Source: B&FT - Tourism and Creative Arts Minister, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, has thrown her weight behind the national call on Ghanaians to patronise and consume locally made goods and services.
Speaking at a breakfast meeting between the Steering Committee of the ‘Made in Ghana’ campaign and heads of media institutions in Accra, she said
"the country’s tourism and creative arts sector can grow to cushion economic growth only when Ghanaians buy into the idea of patronising local products and services."
Source: Daily Guide - The Volta Regional Police Command has invaded the hideouts of some robbers and criminals in the Ho Municipality, the capital of the Volta Region. The incident has sent some fear and panic among criminals in the municipality who have been tormenting residents for some weeks now.
Source: GNA - Efforts at reducing Malaria in the Ashanti Region continue to struggle with the disease topping Out-Patient Department (OPD) admissions at the health facilities, and the leading cause of death among children under the age of five, Dr. Alexis Nang-Beifubah, the Regional Health Director, has said. The control strategies over the years had involved health education on the disease and environmental sanitation, distribution of insecticide treated nets (ITNs),
Source: myjoyonline.com - In a case of underage drinking, nine Class Five pupils of the Mamobi Prisons Primary School here in Accra have been suspended for displaying drunken behaviour in class.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Construction works on a Bus-Rapid Transit (BRT) project that runs from Amasaman to the Central Business District (CBD) of Accra is near completion. The project which is under the Urban Transport Project is scheduled to be completed in March this year.
Source: GNA - President John Dramani Mahama has enjoined Ghanaians to live together as one people “as destiny brought us together as one nation”, saying “our ethnic and cultural diversity is a source of strength not a weakness.”
Source: starrfmonline.com - Five oil companies operating in the Western region have served a redundancy notice to some of their local workers through their unions.
Source: GNA - The Eastern Regional branch of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) has indicated that, the overthrow of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah some 49-years-ago was the cause of the current high unemployment and economic problems that the country is facing.
Addressing a press conference to mark the 49th anniversary of the overthrow of the late president at Koforidua, Mr Opoku N. Amaning, New Juaben South Secretary of the CPP said if Dr. Kwame Nkrumah had continued to rule Ghana and lead the Pan African Movement, the condition of the African people would have been better than it is today.
Source: myjoyonline.com - Government has saved the state over 20 million cedis that would otherwise have lined the pockets of some officials at the National Service Secretariat.
This was disclosed by President John Mahama during his penultimate State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Wednesday.
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