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Former Executive Director of the Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems of University of Ghana, Legon, Professor Emmanuel Amamoo Otcher has revealed that Ghana will experience partial eclipse of the sun in the afternoon on August 21.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights.

Minister of Health - Kwaku Agyemang Manu

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu says time has come for government to probe areas monies charged at hospital facilities go.

He said this in response to a question posed in connection with payment of hospital bills when he interacted with health workers at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital on Wednesday.

Mr. Agyemang Manu explained that since the end of the cash and carry system, government gets no revenue from the health services sector although the health facilities continue to charge patients.

The General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, {GNAT}, Daniel Ofori Acheampong, has said that government has failed to take concerns of teachers into the proposed implementation of the teacher licensing regime.

He noted the due processes to be followed for the implementation of license are been ignored by the National Teachers Council.

Mr. Ofori Acheampong speaking on the Atlantic wave on ATL FM on Wednesday emphasized that their concern as teachers is not the fear of failure of the proposed exam. Rather, the need to know the criteria on which they would be examined.

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The Central Regional Population Officer, Augustine Jongtey, has indicated that the increased adoption of family planning by people in the region would drastically reduce the pressure on the provision of primary education and public health services, as well as help prevent unemployment.

According to him, the region holds the unenviable position of the highest childbearing average of 5 as compared to that of the country which is 4.

Mr. Jongtey said though Central Region has the highest contraceptive prevalence rate in the country, the region still needs to adapt to bringing up smaller family sizes.