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Meningitis kills 40; over 400 people infected in Northern regions

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The Ghana Health Service has revealed that 40 people have been killed by a new strain of meningitis in the five Northern regions out of the 409 people who have been infected with the disease.

A total of 258 cases have been recorded in the Upper West region alone. According to the GHS, the high rate of fatality is due to late reporting by infected persons in the regions.

The GHS in a release said the latest outbreak of meningitis is caused by a new strain of bacteria; Neisseria meningitis serotype X which has no vaccine and streptococcus pneumoniae which has an average case fatality of 40 percent.

The GHS added that even though there is no vaccine for the new strain of meningitis, effective treatment is available and urged residents to report early which would significantly improve survival rate.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.

It can be caused by a variety of organisms that include bacteria among others.

Meanwhile, the Upper West Region have received some consignment of meningitis vaccines from the government which were imported from Greece.

The Regional Health Directorate also received 300 packs of CSM vaccines from the NPP Parliamentary candidate for Wa Central Hajia Humu Awudu.

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Fares will be automatically adjusted against the increase in fuel prices – GPRTU (See Details)

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Fares will be automatically adjusted against the increase in fuel prices – GPRTU (See Details)

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced that prices will automatically be adjusted whenever petrol prices increase by 10%.

The union says a 15% increase in transportation costs will be repeated whenever fuel prices reach 10%.

Richard Yaw Amankwah, GPRTU’s Deputy Secretary-General for Operations, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the union’s decision to estimate transportation costs and fuel prices was intended to benefit the industry.

“We have said that whenever the cost of petrol increases by 10% or more, we will increase fares,” he said.

“We are still looking at the cost. We are just wasting our time. “The same amount will be spent on travel expenses when it reaches 10%,” he told GNA.

On March 1, 2022, the prices of the previous petrol and diesel pump prices increased by 30 liters per liter, to GHC 8.20.
Some market experts predict that if nothing is done to reduce the cedi value of the dollar against the dollar, petrol prices could rise to GHC9.0 a liter.

The price volatility of petroleum products is due to the continued increase of Brent Crude in international markets.

The Institute for Energy Security (IES) predicted a 4% increase in petrol and diesel prices this week, citing cedi performance against the dollar as a major factor.

The IES has ruled that cedi is down 4.11 percent to close GHC6.85 to the dollar in the previous price window.

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) also predicts that prices for petrol, diesel and LPG by 4.6%, 3.4% and 2.5% will increase by 2.5% from March 1, 2022.

In the First Price Window of March 2022, it predicted that petrol and diesel would be GHC8.190 a liter and LPG would be GHC9.163 per kilogram.

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Government Workers: Potential Unpaid Salaries For The Next Three Months – Speaker Alban Bagbin Reveals Deep Secrets (+Video)

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Government Workers: Potential Unpaid Salaries For The Next Three Months – Speaker Alban Bagbin Reveals Deep Secrets

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has revealed that the government may not be able to pay salaries in the next three months.
The speaker said this was because of what he said was his knowledge.

Addressing Parliament, the Speaker urged Members of Parliament to show leadership in these difficult times. ”

“This is not to discourage the committee from carrying out its duties. If nothing is done within the next three months, the government may not be able to pay the salaries. ”

“So we have to take the leaders. We have to do a lot of things,” he said.

His concern comes amid labor unrest to improve working conditions and rising living costs, as the government struggles to secure an Electronic Transaction Levy, which he calls a major solution to the country’s many financial problems.

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