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GRIDCo: Power cuts to reduce during Christmas season if…

Power supply to homes will improve this Christmas if the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) is able to secure extra supply from neighboring Côte d’Ivoire to support current generation capacity. Systems Control Manager at the power transmission company, Frank Otchere, told Joy News residential areas ...

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E/R University to be based in Somanya

President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that the university promised in the National Democratic Congress’ 2012 manifesto to be established in the Eastern Region will be situated in Somanya in the Yilo Krobo District.   President Mahama added that cabinet ...

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Weak Governance structures accounted for SADA’s woes- Board Chairperson

The new Board of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), has blamed the financial mismanagement and malfeasance that rocked SADA, on weak governance systems and institutional structures put in place to govern its operations.   Speaking at the Fourth SADA ...

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Mother, daughter killed in fierce fire

A 28-year-old mother of three, together with her daughter, was yesterday burnt to death in a fierce fire that gut­ted their two-bedroom self-contained apartment at Mataheko in Accra. The woman, identified as Pearl Arlu, and her daughter Shamalisa Arlu – ...

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Maternal mortality rate increasing in Ghana – WHO

The Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group of the World Health Organisation estimated that Ghana’s maternal mortality rate has gone up from 350 per 100,000 live births to 380.   The report also indicated that in 2013, an estimated 3,100 women ...

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Minister angry with contractors over Eastern Corridor road

The sluggish nature of the execution of work by Chinese contractors working on the Eastern Corridor Road Project has angered the Minister of Roads and Highways, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini. Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, who paid a working visit to the project ...

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Joyce Mensah tested HIV positive in 2007 – AIDS Commission

  The Ghana AIDS Commission has countered claims by a famous HIV Campaigner, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah that she has never tested HIV positive. Ms. Mensah on Monday shocked the nation by claiming that she is HIV negative. She had for ...

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Businesses call for G-CAP to be scrapped

    The business commu­nity has asked the Ghana Standards Authority to completely cancel the proposed Ghana Conformity As­sessment Programme (G- CAP). They argue that the G- CAP will increase the cost of imports, which will be passed on to ...

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Rawlings: Our “foolishness” causing road deaths not God

  Source: Starfmonline Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said attributing every death to God is erroneous because He (God), has given us the “free will” to decide, and often our choices lead us to our graves. Muslims and Christians ...

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NADMO To Be Upgraded Into A Service

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) will soon be upgraded into a service. NADMO’s upgrade will ensure that the Organization works and operates like other security services in the country. This was revealed by the Deputy Ranking Member of the ...

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