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President Of The National Service Scheme Has Demanded For An Increase In NSS Allowance

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The President of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA), Emmanuel Brimpong Akosah, has appealed to the government to consider increasing the allowance paid to service personnel to enable them make a meaningful living.

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He noted that the minimum wage has been increased and considering factors such as high cost of accommodation, high cost of transportation, and other responsibilities NSS personnel have to undertake, they also deserve an increase.

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Speaking at the national launch of the NASPA Week Celebration in Takoradi on the theme, ‘Sustainable Mining for National Development, An All in All Call’, he described the theme as appropriate since illegal mining activities were on the increase.

 

According to him, the drive against the menace cannot be achieved without the support of all and sundry and called on the personnel to add their voice in advocacy for the sustainable mining development drive to be achieved.

Mr Akosah announced that the National Service Personnel Week Celebration would start from July 26 – August 1 throughout the Districts in the Country.

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Okatakyie Amankwa Afrifa, Western Regional Director of the National Service Secretariat Scheme, indicated that accepting postings to teach and going to the hinterlands to serve should not be seen as a punishment and urged incoming personnel to accept postings to rural areas.

He said the Scheme is not happy about the special posting adverts going on among personnel which poses some security threats which he said is being investigated by the National Security and cautioned that there is nothing like special postings.

He added that culprits who pose as agents take money illegally from entrants under the pretext of sending them to special offices which oftentimes result in rejection by the companies because they did not make such requests.

Mr Afrifa said the issue was worrying to the Scheme and that the scheme was, therefore, leaving no stone unturned to bring perpetrators to book to discourage the practice.

He urged the personnel to be brand ambassadors of the Scheme and to demonstrate the skills and knowledge acquired while at post, wherever they find themselves as they exit the Scheme.

 

 

 

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Trader Burnt To Death In Kiosk

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Fire has killed a 40-year-old trader during an outbreak in a wooden structure in Sunyani.

The bizarre incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Initial reports by eyewitnesses indicated Kwadwo Obeng was deeply asleep when the fire engulfed the kiosk accommodating him at Area Four, a suburb of Sunyani.

Reports by Adom news explained that the fire had assumed a dangerous dimension when some people in the neighbourhood attempted to rescue him.

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Another eye witness also explained  that the personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) had already picked and deposited the charred body at a hospital morgue.

 

 

 

 

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‘Bird Flu Has Negatively Impacted Food And Jobs Programmes’ – Agric Minister

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'Bird Flu Has Negatively Impacted Food And Jobs Programmes' - Agric Minister
The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto says the recent outbreak of transborder animal diseases, including Bird Flu, has negatively impacted the progress of the government’s flagship Rearing for Food and Jobs programmes.

He said the outbreaks “threaten government’s agenda of attaining self-sufficiency in meat production by 2025 as envisioned under the rearing for food and jobs programme.”

Available data indicate that the outbreak, which occurred in 10 out of the sixteen regions between December 2021 to January 2022, affected over 700,000.

There has also been a ban on the import of poultry and poultry products from other affected countries.

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, speaking on the subject, noted the government is implementing a number of interventions to curb the spread.

He also hinted at the establishment of a regulatory authority to strengthen the poultry industry.

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Dr. Afriyie Akoto noted that the necessary legal framework was being worked on.

“The government has taken the necessary steps to update the existing 1960 Animal health Act by finalizing a new bill for introduction into Parliament this year.”

“Once in effect, the updated act will empower the ministry to regulate the industry. Among the proposals of the bill is the regulatory authority to certify poultry and livestock farms and enforcement of sanctions such as the closure of farms of recalcitrant farmers in this country,” Dr. Afriyie Akoto said.

 

 

 

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Covid-19: 3 More Deaths Recorded

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Ghana has lost three more lives in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

In its latest update, the GHS noted that in 24 hours, the country’s death toll rose to 1,370. As of January 17, the number of deaths recorded so far was 1,367.

On its website, the Service stated that as of January 18, 169 new cases were recorded. Currently, Ghana is battling with 3,227 active cases.

All 16 regions in the country and the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have recorded active cases. Out of the cases recorded, 29 are severe; whiles 10 are considered critical.

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Since the emergence of the pandemic in March 2020, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed 155,665 Covid-19 cases.

The GHS has discharged 473 individuals from various health institutions in a day. Cumulatively, 151,068 people who have shown signs of recovery have been discharged.

 

 

 

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