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Establish National Qualifications Board to check fake certificates

Parliament on Tuesday took strong exception to the proliferation of fake academic qualifications in the country, and agreed on the need to establish a National Qualifications Board to fight the canker.  Mr Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, Ranking Member on Education and MP for Akatsi North, in a statement, on the floor of …

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Fighting corruption demands unity

Mr Mohammed Aliyu, the Mpohor Officer for the National Commission on Civic Education, has called on the public to avoid acts that promoted corruption and work in the interest of the state. He said corrupt practices which are gradually becoming the norm did not speak well of us as a …

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Court orders Medical Director to produce Dr Obengfo in court

An Accra Circuit Court has ordered the Medical Director of the Ridge Hospital in Accra to produce Dr Dominic Kwame Obeng -Andoh, Proprietor of Obengfo Hospital, who is receiving treatment at the facility before it on June 8. The order came after the Police had prayed the court to order the …

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Ghana Armed Forces assures of its readiness to counter terrorism

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), has assured the public that the launch of ‘Exercise Eagle Eye’ was to demonstrate its readiness to counter terrorist threats on the state in the event of any such occurrence. Commanding Officer of the 64 Infantry Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Fiifi Deegbe, gave the assurance at …

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President backs calls for criminal code amendment 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that calls for a review of the criminal code is a legitimate demand that would lead to the progress of the country. Recent disturbing events, combined with developments that hitherto were not envisaged in the criminal statutes, he said, should form the basis …

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Cocoa still relevant to Ghana’s economy – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said cocoa still remains significant in the economy of Ghana as a middle income nation and remained central in giving Ghana its agricultural identity. “Cocoa is the mainstay of Ghana’s economy and has been since the colonial era, in fact from the 1920s.  “Today, …

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Operation Vanguard arrests one Chinese and nine Ghanaian illegal miners

A total of 10 illegal miners including one   Chinese national have been arrested by the Central Forward Operating Base of Operation Vanguard in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality. They are Joe Afful, Yaw Boakye, Kofi Osei, Antwi Nicholas, Talata Gangiba, Emmanuel Coffie and Mustapha Demon. The taskforce on their regular …

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Newmont accepts outcome of investigations into tragic incident  

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) has welcomed the outcome of investigations into the tragic accident at its Ahafo Mine plant site that left six miners dead. It said it fully accepted the findings by the Minerals Commission and that it would learn lessons from what happened and take the necessary …

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Unmask the powerful faces behind galamsey – Panelists

The Ghana government has been called upon to unmask the powerful faces behind the destructive practice of illegal gold mining known as galamsey. Panelists at a public discussion in Accra on galamsey said that there are very powerful and influential persons in society behind the practice and their identities ought …

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Galamsey fight: Government in it for the long haul – Minister

The government of Ghana says it has no intention of giving up on the ongoing fight against small-scale illegal gold mining in various parts of the country. Government has therefore put in place strategic measures to address the long-term catastrophic effects of illegal small-scale mining commonly referred to as galamsey. …

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