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The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST), University of Ghana, has launched the Economic Inclusion and Poverty Eradication Project (EIPEP) workshop to discuss, plan and implement strategies to achieve a total poverty free country.

The opening ceremony of the workshop held on August 14, 2017, was attended by dignitaries, Ministers of state, traditional leaders, small scale farmers, business people, investors, academia, and researchers.

Chairing the occasion, CEO of Gratis Foundation, Dr. Emmanuel Kwaku Asiedu, noted that Ghana is full of resources and has enough fertile land for growing food crops.

The Manager of ATL FM, Kwabena Antwi-Konadu has advised this year’s Central Regional Rep at TV3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful, Baaba Botchwey to abreast herself with the diversity of people in the Central Region and acquaint herself with their culture as she represents them.

Mr. Antwi-Konadu gave the advice to Miss Botchwey when she paid a courtesy call on him at the Campus Broadcasting Services [CBS] Centre, UCC on Monday.

The Department of Social Welfare is encouraging interested persons in the Cape Coast Metropolis to apply for foster care. This will make it possible for orphans, lost and other disadvantaged or vulnerable children to be integrated in families instead of them being institutionalized.

This initiative is in line with government’s Care Reform Initiative which discourages institutionalization of children. Despite the introduction of this policy ten years ago, its implementation has been slow due to low public support. The Cape Coast Metropolis lacks government residential homes.

President Akufo Addo

Ghana’s current doctor to patient ratio stands at approximately 1 doctor to eight thousand patients.

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo who disclosed this at the fifth oath swearing and induction ceremony of the School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast noted that the situation is even more worrying in the rural areas of the country.

He says doctors must not be entirely blamed for their unwillingness to work in the rural and deprived areas of the country.

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