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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has directed all regional health directors in the country to be on alert after the Democratic Republic of Congo reported an Ebola outbreak in the North-east.

The World Health Organisation said as at May 14, 2017, three deaths are being linked to the virus, and it is taking the situation “very seriously”.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that there can be no future prosperity for the countries of West Africa and its peoples, in the short, medium or long term, if they continue to maintain economic structures that are dependent on the production and export of raw materials.

According to him “we must add value to these resources, we must industrialise and we must enhance agricultural productivity”, if West Africa is to ensure the progress and prosperity of its peoples.

President Akufo-Addo made this known on Thursday, May 18, 2017, when he delivered his remarks at a State Dinner held in his honour by the President of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde, on day 2 of his 3-day tour of Guinea.

The government will pursue more aggressive oil exploration to beef up Ghana’s production capacity for the nation’s socio-economic development Mr Boakye Agyarko, Energy Minister has said.

He said oil played a key role in Ghana’s development.

He said “apart from the revenue, we depend on oil for our power generation, there must be the situation where we find both enough oil and gas to make us self-sufficient”.

The case of the 13 pro-NPP macho men charged with assaulting Ashanti Regional Security Liaison Officer George Adjei last March has been adjourned.

They appeared in court Thursday, but prosecutors said the Attorney-General had taken the docket for examination.

The case was, therefore, adjourned to June 15, 2017.