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2 teenagers arrested with 30 parcels of wee

Date: Wednesday 28th June, 2017

Two teenagers are in the grips of the Eastern Regional Police Command for possessing narcotic substances, believed to be marijuana.

The two, Evelyn Adade Korkor, 19 years, and  Felix Gyimah, 18, were arrested while attempting to transport 30 parcels of the substance together with cassava in 2 sacks from Huhunya to Nkurakan in the Eastern Region.

Spokesperson of the Eastern Regional Police Command, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, told Citi News the two suspects will soon be arraigned.

Narrating circumstances leading to their arrest, ASP Tetteh said: “We have

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Kenyans are first in Africa to get generic of latest Aids drug

Date: Wednesday 28th June, 2017

Kenya is the first African country to start using a new generic Aids drug that can improve and prolong the lives of people who suffer severe side effects and resistance to other treatments, the Reuters news agency reports.

Dolutegravir (DTG), which was first approved in the US in 2013, is being given to 20,000 patients in Kenya before being rolled out in Nigeria and Uganda later this year with the backing of global health initiative Unitaid.

Kenyan patient Doughtiest Ogutu, who started taking the drug earlier this year because of resistance to other treatments, says her appetite is back: &ldq

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PHOTOS Obuasi residents enjoy free sickle cell screening

Date: Wednesday 28th June, 2017

The Information Services Department (ISD) in the Obuasi district in collaboration with Anglogold Ashanti has successfully organized a series of programmes to mark this year’s edition of World Sickle Cell Day in Obuasi.

The programme which took place between Monday, 19th June and Friday, 23rd June, 2017 was under the theme: “Know your sickle cell status now” included a walk through the principal streets of Obuasi ,  a free health screening which included sickling test at the Obuasi Central mosque.

Commenting on the rationale behind the programme, the Municipal Informatio

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Finance Minister promises fund to support local businesses

Date: Wednesday 28th June, 2017

Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has assured Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of government’s support in various ways to harness their full potential.

In this direction, Mr Ofori-Atta said the government would establish an Industrial Development Fund to finance critical initiatives of SMEs. The Minister said this in a speech delivered on his behalf at the 2017 International SME Business Network breakfast meeting in Accra on the theme: “Facilitating Economic Growth of SMEs through Global Partnership.” The Finance Minister said the SME sector globally contributed signifi

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Stop the tea drinking workshops Otiko Djaba tells NGOs CSOs

Date: Wednesday 28th June, 2017

The Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba, has advised non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to step up their work by concentrating on how to make a real impact in communities where they are needed.

"Stop the tea drinking workshops and thinking that someone has to solve your problem. The problems are in the communities. We do a lot of things in the nice conference rooms and we are talking about beneficiaries who are far away from the conference rooms,” she said. According to the minister, Ghana has had enough of capacity

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US Embassy clears air on visas

Date: Wednesday 28th June, 2017

Ghana’s three living former presidents would not have to queue up with fellow citizens seeking American visas for non-official purposes.

This is according to Press Attaché’ at the US Embassy in Ghana, Sarah Stealy. The clarification follows indications that the US government had withdrawn protocol visa allocation to high-level state officials, after the US Ambassador, Robert Jackson met Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee last week. But, speaking to the media, Sarah Stealy explained that diplomatic courtesies would still be extended to Ghana’s former president

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