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MP for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Mr George Mireku Duker, raised the gas cylinder to support his claim that the cylinder recirculation model of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) announced by the government would ensure the integrity of gas cylinders and prevent gas explosions.

General News

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, on Friday ordered the marshal to take a gas cylinder that a Member of Parliament (MP) brought in to aid his debate on the 2018 budget and economic policy outside the chamber of Parliament.

While contributing to the debate, the MP for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Mr George Mireku Duker, raised the gas cylinder to support his claim that the cylinder recirculation model of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) announced by the government would ensure the integrity of gas cylinders and prevent gas explosions.

The Nsuta Circuit Court has fined an electricity meter reader GHȼ18,000 for swindling 10 property owners under the pretext of assisting to supply power to their property.

Ibrahim Alhassan Gawsu, was additionally ordered to refund the monies collected from the victims and to pay compensation of GHȼ4,000 to the Northern Electrification Distribution Company (NEDCo), a subsidiary of the Volta River Authority (VRA).

Dr. Eugene Dordoye

General News

Nurses at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital have rejected the apology from their Medical Director describing it as “insincere.”

Dr. Eugene Dordoye on Thursday apologized unreservedly to staff and nurses after a strike by the nurses crippled activities at the hospital.

Yaw Anokye Frimpong

General News

Yaw Anokye Frimpong, the 22-year-old man who confessed to killing two African-American women in Akwamufie in the Eastern Region, has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Accra High Court.

The court, presided over by Mrs Justice Merley Afua Wood, passed the death sentence last Wednesday after a seven-member jury unanimously found Frimpong guilty on two counts of murder.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2017 private WASSCE but has withheld some 1,873 results for alleged malpractices.

The sub-regional examination body says the 117,306 candidates whose results have been released can assess them via WAEC’s official website from Friday morning.

(From left to right) Ms Rushnan Murtaza, Mr Kwesi Boateng Adjei, Dr Esther Ofei-Aboagye, Ms Sarah Hague, Dr Franklin Oduro and Ing Mabel Amoako-Atta at the launch of the 2017 DLT.

General News

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has been ranked first in the 2017 District League Table (DLT).The TMA had the highest score of 80 on the
development and human well-being ranking of the DLT.


At the launch of the rankings in Accra last Wednesday, a deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Kwesi Boateng Adjei, said the impressive showing of Tema was predictable.

Early ejaculation not disease

General News

A urologist at the 37 Military Hospital, Surgeon Commander Paul Yegbe, has stated that early ejaculation during sexual intercourse is not a disease but rather a hormonal imbalance which needs medical attention.

He said the condition which was on the rise could also be attributed to depression, anxiety and in some instances, genetics.

Eric Asante

General News

State attorneys have pleaded with the Supreme Court to grant the state more time to work out a compensation package for Mr Eric Asante, a teacher who was wrongfully jailed 15 years for defilement.

On January 26, 2017 the court acquitted and discharged Mr Asante after it held that the teacher was wrongfully convicted for defilement.

The late Major Maxwell Mahama

General News

Dr Lawrence Edusei, the pathologist who worked on the body of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, has submitted the full autopsy report on the military officer to the Accra Central District Court.

The submission of the report followed an order by the court directing the pathologist to release the report within three weeks.

A Sekondi High Court has sentenced a driver to a five-year jail term in connection with the death of his wife.

Robert Tawiah was said to have thrown a fowl at his wife resulting in her fall and subsequent death for intervening in a quarrel between him and a neighbour.

A mobile laboratory to train farmers on good agricultural practices has been launched at Asesewa in the Upper Manya Krobo District in the Eastern Region.

Known as OCP School laboratory, the programme is a community initiative aimed at conducting soil analysis to enable farmers to identify soil fertility status to make informed decisions.

Mr Paolo Salvia (2nd left), Head of Political Section of the European Union delegation to Ghana, and Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante (middle), Chairman of the NPC. Picture: INNOCENT K. OWUSU

General News

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have presented office furniture and equipment worth GH¢220,000 to the National Peace Council (NPC).

