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The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, says the government probably will not ban the use of plastics in Ghana in the short term, as it will not be in the country’s best interest.

The Deputy Minister of Health, Alexander K K Abban, has disclosed that the government has initiated a programme to offer employment to all qualified nurses from private institutions who completed their training between 2012 and 2016.

Aburi, famed for its lodges, gardens, forests and hills, contributes significantly to green space in Ghana, but over the past decade there has been rapid encroachment on the forest, as the land is sold to build houses.

The government has secured loans amounting to GHC1 billion to help expand access to potable water across Ghana.

The HIV prevalence rate among pregnant women in Ghana increased from 2.1 per cent in 2017 to 2.4 per cent in 2018, according to the 2018 HIV Sentinel Survey (HSS) report.