L introduces Next-Gen of laundry with AI-Powered washer

LG has introduced 6 Motion DD Technology Washing Machine with All Round Cleaning and Efficient Wash Performance.

One of the key technology is direct drive technology, which generated six unique motions that take cleaning and washing of clothes to a whole new level. Direct Drive washing machines are high-efficiency machines that cut energy costs and water consumption compared to conventional washing machines.

The ThinQ™ washing machine is powered with 6 Motion DD (Direct Drive) for an Optimal Wash of fabrics. The different fabric needs different motions to remove the tough stains and at the same be gentle on the clothes.

The 6 Motion Motherly Wash Includes-Scrubbing, Rolling, Stepping, Swing, Tumbling, and Filtration that removes the tough stains and reduces fabric damage.

The 6 Motion Direct Drive technology moves the wash drum in multiple directions, giving fabrics the proper care while getting clothes ultra clean.

Depending on the cycle the consumer chooses, these motions range from extremely gentle, for delicate, to a more powerful cleaning for soiled items, making it simple to take better care of clothing.

This breakthrough technology is made possible by the precision mechanics created by LG’s Inverter Direct Drive™ motor, which operates without belts or pulleys, delivering power directly from the motor to the drum. LG TrueSteam™ Technology also deeply penetrates fabrics to remove dirt and reduce wrinkles.

In addition, 6Motion™ Technology works in conjunction with ColdWash™, which penetrates deep into fabrics using only cold water to provide consumers with the same washing performance as washing in warm water while providing substantial energy savings.

With LG 6 motion DD washing machine, you will be able to be aware and wash your laundry with care! Each Motion has its own character, which deals with a group of fabrics. In scrubbing, it delivers an Even Wash (Intensive).

Just when the water is supplied to the LG 6 Motion washer, the combination of the scrub motion and the waved lifters create a figure-8 shape and a ‘trough’ of water. This helps to dissolve powder detergent better and faster.

It features for rolling give a powerful wash (Silent Wash). It is the Silent Wash motion in which the laundry is rolled below the water level.

This creates more friction with the inner drum and is less damaging to clothes. So, it’s more effective, yet kinder, too. Set your cloth tangle-free (Wrinkle Care/ Waveforce). It gently removes stains and dirt from clothes using strong water currents. The action of rotating and stopping repeatedly minimizes creasing. It is suitable to wash cotton courses, delicate Courses, baby care courses,s, and sanitary courses. Swing: This washing motion is mainly used for delicate. The soft swing of the LG 6 Motion washing machine has a heart-shaped motion that washes laundry below the waterline.

The tumble offers Extreme Clean (Standard Turn). It gives a normal wash to clothes at standard turn washing machine motion without getting tangles during the washing process. As the spin speed is low, they consume less power and save water. It works for all types of clothes.

Provides Delicate Wash (Delicate Care). It helps in washing your delicate fabrics like your lingerie, stocking, blouse, knitwear, baby clothes, cotton, and normally soiled clothes. This heart-shaped Motion gives your laundry a smooth wash below the water line from side to side.

LG ’S 6 Motion DD filtration makes the fabric detergent free (Perfect spray). A combination of spinning and spray from the water shower forms the filtration motion.

This Motion soaks the laundry faster and more evenly. The action of rotating and stopping repeatedly in the LG Six Motion washing machine prevents wrinkles. With LG Fully Automatic Washing Machine, you no longer need to juggle between what important things to do and what not to do.

LG fully automatic washing machine does not demand your full attention when you’re in the middle of something or some work. An LG fully automatic washing machine makes the best choice for your home, By eliminating belts and pulleys, LG’s Direct Drive motor cuts back on moving parts to make its washing machines extremely durable and quieter with lower vibration, an effect further aided by the machines’ TrueBalance™ anti-vibration system.

As a measure of confidence in their reliability, LG offers a 10-year warranty for its direct-drive motors.

In addition, LG top-load washing machines provide WaveForce™ Technology, which offers a powerful yet gentle wash to make laundry exceptionally clean. And LG’s SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System saves water without compromising rinsing performance.

Source: Ghana Web

Public universities risks closure due to labour unrests – GAUA

Accra, – The Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) is calling on all stakeholders, especially government and its agents to immediately resolve all labour disputes to avoid total closure of Public Universities.

“We understand certain gestures have been offered at the negotiations to resolve the impasse, and wish to serve notice that GAUA is equally affected by the worsening conditions of service and hope government will equally respond by addressing our needs placed on the table of negotiation as well, before concluding negotiations with our sister Unions”, the association said.

