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Lands Minister urges multinational mining firms to promote safe mining

Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, the Lands and Natural Resource Minister, has called on mining companies to ensure safe mining practices in their respective areas of operation. He urged them to improve on their community relations strategies for the benefit of all stakeholders. He assured of Government’s resolve to continue auditing mining …

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Greater Accra to begin round-one polio response vaccination today

Dr Charity Sarpong, the Greater Accra Regional Health Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said the Region is set to begin round-one of the Poliomyelitis (Polio) Response Vaccination exercise, starting today, September 25 to 28, 2019, across the 29 districts of the Greater Accra Region. She said it …

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CSO coalition urges government to rethink its refusal to prosecute Swat team member 

The Coalition of Civil Societies Organisations Against Political Vigilantism (CCSAPV), Tuesday, urged the government to reconsider its position, of not prosecuting Mohammed Sulemana, a member of the SWAT team, who assaulted Sam George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, during the violence that erupted at the Ayawaso-West Wuogon by-election. …

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South Dayi residents appeal to government to fix roads

Residents of South Dayi District of the Volta Region have appealed to the government, to fix their roads to ensure rapid socio-economic development. At a peaceful demonstration dubbed: “Fix abandoned Volta roads” the people, clad in red, took to the principal streets of Kpeve, the South Dayi District Capital, to …

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Nanumba South NCCE holds whistleblowing forum

The Nanumba South District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has held a community durbar at Lungni, to educate members of the public on whistleblowing mechanisms, as part of efforts to fight corruption in the country. Religious leaders, traditional authorities, women and youth groups, and persons with …

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Minister cuts sod for construction of school blocks

Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, has cut sod for construction works to begin on a six unit classroom and kindergarten blocks at Agona Bawjiase and Agona Kokwaado in the Agona East District. The two projects are being financed by the Ghana Education Trust Fund …

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Weak and under resourced institutions said to hinder corruption fight

Mr. Michael Amoadzah, the Hohoe Municipal Deputy Director, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has observed that anti-corruption institutions in the country are weak and under resourced, making the fight against corruption ineffective. He said due to unavailability of adequate logistics to the institutions, they were unable to …

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Ghana security agencies say they’ve foiled attempts to create instability in country

A joint security operation of personnel drawn from the Defence Intelligence, Criminal Investigations Department and Bureau of National Investigations on Friday, September 20, neutralised a plot to destabilise the government. The operation successfully led to the arrest of three persons and retrieval of several arms, explosive devices and ammunition from …

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Anglican Church in Ghana consecrates two new Bishops

The Anglican Church in Ghana has consecrated two Bishops in Kumasi to lead the Tamale and the Dunkwa-on-Offin Dioceses of the church. The consecrated Bishops are Venerable Canon Dennis Debukari Tong for the Tamale Diocese and Rev. Canon Paul Appiah-Sekyere for the Dunkwa-on-Offin Diocese. The principal consecrator and celebrant was …

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US government deports 40 Ghanaians for breaking the law

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has received 40 Ghanaian deportees from the United States of America for offences ranging from the trafficking of banned substances, assault, vehicle theft, burglary, fraud, domestic violence and immigration related issues. A statement issued by the Assistant Superintendent Barbara Sam, in charge of Public Relations …

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