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29 million Ghanaians share 55 ambulances [Infographic

Written by | May 6, 2018 | 0
Ghana is faced with a major health crisis that jeopardizes the lives of millions of its citizens. The country of 29 million people only has 55 functioning ambulances serving all ten regions. While the situation is not new, it has reached a level that requires urgent action, and not just the attention of health authorities. Ghana currently has 155 ambulances, 100 of which have broken down due to various faults, many of them engine-related. The remaining 55, are stationed in various parts of the country to offer emergency health responses and basic life support. There are also 130 ambulance service stations in the country, and each is supposed to have at least one ambulance, but due to the limited number of functioning ambulances in the country, many of the service centers ‘work’ without

Three schools qualify for grand finale of MTN/HR Focus Business Challenge

Written by | May 6, 2018 | 0
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Ghana Business School, and University of Professional Studies Accra, have progressed to the final stage of the MTN/ HR Focus Business Challenge 2018. This year’s preliminaries were organised in three editions of two zones. On 16th April 2018, the Northern Zone which was made up of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Presbyterian University College, and Takoradi Technical University competed, with KNUST emerging as the winner. The southern zone was made up of six schools and was further divided into two groups. On  20thApril, Group A; UGBS, Accra Institute of Technology and All Nations University College competed against each other with UGBS emerging winner. Group B competed in the afternoon and the

Metro Mass Transit bus runs over policeman and daughter

Written by | April 16, 2018 | 0
A Metro Mass Transit (MMT) bus has run over one Sergeant Daniel Abotsi of  Konongo Police  Division and her yet to be identified daughter at Amanase near Suhum in the Eastern Region. The incident police sources disclosed to MyNewsGH.com, occurred at about 6:30 am when the deceased cop in the company of her daughter was driving an Opel Astra private car with registration number GT 1742 – 12 from Accra towards Kumasi. On reaching a section of the road at Amanase near Suhum, he veered off his lane into the opposite direction lane and was run over by Metro Mass Transit Bus with the registration number. GR 4732 – Z driven by Seidu Clifford age 42-years from Koforidua towards Accra with passengers on board. The policeman and the daughter died on the spot and their bodies have been removed and

Boko Haram has abducted over 1,000 children, killed more than 2,000 teachers

Written by | April 14, 2018 | 0
Boko Haram has abducted more than 1,000 children in northeast Nigeria since 2013, the United Nations’ children’s agency announced Friday. The number of children kidnapped by the Nigerian terrorist group includes 276 girls snatched from a boarding school in the northeast town of Chibok on the night of April 14, 2014, four years ago today. Some of the Chibok schoolgirls managed to escape, while others were later rescued or freed following negotiations. But four years on from that fateful night, more than 100 of them have yet to be returned to their families, according to UNICEF. “The four-year anniversary of the Chibok abduction reminds us that children in northeastern Nigeria continue to come under attack at a shocking scale,” Mohamed Malick Fall, UNICEF representative in Nigeria, said

Car window shatters after giraffe gets head stuck

Written by | April 10, 2018 | 0
Footage taken at West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcs, shows the creature poking its head into the passenger window of the vehicle. The woman in the seat appears to be holding some food which the giraffe, named Strider, clearly wants so begins tucking in. Her partner decides to wind up the window, in an attempt to force the animal away. But it proves to be a very bad decision. The giraffe becomes trapped inside the car and when it pulls its head out, the whole window shatters. Both the people watching in the vehicle beside and the passengers scream in horror. “Oh my god! Are you alright?” a woman asks, to which her counterpart responds: “I’m alright.” “Oh my god! Are you alright?” a woman asks, to which her counterpart responds: “I’m alright.” West Midlands Safari

Police arrest 12 suspected internet fraudsters at Weija

Written by | April 5, 2018 | 0
The Cyber Crime Unit of the Ghana Police Service is today examining close to twenty laptops retrieved from suspected internet fraudsters arrested at Weija here in Accra. The twelve suspects, all Nigerians, are in the custody of the New Weija District Police after they were found in an apartment engaging in a suspicious activity. The men were allegedly trafficked into Ghana ostensibly to work, but they were camped in a three-bedroom house and denied food until they succeeded in defrauding people online. But one of them escaped from the house and alerted some of the residents which led to the police being tipped off to effect an arrest. Watch Maxwell Agbagba’s report below:  

Winnie Mandela wanted to be buried next to her parents

Written by | April 5, 2018 | 0
Struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela wanted to be buried next to her parents in Mbhongweni Village in Bizana in the Eastern Cape – that is according to Gxaba Madikizela, a close relative of hers. “We thought she would be buried here next to her parents (father Columbus Kokani Madikizela and mother MaRhadebe Mzaidume),” he said. However, the 63-year-old ex-mineworker said the family had accepted the government’s decision to bury her in Johannesburg. “We can’t change the decision,” he said. The Madikizela’s claim was backed by former ANC national executive committee member and childhood friend Zuziwe Dlamini, who said Madikizela-Mandela always wanted to be buried next to her parents. In an interview at her modest homestead in Mbhongweni, Dlamini said the young Winnie

Gina Blay Receives Applause Over Kente Dress

Written by | March 29, 2018 | 0
Renowned Ghanaian journalist and diplomat, Mrs Gina Blay has been receiving interesting accolades on social media over her unique display of Ghana’s Kente in a snowy weather in Estonia.   Gina who was in Estonia to present her credentials as ambassador accredited to that country, wore a deep cut neckline Kente Kaba and Slit. However, while inspecting the guard of honour mounted to welcome her; she decided to add a winter coat over the dress. She then stylishly completed her looks with another Kente over her shoulders as though it was a blanket. That gave her a distinctive and unique look which many Ghanaians applauded. The dress has been generating a lot of interest on social media with many praising the style and how she used the Kente, a colorful Ghanaian traditional fabric

Unilever , Agric Ministry to explore opportunities in agro-processing

Written by | March 29, 2018 | 0
Unilever Ghana is teaming up with the Ministry for Food and Agriculture to commence activities in agro-processing. Products such as shea nuts, cashew and oil palm are among crops that would be considered in this initiative. Activities will span from the Northern part of Ghana to the forest areas and the southern savannah areas. Speaking at a roundtable meeting between officials of the consumer giant and the minister for food and agriculture, the Global CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman said the collaboration would go a long way to contribute to economic growth. “It’s a pleasure to be able to discuss with the minister the possibility we have to extend our footprints by adding more value to our products in Ghana and perhaps even export some of our products. Through this we will continually contribute

We are not building a military base In Ghana – US reiterates

Written by | March 29, 2018 | 0
The United States of America has reiterated that claims of the US building a military base in Ghana are false and misleading. The US embassy in Ghana in a statement issued Wednesday stated that the “United States has not requested, nor does it intend to request, the establishment of a military base in Ghana or the permanent presence of U.S. troops in Ghana. Reports alleging otherwise are inaccurate and misleading.”  This is the second time the US has officially dismissed reports that a military base will be established in Ghana. The opposition NDC has maintained that the US is establishing a military base and have called on President Akufo-Addo to reject the deal. Hundreds of NDC members joined a group calling itself the Ghana First Patriotic Front (GFPF) to hit the streets Wednesday