A statement signed by Mr Kwabena Antwi-Konadu, the National President, GAUA, copied to the Ghana News Agency said GAUA had observed with concern the recent spate of labour unrests in some Public Universities.

“In resolving these issues, government should be mindful of fairness to all categories of staff in the Universities. Failure to resolve these issues fairly will escalate the already turbulent labour front in the Universities”.

The statement said the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission would be guided by the 2012 National Labour Commission Arbitration ruling on relativity and parity in the conditions of service for senior members and also, the conditions of service for the other categories of staff at the public universities.

The statement further appealed to government to proactively deal with all outstanding issues of the four unions to avoid a situation where each union would embark on an industrial action separately.

On the recent migration of Public Universities to the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department’s Payroll Platform, GAUA said these issues of migration of Public Universities to the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department’s Payroll Platform could have been resolved amicably without disturbing the otherwise smooth running of the Universities.

“GAUA is therefore appealing to all Sector Ministers and their assigns in the negotiations to as a matter of urgency and importance, resolve these issues which are the cause of the disruption of the already challenged academic calendar as a result of Covid-19 and its related impact on the Universities”.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Hndred Civil Service staff to be rewarded on merits for 2020 – Dr Darkoh

Accra, Aug, 5, GNA – Dr Evans Aggrey Darkoh, Chief Director, Ministry of Parliament affairs has said that about 100 Civil Service staff would be rewarded during this year’s Civil Service Week and Award Ceremony.

This he said was in fulfilment of Section 88 of the Civil Service Act, 1993, Act 327.

He said the staff have been selected on a merit basis from the various Ministries and Departments for their outstanding performance in service delivery. “Other dignitaries who have contributed to the growth and development of the Civil Service would also be recognized.”

He said “it is important to recognize outstanding performance of some officers of the service for their significant contributions that have resulted in the success stories of the service in 2020.

Dr Darkoh, made this observation at the launch of the 2021 Civil Service Week Celebration and Awards Ceremony, on Thursday, in Accra, on the theme “Economic Transformation amid Covid-19 Pandemic: the Responsibilities of an adaptive Civil Service”.

He said this year marked the third celebration of the annual event since its reinstitution in 2019, and its focus on the role the Civil Service played and continues to play in helping Ghana achieve economic transformation within the period of the pandemic.

Dr Darkoh, who is also the Chairman of the planning committee said the celebration among other things sought to project the strategic importance of Civil Service for national development, engage the public and solicit feedback for reforms and policy formulation, and foster unity and togetherness among staff.

“It is also to deepen the trust of citizens in the Civil Service in particular and the public sector in general and celebrate gallant Civil Service staff and show appreciation for their dedicated service.”

He noted that some of the achievements made by the service during the year under review included, improved performance management systems, digitization, enhanced performance, improved management, and productivity workplace safety and health response strategy, the establishment of counselling unit, and support for sub-region and global space.

Dr Darkoh said the Civil Service was an important and active stakeholder in the economic transformation of the country which to all intent and purpose would improve the quality of life of the people.

He acknowledged the enormous efforts of all Ministries and Department for the sacrifice and fortitude in holding up successfully and keeping the wheels of government business turning amid the pandemic.

He encouraged members of the association to Collaborate and partner with other Public Service Organizations to help drive a cause for national development agenda, and use the opportunity to share innovative ideas and best practices to improve productivity.

He noted that activities lined up for the celebration include Christian and Muslim thanksgiving on Friday, August 6, both at the CLOGSAG Auditorium, and a Public lecture on Tuesday, August 10.

“There will also be an open day on Wednesday, August 11, at the Ministries and Departments, and outreach at the Forecourt of CLOGSAG Welfare Shop. On Thursday, August 12, there will be a clean-up exercise at the Ministries enclave, Tema Station and Kinbu Road, and health screening at the CLOGSAG Auditorium.”

He said the awards ceremony would take place on Friday, August 13, at the Accra International Conference Centre.

“There would be health screening throughout the week celebration at the forecourt of the CLOGSAG Auditorium. This is a service-wide programme and will involve all Ministers, Chief Directors, Directors, and all staff of the various Ministries and Departments in the Civil Service.

