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Equip Forestry Commission to enforce forest laws – Tropenbos Ghana

Tropenbos Ghana, an NGO, has called on government to equip the Forestry Commission to enforce forest laws banning farming in forest reserves. Mr Daniel Kofi Abu, a Project Coordinator at Tropenbos Ghana, said the Commission should be provided with personal and equipment to enable it undertake real time monitoring, patrol …

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Ghana Trade Commission says ready to support local industries

The Ghana International Trade Commission will adopt the necessary measures in the law to support local industries whose performance are being undermined by subsidised imported products, Mr Frank Agyekum, the Executive Secretary of the Commission has said. Speaking at a workshop held in Accra for private stakeholders, Mr Agyekum said …

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Adikpotornu, is the community with more toilets than houses

The Adikpotornu community in the Afadzato South District of the Volta Region has chalked significant success at getting every household to own a toilet with the area now having more toilets than houses. This is through the support of Plan International Ghana’s Rural Water Sanitation and Hygiene (RWASH) programme for …

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CEO of Air Peace indicted for bank fraud and money laundering in US

The CEO of Nigerian private airline, Air Peace has been indicted for bank fraud and money laundering in the United States (US). A press release issued Friday November 22, 2019 by the Department of Justice, US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia, says Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the Chairman, CEO, …

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The country is safe – Minister

Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah, the Minister of National Security has given the assurance that there was no cause for alarm over cross-border activities that could destabilize the country. He said security personnel are on high alert to defend Ghana both in and outside and people should transact their businesses and …

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Group petitions Akufo-Addo, Parliament to legalise marijuana

Save the Nation for Future Leaders, a pressure group, has petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Parliament, to legalize marijuana for medicinal and commercial purposes. The group however said sanctions for recreational use of marijuana should be maintained. The group repeated its call, in an interview with journalists at …

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Ghana government urged to protect local industries with import tariffs and other anti-dumping measures

An industrialist has called on government to institute high import tariffs and other anti-dumping measures to protect local industries. According Mr. T.P. Patnaik, Chief Executive Officer, Rider Steel Ghana Limited, producers of iron rods and steel products, anyone who went through the pain of establishing an industry to employ people …

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Ghana government says it’s committed to gender mainstreaming into oil and gas sector

Ms. Priscilla Antwi Boasiako, a Local Content Officer of the Petroleum Commission, has announced the drafting of a policy aimed at gender mainstreaming into the oil and gas sector. The gender mainstreaming policy document according to her, would ensure increased participation of Women in the energy sector as the country …

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TUC wants gap between macroeconomic stability and living standards bridged

The Trades Union Congress, in its analysis of the 2020 Budget, has urged the Government to work to address the weak link between macroeconomic stability and living standards of the people. The Union said the gap between macroeconomic stability and living standards must be bridged through lower lending rates and …

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ACBF to launch report on Capacity Imperatives for SDGs in Accra

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the African Union’s specialised agency for capacity building, will on Tuesday, November 26, launch its report on the Capacity Imperatives for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Accra. A statement issued by ACBF and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the report would …

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