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99 Assemblies awarding new contracts

.While uncompleted projects remain

From Adwoa Okyere DARKO, Kumasi
TECHNOCRATS at the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies have been cautioned to desist from aiding their respective Chief Executives in awarding contracts that have the tendency to retard progress at the local level.

CHPS compounds to go digital for e-health services

COMMUNITY-BASED Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds and other primary health facilities across the nation are to be digitised to facilitate the deployment of e-health services to enhance the quality of care.

Govt targets horticulture exports - Prof Frimpong-Boateng

By John Elliot HAGAN, Accra
THE Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, has said government is in the process of clamping down on illegal mining activities to engage in horticulture and be part of the effort at developing a new export product for Ghana.

US Ambassador inspect projects in the Volta region

MR Robert P. Jackson, US Ambassador to Ghana, has praised the chiefs and people of Abutia Traditional Area for their zeal, communal spiritedness and maintenance, which has made a water facility, provided to them some six years ago, still viable.

India marks 3rd international day of Yoga

THE Indian High Commission in Ghana says it is impressed with patronage of Yoga lessons in Ghana and has resolved to strengthen the existing partnership with relevant stakeholders to grow its popularity.

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Suspend new licence

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By Elvis DARKO, Accra
THE Ministry of Transport has directed the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to suspend, with immediate effect, the introduction of Smart Drivers Licence and Vehicle Registration Cards slated to take effect July 18.

Blood: 109,376 units shortfall recorded in 2016

By Elvis DARKO, Accra
GHANA experienced shortage of 109,376 units of blood in 2016, representing 40.1% of national demand.

A-G directs further police investigation into ‘Delta Force’ case

THE Attorney General’s Department has directed the police to conduct further investigation into the case in which 13 members of a group calling itself the ‘Delta Force’, are being tried in a Kumasi Circuit Court.

Falling cocoa prices threaten child labour spike in Ghana, Ivory Coast

A DROP in global cocoa prices threatens to undermine efforts to stamp out child labour in Ghana and Ivory Coast, the world's two biggest growers, as falling incomes could force farmers to send their children to work, charities said on Monday.

Sophia Akuffo faces vetting today

THE Appointments Committee of Parliament will today vet Justice Sophia Akuffo, the nominee for the position of Chief Justice in a public hearing.