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GRA assists Korle-Bu Hospital Renal Unit

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has presented a cheque for GHc10,000 to the Renal Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. The money was contributed by staff of the authority during their annual thanksgiving service held earlier in the year. Speaking at the presentation ceremony in Accra, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Communications and Public Affairs of the GRA, Mrs Annie Anipa, said the hospital was selected based on its intense contribution to the well-being of Ghanaians. “The Renal


Catholic Church launches second national pastoral congress in Ghana

Some people find church terminology, especially the official language syntax of the Catholic Church, rather difficult to understand. It is not always so. A little explanation can quickly put our anxieties and misgivings to rest. Most Rev Anthony Adanuty, the Bishop of Keta – Akatsi - and the Vice President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), on  March 14, 2014, launched the forthcoming Second National Pastoral Congress during a solemn Mass at the Holy Cathedral, Accra. Great care


Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council admits 29 divisional chiefs

Twenty-nine senior divisional chiefs and queenmothers were yesterday inaugurated into the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council in Accra. They included three queenmothers, who are the Afienaa Manye, Ngleshie Alata Manye and Glefe Manye.  A High Court Judge,  Justice Patience Mills-Tetteh, swore the chiefs and queenmothers into office. The inauguration paves way for the chiefs to form judicial councils to arbitrate on issues from the court.   Advice to members In his remark, the Greater Accra Registrar


Reject all discussions on GMO foods - Samia

Ghanaians have been called upon to reject all discussions on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ms Samia Nkrumah, said until today, no guarantee had been made available on the safety of the products and as such should not be accepted by Ghanaians.  She was speaking at the commemoration of the International Day of Peasant Farmers held on the theme; “International Day of Farmers’ Struggles in Defence of Peasants’ and Farmer’s Seeds”


Afram Plains communities denied quality health care

The determination of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the Kwahu North District in the Afram Plains to bring quality health care to the doorstep of the people is being hampered by the lack of equipment and other logistics. About 70 per cent of the population in the district is located in hard-to-reach areas such as the Dwarf and Didza islands. They cannot access health care because the only two 32-footer fibre glass boats used for outreach programmes by the district health directorate are no more


GHA directed to remove illegal speed humps

The Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) has been directed to remove all illegal speed humps on the country’s highways.  They have also been asked to replace those they remove with appropriately designed ones and provide corridors that need the facility to reduce the high rate at which members of communities are erecting the illegal speed humps.  The Minister of Roads and Highways, Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemani, who gave the directive, stated that the illegal speed humps constructed by communities, apparently


Textiles company supports Koforidua Regional Hospital

Mr Kofi Boateng (left), the Group Finance Director of Premium African Textiles (PAT), marketers of GTP, Vlisco and Woodin fabrics, presenting some items to the Medical Director of the Koforidua Regional Hospital, Dr Kwame Anim Boama, while some of the best distributors of GTP fabrics and some hospital staff look on. The items included 300 pieces of bed sheets and 300 pillow cases.  They were part of the company’s contribution towards the promotion of healthcare delivery in the country. Making


Pharmaceutical company supports diabetes programme in Ghana

Merck, a German pharmaceutical firm, has rolled out a five-year programme to support diabetes medical education and community awareness as part of its capacity advancement programme (CAP) in Ghana. The five-year programme started last year in Kenya, Uganda, Namibia and Mozambique and the launch of Ghana’s programme at the University of Ghana was to further expand the intervention to sub-Saharan African countries in 2014.   Merck has formed a strategic partnership with the University of Ghana,


Charitable organisation supports Accra Psychiatric Hospital

The Accra Psychiatric Hospital last Monday received items worth GH¢6,000 from the Blacknatal and Friends Charity Organisation (BFCO), a non-governmental organisation, to help the patients celebrate the Easter. The items included food items, used clothing,  bottled water, detergents and an undisclosed amount of money. The Deputy Director of Nursing Service at the hospital, Mr Nsia Anyete, who received the items, intimated the hospital had been facing a lot of challenges, and as a result, appealed


Tell us true state of Atuabo gas project

The Western Regional Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has appealed to engineers and consultants working on the Atuabo gas project to tell Ghanaians the exact time that the plant will be ready to start pumping gas to the Aboadze Thermal Plant. Telling the true status of the project, according to the Chairman of the Presbytery, Rev Dr A. F. Anakwa, would put the minds of the people at rest once and for all, besides ensuring the stabilisation of electricity supply in the country. ‘‘As


