Full AfricaWatch report: Akufo-Addo has cancer

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For some time now, functionaries of Ghana’s main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and their presidential candidate himself, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, have strenuously denied reports in the local media of Akufo-Addo’s ill health and its implications on his ability to rule the country.

In one such denial recently, the 72-year-old NPP presidential candidate said: “God is the one who looks after us all and not the wishes of human beings. I am strong.

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Health Ministry to investigate striking lab scientists’ concerns

Alex Segbefia, Minister of Health

The Ministry of Health has set up a committee to investigate the demands by the striking Ghana Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (GABMLS).

The members of GABMLS laid down their tools on August 22, to highlight their displeasure with government’s non-implementation of the National Health Laboratory policy which they say will help raise the quality of laboratory science practice in the country.

GABMLS has said the Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, should be blamed for the consequences of the strike, including lives that would be lost as a result.

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Businesses urged to incorporate environmental health operations

Dr Bernice Adiku Heloo

Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - The Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Bernice Adiku Heloo has urged stakeholders to incorporate environment health and safety tips into their operations in order to help promote the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Speaking at the maiden launch of the Environmental Health and Safety Awards in Accra, she noted that science and technology has brought in its wake environmental and health challenges through socio- economic activities.

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EPA Must Check Operations Of PFC

Tema, July 8, GNA - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been called upon to urgently check and monitor the production of fish meal by the Pioneer Food Cannery Limited (PFC).

Nii Odametey II, Chief Fisherman of Tema Awudum, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the company's fish meal production was emitting an unbearable stench in the town especially the European Market located near the PFC.

Nii Odametey stated that the stench was so powerful that traders at the market sometimes throw up while buyers have refused to patronize their wares.

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