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Pay journalists well – Dan Botwe

Mr Dan Botwe, Member of Parliament (MP) for Okere, has expressed concern about the poor remuneration of Ghanaian journalists, describing the situation as alarming. He said if care was not taken it could affect the professional standard of journalists, which would not augur well for the country’s democratic practice. Mr …

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Ghana Armed Forces promises to “kill” tribal considerations

The Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College products can longer be tribesmen in the performance of their duties, Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Joseph Henry Smith (Rrd) said on Friday. “Our defence should be national, our horizon should be regional and continental,” he said at the close of a two-week …

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Government releases GH¢8m to settle waste management bills

The Government through the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry, has released a total amount of GH¢8 million to the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) towards the settlement of their waste management bills. Mr Samuel Ofou-Ampofo, the sector Minister, who announced this on Friday, said it was to …

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Bank of Ghana cuts policy rate to 13%

The Bank of Ghana has cut its policy rate to 13% today May 13, 2011. The announcement was made by the governor of the central bank, Mr. Kwesi Amissah-Arthur at a press conference in Accra. The rate has been pegged at 13.5% since July 2010. Some of the factors that …

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Judges urged to respect media practitioners

Some journalists in Tamale in the Northern Region have challenged the constitutionality of judges preventing the media from exercising their duties in court. They said the modus operandi of these judges is to prevent journalists from taking down notes in court while cases were being heard. They say some judges …

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Ghana gallops in intellectual property right protection

Ghana has advanced her enforcement in Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Protection within the last six years, Ms Gretchen Krantz Evans, Trade Specialist, at the US Embassy said in Accra on Thursday. She said Ghana’s current IPR protection had comprehensive regulations that gave confident to foreign investors. Ms Evans pointed out …

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Parliamentarian advocates human-face in decongestion in Accra Metropolis

Mr Seth Adjei-Baah, Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw, has called on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to approach the decongestion exercise in Accra Metropolis with a human-face. He said effort to rid pavements and streets of hawkers, was laudable but the level of force being employed by the AMA security …

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Newmont Ghana brief journalists on State of Akyem Project

Newmont Golden Ridge Limited (NGRL) on Thursday met with journalists in Koforidua in the Eastern Region to brief them on the progress of the Akyem Project. The meeting was the third in a series of periodic progress briefings organised by the NGRL to ensure that stakeholders are well informed about …

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