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Forum on the Right to Information Bill held in Yendi

A day’s sensitization workshop on Right to Information (RTI) Bill has been held in Yendi. The effort was to create the needed awareness to ensure that effort being made to pass the bill was expedited. The event was organized by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) consortium, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) …

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WAEC releases 2018 provisional WASSCE results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). A total of 316,999 candidates entered for the examination, representing 9.6 per cent higher than the 2017 candidature of 289,207. A statement copied to the Ghana …

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DANA RICE is not a registered product – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says it has not registered any product with the name DANA RICE, which is purported to have been imported from Pakistan. Preliminary investigations and Market Surveillance so far conducted by the FDA indicated that the product; with a claim that the rice is infested …

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Government raises entry requirements for basic school teachers

As part of the broader educational reforms, Government has roll-out an educational transformational mechanism by raising the entry requirements for basic school teachers so that they are equivalent to those of other professions.  “From October this year all new entrants to the teaching profession will be required to study Bachelors …

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Anas’ kind of journalism is fearless – Diplomat

The Deputy Australian High Commissioner to Ghana has reiterated the importance of journalism to democracy and said he appreciates the kind of journalism that Anas Aremeyaw Anas does, describing it as fearless. “His journalism is fearless journalism,” he said. He also pointed out that the Ghanaian media is partisan, stating …

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Newmont Ghana generated $536m of economic value in 2017

Newmont Ghana generated $536 million of economic value distributed throughout the Ghanaian economy last year. Out of the amount, $89.7 million was paid in employee wages and benefits, $62.3 million in taxes, $35.1 million in government royalties, and five million dollars in voluntary community investments. This was contained in the …

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Fact-checking must be a priority for journalists – Dogbevi

A two-day training on fact-checking for Journalists has kicked off in Accra with a call on Journalists to prioritise fact-checking and verification before publication of news reports. The need for verification and fact-checking was important with the emergence and evolution of social media, which allowed both expert and non-experts to …

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