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October 27, 2017 1:08 PM Canada is helping Ghana to manage flood risk-High Commissioner

Accra, Oct 27, GNA - Madam Heather Cameron, the Canadian High Commissioner, has announced that her country is helping Ghana to improve flood risk management in Accra through its International Development Research Centre. She said the assistance was very critical in helping provide scientific evidence to develop an integrated climate smart flood management 95

October 16, 2017 10:17 AM Single Currency Is Workable For ECOWAS

Dr Dimitri Sanga, Director, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Sub Regional Office for West Africa (ECA SRO/WA), has said only a potent political will emanating from the headship of the sub-regional grouping could leverage the aspirations of a single-currency regime for the zone in earnest. He said the economic considerations of unmet 71

October 15, 2017 6:01 PM Plastic waste "crisis" partly contributed to June 3 disaster

The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis point” such that the failure to reverse it might lead to an “environmental catastrophe.” The country was plunged 32

October 13, 2017 5:59 AM Close down high-risk fuel stations in 30-days – Nana Addo

High-risk fuel stations across the country are to be shut-down in a month’s time, following a directive from President Akufo-Addo after Thursday’s crucial cabinet meeting. The President said this directive will be implemented by a task-force without “regard to any political or special interests.” A statement issued by the presidency and signed by the Information 39

October 10, 2017 9:59 AM C/Region: Fire Service to begin safety audit of fuel stations

Following the Atomic Junction gas explosion in Accra, the Ghana Fire Service in the Central Region is set to clamp down on gas and petrol filling stations operating under unsafe conditions within its domain. The region’s fire service will embark on a safety audit “to guarantee regulatory standards,” according to a statement from its headquarters 23

October 8, 2017 2:38 AM Massive fireball seen from sky as Ghana gas explosion rocks capital

A tanker delivering natural gas caught fire in Ghana's capital Accra on Saturday, triggering two explosions that were heard across the city causing fires that forced local residents to flee. Police said the blasts happened in the Atomic Junction roundabout area of Legon in northeast Accra at about 7:30 pm (1930 GMT). "I am in Legon and I heard two explosions 45

October 6, 2017 7:04 PM Minor rainy season begins

Accra, Oct. 6, GNA - The early morning rainfall experienced in the middle belt and coastal areas of the country today, indicates the beginning of the minor rainy season. Such down-pours could thus be expected in the course of the season, which is expected to last from now till around the middle of November. Mr Tettey Portuphy, Head of the Forecasting 9

October 6, 2017 12:21 PM Accra flooded after rainfall

Accra, Oct 6, GNA - Major parts of Accra were flooded after the heavy rainfall on Friday morning in the nation’s capital. The Ghana Meteorological Agency says it didn’t forecast that parts of the country would experience heavy rains that could cause flooding but the heavy rains this morning has accounted for the submerging of roads, houses and cars in various 51

October 6, 2017 11:28 AM Flood hits Accra, Kumasi again

Parts of Ghana’s capital Accra were hit by heavy downpour Friday morning leaving residents stranded as floods take over the streets and some communities. The rains which lasted for about four hours caused irksome gridlock in both Accra and Kumasi, which also had a fair share of the thunderstorm. Commuters at areas such as Kaneshie, Santa Maria, Awoshie 18

October 5, 2017 4:17 AM Turnbull does deal with states on facial ID, dismisses mass surveillance concerns

Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed suggestions a new facial recognition database could lead to the mass surveillance of Australian citizens. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed suggestions a new facial recognition database could lead to the mass surveillance of Australians, arguing it will update law enforcement tools for the 21st century and help keep people 56