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The Ghana Health Service has issued an alert over a potential outbreak of cholera in the country.

The service in a statement signed by the Director-General, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, said with the onset of the rainy season and other prevailing conditions in the country, the possibility of a cholera outbreak is high.

Government will in the coming days issue Ghana’s 2018 sovereign bond after a successful deal roadshow.

The exercise, which seeks to raise some $750 million of a budgeted $1billion of new debt, has received rave reviews from international capital market investors.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given an assurance that the government will provide the political leadership and ensure sustained funding to reduce new HIV infections to the barest minimum.

He said the resolve of the government to deal with the menace head on stemmed from the fact that new infections among young people between the ages of 15 and 24 increased by 45 per cent between 2010 and 2016.

New infections across all ages during the same period increased by 21 per cent, he added. He, therefore, called for a renewed national commitment to HIV prevention in order to stem the tide.

Mr Alan Kyeremanten, the Minister of Trade and Industry, interacting with Mr Chen Yougxin, President, China National Building Material Company Limited

A $400-million credit facility is to be released to Ghana by the China National Building Material (CNBM) Corporation to support the establishment of 22 factories under the government’s One-district, One-factory (1D1F) initiative.

The credit facility is being sourced from major Chinese financial institutions by the government as part of efforts to give more meaning to the implementation of its 1D1F policy.

At least four local banks have been selected to serve as intermediaries between the Chinese entity and local businessmen and women to execute the projects.