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ECG invests more than GH¢14m in Accra West

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has spent more than GH¢14 million (a total of GH¢14,272,134.32) on improving its System and expansion projects in the Accra West Region,  between January and October this year. The amount represents the cost of constructing 250 new projects to extend supply to unserved communities …

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Students whose parents have no TIN can’t enjoy free SHS

Parents whose children have been enrolled under the Free Senior High School (SHS) risked being exempted from the Policy from September 2019 if they failed to register for a Tax Identification Number (TIN). Additionally, they would not be able to register for the National Health Insurance Scheme, acquire a passport, …

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Committee calls for interdiction of 21 police officers

The five-member Fact-Finding Committee, established by the Government to look into the shooting incident at Manso-Nkwanta in the Amansie West District, has recommended the interdiction of the 21 police personnel involved in the incident. The Committee also recommended that the police officers should be subjected to formal police criminal investigation. …

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Government approves policies against child abuse – Samira Bawumia

Hajia Samira Bawumia, the Second Lady, Monday said, the Government has approved Child and Family Welfare and Justice for Children Policy; the Justice for Children Policy and National Gender Policy, along with its operational plans to make life better for children. She said the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies had …

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We oppose ADB, NIB merger – Unions

The Professional and Managerial Staff Union (PMSU) of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) said it opposes the proposed merger of the Bank with the National Investment Bank (NIB). The PMSU said the ADB was strong and had the muscle and all the human resource capital it required to stand alone …

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Ghana to get marine search and rescue squad soon

Ghana would soon establish a marine search and rescue squad would soon to respond to threatening situations in and around water bodies and all water related-emergencies, such as drowning. Mr. Eric Nana Agyemang, Director General of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), announced this in a speech, read on his …

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Some 19% of Ghanaians defecate in the open – Minister

Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, said 19 per cent of Ghanaians defecate in the open and 35 per cent of urban dwellers patronise public toilets. She said it was sad to note that only 15 per cent of Ghanaians had access to improved toilets, …

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Ghana loses $200m annually due to floods, droughts

The Probabilistic Risk Profile of Ghana indicates that the country loses $200 million every year due to floods and droughts. In technical terms, under the current climate, this is an Average Annual Loss, which is more than $200 million. Ms Katrina Mouakkid Soltesova, the Programme Management Officer of Risk Knowledge, …

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Help us to clean public payroll – CAGD urges heads of Depts

The Controller and Accountant General Department (CAGD) has stressed the need for heads of government departments and agencies to support it to reduce fraud and clean the government payroll system. Mr Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, Deputy Controller and Accountant General in-charge of Payroll Management, said it was the collective responsibility of all …

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Court adjourns trial in Major Mahama murder case

An Accra High Court hearing the trial of the alleged murderers of the late Major Maxwell Mahama, on Monday, adjourned the case to December 5, due to the absence of a member of the Jury. The Court, presided over by Justice Mariama Owusu, therefore, adjourned the case to enable the …

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