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Ghana is to take delivery of new polio vaccines next week, following the settlement of a 3.4 million dollar debt the government owed suppliers of the vaccine.

Health facilities across the country have run out of the supply of the vaccine, putting hundreds of new born babies and infants at risk of contracting the childhood killer disease.

There are more than 2.5 million children under-five years in Ghana each of whom need to be vaccinated against polio. Just two drops in the mouth would help protect them against polio.

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has removed the wanted tag on Roland Agambire and has also re-opened his locked office for business.

The office of ACI Construction Company Limited, a subsidiary of Agams Holdings, was re-opened for business last Thursday by the tax authority following the resolution of inconclusive tax issues with the company.

The National Coordinator for the Task Force at the GRA, Henry Sam, who disclosed this, said the decision to re-open the company for business followed a meeting with the management of ACI construction over disputed tax figures.

Seventy-seven school children, aged between 6 and 10 years will be participating in a pilot spelling competition in their mother tongue, Dagbani. They emerged finalists from a pool of 400 pupils who started the spelling competition.

The children, who are from 20 schools in Yendi, Northern Region, are part of the USAID partnership for Education-Learning.

A ceremony is expected to be held today in Accra to mark the fifth anniversary of the demise of former President John Evans Atta Mills.

Prof Mills passed away in the afternoon of July 24, 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital where he had been rushed to for treatment.

ECG) has been criticised for supplying electricity to Chinese illegal miners in Tarkwa in the Western Region.

Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio has vowed to report the officials of the ECG involved in the illegal connection to the Energy Ministry for the law to deal with them.

Residents of Brewie in Axim in the Western region are in a state of shock after an 80-year-old woman and her son, 55, were killed in a fire outbreak.

The two were burnt to death when the building in which they slept, caught fire in the early hours of Friday, July 21 between 1:30 – 2 am.

According to Joy News’ Francis Wajah, some residents recapped how they were in a hearty chat with the two individuals at about 9 pm on Thursday evening before the incident.

Catherine Afeku - Tourism Minister

The Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF) is demanding further consultations in determining taxes and levies for the tourism industry.

The industry has expressed grave concern over the multiplicity of taxes which have increased the cost of operation for hoteliers and rendered some unprofitable.

Some have also cautioned of job layoffs to be able to stay relevant in business.

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