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KNUST workers resume work after reconstitution of Council

Workers at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who withdrew their services in the wake of the recent impasse between the student body and management, have rescinded their decision and resumed work. The workers are under the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Teachers and Educational Workers’ …

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Land owner petitions National Security over military presence on land

Lex Eck Consult, Solicitors of an Accra land owner, has brought to the notice of the Minister of Defence and the National Security, the harassment of its client by alleged military officers on his land at Dawhenya. A statement issued by the solicitors and made available to the Ghana News …

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Re-negotiate new Tema Port Terminal contract – Danquah Institute

The Danquah Institute, a public policy and research organisation, on Tuesday called for a re-negotiation of the new Tema Port Terminal contract to ensure value for money and safeguard the interest of the country. According to the Institute, a critical review of facts obtained from sources including the Inter-Ministerial Committee …

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Ghana, Qatar sign five agreements, including Double Taxation

Ghana and Qatar Tuesday signed five Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of partnerships between the two countries. The MoU include the “Agreement for the avoidance of Double Taxation and the prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income,” which would help alleviate territorial double taxation of …

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Government spends GH¢927m on poverty eradication projects – Minister

A total of 2,623 poverty eradication and infrastructure projects are being implemented by Government through the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives, at the cost of GH¢927 million. The funding for the projects came from the 2018 Budget of GH¢1.2 billion allocated to the Ministry, while GH¢23 million has so far …

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Contraceptives can cause breast cancer – Surgeon

Continuous use of contraceptives among women is a high risk factor that can cause breast cancer, Dr Robert Arkoh , a surgeon has said. He advised women to minimize use of contraceptives, give birth early, and do frequent breast examination. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on …

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Ghana Revenue Authority to audit all duty free shops 

All Duty Free Shops, from henceforth, will be subjected to comprehensive audit, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has announced. The GRA said it suspected that the Duty Free regime was being abused by some of the operators of the Free Zone Enclave. Duty Free shops do not pay taxes on …

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Budget 2019 – Public wants Special Petroleum Levy abolished

A cross-section of the Ghanaian public has said they expect the 2019 Budget Statement to include measures to abolish the special levy on some petroleum products. They say almost every citizen suffers whenever the prices of petroleum products go up because of the general use of the products to fuel …

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Treat those who engage in payroll malpractices as criminals – Minister urges Auditor General

Mr Simon Osei Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, has called for stiffer punishment for heads of public institutions and individuals who deliberately engage in fraudulent activities on the government payroll. He said people who insert unapproved names into government payroll and use fraudulent means to receive salaries from the government at …

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Ghana Health Service to embark on free yellow fever vaccination

The Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service (GHS) and some development partners would embark on a free Sub-National yellow fever vaccination campaign to vaccinate persons between 10 to 65 years from November 28 to December 4, 2018. In a statement signed by Ms Irene Anuwa-Amarh of the New Juaben Municipal …

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