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Ghana Immigration Service inaugurates Migration Information Centre in Tamale

Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has inaugurated a Migration Information Centre (MIC) in Tamale to provide free expert advice, information and counselling to prospective migrants in the country. This formed part of efforts by the GIS to promote safe and legal migration with the view of avoiding the numerous abuses that …

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UCC Vice Chancellor decries low students intake into sciences

Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), has expressed frustration over the institution’s low intake of students into the sciences due to students inability to meet the minimum entry requirement. He mentioned the Department of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Agricultural Science as worst …

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AMA sues two Ministries and Registrar-General for non-compliance

The Accra Metropolitan Authority (AMA) has sued the Ministries of Justice; Food and Agriculture; and the Registrar General’s Department for non-compliance with notice to register with the AMA’s accredited waste contractors assigned to their areas of operations. Miss Linda Kumbuno, Prosecuting on behalf of the AMA told the Adjabeng District …

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TMA misses revenue target

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) failed to achieve its revenue target for the first half of 2019, raking in only 20 per cent of  revenue. Out of an expected revenue of GH¢83.3 million, the Assembly was able to accrue only GH¢16. 7 million representing 20.3 per cent of the target. …

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Children abandon basic education for fishing in Nahum Cement

Scores of children, mainly boys between 10 and 16 years in Nahum Cement, a fishing community in the Krachi East Municipality, have abandoned a Complementary Basic Education (CBE) initiative in the community, to engage in fishing. They claimed the CBE school system being held in a local Apostolic Church building …

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11 illegal miners arrested in Eastern and Western Regions

Operation Vanguard Personnel during its regular patrols has arrested eleven suspected illegal miners in the Eastern and Western Regions. A statement issued to the Ghana News Agency by Captain Andy Sowatey, Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard, said multiple operations conducted within the Kweibiberem and Birim South Districts in the …

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Inquiry into PDS concession agreement suspension to take 30 days – Minister

Government says full scale inquiry into the detected breaches of the concession agreement between Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited and Government of Ghana is expected to be completed within 30 days. Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information Minister, speaking at a media briefing in Accra on Thursday, to update …

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Sunyani West Assembly calls on tricycle riders to form associations

The Sunyani West District Assembly is supporting tricycle riders who use their machines to carry passengers in the District to form associations, although the practice is illegal under the country’s Road Traffic Regulations. Section 128 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act states that, “The Licensing Authority shall not register a …

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Ex-President Kufuor pledges to support Ghana Medical Relief

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has pledged to support the Ghana Medical Relief (GMR), a non-profit organisation, which provides free medical services to deprived communities in Ghana. The GMR is made up of medical practitioners and volunteers based in United States of America and Ghana with a goal to provide …

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Local governance participation promotes accountability – DCE 

Mr. Leo Nelson Adzidogah, the District Chief Executive for Akatsi South has underscored the need for citizens’ participation in local governance, to ensure transparency and accountability in the management of public resources. He said accountability helped to improve governance and increased development through better service provision and empowerment. Mr Adzidogah …

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