• 12 NIA officials dismissed over Ghana card registration rules violation

    12 NIA officials dismissed over Ghana card registration rules violation0

    Twelve people working for the National Identification Authority (NIA) have been dismissed for violating the directives, rules and regulations of the authority. Four other officers have been suspended for one month for other minor offences which are contrary to the NIA’s directives, rules and regulations. The Head of Corporate Affairs of the NIA, Assistant Commissioner

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  • Minister ordered closure of Chinese timber firm

    Minister ordered closure of Chinese timber firm0

    The Savanna Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Adam Braimah, has ordered the immediate closure of Brivywells Company, a Chinese timber firm at Yipala, a farming community near Damongo. The company was engaged in the logging and processing of rosewood for export to China for about three years. Mr Braimah ordered the closure during a tour of

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  • NIA begins Ghana Card mass registration April 29

    NIA begins Ghana Card mass registration April 290

      The National Identification Authority (NIA) will begin the mass registration and Ghana card issuance exercise in the Greater Accra Region, from Monday, April 29, 2019. The exercise is expected to end on Saturday, July 6, 2019. This was made known by the Chief Executive Officer of the NIA, Professor Ken Attafuah, at a press conference

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  • Poor sanitation costs Ghana $290million annually

    Poor sanitation costs Ghana $290million annually0

    The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Ms Cecilia Abena Dapaah has revealed that, poor sanitation cost the country $290 million annually. According to her, the amount, which is equivalent to $12 per person per year, translates to 1.6 per cent of the national GDP. “It makes a lot of economic sense to invest in

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  • Innovative Child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

    Innovative Child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi0

    A large-scale trial of what has been called the world’s first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children is due to start in Malawi. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. Earlier, smaller trials showed that nearly 40% of the 5-to-17-month-olds who received it

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  • Operation Smile Ghana offering free cleft surgeries in Ho

    Operation Smile Ghana offering free cleft surgeries in Ho0

      Operation Smile Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health(MoH) and Ghana Health Service (GHS)are offering Free Surgeries to people suffering from Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate at the Ho Regional Hospital. This initiative will take place from April 25 to May 6, 2019. Beneficiaries will be provided free transportation,

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