Modern Ghana

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The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Manager, Dr. Keziah Malm has toured some districts in the eastern and central region to inspect on-going nationwide mapping of mosquito breeding sites being undertaken by the vector control unit of Zoomlion Ghana Limited.

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Residents of Gravel Junction a suburb within the New Gbawe Electoral Area , township of the Weija - Gbawe Municipality could not hide their excitement and relief when Messrs GS International, China, stormed their community to commence construction of the 1.8 kilometers Gravel Junction unmotorable road which has been in a deplorable state for decades.

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Hypertension is a medial diagnosis of high blood pressure, which is made if the systolic number or the diastolic number stays higher than normal most of the time. Systolic blood pressure is the pressure against artery walls as the heart contracts (or beats) and pushes blood into the arteries.

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It was against this backdrop, that the members of the Select Committee underscored the need for part of the District Assemblies Common Fund to be used to address the sanitation menace by establishing recycling plants in all the regions.

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Government has been urged to use a portion of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF), for the establishment of Zoomlion s Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (IRECORP) across the country. A Joint Select Committee of Parliament, comprising Local Government Rural Development, Works Housing and Environment, Science and Technology addressing the media in Accra said poor sanitation conditions has reached alarming levels, posing risks to human health.

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The President of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG), Dr. Solomon A. Keelson, says the decision by leadership of the association to declare an industrial action stems from months of neglect by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and lack of effort on the part of government in addressing issues relating to conditions of service of TUTAG members.

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Members of the Kejitia Petty Traders Union have threatened to embark on a naked demo coupled with curses to demand what is due them from the KMA. The members say they have not been allocated stores or places to do business at the new Kejetia.

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Directors and staff of banks have been challenged to take up refresher courses and training to upgrade their knowledge on the job. Mr Adom Asomani, President of the Eastern Regional Chapter of the Association of Rural Banks (ARB) who gave the advice emphasised taking part in such training by either the Bank of Ghana or the ARB Apex Bank.

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Strategic Communications Africa Ltd. (Stratcomm Africa) has received an International Public Relations Association (IPRA) award for its innovative use of communication in promoting positive behaviours towards environmental conservation in Ghana through its ground- breaking Ghana Garden and Flower Movement.

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The Abokobi Ward of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Dome Kwabenya Constituency has held a massive clean-up exercise in Abokobi, in the Ga East Municipality as part of efforts to deepen sanitation consciousness.

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There has been a brutal shooting incident on Monday at a Nima, a suburb of Accra. The victim of the incident, a man believed in to be in his thirties, is currently receiving treatment at the Police Hospital in Accra.

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The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has dismissed Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu following his involvement in the BBC Africa Eye rsquo;s sex for grades undercover investigation. The documentary reveals how lecturers in universities in West Africa trade sex for grades with their students.

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Former President, John Dramani Mahama expressed regrets at the treatment meted out to the students by the police as they embarked on a demonstration exercise dubbed OpenUpLegalEducation on Monday. Speaking to Citi News after the demonstrators called on him to give him a copy of their petition, he said he was ready to spearhead the conversation on reforms in the legal education system.

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Police say it has released 13 persons who were arrested on Monday during a demonstration to push for reforms in Ghana legal education. According to the Accra Regional Police Command, the persons were ldquo;embarking on an illegal demonstration.

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The Member Parliament (MP) for Ashiaman, Hon. Ernest Henry Norgbey, has said the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament need to beef up the security of judges and other law enforcers. Hon.

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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport,( CILT) Ghana, held its annual flagship workshop dubbed Vehicle Fleet Management Workshop in Accra. Addressing participants, CILT President, Mr Ebo Hammond noted that vehicle fleet is a critical component of the transport system and essential to the success of the operations of every organization.

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The Chiefs and Queen mothers of the newly created Bono Region have commended President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) Policy. They also thanked him for the restoration of the teacher trainee and nursing trainee allowances.

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Hundreds of nursing trainees from the Sunyani Nursing and Midwifery Training College have hailed President Akufo-Addo, for restoring their trainee allowances. Wielding placards with inscriptions such as ldquo;we don 39;t need JM back to cancel our allawa rdquo;, ldquo;we are happy for the allawa rdquo;, ldquo;Nana nie, allawa nie rdquo;, and ldquo;our parents thank you for allawa rdquo;, the nurses mobbed President Akufo-Addo, prior to his meeting with the Bono Region House o .

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Over 7 million people turn up worldwide from 20th -27th September to protest against the inaction of global leaders to find a lasting solution to combat the increasing rate of climate change and its adverse effect.

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The conference which was hosted by The Engineering Institution of Zambia EIZ in collaboration with The World Federation of Engineering Organisations WFEO, The Federation of African Engineering Organisations FAEO and supported by The Southern Africa Federation of Engineering Organisations SAFEO had the theme Addressing the SDGs through Sustainable Engineering Development.

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The leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and their flagbearer John Dramani Mahama have met with the national executives of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) in Kumasi. The meeting was part of the NDC and John Dramani Mahama 39;s engagement with stakeholders ahead of the 2020 general elections.

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As global attention shifts towards sustainable development and national policies are framed towards an environmentally-sustainable future, African nations continue to lag behind in terms of policy and practice. The situation, according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of architectural firm, Spektra Global, William Evans Halm, will have adverse repercussions on the continent as the population of Africa is expected to double by the year 2050.

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Information gathered from Fumbisi Senior High School in the Builsa South District of the Upper East Region is that the school has temporarily been closed down over what is said to be spiritual attacks on the female students of the school.

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A former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni, has asked the Court of Appeal to halt his trial at the Accra High Court in which he has been accused of causing financial loss of Gh cent;271.3 million to the state.

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A renowned political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Edward Gyampo who could not hide his emotions was spotted in a video shedding tears infront of his students at the lecture hall.

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