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Ghana records 414 new cases of COVID-19 raising total infections to 14,568

Ghana has recorded 414 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total tally to 14,568 as at Monday, June 22, with 10,907 recoveries, representing 75 percent and a death toll of 95. The active cases now stand at 3,566, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service said on …

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Court grants GH¢100,000 bail to suspect who threatened Jean Mensah

Apostle Kwabena Owusu Adjei of Hezekiah Prayer Ministry who allegedly threatened to cause the death of Jean Mensah, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission has been granted GH¢100,000 bail by an Accra Circuit court. Adjei, as part of his bail conditions was to provide three sureties two of whom are …

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Court rejects State’s repayment agreement with Duku

An Accra High Court hearing the case of Daniel Duku, a former Chief Executive Officer of the Venture Capital Trust Fund (VCTF) and four others has rejected the State’s agreement based on Section 35 of the Court’s Act. According to the court, Section 35 gives a person charged with an …

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Rural banks call on government to help retrieve locked up funds

Mrs Comfort Owusu, the Executive Director of the Association of Rural Banks Ghana, has called on government to support Rural and Commercial Banks (RCBs) to retrieve locked up funds with the defunct financial institutions whose licenses were revoked. She appealed to government to consider a tax reduction from 25 per …

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Agric Minister welcomes draft National Aflatoxins Policy

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture has endorsed the new draft National Policy on Aflatoxin Control in Food and Feed, describing it as a timely document that will help in regulating cereals, especially maize that was in surplus. The Policy, developed by the National Steering Committee for …

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LEAP beneficiaries receive double payment to cushion them against COVID-19

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has made double payments to beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) as part of the efforts to mitigate them during COVID-19 Pandemic crisis. Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the sector Minister disclosed this when she addressed 701 beneficiaries in Agona West …

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About 2.7 million Public primary pupils are enjoying school feeding

A total of 2.7 million pupils in public Primary schools have been enrolled on the National School Feeding Programme. The government is determined to undertake further expansion, Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has said. According to her, the programme established by former President J.A. …

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Ghana government asked to prioritize WASH in mid-year budget allocations

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have called on government to increase budgetary allocations for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in its 2020 mid-year budget statement. This according to them should form part of measures to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The Bongo and the Kassena-Nankana …

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Ghana Minister promises swift investigations into demolition of Nigeria High Commission building

Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has said Government will investigate the demolition of a building under construction on the Nigerian High Commission premises on Saturday. She said the matter had been referred to the security agencies for investigation, adding that government was determined …

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Autopsy report on murdered Ofankor tenant ready – Police

The autopsy report on Benjamin Okyere, the musician and a tenant allegedly murdered by his landlord over rent at Ofankor, is ready, the police said on Monday. Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Stephen Ahialey, told the Abeka District Court that the Police would soon forward the report to the Attorney General’s Office. …

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