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E/R: NATIONAL CATARACT OUTREACH PROGRAM (NCOP) LAUNCHED


The National Cataract Outreach Program (NCOP) was officially launched on Monday, September 17 at the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua. This project is funded by the Himalayan Cataract Outreach (USA) in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service under the theme, “Ghana Beyond Cataract Blindness.” Cataract has been found to be the leading cause of blindness in Ghana with 40,000 cataract…

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WE CAN’T CONSTRUCT NEW THEATERS – DR ZIBLIM


The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ziblim Iddi has revealed in an interview with MzGee on Joy News that, the Nana Akufo-Addo administration will pursue the construction of theatres. According to Dr Ziblim Iddi, the NPP manifesto is explicit on their promise of pursuing the construction of new theatres, contrary to their campaign promises of building new…

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DON’T VOTE FOR ANY GALAMSEY POLITICIANS – NEW JUABEN CHIEF


Nana Nyantakyi Tutu Baffour, Kontihene of New Juaben Traditional Area has asked Ghanaians not to vote for galamsey politicians. Speaking at the Regional Festival of Arts and Culture (REFAC) in Koforidua he said he was non-partisan and would urge Ghanaians especially people of Eastern Region to vote against politicians who preach galamsey (illegal small-scale gold mining) as their campaign message.…

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E/R: DIRECTOR OF CNC URGES YOUTH TO VENTURE INTO CREATIVE ARTS


The Executive Director of the National Commission on Culture, Madam Janet Edna Nyame, has admonished the youth to engage actively in creative arts. She said this at the Regional Festival of National Arts and Culture – REFAC in Koforidua under the theme, “Empowering the Youths through Culture and Creative Arts for Employment and Wealth Creation.” She indicated that the youth…

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THE CURRENT STATE OF CULTURAL CENTER IN KOFORIDUA


Following a recent assertion by Dr. Ziblim Zarri Iddi, Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Arts that the performance centre at the Centre for National Culture in Koforidua was 60% complete, I paid a visit to the place to see things for myself. In the Deputy Minister’s interview on Peace FM he stated categorically that work had began on the…

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PHOTOS: FLOOD HITS KOFORIDUA AGAIN


Heavy downpour of rains in Koforidua and its surroundings on Thursday, September 13, 2018 has left many shops and residents around Nsukwao, Highways and part of Asokore flooded. The an hour rain started around 2pm amidst thunder and lightning which nearly caused fire outbreak to the Shell Filling Station opposite B Foster Bakery but for the timely intention of the…

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MCE ORDERS FOR THE CLOSURE OF POPULAR KOFORIDUA BROTHEL


  Mr, Isaac Appau Gyasi, the new Municipal Chief Executive for New Juaben South has on Saturday, September 08, ordered for the closure of Bula Spot, a popular brothel in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua.   Bula Spot, formerly known for programs and activities has been converted into a brothel having about 32 rooms not only accommodating sex workers but…

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ZYLOFON MEDIA SWERVES JOYCE BLESSING


The loudest record label, Zylofon Media has snubbed their very own gospel diva Joyce Blessing Information gathered indicates that after a fruitful meeting last week, Zylofon Media pulled out from their signed artists’ “Help Me Grow Foundation” launch at the Akropong School for the Blind which was to mark her birthday. Further enquiries, however, revealed that items which were given…

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FOCAP CALLS ON NANA AKUFFO-ADDO TO SACK DR ZIBLIM


A statement signed and dated, Monday, September 10, 2018 by the conveners of FOCAP,  Kojo Preko Dankwa, Mel Kwesi Davis and Enoch Agyapong is calling on the President, Nana Akkufo-Addo to sack the Deputy Minster of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ziblim According to the statement, Foundation of Concerned Arts Professionals (FOCAP) is deeply worried and saddened by the various…

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NANA ADDO TO VISIT CHINA WITH BUSINESS DELEGATION


President Akufo-Addo will be going for a state visit to China from Friday, August 31, 2018. This announcement was made by the Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, at a press briefing Wednesday that President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral engagements with Chinese President, Xi-Jiping, on economic relations between the two countries. “Ghana seeks to deepen her already strong relations with China,…

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