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Too much barriers on Tema/Paga road – Transport Director

Ghana and Burkina Faso have been identified as countries with the highest number of customs barriers and police check points on their roads. Ghana leads with 34 police check points and 11 customs check points on the Tema/Paga road and at each control point, bribes and undue delays of drivers …

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Make social accountability your responsibility – CSOs urged

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been asked to make social accountability an integral part of democratic governance to enable the citizenry hold them and governments accountable and responsive in the discharge of their duties. Ms Dorcas Ansah, Monitoring, Evaluation and Communications Manager of STAR-Ghana, made the call when speaking on …

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Housing policy to provide decent and affordable housing – Bagbin

The housing policy would provide adequate, safe, decent and affordable housing, accessible and sustainable with infrastructural facilities. Mr Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources Works and Housing who disclosed this in Tema, said the draft of the policy has been validated and would soon be presented to Cabinet. Speaking at …

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Ghana targeting South American airlines market ahead of Brazil 2014

Authorities in Ghana’s aviation industry have hinted of plans to target airlines operating in the South American continent into the country. According to authorities, there are no airlines flying from the South American continent into the country and they deem it very important to get an airline from that region …

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Power cut ruining lives, businesses in two communities near Bawku

Women of Bazua and Binduri in the Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region, for the past four weeks cannot mill millet, maize and rice locally due to a cut in electricity supply. A recent rainstorm that hit the area destroyed electricity poles resulting in the disruption of economic activities …

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Association of Magistrates and Judges calls for probe into allegations

The National Executive Council of the Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana (AMJG) has formally complained to the General Legal Council, the regulatory authority for the legal profession in Ghana. Their complaint is on unsubstantiated allegations made against the Judiciary, by some legal practitioners. A communiqué issued by the …

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Ghana celebrates International Museums Day

The Ghana Museums and Monuments Board is on Wednesday joining the world to celebrate International Museums Day, which has been set aside by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) for museum institutions to create public awareness about the role they play in the development process of nation states. A statement …

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Ghana ready to partner US to fight Narcotics – Vice President

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday announced government’s willingness to partner the United States of America to fight against the menace of narcotic drugs in the West African sub-region. He said: “America is more resourceful in terms of technology and partnering them will be useful to fight the high …

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712 deaths recorded in road crashes first quarter of 2011

The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service has so far recorded 712 deaths from road crashes within the first quarter of 2011 as against 488 deaths within the same period in 2010 nation-wide. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Alexander Obeng, Head of Education, Research and …

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Ghanaian banks, monetary, fiscal authorities blamed for high interest rates

Dr John Kwakye, a senior economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), on Wednesday said banks, fiscal and monetary authorities must be held accountable for the high interest rates persisting in Ghana. “The monetary authorities cannot remain aloof, but must exercise the regulatory authority to correct an obvious market …

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