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Poet OmamaKidash on Sanitation and Deforestation

GHANAIAN POET, Omama Kidash, whose real name is Godwin Asare, has added his voice to the campaign against filth and deforestation in the country. He believes that going green and smelling good are keys to our basic survival. OmamaKidash is a poet, playwright, and teacher (Pentecost Senior High School, Koforidua). …

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We are our own vigilante groups

BY LINDA AKUBILA, STUDENT, GIJ VIGILANTISM refers to the situation where people “take the law into their own hands” in order to protect or advance their interests. In this way, all vigilantism is political because it always involves the use of (illegal) power against others who are perceived to be …

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Editorial: Let’s sustain conversation on road accidents for result

Since last week the topical issue that has engaged the attention of Ghanaians is the carnage on our roads, particularly the highways. Statistics emerging paint a horrible picture. Just imagine that from 1991-2018, a total of 46,284 were killed on our roads. The analysis shows that on the average, 1,714 …

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Divorce cases and role of clergy

GHANA is officially a secular state and is thus neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion. What this means is that there is complete freedom of religion because many Ghanaians are deeply religious. Therefore, the clergy is the final place for respite for many congregants when things …

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Seek medical advice on products.Women advised

BY BENJAIMN TANDOH THE FOUNDER of Ropheka Hospital, Dr Mary Dei-Zanga, has advised women to abstain from using unapproved chemicals for cleansing and maintaining their private parts. This, according to the award-winning health activist cum author, is the cause of most sexual reproductive related diseases. Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE …

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Corruption gaining grounds in Ghana 

PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE posited that naturally there are people who are greedy in nature and aspire to be rich at all costs irrespective of whose ox is gored. There are others who have the innate desire to engage in corrupt deals at the least opportunity even in churches.  Dishonest and fraudulent …

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EU should adopt more flexible visa regimes with Africa

By Dr Stephen Adaawen European Union (EU) STATES should adopt more flexible visa regimes and effective migration partnerships with African countries in addressing the challenge of irregular migration from Africa. The UN Agenda 2030 and the Global Compact for Migration have all emphasized the need for safe, orderly and regular …

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Avoiding tax is sheer selfishness

SINCE THE Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) began enforcement of the tax stamp to ensure all who are required to pay tax do so, the DAILY HERITAGE is reliably informed that some unscrupulous individuals have resorted to producing products at midnight for sale to avoid detection by the GRA. This act …

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Deforestation is a risk to Africa’s natural resources – TFA 2020

DEFORESTATION IS contributing irrefutably to climate change, putting natural resources and livelihoods at risk. With two years left to deliver on the goal of zero commodity-driven deforestation by 2020, delegates from the private sector, governments, civil society and academia were reminded last week in Ghana’s capital, Accra, of the need …

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Need to assist mental patients

A DRIVE through the principal streets of the nation’s capital, Accra and other cities across the country would reveal that there are increasing numbers of mentally ill patients roving the streets dangerously. So grim is the situation that some mentally deranged persons are seen on almost daily basis preparing meals …

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GCB donates medical items to Korle-Bu Hospital

GCB Bank, in partnership with the Global Outreach Consortium, a non-governmental organisation, has donated medical items and equipment worth GHȼ 28,850.00 to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. The items include ultrasound transmission gel, respironics, paediatric airway circuit, urine transfer straw, ice packs, chemo spill kits, theatre light handles, limb restraining product, …

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Blood banks need right infrastructure – UCC Dean

PROFESSOR MRS Ivy Adwowa Efiefi Ekem, Dean of Medical Sciences at the University of Cape Coast, has called on the government to provide the right infrastructure for the blood banks to enable workers to give world-class service. Prof Ekem said the budgetary support for their activities came from the government …

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Facts about G6PD

  Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (also called G6PD Deficiency) is a genetic disorder that mainly affects red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues throughout the body. A defect in an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase causes red blood cells to break down prematurely (hemolysis).   This can cause …

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 No where to “cut my buttocks”

By William A. Asiedu william.asiedu@dailyheritage.com.gh When nature calls, we need a toilet. And we need a decent and safe one to attend to the call comfortably. “Me ko twa me’to,” that’s the Akan response when the call comes. Literally it translates; “I am going to cut my buttocks,” which in …

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Common causes of cervicitis in women

  Vaginal infections Sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs)(for example, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and trichomonas) HIV infection Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV, genital warts) Initiation of sexual activity at a young age Multiple sexual partners Prior history of sexually transmitted disease Injury or irritation of the cervix Cervical irritation may render the cervix more susceptible to infection.

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