Feature Article of Friday, 9 March 2018Columnist: Rockson AdofoWhere did I go wrong on my advice to the President, oh destructive Ghanaian critics? I am going to use very simple questions and answers to prove how unintelligent those critics are. The person knowing my degree of love for, and concern about, the President, contacted me asking me to do something about it. Did I not acknowledge in that publication that some of the Ghanaian prophets are fake with their prophecies being false? Some are conditional where the saying God reveals to redeem comes in.
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Health News of Friday, 9 March 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgHealth Minister warns of dangers of Tramadol abuseHealth Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-ManuThe Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is placing more restriction on Tramadol use and distribution by registering it as a Controlled substance, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu announced on Thursday. Also, in addiction, dependence and mental health effects suffered by Tramadol abusers renders them totally or partially inefficient at their daily activities, resulting in low productivity. “This overburdens the nation’s health care system due to the need for rehabilitation or morbidity and mortality of persons with Tramadol health implications,” Mr Agyeman-Manu, who is also the MP for Dormaa Central said. Mr Agyeman-Manu said the FDA had strengthened follow-up inspections to monitor the distribution records of importers and manufacturers of Tramadol. It has also intensified public education on social media platforms and conducting on-going public education at public places.
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Health News of Thursday, 8 March 2018Source: citifmonline.comMoH to restrict access to Tramadol pain killerHealth Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-ManuThe Ministry of Health has said it intends to restrict access to the use of Tramadol, a known painkiller, to check the rising cases of abuse of the drug. The drug, which is said to have flooded the Ghanaian market in alarming quantities, has serious addictive tendencies, according to Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu. Warning from Pharmaceutical SocietyThe Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana had already cautioned the general public on the proliferation of the painkiller. The Society said although the drug is approved for the management of pain, the rapid increase in its use by the youth is worrying. Even though tramadol is an approved drug for the management of pain, the strengths approved for use in Ghana by the FDA are the 50mg and 100mg oral capsules.
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Health News of Thursday, 8 March 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comAmerican couple commissions Children’s block at FOCOS Orthopedic hospitalplay videoWayne and Claire HeylandThe Foundation of Orthopedics and complex spine (FOCOS) in partnership with an American Couple Wayne and Claire Heyland, have commissioned a new children’s unit at Pantang. This project commissioned on March 7, is intended to facilitate excellent child care services at the facility which adds up as a boost in the child healthcare division. The facility has been equipped with an educational centre for children on admission to assist them have access to education while on admission. This will particularly help children who are on admission for very serious medical conditions and will have to miss school for a couple of months. This way, they will find it easier catching up with their colleagues back in school when they finally are well enough to be discharged.
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General News of Thursday, 8 March 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghNotorious armed robber arrested at Obo KwahuNana Kwame, the alleged notorious robberNana Kwame, said to be a notorious armed robber and on the police wanted list for allegedly masterminding a series of armed robbery attacks in Accra, has been arrested. According to the police, he was ‘smoked out’ of his hide out at Obo Kwahu in the Eastern Region on Wednesday March 7, 2018. The 30-year-old suspect was arrested by the Obo Kwahu District police and handed over to the Eastern Regional Police Command in Koforidua. RobberyIn another development, the Tease District Police has arrested a suspected armed robber, Abu Musah, who allegedly attacked a 25-year-old farmer, Emmanuel Agbeko, at Ekye Amanfrom. "One of them not yet identified escaped but Abu Musah was arrested.
