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Ghanaian crude palm oil company receives $1.1m to support smallholder farmers in West Africa

A Ghanaian crude palm oil and palm kernel oil processing company, 8 Degrees North, has received an amount of $1.1 million to support smallholder farmers in West Africa (Ghana and Liberia) to access the growing market for organic palm oil in the United States. Together with Pacha Soap, a US-based …

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Security officer sentenced to 31 years imprisonment for incest

A 38-year-old security officer with the Attorney-General’s Department in Koforidua, Sampson Agyei, has been sentenced to 31 years imprisonment for having sex with his 16-year-old daughter. The Accused pleaded not guilty to all four charges of defilement, incest, assault and the threat of death. He was, however, sentenced by a …

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Not enough protection for journalists in Ghana – World Press Freedom Index

Although Ghana continues to be seen as one of the most democratic countries in Africa and Chapter 12 of its 1992 Constitution guarantees media pluralism and independence, the 2021 World Pres Freedom Index says that there is not enough protection for journalists in the country. Out of 180 countries assessed, …

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Some 1000 people die from air pollution annually in Ghana – AMA

Every year in Ghana, 1000 people die from air pollution such as lung disorders, stroke and blood pressure. The leading causes of air pollution in the country’s capital city, Accra has been attributed to indiscriminate burning of waste, fumes from vehicles and unclean cooking methods. Mr Desmond Appiah, the Chief …

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World Bank spends $2b financing COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The World Bank says it has spent $2 billion in financing the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for 17 developing countries. This is part of the $12 billion issued over 24 months for developing countries to acquire and deploy vaccines and strengthen their vaccination systems. The $2 billion funding …

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GRA to establish Tax Court

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has planned to establish a tax court to deal with tax evasion prosecution cases as part of its intensive debt collection drive and prosecution of defaulters. Rev Ammishadai Owusu-Amoah, Commissioner-General of GRA, who announced this at the opening session of a 3-day management retreat themed …

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Oil companies owe Ghana ground rent arrears to the tune of $2.1m in 2020 – PIAC

Some oil companies operating in Ghana owe the country surface rental payment arrears to the tune of $2.1 million in 2020, representing a 34.71 per cent increase over the 2019 arrears of $1.5 million, according to the 2020 Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) annual report issued today April 21, …

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Kotoko, GFA in a legal tussle over Konadu’s settlement

Asante Kotoko says it disagrees with the verdict of the Player Status Committee (PSC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) concerning Maxwell Konadu’s settlement. The PSC on Tuesday instructed Kumasi Asante Kotoko to pay former coach Konadu a sum of $36,000 being the residual salary for the remainder of his …

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Consultants who overpriced road projects will be prosecuted – Minister

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta has said any road consultant found culpable of overpricing road projects will be prosecuted. Speaking at a stakeholder engagement in Accra with road consultants to chart the path towards the country’s road development, he said “President Akufo-Addo has expressed concern about …

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Court orders arrest of four for failing to appear before it

An Accra Circuit Court has ordered the arrest of four accused persons for failing to appear before it. The Court, presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh, ordered the Police to go after the accused persons’ sureties in case they did not get the accused persons. The Court ordered the arrest …

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