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Teachers urge speed up of bill on maternity leave extension

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has appealed to the Ministry of Gender, Women and Social Protection to speed up the process of work on the bill seeking to extend maternity leave. Mr Adjen Frimpong, Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Secretary of GNAT, who made the call said it would help provide …

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Armed Robbers attack 3 houses in Koforidua

Fear has gripped residents of Koforidua following three separate robbery incidents by a gang of 4 armed men in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region. The armed men subjected their innocent victims to severe beatings before robbing them of their valuables. On Tuesday February 27th, the robbers took …

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Selfie addict takes 200 photos of himself every day

Junaid Ahmed, a 22-year-old man from Peterborough, UK, is obsessed with selfies. He can spend up to three hours getting himself ready for his daily photo-shoots and claims to snap around 200 photos of himself, uploading the best of them to his Instagram page. An ex-fashion student and model, Junaid …

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Ankaful Director hands over facility after staff protest

Embattled Director of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, has handed over management of the facility to the Deputy Director of Pharmaceutical Services, David Otuo Serebuor. This follows months of agitation by staff of the hospital who were demanding his dismissal. In a letter dated, February 27, 2018, Dr. …

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26-year-old Kenyan busted with $90,000 worth of drugs at KIA

A Kenyan woman has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) for allegedly trafficking into the country, a substance suspected to be narcotics drugs worth $90,000. Ivy Mugure Daniel, 26, was apprehended at the Kotoka International Airport on January 9, 2018 while undergoing arrival formalities. A press release issued …

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87% of Ghanaians never contacted leaders to demand accountability

As high as 87 per cent of Ghanaians are said to have never contacted their formal or informal leaders to demand accountability, according to statistics from the Afrobarometer round seven survey. The report explained that most Ghanaians do not engage their local leaders to discuss problems in their locality and …

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Passport office closed down

The passport office at Ridge in Accra has been closed down to the public due to an electrical fault. Officials say the development has affected the main printers used to print the passports. The passport office is likely to open to the public on Friday, the Deputy Minister for Foreign …

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