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Volta region targets 100,000 farmers under Planting for Food and Jobs

A total of 100,000 farmers are expected to be registered in the Volta Region under government’s flagship programme, “Planting for Food and Jobs,” by the end of 2019. Dr Archibald Y. Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, said this at the first conference of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) meeting in …

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Ghana government commits GH¢500,000 seed money into Human Traffic Fund

Government has set up the Human Trafficking Fund with a seed money of GH¢500,000.00, Mrs Freda Prempeh, the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection said on Monday. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo committed the amount into the fund, purposely set up to keep the running of the country’s …

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Youth urged to join forces with CSOs to achieve SDGs

The members of the Natural Resources and Environmental Governance (Youth-NREG) has been called upon to join forces with other Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Youth-NREG, is a platform, which ensures effective participation of the youth in the governance of natural resources and the …

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Northern Development Authority to cultivate grass for export

The Northern Development Authority (NDA) is finalising a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement to undertake cultivation of grass for export to earn substantial revenue, Dr Abdel-Majeed Haroun, Chief Executive Officer of NDA has announced. He said “I have quite a few partners, who have expressed interest. Once we clear the PPP …

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Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition organises procurement workshop for multi-stakeholders

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), in partnership with the Africa Freedom for Information Centre (AFIC)’s Open Contracting Partnership (OCP), has organised a multi-stakeholder workshop on public procurement legislation and open contracting. The two-day workshop, which deliberated on the use of the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), was aimed at equipping …

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Families of three kidnapped girls may refuse DNA test

Family members in the three Takoradi kidnapped girls case may refuse a DNA and other forensic examination based on their conviction that their “Girls” are still alive as indicated by the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department some months ago. Last Friday, the police discovered some human parts in a …

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Ghana Manganese Company Limited shutdown temporarily

Mr. Kweku Asamoah-Cheremeh the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources on Monday announced the temporary shutdown of the operations of the Ghana Manganese Company Limited (GMCL) effective August 6. The action, he explained was as a result of a preliminary technical and financial assessment conducted by the government, which showed …

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Ghana Manganese Company Limited shut down temporarily

Mr Kweku Asamoah-Cheremeh, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources on Monday announced the temporary shutdown of the operations of the Ghana Manganese Company Limited (GMCL) effective August 6. The action, he explained was as a result of a preliminary technical and financial assessment conducted by the government, which showed …

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August 4 is the most sacred day to celebrate Founders’ Day – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says August 4 is the most appropriate day that signified the appreciation of the nation for the collective efforts of the forefathers towards the founding of Ghana. He argued that the General of the American War of Independence from British colonial rule and first President …

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More people convicted for human trafficking offences    

Ten people were sentenced to prison for human trafficking offences in 2018, statistics from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection reveal. The convicts are currently serving between five and seven years jail terms. In addition, 14 people were fined for child exploitation and related offences, Mrs Freda Prempeh, …

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