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(VIDEO): 37 Military Hospital Blazing With Unquenchable Fire

Confirmed information available to thedistin.com  has it that the Officers’ Mess at 37 Military Hospital is currently blazing. However, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and the video shows thick fumes of smoke billowing out of the building as people stood to watch. In the video, …

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IMF cuts Ghana’s growth rate to 5.6%

Ghana’s growth rate for the year 2020 has been revised to 5.6% s as against earlier (October 2019) forecast of 6 %, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) January 2020 World Economic Outlook Report has revealed. This is against World Bank’s 6.8% which will make Ghana the 3rd fastest growing economy …

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IMF cuts Ghana’s growth rate to 5.6%

Ghana’s growth rate for the year 2020 has been revised to 5.6% s as against earlier (October 2019) forecast of 6 %, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) January 2020 World Economic Outlook Report has revealed. This is against World Bank’s 6.8% which will make Ghana the 3rd fastest growing economy …

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MTN to announce compensation for network disruption

Telecoms giant, MTN, says it is finalising modalities to compensate its subscribers for the major network disruption last week. Corporate Services Executive at the leading mobile network operator, Sam Koranteng, said discussions on the compensation package will soon be announced. “At MTN, when our subscribers have gone through some discomfort …

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Shelter, school for street children coming – Bawumia

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the government has secured a piece of land to build a shelter and school for street children in the national capital. “Land has been provided by the government through the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for the construction of accommodation and a school for street …

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ECOWAS Finance Ministers, Governors discuss future of ECO

Finance and Economic Ministers and Central Bank Governors in West Africa have expressed reservations about the recent renaming of the common currency for member countries in the Francophone zone (CFA Franc) to ECO. They described the action as a “unilateral” decision that was not in line with the requirements for …

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Free SHS will break poverty cycle in Ghana – Adutwum

The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of secondary education, Dr.Yaw Osei Adutwum, says the implementation of the Free Senior High School Education policy will break the cycle of poverty in the country. Ghana has reduced poverty levels by half between 1991 and 2014. But it estimated that more than …

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No case of foot and mouth disease in Central Tongu

Dr Jeffery Elorm Akortia, the District Veterinary Officer for Central Tongu, said the District has not recorded any case of foot and mouth disease in cattle. “We depend on some dams in South Tongu for water in the dry season, that is why we have been observing all the cattle …

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Pregnant women receive treatment on plastic chairs at Ejura hospital

Health workers at the Ejura Municipal Government Hospital in the Ashanti region have been forced to admit and treat pregnant women on plastic chairs over lack of space in the hospital’s maternity ward. Ejura Government Hospital, which is the largest hospital in the Ejura-Sekyedumasi Municipality, has a lot of challenges including …

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59 inmates of Nsawam prison matriculated into UCC

An initiative by the University of Cape Coast to encourage education in the country’s prisons has seen some 59 inmates benefitting. The University opened a prison campus inside the Nsawam prisons to help inmates qualified for diploma courses to also enroll and 59 of these persons have been welcomed already …

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Fuel prices go up again

Prices of fuel in Ghana have this week gone up marginally, vindicating the prediction made by the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Petrol as of Friday, January 17 was selling at GH 5.50 per litre at various pumps, up GHC 9 pesewas from its previous …

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A/R: Francis Owusu-Akyaw Renovates M/A Primary School In Bomfa 

The affable and accessible Mr Francis Owusu-Akyaw a former Parliamentary Candidate aspirant in New Patriotic Party at the Juaben Constituency within the Ashanti region of Ghana has put smiles on the faces of the good people of Bomfa by renovating their M/A Primary School, Bomfa is a town within the Juaben …

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All schools to benefit from school feeding programme – Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, will expand the School Feeding Programme to all schools across the country, Madam Cynthia Morrison, sector Minister has said, following its successful implementation since 2005. “If everyone is enjoying free senior high school, it is equally fair for everyone to enjoy school …

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Fire guts Islamic Girls SHS dormitory

Over 150 students have been displaced as a fire gutted a dormitory at the Islamic Girls Senior High school in the Wa Municipality. The fire broke today at midday, and no fatalities were recorded. The fire which lasted about an hour destroyed items and belongings of the students including bed, …

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Jean Mensa will not be shot and killed, trust me

You don’t need to be a “Prophet” Reindolph Oduro Gyebi or an “Eagle Prophet” to be keenly aware of the fact that some disgruntled and murderous elements in Ghana’s political opposition and some of the latter’s treacherous collaborators inside government may very well be planning or conspiring to either endanger …

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2019 teacher licensure exam records almost 80% pass rate

The 2019 teacher licensure exam recorded a 78.2 percent pass rate representing 27,171 out of 34,724 teachers who sat for the examination. This means 21.8 percent of the teachers, representing 7,553 teachers failed the exam, according to the National Teaching Council (NTC). The licensure exam is a prerequisite for all …

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TUTAG calls off nationwide strike

The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has called off its nationwide strike after the National Labour Commission (NLC) secured an interim injunction on the industrial action. The association in a statement said its decision to call off the strike was a “demonstration of good faith which must be reciprocated by …

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GES Apologises For Treating SHS Teachers Poorly

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has apologised to senior high school teachers for treating them poorly on Monday at the start of a four-day training programme. More than 200 teachers from the Greater Accra, Oti and Volta Regions who were invited on short notice to attend the training were left …

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Jospong Generates Energy From Faecal Matter

The Jospong Group of Companies (JLC) owners of the Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited is generating about 500 kilowatts of power out of its liquid waste treatment plant in Accra.  This was disclosed by the Executive Chairman of JGC, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong at this year’s Jospong Leadership Conference at the …

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