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ICI inteventions are yielding fruits – Cocoa Farmers

Cocoa farmers in the Assin Fosu hub of the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) have said the international NGO’s support, aimed at improving their livelihoods, while eliminating child labour in their communities, are paying off.  The representatives of the farmers told journalists, at a media training programme, that the awareness and …

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We will not allow chieftaincy to destroy Kente Festival

Nene Nuer Keteku III, the Konor of Agotime has stated the resolve of the Agotime State not to allow chieftaincy to “destroy” the famous Agbamevor-za (Kente Festival) celebrated in the area to promote the kente weaving industry. “We will not allow chieftaincy issues to destroy the Kente Festival. The festival …

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Election of MMDCEs is non-negotiable – Dr Ndoum 

Dr Papa Kwesi Ndoum, the 2016 Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has reiterated that the election of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and Assembly members is non-negotiable.  Dr Ndoum said this on Saturday at the fourth National Convention of the PPP organized in Bolgatanga, Upper East …

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I don’t really care about how Ghanaians would take our loss – Coach Fabin

Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin, has said that he does not really care about, what Ghanaians would say when the team gets home, after losing to Mali by 2:1 in the first quarter final match of the ongoing Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, India. Coach Fabin after a …

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Samir ready to offer Bukom Banku a re-match

Bastie Samir, who handed local boxing idol Braimah “Bukom Banku” Kamoko, his first ever defeat in professional boxing since 2000, is ready to offer the later another opportunity in a re-match. Braimah, 37, lost his first ever professional fight after his 30th fight, whilst Samir remains unbeaten at 16 fights. …

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DVLA cautions against fake licences and number plates

Mr Mutawakil Abdulai, the Acting Upper East Regional Manager of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has said there is a syndicate in the region engaged in the procurement and issuance of fake licenses and number plates. He therefore cautioned the public to be wary of it.  “We thought …

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Police arrests 47-year-old for unlawful possession of ammunitions

The Bolgatanga District Police Command on Wednesday arrested a 47-year-old man for unlawfully possessing ammunitions at his residence. The operation was part of efforts by the Police administration to clamp down on criminals and their activities in the Region. The suspect, Akwasi Appiah aka Kwasi Bantama was arrested in his house at …

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Government to revive “one child one computer policy”

Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, has said government is revising the one child one computer policy to empower children with digital literacy to compete globally and contribute to national development. She said: “We are a in a digital age and our children ought to be able to …

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CHRAJ encourages citizens to report corruption

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has encouraged Ghanaians to report acts of corruption amongst other crimes happening in their communities and not be fear victimisation. Mr Abass Yakubu, Yendi Municipal Director of CHRAJ, who gave the encouragement, assured that CHRAJ was ready to offer protection to …

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Inadequate access to extension services impedes women farmers

Smallholders women farmers have identified inadequate access to extension services as a major constraint to their active participation in agricultural production. Beside the limited number of agricultural extension agents, the women farmers also said many of the extension officers were male dominated, which presented a structural barrier for them in …

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