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GPRTU assures nation of safe transport system

The Greater Accra Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has held its 2018 Drivers Seminar and Awards with the assurance of providing safe and efficient transport services to the nation. The programme was on the theme: “Safe Driving; Our Priority, Our Profession,” and sponsored by Total Petroleum and Sunu Assurances. …

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Prof Bokpin doubts Ghana’s resolve not to go IMF again

Professor Godfred A. Bokpin, an IMANI Fellow, has expressed doubts about Ghana’s resolve to never go back to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after doing so 16 times. He said he would believe a married couple who say they wouldn’t be having a fourth child, than he would the country, …

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DVLA pushes for regularisation of tricycles for commercial transport 

Mr Kwasi Agyemang Busia, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA), has called for the regularization of tricycles for public transport in the country. Section 128 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act states that, “the Licensing Authority shall not register a motor cycle or …

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It’s dangerous to board tricycles – NRSC advises commuters

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has called on commuters to desist from boarding tricycles, as it was very dangerous to use such vehicles for commercial purposes. Aside the danger, the Commission said it is an offence to use the machines for commercial purposes the country and appealed to the …

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Ibra One in court over alleged GH¢543,380 fraud

Ibrahim Daouda aka “Ibra One,” a businessman has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding a colleague businessman of GH¢543,380.00 under the pretext of buying foreign currencies and transferring same into that colleague’s German-based Company account. Dauoda has been charged with defrauding by false pretences and two counts …

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Beachfront development, a threat to fishing in Ghana – EU

The haphazard development of beachfronts into resorts, pubs and entertainment joints is a threat to the future of fishing in Ghana, Mr Christopher Ackon, Programmes Officer of the Infrastructure and Sustainable Development (ISD) Section of the European Union (EU), has said. “The many beach resorts along our beaches is making …

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We are combat ready for harmattan – Fire Service

Madam Janet Duah, Assistant Chief Fire Officer in charge of the Volta Region, has said the Service is ready for the annual occurrence of bushfires during the dry season. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, she said a house to house fire safety education was being undertaken by the Service …

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Government steps up production of maize, soya beans for poultry – Minister

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has announced that it has stepped up the production of maize and soya beans to reduce poultry feed cost to cushion local farmers to produce poultry at competitive prices. Sector Minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto told Parliament on Thursday in Accra that, the Ministry …

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Ambassador vows to go extra mile to deepen Ghana-Israeli ties

Ms. Shani Cooker-Zubida, the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, has vowed to go the extra mile to deepen economic ties between her country and Ghana. They were determined to share their development experiences with the West African nation, she added. The two countries have been working together in the areas of …

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GES dismisses 10 staff for misconduct

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has dismissed 10 staff members for various offenses including stealing and sexual misconduct in their respective schools. Six of the teachers were found guilty of sexual misconduct, while three others were found guilty of stealing and one other, found guilty of defilement by an investigative …

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