Source: Ultimate1969. com - Executive Officer (CEO) of Darko Farms Samuel Darko has disclosed that Ghana continues to import frozen chicken considered unwholesome consumption yet importers take delight in imposing them on the populace.
Source: citifmonline . com - The Head of Communication at the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Stanley Martey, has alleged that more than 90 percent of sachet water on the market is just raw tap water repackaged by various sachet water producers.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - The Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), Mr Peter Kwame Yeboah, has bemoaned the high rate of maternal deaths in the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) zone of the country and blamed the situation on the unproportioned distribution of critical health personnel in the country.
Source: citifmonline .com - The total number of people who have died from the Pneumococcal Meningitis disease has risen from 33 to 37.
The outbreak started last year in the Tain District of the Brong Ahafo Region but spread to Wenchi, Techiman, Bruohan, Kintampo and Sene districts in the same region.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - At least five senior high schools in the Western Region have been invaded by bedbug, causing discomfort and health problems for the students, which is hampering academic work.
Source: starrfmonline. com - One more person has died of the deadly Pneumococcal Meningitis in Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo region.
This brings to nine the total number of people killed by the disease within two weeks, Starr News' Brong Ahafo regional correspondent Michael Sarpong Mfum reports.
Source: GNA - The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) after series of interventions has declared palm oil safe for consumption but advised consumers to patronize only from sellers with accredited badges from the Authority.
Source: TV3network. com - About 7,000 nurses and midwives who have not been paid their full salaries and other benefits in the last three years have threatened to embark on an indefinite strike if government fails to settle all arrears by January 31, 2016.
Dr Bissiw was not enthused about how the animals were dragged on the floor to be cut into pieces, the various processes after slaughtering which lend themselves to the spread of diseases, disclosing that “70 per cent of the diseases human beings get were from animals.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - The hygienic conditions at the Kumasi Abattoir, which in 2013 was adjudged the best in the country has been called into question.
A Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Hannah Bissiw who paid a working visit to the abattoir early Monday morning described the process leading to the slaughtering of animals as “disgusting” and “not healthy for human consumption”.
Source: Class FM Ghana - Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Hannah Louisa Bissiw, has revealed that 70% of chicken imported into Ghana contain carcinogens.
“70% of what is imported to Africa and Asia also contain arsenic acid. What does this arsenic acid do? It causes cancer,” she told Class FM’s Ekow Annan in an interview on December 10, 2015.