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Residents of Tumu demand shut down of timber factory 

Residents of Tumu in the Sissala East Municipality of the Upper West Region are demanding the immediate shut down and evacuation of all equipment of a timber processing factory in Tumu within one-week. The residents said the siting and operations of the timber processing factory in Tumu posed a perilous …

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Vice President to cut sod for construction of 100,000 housing project

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia would today, August 28, perform a groundbreaking ceremony, for construction works to begin on the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) at the Amasaman District One Site in the Ga West Municipality. The housing project is worth five billion dollars and will see the …

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Speaker calls for security collaboration between Ghana and Mexico

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has called for the deepening of cooperation between Ghana and Mexico in the area of security. According to him, Ghana has a lot to learn from Mexico in terms of security. He believes it is  because Mexico’s capacity to tackle drug cartels …

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National Folklore Board urges organisations to pay royalties

The National Folklore Board has urged organisations who use the country’s cultural symbols as logos and other forms of decoration, to pay their due royalties to the Board. This is in accordance with a directive on the use of such symbols in Ghana, which has been in existence since 2005. …

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Government urged to commit more resources to WASH 

Mr Nicholas Adamtey, a public policy consultant, has called on the government, to allocate more resources towards the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector, in the effort to attain the Sustainable Development Goal six (SDG 6) by 2030. He said research has shown that, budgetary allocations for WASH service delivery …

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MoFA Director anticipates good harvest for Upper East Region

Mr Francis  Ennor, the  Upper East Regional  Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA)has given the assurance that the region will get a good harvest this farming season. He said the region received a lot of fertilizer and seeds for supply to farmers and with the promising rainfall …

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PPA Board says it will cooperate with CHRAJ-OSP investigations

The Board of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has welcomed the President’s directive to conduct investigations into a documentary by Manasseh Awuni Azure, titled: “Selling of Government Contracts,” which sought to implicate Mr A.B Adjei, former CEO of the PPA in procurement deals. A statement issued and signed by Professor …

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Air Namibia suspends flights to Ghana temporary

Air Namibia, the national carrier of Namibia, has suspended its Windhoek-Lagos-Accra flight services, following diplomatic issues between Namibia and Nigeria. Mr Charles Josob, the Namibian High Commissioner to Ghana, announced this in Accra, when he paid a courtesy call on Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation. It would …

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NHIS mobile renewal platform records over 4,000 in a week

The Upper West Regional Secretariat of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) recorded 4,525 mobile renewals within the period of August 12th to 19th 2019. It also recorded a total of 3,307 manual renewals at the various NHIA offices within the same period. This is an indication of the level …

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AB Adjei suspension: Coalition of CSOs demand substantive actions

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) is calling on government, to take substantive actions, in the matter of the suspended Public Procurement Authority (PPA) CEO, Adjenim Boateng Adjei. This is according to a press statement copied to ghanabusinessnews.com The group of ten CSOs are: Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII); Media …

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