The public, private sector, academia, the media, and civil society organizations will also play a vital role in the celebration,” he added.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Two confirmed dead with 13 sustaining injuries in an accident at Hemang

Hemang (Ash), – The Ashanti Regional Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) has confirmed two people dead in a fatal accident at Hemang in the Afigya-Kwabre South District of the Ashanti Region.

This was after a Nissan Urvan bus with registration number AS 8094-Z ran into a DAF articulated truck number AS 7479-13 on Wednesday night.

Superintendent Emmanuel Adu Boahen, Ashanti Regional MTTD Commander in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the Urvan bus which was travelling from Aboaso to Hemang smashed into the articulated truck, killing the driver, Joe Benfo, on the spot.

One of the 17 passengers on board the bus, he said, also died whilst receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

The articulated truck was said to have developed a mechanical fault and as a result left in the middle of the Aboaso-Hemang road.

Superintendent Adu Boahen told the GNA that 13 others who sustained various degrees of injuries were receiving treatment at the Ankaase Methodist Hospital.

The Police MTTD Commander said one Rashid Sumaila, the driver in-charge of the articulated truck was arrested and placed in custody to assist with investigations.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Rads Ministry to receive GH¢800 million for disbursement to contractors

Accra, – Mr Kwasi Amoako-Attah, Minister of Roads and Highways, says the Ministry of Finance is set to release GH¢800 million to his outfit for onward disbursement to contractors who have their certificates with Government.

He said the list of all qualified contractors would be submitted to the Ministry of Finance by close of Thursday for payment processes to begin next week.

Mr Amoako-Attah said the Ministry had already begun payments to some certified contractors over a month and half ago and that Government would continue to honour its financial commitments to contractors.

The Minister made this known on Thursday during the inauguration of a 13-member Ghana Road Fund Management Board VI in Accra.

The members include: Mr Alexander Kwamina Afenyo Markin, Chairman (President’s Nominee); Mr Godfried D. Boateng (President’s Nominee); Mrs. Azara Abukari-Haroun (Minister’s Nominee); Mr. Prince Benjamin Aboagye (Minister’s Nominee); Mr. Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem (Controller and Accountant General’s Department); Ms. Yvonne Quansah (Ministry of Finance); Mr. Anthony Selom Dzadzra (Ministry of Energy).

Others are; Mr. Frank Raji (Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development); Nana Osei Bonsu (Private Enterprise Federation); Mr John Ashford Afful Jnr (Association of Road Contractors); Mr Lemuel Quarshie Martey (Ghana National Association of Farmers and Fishermen); Alhaji Abdullai Abubakari Yakubu, Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council) and Mr John Kwesi Danso (Ghana Institution of Engineering).

Mr Amoako-Attah said the Board made up of five public sector nominees and eight private sector nominees would be responsible for the management of the fund.

He said the Road Fund was created to finance maintenance work in the Road sector and it received revenue from four main sources namely; fuel levies (accounts for over 94 percent of the Fund’s revenue), road and bridge tolls (generates about Six million Ghana Cedis monthly), vehicle licensing and inspection fees from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and International Transit Vehicle Levies.

The Minister said the Fund was doing quite well until 2016 when the previous NDC Government collateralized it to take a loan of GH¢1.3 billion from the United Bank for Africa (UBA).

He said though Government had paid a substantial amount of the debt and continued to honour the debt servicing schedule, they still did not have access to the Fund.

Mr Amoako-Attah said the previous board took a decision with support from his Ministry and Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, to renegotiate with a consortium of banks (Ghana Commercial Bank, Fidelity Bank and Ghana Consolidated Bank) to pay off the debt owed to UBA.

He said they entered into a new agreement with the Banks but this time around, the interest rate was reduced from 31 percent to 21 percent.

The Minister said the Banks also gave Government a 12-month moratorium (for a whole year, deductions would only be made for payment of the actual debt and not the interest), which allowed Government to pay outstanding debts to some contractors.

He said averagely, the Fund generated a total of GH¢70.7 million but on quarterly bases, GH¢112 million was paid off to service the debt.

Mr Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin, Chairman of the Board, expressed appreciation to President Nana Addo Dawkwa Akufo-Addo for the confidence reposed in him and his colleagues to manage the Fund.

He said the Board would ensure that the quality of new roads being built and lifespan of the old ones under maintenance were durable and provided the best possible value for money.

“We will also ensure that present and future road works do not suffer undue delays at a substantial cost to the taxpayer. We can accomplish this by making sure that payments for projects that depend on the Fund are made timeously to keep road contractors on their respective sites and schedule. This will require us to engage solutions that accurately forecast inflows into the Road Fund annually and then tie the award of road contracts to the expected inflows,” he said.