Two Kumasi communities get police station

A new police station has been opened for residents of Denchemuoso and Atwima-Techiman in the Kumasi metropolis. Funded through the District Development Fund (DDF), the GH¢218,962.44 police station will serve  Atwima-Boko, Ohwimase, Atwima-Techiman and other communities whose residents had to travel to the Sofoline or Twedie Police stations before accessing the services of the police. The new station has a station officer’s office, a CID office, a common room, a juvenile cell (the first of its


Man dies attempting to separate fight

A 30-year-old disc jockey, Samuel Ackah, died when he attempted to separate a mother and her teenage daughter who were engaged in a fierce fight. Ackah was said to have been stabbed by the woman, Memunatu Haruna, 40, a second-hand clothes dealer, when he intervened. Memunatu is currently in the custody of the Axim District Police Command helping in their investigations, while the body of Ackah, a resident of Brewire in the Nzema East municipality, has been deposited at the morgue. The police disclosed


Aquatic weeds take over Cape Coast beaches

Aquatic weeds which have taken over large portions of the beaches in Cape Coast prevented revellers who normally climax their Easter festivities with beach activities from swimming in the sea. Cape Coast beaches are among the preferred in Ghana where most people visit during holidays. When the Daily Graphic got to the beach just behind the Cape Coast Castle last Monday, the usual crowd of revellers who normally demonstrate their swimming skills had gathered under the few coconuts trees, while a


Police arrest 200 drivers for abuse of trade licence plates

The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ashanti regional command of the Ghana Police Service has impounded more than 200 vehicles for abusing the special trade licence plates, popularly called DV plates, in a special operation. Those arrested with the special trade licence plates included soldiers, police officers, lawyers and immigration officers whose vehicles were seized during the special operation that lasted three days. They were issued with police warning letters and their


Nsiana citizen embarks on hospital project for community

A 39-year-old citizen of Nsiana in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region, Mr Joseph Albert Quarm, popularly known as 'Prof. Quarm', has single-handedly embarked on the construction of a 120-bed hospital for the community as his personal contribution to making health care accessible to the people of the town and surrounding communities. Nearly GH¢2.3 million has so far been sunk into the GH¢4 million project, which is about 70 per cent complete. The project, which will serve about 20,000


Don’t deal with recruitment agents - GNFS cautions public

The Management of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has cautioned the public against dealing with unauthorised persons posing as recruitment agents for the service.  According to the service, the purported agents have succeeded in duping some members of the public of various sums of money, on the pretext of assisting them to be recruited into the service. In a statement issued by the Service,  the Head of Public Relations, Mr Ellis Robinson Okoe Doll, said:  “The attention of management


Business thrives on Easter Monday in Kumasi

Business-minded people in Kumasi showed very little indication that yesterday was a holiday as traders, shoppers and others could be seen busily engaging in commercial activities at the central business district of Kejetia and Adum in the Kumasi Metropolitan Area (KMA). Surprisingly, as early as 6.30 a.m., some of the shops had opened.  Speaking to the Daily Graphic, Ekua Pokua, a secondhand clothes dealer, stated that since she started selling at Kejetia about 15 years ago, she had never celebrated


‘Don’t neglect prisoners’

The Headmistress of the Light of the World School Complex, Mrs Esther Hamilton, has called on society not to shun prisoners and ex-convicts. Rather, she said, such unfortunate ones should be given the necessary support and accepted once they had finished serving their sentences. Awutu prison Mrs Hamilton made the call when she feted inmates of the Awutu Camp Prison at Awutu Bereku in the Central Region. During the event, staff of the school and the inmates danced to brass band music as part of the


Nigerian chief charged with threat of death

A Nigerian chief resident in Ghana, Eze Samuel Ekezie, was yesterday arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court charged with threat of death and discharging firearms without authority. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail in the sum of GH¢20,000, with four sureties who must all be Ghanaians. In granting bail, the court, presided over by Mr Francis Obiri, said, “If you have any chieftaincy problems, do not bring them to Ghana; settle them in your country.” He adjourned the


We want to know status of our investments — LET shareholders

Some shareholders of the Labour Enterprises Trust (LET) Company Limited  are demanding the  whereabouts of the money they have invested in the company since 1998. According to the shareholders, who are mostly retired civil servants, more than 85,000 Ghanaian workers were made to buy a minimum of 100 shares at a cost of ¢500,000 (now GH¢50) in 1998, with the money being deducted at source. A spokesperson for the group, Mr Ernest Duodu-Baah, formerly of the Statistical Service, who called at the

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