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The fear of retirement keeps Emeritus Academics at public universities

Source: Benedict Ocran | Obende20032002@gmail.com Background Our current Auditor-General is on a crusade to ‘cleanse’ the public payroll system against the retirement age which currently stands at 60 years for most public sector workers, and 65 years for academics in public universities. I suspect very strongly the Government supports this initiative, …

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Communications Minister addresses ITU delegates on bridging digital divide

Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful at the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union in the United Arab Emirates Tuesday. Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Zaina Adamu | Twitter: @ZainaAdamu Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is enforcing her push for better technology and broadband development. In Dubai Tuesday, at the Plenipotentiary Conference of …

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Abodakpi promises ‘true’ party members Ministerial jobs

Mr. Daniel Abodakpi is a former Trades and Industry Minister, a former Ambassador to Malaysia, and four-term MP for Keta. Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | JTM A National Chairman aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dan Abodakpi, says under his leadership, only true members of the party shall be appointed …

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GHS inaugurates Ghana Liver-Hepatitis Fund Board

Dr Awoonor (second left) in a group picture with the members of the Board. Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | JTM The Governing Board for the Ghana Liver-Hepatitis Fund has been inaugurated with the objective of effectively scaling up Ghana’s response against viral hepatitis and liver health cases. The newly constituted Governing …

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RTI Bill: Media practitioners take on parliament

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | JTM Some media practitioners have come together to form a coalition to push for the passage of the long overdue Right to Information (RTI) Bill. Known as the Media Coalition on RTI, it was officially, outdoored in Accra Monday, and is open to media practitioners in …

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Sniffer dogs can identify malaria

Source: BBC Scientists in the UK and The Gambia say they have the first evidence that dogs can sniff out malaria. They have trained dogs to recognise tell-tale aromas using clothes from people infected with the disease. It is hoped the animals can be used to stop malaria spreading and eventually …

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Appointment of BA Dep Minister: Minority accuses Akufo-Addo of illegality

Source: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com|Nathan Gadugah The Minority in Parliament is accusing President Akufo Addo of committing an illegality in the appointment of Martin Oti Gyarko as Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister. The group insists the appointment was in breach of the constitution because there was no substantive minister at the time the deputy …

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National population council organizes summit on adolescent health

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com The National Population Council has organized the 2nd National Adolescent Reproductive Health Summit. This summit focused on the critical role Government must play for the sexual reproductive health rights of Ghanaians. A communique issued by the council stated “we reflected and noted the critical roles Government must play to ensure …

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Akwasi Acquah named Patron of Stroke Association Support Network

Mr. Alexander Akwasi Acquah is CEO of The Community Hospitals Group. Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | JTM The Stroke Association Support Network (SASNET) – Ghana, an NGO dedicated to advocacy, awareness and prevention of stroke, has named Accra-based businessman, Alexander Akwasi Acquah, as its patron. The appointment of the Chief Executive …

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Vaccination: Health workers lament inaccessible villages

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com | Nasiba Yakubu Health workers have complained about the difficulty they face in accessing many villages in the country to vaccinate children. According to Joy News’ Justice Baidoo, many children have been left out of the just ended vaccination against childhood killer disease, measles, because health workers could not travel to some …

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GHS cautions individuals to be on alert for cholera symptoms

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com | Nasiba Yakubu The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has cautioned the general public and health facilities to be on high alert for symptoms of cholera in their vicinities. This alert comes after the Volta Regional Health Directorate reported confirmed cases of cholera from Aflao in the Ketu South Municipality. …

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