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Opuni Trial: Court strikes out Attorney-General’s affidavit on perjury motion

An Accra High Court hearing the trial of Dr Stephen Opuni, the former CEO of COCOBOD and Seidu Agongo, the CEO of Agricult Ghana Limited, has struck out Attorney-General’s affidavit in opposition against a motion of perjury filed by one of the accused. Mr Samuel Cudjoe, the Counsel for Dr …

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Small-scale mining is still legal in Ghana – Prof Frimpong-Boateng

Small-scale mining is still legal in Ghana and it reserved only for Ghanaians, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, said on Thursday. He said all illegal mining activities were being weeded out of the system, with many of the foreigners caught engaging in them arrested …

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Court grants bail to four persons standing trial for stealing

Four young men who allegedly conspired to break into a mobile phone shop and made away with 25 brand new mobile phones and accessories, and other electronic gadgets, have been granted a total GH¢200.00 bail with two sureties each by the Nkawie Circuit Court in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality of …

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Contractors call for improved local content and participation in 2020

Building and civil engineering contractors say they are ready to collaborate with government to fulfil its infrastructure agenda in 2020. The leadership said members of the Association are preparing themselves to play active role in the various infrastructure projects to be undertaken in the coming years. Mr Prosper Yao Ledi, …

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TDCL appeals to government to resource Department of Factories Inspectorate

The Tema District Council of Labour (TDCL) has appealed to the government to properly resource the Department of Factories Inspectorate in the industrial city to enable it discharge its legal mandate efficiently. The Inspectorate has a mission to promote measures that would safeguard the health and safety of persons employed …

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More youth venturing into local rice farming

The Integrated Rice Farmers Association (IRFA) in Lakpo in the South Tongu District of Volta Region says more young people are venturing into local rice farming following “booming sales” during the Christmas season. Various rice farmer associations in the District have started registering young people to undergo guidance and training …

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Ghana inflation rate falls in December to close at 7.9%

The year-on-year inflation rate fell slightly to 7.9 per cent in December, lower by 0.3 percentage points from 8.2 per cent recorded in November 2019. Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, the Government Statistician, who announced this on Wednesday, said the inflation rate was predominantly driven by food, transportation and housing. “Due …

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Chinese Ambassador to Ghana tells journalists no concentration camps in Xinjiang

Mr Shi Ting Wang, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, has reiterated that there are no concentration camps in the Chinese Xinjiang Province but rather educational training and vocational camps, as part of efforts to address terrorism. He said following the establishment of Vocational Education and Training Centres in 2016, there has …

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Ghana Police to deploy officers to fight corruption on roads – IGP

Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has said the Police Service (GPS) would deploy supervisory officers to monitor various check points as part of measures to fight corruption. He said the monitoring team would comprise both uniformed and plain-clothes police officers to enhance effectiveness and make the …

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Government to implement strategic interventions to restore confidence in State-Owned Enterprises

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Wednesday reaffirmed Government’s commitment to implement strategic interventions to restore confidence in the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) to accelerate economic growth. In this regard, he said, government facilitated the passage of the State Interest and Governance Accountability Bill into law, (Act 990) in 2019, to …

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