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The second lady, Samira Bawumia

Ghana in 2014 could not achieve the millennium development Goals 4 and 5 which focused on reducing maternal and childhood deaths.

Data from the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey indicates Ghana’s maternal mortality rate is still high with three hundred and nineteen (319) deaths per a hundred thousand live births and neonatal mortality rate stands at twenty nine (29) per one thousand (1,000) live births.

To improve maternal, newborn and child health, the Ghana Health Service with support from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has developed the combined Maternal and Child Health Record Book (MCHRB) with the sole objective of integrating the existing maternal and child health records.

The Central Regional Minister Kwamena Duncan has intimated that the strategy of increasing snap checks on the highway to the eastern part of the region may have significantly contributed to the prevention of highway robbery on the stretch.

Some persons who ply the stretch have complained about the increased number of check point saying it waste time and promotes the incidence of bribery but the Central Regional Minister says the decision was taken after careful considerations. Speaking in a recent interview on ATL FM, Mr. Duncan preferred that people sacrifice their little time for reasons of security.

The Hostel Master for SRC hostel University of Cape Coast, Dr. Mike Boakye Yiadom has hinted that, plans are far advanced to settle all outstanding debt accrued from the construction of the SRC hostel.

Commending university management and the SRC for their immense contribution, the hall master said, a carefully laid down payment plan has been drawn to facilitate the payment of the outstanding debt.

According to him, the debt when settled will allow the hostel more room to adopt policies geared towards it development.

Calls on government to equip security services with the needed logistics to help fight the spiraling rate of crime in the country is getting a lot of media attention as cases of armed robbery get common.

Reports of robberies in the country in recent days have generated public debate on the state of security in the country.

Contributing to a discussion on Ghana’s security on the Atlantic Wave yesterday, Prof. Peter Kojo Grant, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts of UCC described security in the country as sub-standard.