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Bagri Junction M.A. school lacks KG, JHS blocks

The Bagri Junction M.A. Primary School, in the Lawra Municipality of the Upper West Region is in dire need of Kindergarten (KG) and Junior High School (JHS) blocks to save the pupils from having classes under trees. The school from KG to JHS is presently managing with two, three unit …

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New book finds insufficient public investments in Ghana’s non-cocoa sector

A new book titled Ghana’s Economic and Agricultural Transformation: Past Performance and Future Prospects, posits that public agricultural spending over the period 1961 to 2012, shows that the bulk of the spending has gone into the cocoa subsector, to the neglect of the non-cocoa sector like the country’s food staples. …

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CUTS urges Ghana to review investment capital requirement

Mr Appiah Kusi Adomako, Centre Coordinator, CUTS International, Ghana, has urged the government to review the minimum capital requirement for the setting-up of foreign businesses in the country. He said as part of efforts to attract foreign investors, most countries in the West Africa sub-region had removed the minimum capital …

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Vegetable exporters accuse Plant Protection Directorate of collapsing their businesses

Some vegetable and fruits exporters in Ghana on Thursday, said they have folded up their businesses because of the undue delays by staff of the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD). The Directorate, which is a unit under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), is mandated to inspect …

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Police Commissioner urges public to make corruption unattractive

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Alex Amenyo, Divisional Police Commander, Keta, has called on the public to help make corruption unattractive to deter perpetrators of the canker. He said citizens could collaborate in the fight against corruption by refusing to offer bribes, saying “the giver is as guilty as the …

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Finance Minister urges MMDAs to increase IGF

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), to devise better and more efficient strategies, to increase their Internally Generated Funds (IGF). He said property rate mobilisation globally, has been identified and remains the most viable avenue to harnessing more revenue to …

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World statistics on displaced persons soar

Parts of the world are still unsafe for more people to live in their countries as figures on displaced people across the globe continues to increase. This is probably due to wars, internal and external aggressions, poverty, climate change, unemployment and some humanitarian crisis. According to statistics from the United …

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Police rounds-up over 100 suspects at Buduburam

Police on Thursday dawn rounded-up over 100 suspects at Buduburam, in the Central Region, as part of efforts to rid the place off criminal activities. The swoop was conducted by officers from the Police Headquarters Operations Unit in collaboration with key intelligence units such as the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) …

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Paga records zero maternal mortality for three consecutive years

The Paga Health Centre in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, has not recorded any maternal deaths in the past three years. Mrs Juliana Anam-erime, the District Director of the Ghana Health Service, said despite the challenges that the health facility faced over the years, management and …

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MPs propose recycling plants and increase in VAT for sanitation

Some Members of Parliament (MPs) have agreed that  recycling plants should be built across all the 16 regions of Ghana, and the Value Added Tax (VAT) be increased, to address the nation’s sanitation problems. Despite efforts by the government to improve Ghana’s poor sanitation rating, it is reportedly losing about …

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