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GJA condemns cold attitude of magistrate towards Journalists

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has learnt with deep concern the cold attitude of Her Lordship Efua Sackey, a Magistrate at the District Court 8 in Accra, towards journalists. A release signed by Affail Monney, President of the GJA, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said on several occasions, …

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Rename the Visual Art programme to appropriately reflect content – Art Teacher

Mr Navei Nyamawero, an Art Teacher, has called for the restructuring and renaming of the ‘Visual Art’ programme to ‘Creative Art’ to appropriately reflect the contents of the programme. The Visual Art Programme is presently being taught at the Senior High School (SHS) level and is about to be introduced …

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Time to support local banks to aid transformation Agenda- President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday said government was taking steps to empower indigenous financial entities to be able to support and spur Ghana’s transformation agenda. He said it was not acceptable that foreign banks, who had become major economic   players, had gotten content with making lots of money, but …

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Ruling on Dr Obengfo’s bail application on June 27

An Accra High Court has fixed June 27 to rule on the bail application of Dr Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh, Chief Executive Officer of Obengfo Hospital, who is being held for murder. This was after the court presided over by Mr Justice Kofi Dorgu had heard defence counsel and a lawyer from the …

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US threatens visa restrictions on Ghana

The Unites States (US) says it may be forced to implement visa restrictions on Ghana, in accordance with US Law, if Ghana failed to comply with international obligations regarding the issuance of travel documents to Ghanaians on deportation orders in the US. A statement issued by the US Embassy in …

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Illegal miners adopt new approach of mining

Illegal miners in their bid to outwit the state apparatus working to rid them off have now adopted “mining in the room” approach to get the gold illegally. These illegal miners especially the Chinese have adopted a dangerous method of acquiring gold in their residence regardless of the health implications …

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Government urged to pass RTI to fight corruption

Government has been urged to show more commitment to fight corruption and promote transparency by passing the Right to Information Bill (RTI) into law to empower citizens to demand information on activities of public institutions. This formed the core of issues raised by stakeholders at a sensitization forum on RTI …

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Africa should have ‘can-do mindset’ – Bawumia

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has rallied Africans to have a “can-do mindset” and work together to drive the continent’s economic transformation agenda. “The most important transformation is the transformation of our mindset. We have to believe that we can do what other countries and continents have done. It is not …

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GRA complains about tax non-compliance 

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has complained about the unwillingness of many income earners in the Cape Coast Metropolis to pay tax. Mr. George Amankwa Boateng, Assistant Commissioner at the Medium Tax Office, said the tax revenue base had not seen any significant expansion over the past years, while the …

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Quality seed yam needed to support PFJ programme – CRI

Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, has made a strong case for the availability of quality seed yam planting materials to farmers under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme. Dr. Stella Ama Ennin, the Director, said this was appropriate to improve Ghana’s …

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