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 Nurse warns of hearing loss impact.

Nurse warns of hearing loss impact. Madam Afrakoma Tiwaa, an Ear and Throat nurse at Saint Theresa’s Hospital in Nkoranza, in the Bono East Region, has warned on hearing loss impact in our societies. According to her, people with hearing loss sometimes withdraw from their society, which potentially leads to …

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UBA Ghana Donates to Three Town SHS

  The UBA Foundation through its Read Africa Initiative has made a significant contribution to Three Town SHS in the Volta Region by donating African literature books on Valentine’s Day, which also coincided with International Book Giving Day. This initiative aims to address the declining reading habits among African youths, …

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Over 55% of candidates failed Mathematics in 2023 NOV/DEC — WAEC

More than half of candidates who sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in November/December failed mathematics, according to results released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). WAEC’s statement on the release of the 2023 second series WASSCE provisional results said 44.949% of candidates obtained grades …

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Here’s why interest rates are still high in Ghana

Apart from the high cost of doing business in Ghana, another major challenge the business community faces is the high interest rates on loans acquired from financial institutions. Despite bemoaning how this particular problem – high interest rates – keeps having dire consequences on their business, the government has done …

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Tap n’ Go ticketing system can never work as ‘trotro’ – GPRTU

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has rubbished assertions by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia that the newly introduced automated transport ticketing system “Tap n’ Go” will eventually be rolled out on intra-city transport minivans popularly known as ‘trotro’ Speaking at the launch of the Tap n’ Go app, …

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Fuel prices may rise for next 2 to 3 months – Duncan Amoah

Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC), Duncan Amoah has hinted that prices of petroleum products may continue to rise for the next two to three months. Oil Marketing companies over the weekend made upward adjustments to the prices of fuel at the pumps by between 3% to …

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Salaries of public sector workers increase by 23%

The Government of Ghana through the Controller and Accountant General has implemented a salary adjustment for public sector workers by 23 percent. The decision follows the conclusion of negotiations with relevant stakeholders on the base pay for 2024. Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, said the salary adjustment took effect …

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CID takes over investigation into death of Aburi Girls student

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has taken over a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 16-year-old student at Aburi Girls Senior High School in the Akuapem South Municipality of the Eastern Region. The student, Stacey Okyere, died on Monday, February 5, 2024, …

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Organised Labour suspends demo against 15% VAT on electricity

Following the suspension of a planned demonstration against the implementation of a 15 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on electricity, Organised Labour has called off its protest against the tax measure of government. Prior to this, various labour unions across the country had planned to proceed with the demonstration even …

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See list of universities ‘built’ by NDC that Akufo-Addo has renamed

The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has promised to revert the names of public universities which were renamed by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government to their original names if the NDC comes into office in 2025. Mahama accused President Akufo-Addo and his party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), …

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