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Pay us now or else… – HISPAG warns gov’t

The Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana (HISPAG), is threatening to withdraw its services if the government and the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) fail to pay all arrears owed them. The Association has therefore issued a two-week ultimatum to that effect. HISPAG is claiming that the government owes them over GHC 100 million and all efforts to get the ...

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Using military and new protocols, U.S. ramps up Ebola response

The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team will start training even as Americans’ anxiety about the spread of the virus abates with 43 people declared risk free. The government’s new guidelines, which were set to come out at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, were expected to tell health ...

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Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urges world help on Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the whole world has a stake in the fight against Ebola. In a “letter to the world” broadcast on the BBC, she said the disease “respects no borders”, and that every country had to do all it could to help fight it. President Johnson Sirleaf added that a generation of Africans were at risk ...

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‘Fuel Prices Will Not Be Reduced’

Government says it cannot immediately reduce the prices of petroleum products in the country despite a drop in the price of crude oil on the world market. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy and Petroleum, who made this known, last Friday in Accra, said the fall in the price of crude oil on the world market was still in a transitional trend. In view of this, he said ...

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Ga Assembly Names Road After Late Prof. Mills

The Ga South Assembly has named the road from Old Barrier Junction to Tuba as President John Evans Atta Mills By-Pass. This is to honour the works of the former late President. The assembly has also named 68 other roads within the area after prominent citizens from the various communities. The street names are Lower McCarthy Hill Ave, Jones Nelson ...

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NPP fully behind Nana Addo for 2016 – Deputy Minority leader

The Deputy Minority Leader of Parliament, Dominic Nitiwul, has said he believes the whole of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is fully in support of the party’s newly-elected flagbearer, Nana Akufo Addo. Nana Addo was emphatically elected The NPP’s presidential candidate for the 2016 general elections on Saturday after polling over 94 percent of the delegates’ votes, beating off competition ...

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No Agents For Addai-Nimoh

A Survey conducted by DAILY GUIDE during last Saturday’s presidential  primary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Central Region revealed that there were no agents to represent Francis Addai-Nimoh, one of the presidential hopefuls of the party, in most of the constituencies. DAILY GUIDE can state that Mr. Addai- Nimoh had agents in only three out of the 23 constituencies in the region. Some of the constituencies are, Komenda-Edina- Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA), Twifo-Ati-Morkwa, Hemang-Lower-Denkyira, Assin North, Assin Central, Assin South, ...

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President Mahama admits: Systems are weak in Ghana

President John Mahama has admitted at a meeting with the UK media that Ghana’s weak systems are to blame for the rising spate of corruption in the country. He said on Sunday efforts by his government to tackle the corruption scourge that has become pervasive in almost every sector of the country is being impeded by “human discretion and interference”. Using ...

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New Frontier For Anti-Corruption Crusade

A new frontier in the anti-corruption crusade, Citizens Movement against Corruption (CMaC), has taken shape. It is a response from an amalgamation of graft crusaders, the media and the private sector to a raging socio-economic challenge. The inauguration was a subtle one without the usual pomp and pageantry associated with such events perhaps to drum in the fact that this ...

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Those who invented Ebola must be punished – Palmer Buckle

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Reverend Charles Palmer Buckle, has urged the international community not to ignore reports that Ebola was created in some laboratories to kill Africans. Speaking to Accra-based Starr FM, Most Reverend Palmer Buckle said, ““Some of us are very sad to hear that, it seems this Ebola virus run out of a laboratory that was ...

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