witchcraft, ignoring the potential threat for zoonotic disease spread from animals to humans.

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Some bar operators in Akim Oda have bemoaned the low patronage of their drinking bars and spots saying it was leading to a gradual collapse of their businesses in the area. The operators in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) noted that the situation was as a result of the closure of their facilities by government, in a bid to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease.

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Some private school teachers in parts of Accra have expressed worry over the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country and said they were not ready for a second closure of schools.

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Professor Isaac Abeiku Blanksom, current acting President of the Ghana Communications Technology University (GCTU) will be speaking at a faculty research seminar for staff of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) on Friday, February 19.

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The absence of courts in most places in the Oti Region was affecting justice delivery, especially the enforcement of the Covid-19 protocols in the region. According to police this development, coupled with the limited space at the various police stations, was a huge challenge to the newly created region.

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The All-Africa Students Union has joined calls by global governing body United Nations and others like UNESCO to celebrate women and girls in Science and to demand more towards boosting interest and career choices of women in Science.

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Defence Minister-designate, Dominic Nitiwul has disclosed that the Military is set to establish bases in all the 16 regions in the country to beef up security. He made this disclosure when he appeared before Parliament 39;s Appointments Committee on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

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The Minister-designate of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey says she was not involved in discussions revolving around the $150 COVID-19 testing fee at the Kotoka International Airport. She posited that she was only aware of the $50 COVID-19 test for ECOWAS citizens.

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Brazzaville, 11 February 2021 ndash; Deaths from COVID-19 in Africa have surged by 40% in the last month, pushing Africa rsquo;s death toll towards 100 000 since the first reported case on the continent on 14 February 2020.

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A journalist with interest in heritage and culture Emmanuel Berima Agyemang, has called out the Ghana Tourism Authority to rise up to the mandate of which it was changed from Ghana Tourism Board to an Authority, describing the state agency as ldquo;same wine in different bottle rdquo; Angered by what seems to be a lackadaisical attitude of the Ghana Tourism Authority to vigorously promote the country rsquo;s tourism sites, the journalist explained that the first choice destination of Gh .

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Director of Communications at the Presidency Mr. Eugene Arhin has described as false allegations of physical abuse listed in the divorce documents filed by his wife Gloria Assan Arhin. The wife, a former banking says she is seeking a divorce as a result of extramarital activities of her husband as well as various abuses including verbal, emotional, psychological and physical.

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The Oyibi Gonten Mantse, Nii Bortey Kofi Frankwa II, has called on the Ministry of Education to enforce compliance and ensure that all basic schools in the Greater Accra Region study the Ga language.

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Washington, DC ndash; The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (

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As part of efforts to ensure compliance with the COVID protocols, the Tema Central Regional Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Barima Tweneboah Sasraku II, has stated that police officers in the region have continuously been following the protocols at all their facilities.

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