Accra, Aug. 12, GNA - The novel corona virus (COVID -19) pandemic has sent shockwaves throughout all economic sectors of the globe. This pandemic has seen some economies struggle to stay on their feet due to the protocols instituted to reduce person-to-person spread and thus reduce the number of cases and subsequent deaths from the virus spread. The oil industry, like all...

Aug 12, 2020 at 11:05am

COVID-19 and Koku the undertaker

Accra, Aug. 11, GNA - It is midday on Thursday and Koku has packed his sewing machine. He must dash to the mortuary to start his weekend job. The job as an undertaker has gradually robbed him of his first love-tailoring, as the 18-year old now hangs around mortuaries for jobs in embalming dead bodies for ‘quick money’. Embalming, which is part of the works of undertakers,...

Aug 11, 2020 at 7:12pm

AITI and affiliate develops Nyansapo operating system for schools and public

Ho, Aug 11, GNA - The Advanced Information Technology Institute of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence (AITI-KACE) is living by its billing for developing a home-built software for use targeting especially Basic and Senior High Schools across the country. The AITI-KACE Centre, Ghana Centre for Free and Open Source Software has therefore completed its first indigenous digital...

Aug 11, 2020 at 3:45pm

Wake up everybody: Preparing for the next Global Emergency

Accra, Aug 10, GNA - In November 1975, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes released a defining single entitled ‘Wake Up Everybody’. The song was written at a time of high unemployment, racial tensions, social and economic hardship, and environmental degradation. Fifty years on, the song still charges us to collectively address the pressing environmental, social and economic needs of our...

Aug 10, 2020 at 7:48pm

Oga! Gone, but not forgotten

Accra, Aug. 10, GNA –“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, behold… “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:3-4. Family, friends and colleagues of the late Edward Yao Ameyibor, a former Chief Editor of the...

Aug 10, 2020 at 7:46pm

Changing face of Ridge Hospital

Accra, Aug. 10, GNA - The Greater Accra Regional Hospital is back! It is arguably the first choice health facility for people in Accra, now. The facility, established in 1928, and situated in the Osu-Klottey Sub-Metro in the national capital, was almost written off until 2014, when Government of Ghana initiated a two phase project to give it a facelift with the provision of a 620- bed-facility...

Aug 10, 2020 at 7:30pm