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I only have a quarter of the staff I need to work with – Attorney-General

Ms Gloria Akufo Attorney General and Minister for Justice says though the ministry needed around 600 state attorneys for effective justice delivery, only a quarter of that figure were available to carry out legal businesses across the country. “I use to say to the press that I had about halve …

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Working for Ghana’s prosperity is on my heart – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed the need to build a wealthy nation and improve living conditions of Ghanaians by showing solidarity to each other in the wake of any adversity. He explained that working for the prosperity of Ghana remained dear to his heart and called on everybody …

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Ghana AIDS Commission tests 9,680 during Kwahu Easter

The Technical support Unit of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) in the Eastern Region tested 9,680 people to know their HIV status during the just ended Easter festivities on the Kwahu ridge. This comprised 5,556 males and 4,124 females out of which 464 people also comprising 217 males and 247 …

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MTN pays $458m to Nigeria to settle half of fine over SIM cards issue

MTN has paid an amount of N165 billion, about $458 million which is half of the N330 billion fine or $916 million that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) imposed on the company in 2015 for not complying with a directive to deactivate unregistered SIM cards in the country. The NCC …

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Wa Polytechnic Rector suspended over corruption allegations

Professor Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu, the Rector of Wa Polytechnic, has been suspended by the Polytechnic Governing Council after several corruption allegations and financial malfeasance have been levelled against him by some staff of the institution. According to the Governing Council, the suspension letter dated April 5, 2018, Dr Baba Insah, the …

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Why stocks may be better long-term investment than land

Land as we all know is a very valuable asset known to appreciate in value over time. Some Ghanaians will testify to the fact that the price at which they bought their plots of lands some years ago is not the same currently, were they to buy a plot of …

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Minister tells mining companies to comply with safety regulations or lose licence

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has underscored the need for all mining companies operating in the country to observe strict safety regulations. It warned that any mining firm that goes contrary to the directive would be suspended and licences revoked. This was contained in a statement issued by …

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African countries told to fight corruption as AU has no anti-corruption magic wand

The African Union (AU) during its 30th Assembly of Heads of State and Government held from January 22 – 29, 2018 at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, launched the anti-corruption campaign in Africa. The launch of the African Anti-Corruption Year, the AU says follows the declaration made at the …

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Anti-rape shorts: Necessary protection, or missing the point? 

Spurred by a violent incident while she was out jogging, a German woman has designed a pair of shorts fitted with an alarm and a padlock to prevent rape. Critics say they would not stop an attack, but fans argue that wearing the shorts makes them feel safer. One winter …

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South African cement producer PPC considers expansion, eyes Ghana

The biggest South African cement producer, PPC Ltd says it is considering expanding across other regions of Africa including West Africa. The company has mentioned Ghana as one of the countries with markets for its cement a new government would be investing in infrastructure. PPC’s CEO, Johann Claassen has told …

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