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General News of Thursday, 8 March 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comBeing born prematurely is not a death sentence – Vlisco Ambassadorplay videoEdith Uyovbukerhi, Vlisco AmbassadorCEO of GN Foods, a manufacturing company involved in the production of high-quality tomato paste brands for the local and export market and co-founder of LittleBigSouls, a charity organization that provides care for preterm babies born in Africa, Edith Uyovbukerhi has been unveiled as the 2018 Vlisco brand ambassador. At a brief unveiling ceremony held in Accra on Thursday, Mrs. Edith Uyovbukerhi spoke about her charity, LittleBigSouls and the work that she is doing in the lives of babies born prematurely and their mothers. “Being born prematurely is not a death sentence but the fact that we are unable to replicate the environment as in the womb for the baby that is how come we lose them,” she said. According to her, about hundred and forty babies are born prematurely in Ghana annually and more than half lose their lives. She said, her role as the new Vlisco ambassador will help her reach a lot more people and create awareness on how babies should not lose their lives base on the location they are born.
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Politics of Friday, 9 March 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comHorace Ankrah is a Presidential asset for NDC – JOYHorace Nii AnkrahThe Independent candidate in the 2016 polls, Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY) is convinced leading member of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Horace Nii Ankrah will put the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) on a political highway should he be brought to the limelight to lead NDC as its Presidential candidate. But Mr. Jacob Osei Yeboah, most fascinated about what he described as Ankrah’s “progressive mentality” says he’s all that NDC needs in their search for Presidential candidate. “I believe if NDC is able to get such a person as Flagbearer, it would help them a lot. He can make a good Presidential Candidate for the NDC,” JOY told sit-in host Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM Wednesday. What is wrong in me being NDC, and making sure that Ghana works and vice versa?
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General News of Thursday, 8 March 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghSupreme Court quashes High Court order that restored Indian businessman's resident permitThe Indian businessman being escorted from the court premisesThe Supreme Court has quashed a High Court decision that ordered the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to restore the resident and work permits of an Indian businessman, Mr Ashok Kumar Sivaram. In a unanimous decision on Thursday morning, the five-member panel of the Supreme Court, held that the High Court had no business to order the GIS to restore the permits because the businessman failed to exhaust the administrative process. “The High Court had no business to go into the case when the Minister had not been given the opportunity to hear a redress, the court held. The panel was presided over by Mr Justice Julius Ansah with Mr Justice A.A Benin, Mr Justice Sule Gbagegbe, Mr Justice Yaw Appau and Mr Justice Gabriel Pwamang as the other members. High Court decisionIn September, 2017, the High Court, presided over by Mrs Justice Naa Adoley Azu, ordered the Comptroller -General of the GIS, Mr Kwame Takyi to restore the businessman’s resident and work permits within 7 days.
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3 Idle capacity plantsAccording to ECG, the amount will be paid to three companies; namely, ASKA, Karpowership and CENIT, totalling 780MW. These are contained in a PURC document titled ‘Draft 2018 major electricity and water review results and explanatory notes’. The reductions, which are based on PURC’s 2015 Gazetted Electricity Tariffs, are only on the energy charges and range from 10% to 30%. “Review of water tariffs requires further consultations, and the commission is unable to announce a decision at this time. Water tariffs, therefore, remain the same and a decision will be taken in the coming weeks,” the statement said.
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General News of Thursday, 8 March 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.com2018 International Women’s Day: CDD-Ghana urges women to participate actively in politicsAs Ghana joins the world today to mark the International Women's Day, CDD-Ghana is urging and encouraging women to participate actively in politics, at all levels, and demand the adoption and implementation of policies and programmes that will unburden and transform the lives of women in the country. With this year’s theme being “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives,” the center disclosed in a report that inequity is especially prevalent in women’s participation in politics, in spite of the policies introduced to increase women representation in key government offices. According to CDD, Ghanaian women – both in the rural and urban settings – are confronted with peculiar challenges which threaten their socio-economic and political development. The findings further stated that in spite of the contributions of rural women to agricultural production and the economy, most agricultural and economic policies are not women-inclusive. Hence, they continue to face diverse challenges, such as limited access to land, lack of access to credit, poor access to healthcare – particularly maternal healthcare.
