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‘The media has lost its ethical standards’ – Kwami Sefa Kayi

Award winning Broadcast Journalist, ‘Chairman General’ Kwami Sefa Kayi believes the media has totally lost its ethical standards in how information is packaged for its audience. The host of Peace FM’s “kokrokoo” programme who was commenting on the stations “Entertainment Review” programme, strongly condemned how some media houses especially television stations showed raw gory images of dead bodies of the ...

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Governor of the state of Georgia congratulates Thomas Mensah

Governor John Nathan Deal of the State of Georgia in the United States of America (USA) personally met with and congratulated Dr. Thomas Mensah, the US trained Scientist and fiber optics inventor for his induction into the USA National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The meeting which happened in the Governor’s office at the State Capitol afforded Dr. Mensah the opportunity ...

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2015 BECE begins June 15

This year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for final year junior high school (JHS) students will begin on Monday, June 15, with a total of 438,030 candidates participating. The candidates are made up of 229,724 males and 208,306 females. The examination will end on Friday, June 19. The number of candidates for this year represents an increase of 15,084 over ...

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Mahama urges Ghanaians to stop blame game

President John Mahama has urged Ghanaians to stop the finger pointing in the wake of a national tragedy and focus on what must be done to ensure disasters akin to last Wednesday’s never happen again. “There is plenty of blame to go around,” the President said at a National memorial service held at the forecourt of the State House for ...

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‘Gov’t alone can’t provide Ghana’s infrastructure needs’

Vice-President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur says government can no longer be relied on to provide for the country’s total infrastructure needs. The financial constraints confronting the public sector make the traditional reliance on government for infrastructure impracticable and unrealistic, he said. The vice-president said this when he addressed business leaders at the fourth Ghana Economic Forum organized by the Business ...

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Health Minister suspends Ebola vaccine trial

The Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, has directed that the Ebola vaccination trial to be held in the Volta Region be suspended. The Public Relations Officer of the MoH, Tony Goodman, who confirmed the suspension, however, said the Minister was out of the country at the moment but called for the trial to be halted until his return. The Food ...

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Blame yourself, not mayors – KMA boss

The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kojo Bonsu has jumped to the defence of his colleague Mayor in Accra, Dr. Oko Vanderpuye, describing calls for his resignation as unwarranted. Mr. Kojo Bonsu said instead of blaming Metropolitan Chief Executives for lack of proper waste management and sanitation, which often leads to flooding, Ghanaians should rather blame themselves. “You always ...

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Blame recurring floods on lack of continuity by gov’ts – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor says the recurring flooding situation in Accra and other parts of the country, is to be blamed on the failure of successive administrations to sustain projects when governments change hands. The former president says this canker is not only to be blame for the recurring floods but has also stagnated the growth of the country ...

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Boko Haram : Nigeria military moves HQ to Maiduguri

Nigeria’s military has begun moving its headquarters to the northern town of Maiduguri, it says, close to the centre of the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency. The move would “add impetus and renewed vigour” to the fight against terrorism, a military statement said. A military advance team began work in Maiduguri on Monday, the statement said, as part of plans to ...

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8 Flooding tips to help you stay safe

It is the rainy season and given the poor drainage system in Ghana, the floods are likely to recur. We therefore need to protect ourselves. We put the together the safety tips below. They are by no means exhaustive so please share with us your suggestions or ideas too. If flooding begins in your area, go to higher ground immediately. ...

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