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Ghana government to establish Sanitation Authority and Sanitation Fund

The Government has initiated processes towards the establishment of a National Sanitation Authority and National Sanitation Fund to address the country’s sanitation and water challenges. The establishment of the Authority and the Fund would be a game changer for the water and sanitation efforts. Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia made …

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Mampong Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine to go commercial

The Mampong Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine (CSRPM) is to be expanded to go into commercial production of herbal medicines for the health industry. Mr Dennis Aboagye, Akuapem North Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with the GNA, said plans were advanced to …

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My client is exposed to unnecessary danger – Lawyer

A High Court in Accra has ordered Prison Service personnel who escort Daniel Asiedu, a murder suspect, to court to ensure that every person in lawful custody was protected under the law. The court further directed the personnel not to deprive Asiedu, aka Sexy Dondon, of food but to ensure …

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ADR programme mediates 4,148 cases in 2018

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Programme from January to December 2018 mediated a total of 4,148 cases, out of which 2,122 were settled, representing a 51 per cent settlement. Currently the Programme has been extended to 131 Courts across the country with at least five Mediators assigned to each of …

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Five granted bail for assaulting MP, police officers

A Cape Coast Circuit Court has granted bail in the sum of GH¢100,000 with two sureties each to five persons who allegedly assaulted some Police officers and a Member of Parliament. The accused, Larbi Gyampoh, 36, farmer, Napoleon Antwi, 46, Mason, Yaw Ankwanoma, 55, farmer,  James Acquah, 43, farmer and …

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Kumawuman Rural Bank records impressive growth in assets

The Kumawuman Rural Bank recorded an increase in total assets from GH¢68,074,484.00 in 2017 to GH¢80,725,427.00 in 2018, representing an increase of 18.6 per cent, the Board of Directors has disclosed. Total income from operations of the Bank also grew by 7.2 per cent from GH¢10,782,993.00 in 2017 to GH¢11,561,242.00 …

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EC to mount platforms for District Level Election candidates

The Sunyani Office of the Electoral Commission (EC) is to mount platforms for candidates in the Municipality vying for the District Level Election (DLE) slated for Tuesday, December 17 this year. Mr Yaw Badu Amaniampong, the Sunyani West Returning Officer for the EC in an interview with the Ghana News …

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Ghana government says to outdoor draft mechanism on journalists’ safety

Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister for Information, has announced government’s plan to outdoor a Coordinated Mechanism to safeguard the safety of journalists in Ghana by the end of November. He said government, through the Ministry and other relevant groups, has come together to interrogate and set out a draft …

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Gender Ministry to review LEAP programme to benefit more people

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is putting in place mechanisms to review the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) to increase the number of beneficiaries and ensure sustainability. The review would pave the way for the Ministry to include more aged and People with Disability (PWDs) and provide …

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US starts withdrawal from Paris Agreement

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The United States began on Monday the process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, according to a statement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. U.S. President Donald Trump announced in June 2017 that his country would leave the Paris Agreement. According to the agreement, its signatories can only formally …

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