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First Lady allay fears of electorate in December elections

First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has advised constituents at Trobu Constituency in the Greater Accra region not to buy into any form of intimidation that will cow them from coming out to vote in December. She said nothing untoward would happened on election day and all eligible voters should go out and vote for President […]

Traditional Medicinal practitioners must use only FDA approved devices

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has asked traditional medicine practitioners to use only medical devices approved by the Authority in their health institutions for operations. Northern Regional Head of FDA, Martin Kusi, said for the FDA to ensure public safety, practitioners that used medical devices were to ensure that samples of all the devices, […]

Be circumspect with discussions on SARS – Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso

Dean of Academic Affairs, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, has asked the media in Ghana to be circumspect in discussing “END SARS” protests in Nigeria. “Journalists should hold discussions in a manner that promote peace and unity in Nigeria, or at least simply reflect the actual situation on the ground,” […]

Stakeholders express need for increases in tax on tobacco and alcohol

Participants at a day’s stakeholders meeting have expressed the need for the government to increase taxes on tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened products to raise revenue and to protect the lives of the citizenry. The meeting was organised by the Vision for Alternative Development and Ghana Tax Advocacy Network for Health Promotion, non –governmental organisations and […]

Eastern Regional NABCO trainees celebrate two years of working

Eastern Regional NABCO trainees have celebrated two years of working in the scheme with a call on the beneficiaries to work hard to justify the opportunity given them. New Juaben South Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Isaac Appau Gyasi, said the freeze on employment into the public sector, accounted for the huge graduate unemployment and assured […]

Eastern Regional FDA Office to intensify public education ahead of Christmas

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Koforidua office says they are going to intensify public education within Koforidua and its environs to educate traders and consumers on food safety and good hygienic practices. The exercise is to avoid contamination of food sold to the public ahead of the Christmas festivity. Public education forms part of […]

KAIPTC lauds ECOWAS for continuous support

The Commandant of the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Major General Francis Ofori, has lauded the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the continuous support for the Centre. He said the KAIPTC, one of the three training centres of excellence, designated by ECOWAS in the sub-region, would continue to deliver on its […]

No mammography machine in Northern Ghana for breast cancer care

As the world observes Breast Cancer Awareness month, women above 40 years in the five regions in the north may not have their breasts adequately screened of cancer as there is no mammography machine in the northern part of the country. In the circumstance, they may not know their status or undergo proper treatment, a […]

Tap potential of young people living with HIV – Hope For Future Generations

Government has been tasked to focus on tapping the potential of Young people living with HIV for them to contribute effectively to national development. Executive Director of Hope For Future Generations (HFFG), a non-governmental organisation, Cecilia Lodonu–Senoo,  said it was time that government also focused on the youth living with HIV because they had a […]

Tema West Education Directorate organises breast screening for teachers

The Tema West Municipal Education Directorate has organized a free breast cancer sensitization and screening for teachers, with a call on them to take proper care of their breasts. The teachers, mostly females, were advised to regularly examine their breasts for early detection of abnormalities and seek early medical care. The one day’s sensitization programme […]