The items, which were presented through the Insider Mediators Project (IMP), included laptops, desktop computers, projectors, office chairs and desks.

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu

Editorials

The government has begun rolling out an integrated healthcare solution with a centralised data recovery system to serve as an infrastructure platform for a patient-centred healthcare solution.

The system is expected to integrate all public healthcare infrastructure in the country and provide an early warning system to help identify the source of a disease which will enable quarantine measures to be deployed before it becomes an epidemic.

We have had to return to the issue of the Senior High Schools (SHSs) today, the second time within the last 72 hours, in view of some issues that have come to our attention within the period.

On Monday, we carried a story from the 68th anniversary celebration of the Winneba SHS in which the immediate past headmistress of the school, speaking as the guest for the occasion and the president of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), lamented the non-release of scholarships, subsidies and food supplies to the SHSs, making it difficult for the schools to run smoothly.

Last week, the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, read the government’s 2018 financial statement, often referred to as the budget, with the sports fraternity left disappointed at the allocation to Sports for next year.

During his presentation of the budget highlights before the floor of Parliament, very little mention was made of sports which left sports enthusiasts and the sports media disappointed.

As part of the celebration of this year’s Universal Children’s Day which is celebrated every November 20, the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), an international non-governmental organisation with focus on the elimination of child labour in cocoa production, has organised a forum at Nyinahin for communities within the Atwima Mponua district.

The forum was to educate the pupils and the communities on the effects of child labour and the need to eliminate it.

Madam Sun Baohong in a group photograph with the award winners

Education

Thirty-five students selected from the Chinese section of the Department of Modern languages and the Confucius Institute were last Tuesday honored by the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Madam Sun Baohong for outstanding performance in the study of Chinese language and culture at the University of Ghana, legon.

Mr Jiang Zhouteng (3rd right) and Professor Obeng Mireko (arrowed), Vice Chancellor of WIUC, with the winners at the ceremony.

Education

A political counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Accra, Mr Jiang Zhouteng, has called on Ghanaians to endeavour to study the Chinese language, Mandarin, to further deepen the bilateral, cultural and economic relations between both countries.

According to him, the Chinese language was spoken by 12.44 per cent of the world’s population, making it the world’s most widely spoken language.

Local authority said the woman killed herself because she didn't like her son's short partner

Odd News

A mother in China has killed herself because her son's fiancée was too short, according to a government statement. 

The 47-year-old woman's corpse was found on November 17 in a river in Ningling County, Henan Province.

After seeing the woman's remains, her emotional husband jumped into the river and his son also plunged in to save him. Both were immediately rescued by the police.  

A New Jersey family won’t have trouble remembering three generations of birthdays.

An Abu-Dhabi based businessman reportedly bought the virginity of a teenage American model for nearly $3 million, according to UK press.

The anonymous millionaire businessman "won" after a bidding on the controversial German website Cinderella Escorts, outbidding a Hollywood star and a politician from Russia.

The third Biennial Scientific Conference on Medical Products Regulation in Africa, aimed at providing a platform for stakeholders to brainstorm on advancing clinical trials, that are relevant for diseases affecting African countries will take place in Accra from November 27-28, 2017.

The theme for the conference, “Sustaining the Momentum for Regulatory Harmonization in Africa” is aimed at enabling participants to contribute towards the future of regulation and harmonisation in Africa to help bridge the gap between research and development in Africa.

Women are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth.

A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester.

The study looked into 291 pregnancies that ended in stillbirth and 735 women who had a live birth.

Sudden cardiac arrest is associated with sexual activity far more often in men than women, research suggests.

But sex is a rare trigger for sudden cardiac arrest.

Only 34 out of the 4,557 cardiac arrests examined occurred during or within one hour of sexual intercourse and 32 of those affected were men.