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General News of Thursday, 8 March 2018Source: SavannahnewsCMA analyses President Akufo-Addo’s Independence Day speechplay videoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoThe Centre for Media Analysis (CMA) led by its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Messan Mawugbe, has revealed that, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's "Ghana Beyond Aid" agenda overshadowed national peace and Security in a speech he delivered at the 61st Independence Day Anniversary on Tuesday March 6. According to Dr. Mawugbe, "A thematic analysis of the President's 61st National Independence Speech, revealed that out of the 27 themes analyzed from the President's speech, "Ghana beyond Aid" recorded the highest thematic prominence of 17 (16 %). This was followed by National Peace and Security with 13 (12%). Adding, he said, "it is therefore against this backdrop that CMA took up the initiative to apply news thematic content analysis to ascertain the levels of themes in the President's speech." Another important national call in the President's speech, he noted, was a "Change in National Attitude" as one of the core factors in achieving the "Economic Transformational and Value-Added Economy" for the country.
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General News of Wednesday, 7 March 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comKwahu Cattle Owners Association petitions Interior MinisterNational Chief Imam presenting the petition to the Interior Minister, Ambrose DerryThe Kwahu Cattle Owners Association has presented a petition to the Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry on the state of insecurity they find themselves. The entourage led by the National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu called on the minister at his office yesterday, March 6. According to him, the approach adopted by the Cattle Owners Association will ensure the needed dialogue through which solutions would be made. The Interior Minister promised that government will ensure that calm is restored at the place so that they can go about their duties safely. The minister later appointed Baba Bawumia, an official from the interior ministry as a mediator between the ministry and the Cattle owners association.
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General News of Thursday, 8 March 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghGhanaians set up camps on desert to facilitate human trafficking to LibyaShirley Ayorkor Botchway, Foreign Affairs MinisterSome Ghanaians have set up camps across the Sahara desert where they exploit and traffic fellow Ghanaians as slaves in Libya, according to a report of a fact-finding team. She said the ghetto leaders, who were mostly Ghanaians, had set up camps or ghettos along the routes, which they operated in collaboration with their partners in Ghana. Ms Botchway said between 10,000 and 18,000 Ghanaians were currently resident in Libya. She said a sizable number of the Ghanaians were legally resident with some having lived in Libya for more than two decades. He said those Ghanaians were being held in Libya against their will and so the state must intervene to secure their freedom.
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Sports Features of Thursday, 8 March 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghGhana football in limboGFA boss Kwesi NyantakyiGhana football was thrown into turmoil last Monday after officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and Accra Great Olympics resolved to settle their dispute in court after two deliberations by both parties ended in deadlock. The situation has created creating uncertainty over the start of the Ghana Premier League and Division One League (DOL). Olympics have a substantive appeal which is expected to be heard at the Court of Appeal. “We agreed that in the interim the league should not commence and that both parties would abide by the court decision. What does the FA lose by being fair or being just and honourable?” Mr Amarteifio reportedly asked.
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General News of Wednesday, 7 March 2018Source: atinkaonline.comI'm the 'Moses' of NPP – Chairman WontumiAshanti Regional Chairman of NPP, Bernard Antwi BoasiakoThe Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, affectionately called “Chairman Wontumi,” has likened himself to the Biblical Israelite leader, Moses, who delivered the Nation out of captivity from Egypt, saying he (Wontumi) has also been saving the Ashanti from defeat in previous elections. Addressing delegates within the Ahafo Ano South, Ahafo Ano South East and Ahafo Ano North constituencies Wednesday ahead of the party regional elections scheduled for April, Chairman Wontumi, said he deeply loves the party and will always strive for victory in any electoral contest. He pleaded with the delegates to retain him as the NPP Regional chairman to ensure the party does not lose power in the 2020 elections. The Member of Parliament for Ahafo Ano South constituency, Adu Johnson asked the delegates to retain Wontumi “to continue with his good works for the party”Meanwhile, the three constituencies have endorsed Chairman Wontumi, promising him 98% of their votes.
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