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Ghana tops Africa in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

BY KOBINA WELSING GHANA HAS dethroned Namibia to become the best country in Africa on the 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The West African nation also ranked 23 in the world. The World Press Freedom Index measures the level of media freedom in 180 countries. Nigeria ranked 119 in the world. …

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Debunking fake news needs innovative strategies – Research

BY ALBERT AMEKUDZI   A DEBUT study by Penplusbytes on fake news in Ghana has shown that the Ghanaian media landscape does not have systems, budgets or trained personnel dedicated to combatting the menace of fake news. The study, ‘Media Perspectives on fake news in Ghana’, also establishes that in Ghana “bait and …

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Rapist farmer discharged after 8yrs at Ankaful Prisons

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh A-28-YEAR-OLD farmer, Mr Alex Dargati, who had been on remand for eight years without trial at the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison Annex in the Central Region over a rape charge, has been discharged under the Justice for All Programme (JFA). Dagarti, who was arrested on October …

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Fibre optics inventor to help develop Silicon City in Nigeria

BY ERICA ARTHUR INTERNATIONAL EXPERT on technical innovation, modern infrastructural development and fibre optics pioneer, Dr Thomas Mensah, was invited by Professor Walter Ollor, founder of the Silicon City in Nigeria, as the keynote speaker at the launch of the Silicon City. Dr Mensah identified critical components of a Silicon …

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Hospitals at standstill..unable to pay staff as suppliers are reluctant to provide credit facilities due to killer NHIS debt

SOME HOSPITALS in the Eastern Region are broke and struggling to pay their mechanised staff due to the government’s indebtedness to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). The workers are supposed to be paid from the hospital’s internally-generated funds, but the government’s failure to offset the debts has made it difficult …

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African leaders must seek peace, prosperity – President Akufo-Addo

PRESIDENT NANA Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged the next generation of African leaders to seek peace and prosperity for the long suffering masses on the African continent.   According to President Akufo-Addo, “If we are going to build prosperous countries, we should have peace, and those who would lead Africa …

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Nation Builders Corps launched

PRESIDENT  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, launched the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), which will employ, in this year alone, 100,000 young men and women to assist in the public sector service delivery needs of Ghana.   According to President Akufo-Addo, “NABCO will be the vehicle to …

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AMMA health director slapped with 71k fine for diverting MCHPS world bank funds

The embattled Health director of the Asokore Mampong Municipal Health Directorate Joseph Ofori Amoah has been slapped with a 71 thousand cedi fine for misappropriating World Bank funds meant for A Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition (MCHPS) Program. The health director has also been asked to relocate to the headquarters …

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World Class Diagnostic and Treatment Heart Center Begin Operations in Ghana

A world class advance Diagnostics and Heart Centre, Euracare, has commenced Operations in Ghana at its state of the art Facility at North Labone in Accra. Euracare is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eurapharma, the CFAO Groups healthcare arm. Euracare as part of its services will offer consultations and treatment procedures …

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34 Remand Prisoners in the Ankaful Annex and Winneba Prisons Shortlisted to Benefit from Justice For All Initiative

A total of 34 Remand Prisoners in the Ankaful Annex Prison in Cape Coast and Winneba Prisons are presenting their cases before two courts who have pitched their tents within the Prison Premises with the hope that they will have their liberties restored to them. The Numbers and the Offences …

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