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Judges lament over insecurity

The Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana (AMJG) on Wednesday raised concerns about an increasing insecurity in their homes and the courtrooms. According to the association, some members sometimes had to hire personnel security contrary to the norm of state catering for their safety. “Court houses are still without …

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Prices of food items witness sharp decrease in Sunyani 

There is significant decrease in prices of food items in Sunyani, the Brong-Ahafo Regional capital, a market survey conducted by the Ghana News Agency reveals. When the GNA visited the Nana Bosoma Central Market on Wednesday, retailers engaged in yam, plantain and cassava said the decrease in prices was as …

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Akufo-Addo calls on banks to reduce lending rates

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday urged the country’s banks to reduce lending rates to complement government’s efforts to maintain fiscal discipline. He said such a move by the banks would help create a more stable macroeconomic framework in the country and give substantial complement to the vision of …

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Allowances of National Service Personnel delay    

The allowances of some National Service Personnel (NSP) are expected to delay because many of them did not fill their allowance forms properly. Mr Prince Kankam-Boadu, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), has said. That notwithstanding, he advised personnel not to panic, saying the Scheme was …

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Ghana’s fiscal situation improves in 2017 – ISSER

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana (UG), on Tuesday said Ghana’s fiscal situation improved considerably in 2017. The growth was attributed to both higher revenues and lower expenditures as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), leading to a smaller fiscal deficit. Professor Felix …

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Ghana prisons’ overcrowding rate hits 52%

There are a total of 15,063 prisoners at the end of September 2018 against authorised capacity of 9,875 of all prisons in the country, with a corresponding general overcrowding rate of 52.5 per cent, Ghana Prisons Service revealed in Accra. According to the Ghana Prison Service, isolated rates in walled …

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Halt creation of Oti Region – Clergy

Mediators Consult, a group of “seasoned men of God” in the Volta Region has asked government to halt the creation of the proposed Oti Region out of the Volta Region. Right Reverend Japheth Yao Ledo, President of the group at a press conference in Ho on Wednesday, said the suspension …

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Ms Cynthia Pamela Akotoaa Addo appointed Judicial Secretary

Ms Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo, the Chief Justice on Tuesday swore-in Ms Cynthia Pamela Akotoaa Addo as the new Judicial Secretary. Ms Addo takes over from Mr Justice Alex Berchie Poku-Acheampong, who would assume duty on the Court of Appeal Bench on October 8, 2018. A statement signed by Ms …

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GRA detains unstamped products in factories and shops

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Tuesday embarked on the final phase of enforcement of the excise tax stamp policy initiated by the Government and has detained products of affected companies and shops. During the exercise, products, which had no tax stamp affixed on them were impounded at the Achimota …

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