He said they would use their collective energies to adopt road engineering solutions that provided cheaper and durable roads, highways and bridges.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Youth urged to develop interest in ICT education

Tamale, Aug 05, GNA – Mr David Awia, Managing Director of Super Life Ghana, has urged the youth in the country to equip themselves with skills and knowledge in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to help them excel in their careers.

He said knowledge in ICT was becoming a requirement for prospective employees, hence, the need for them to acquire adequate skills in ICT to help them become more productive.

He was speaking at a youth empowerment forum jointly organized by the National Youth Authority (NYA) and Martha Inspires Foundation (MIF) as a platform to empower the youth on the need to sharpen their expertise in technology.

It was under the theme: “Sharpening your expertise with technology”, and brought together some selected youth groups, students, cooperate organizations, and other stakeholders.

It was meant to deliberate on the strategies to adopt in maximizing the use of technology for high productivity.

Mr Awia noted that “the days of hard work has fast been replaced by smart work which calls for urgent need to be trained in ICT and take advantage of emerging opportunities in the country”.

Mrs Louisa Ama Sosu, Senior Network Performance Manager at MTN – Ghana, reiterated the need for the youth to develop an interest in ICT education to help sharpen their technological skills.

Alhaji Shani Alhassan Saibu, Northern Regional Minister, who was the guest of honour at the event, reiterated the government’s commitment to empowering the youth through technology-driven initiatives.

Madam Martha Anabila, Executive Director of MIF, said her outfit’s mission was to empower the youth through various interventions that would ensure that they channelled their expertise towards nation-building and development.

Source: Ghana News Agency

WO guidelines now include Roche’s diagnostic tests in expanded effort to eliminate tuberculosis

WHO guidelines now include ROCHE’S diagnostic tests in an expanded effort to eliminate tuberculosis by providing patients greater access to timely diagnostics

Tuberculosis is a disease of poverty, and economic distress with 1.4 million deaths annually1, and the growing challenge of drug resistance is adding to

The global health crisis

WHO guidelines support the expansion of tuberculosis diagnostics in resource-limited countries, enabling patients to receive timely diagnosis leading to proper treatment, which benefits their recovery and slows the

Transmission of disease

Roche’s Global Access Program aids clinicians in improving disease and patient management through increased access to innovative diagnostic solutions, allowing more patients to get test results promptly
South Africa, 4 August 2021 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) recently announced that the cobas® MTB and cobas® MTB-RIF/INH tests for use on the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems are included as part of the updated World Health Organization (WHO) policy guidelines on nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) to detect tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant TB. The new guidance expands the number of rapid molecular tests available to national TB programs in high-burden countries, enabling multi-partner diagnostic approaches that can benefit patients and communities.

The WHO estimates that about 1.7 billion people are living with tuberculosis globally, with an estimated 10 million new active tuberculosis cases and 1.4 million deaths annually. Approximately 29% of new infections were undiagnosed and untreated, potentially contributing to further transmission. When drug-resistant TB (RR/MDR-TB) is present, the challenge is greater, with only 44% properly diagnosed.1 Although TB can be cured once it is diagnosed, people affected are often faced with vulnerability, marginalization, stigma, and discrimination.

To increase the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of TB among vulnerable populations, the updated WHO guidelines aim to help countries identify populations at the highest risk of infection and the locations most affected. This includes 30 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), which bear the majority of the TB burden.

1 These countries rely on the WHO to evaluate test performance and provide centralized testing guidance and diagnostic guidelines prior to the use of any TB test. The new policy guidance enables LMICs to use donor funds for the implementation and purchase of TB tests, increasing diagnostic options for people living with TB and drug-resistant TB.

“Roche is committed to the fight against TB through our Global Access Program. Our diagnostic solutions bring much-needed help in vulnerable populations enabling quick and reliable TB diagnostics to curb the spread of the disease”, says Sandra Orta, GM South and Head of Management Centre sSA, Roche Diagnostics.

WHO guidelines are an important step toward ending the global TB epidemic by increasing patient access to high-quality diagnostics. The organization’s multi-faceted End TB Strategy aims in part for a 90 percent overall reduction in TB incidence and a 95 percent reduction in TB deaths by 2035. High-volume, multi-disease testing systems and innovative diagnostic tests can accelerate eradication efforts and further improve health outcomes for people living with TB.

About the Global Access Program

In 2014, Roche announced the Global Access Program for increased access to HIV diagnostics. Roche partnered with national governments, local healthcare facilities, communities, and international agencies, including UNAIDS, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Unitaid, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Global Fund, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish programs that would go beyond providing diagnostic tests.

Since its inception, the program has expanded substantially in the menu and geographic footprint to provide increased access to diagnostics at affordable pricing for qualifying organizations in eligible countries with the highest disease burden.

The Global Access Program includes diagnostic solutions for HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), Hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV), and human papillomavirus (HPV) to help towards implementation of elimination programs in efforts to eradicate disease and in line with the 2030 elimination goals.

About the cobas MTB and Cobas MTB-RIF/INH tests

The cobas MTB and Cobas MTB-RIF/INH molecular tests provide clinicians flexibility to detect a combination of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis infections from a single patient sample.

When a patient presents with symptoms of tuberculosis, the highly sensitive cobas MTB test is performed. If positive, the patient should be evaluated for drug resistance using Cobas MTB-RIF/INH test. Roche’s mycobacteria tests are for use on the Cobas 6800/8800 Systems.

About the cobas 6800/8800 Systems

When every moment matters, the fully automated Cobas 6800/8800 Systems offer the fastest time to results with the highest throughput and the longest walk-away time available among automated molecular platforms. The cobas 6800/8800 Systems are part of the Molecular Work Area—a fully integrated laboratory workflow strategy that empowers labs to further elevate their levels of efficiency, flexibility, and scalability.

With proven performance, absolute automation, and unmatched flexibility delivering unparalleled throughput 24/7, Cobas 6800/8800 Systems are designed to ensure a lab’s long-term sustainability and success … now, more than ever. Learn more: www.molecularworkarea.com.

About Roche
Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, as well as growing capabilities in the area of data-driven medical insights, help Roche deliver truly personalized healthcare. Roche is working with partners across the healthcare sector to provide the best care for each person.

Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology, and diseases of the central nervous system.

Roche is also the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. In recent years, Roche has invested in genomic profiling and real-world data partnerships and has become an industry-leading partner for medical insights.

Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims to improve patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders.

More than thirty medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials, and cancer medicines. Moreover, for the twelfth consecutive year, Roche has been recognized as one of the most sustainable companies in the Pharmaceuticals Industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2020 employed more than 100,000 people worldwide. In 2020, Roche invested CHF 12.2 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 58.3 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly-owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan. For more information, please visit www.roche.com.

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References:
[1] Global tuberculosis report 2020. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.

Media contact:

Roche Communications Lead

Precious Nkabinde

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Source: Ghana Web

Trial of Alhaji Dauda, four others are “selective justice”- Minority

Accra,- Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader in Parliament, has described the trial of Alhaji Collins Dauda and four others allegedly involved in the US$200 million Saglemi Housing project as “selective justice”.

Mr Iddrisu said the charges were “frivolous” and same was intended to politically harass and persecute and “we remain undaunted.”

“I do not think the charges could stand the test of law. I am very convince about it,” he said.

The Minority leader, who was in court in solidarity with Alhaji Dauda’s court case, tasked journalists to probe further into the matter.

Speaking to Journalists after the court sitting, Mr Iddrisu said: “Is it not interesting that they are being charged for causing financial loss. As at May 31, 2018, some payments were made to the same contractor in the case and those who made those charges were not being charged.

The May 2018 payments was not a Collins Dauda Era or John Dramani Mahama Presidency era.”

He said “Selective justice is discriminatory and in breach and affront of Article 17 of the 1992 Constitution.

We do not want to believe that this is also another selective justice aimed at political harassment and intimidation of us. Those who made payment in year 2018 are not here.”

He said he had also listened to the charges and he was not “aware that Ministers generated certificates. It is technical consultants who do that after evaluation.”

“We will not be intimidated by this trial,” he told journalists.

Alhaji Dauda and four others are being held over the US$200million Saglemi Housing Project scandal.

Alhaji Dauda is trial with Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, also a former Minister of Works and Housing Ministry and Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, a former Chief Director, Andrew Clocanas, Executive Director of Contructora OAS Ghana Limited and Nouvi Tetteh Angelo.

They are variously being held on charges of wilfully causing financial to the state, intentionally misapplying public property, issuing a false certificate and dishonestly causing financial loss to the State.

They have been admitted to bail.

Source: Ghana News Agency