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Environmental Protection Agency trains prosecutors to enforce laws

Mr Daniel S. Amlalo, acting Executive Director, Environmental Protection Agency, on Monday, entreated staff of the Agency to empower themselves with  Act 490, which establishes the Agency  to enable them to prosecute offenders of environmental crimes across the country. He said staff in charge of prosecutions who fail to act …

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WACAM urges government to protect people in mining communities

Mr Daniel Owusu-Koranteng, Executive Director of WACAM, a Non-Governmental Organsition on Monday called on government and stakeholders to ensure protection for citizens in mining communities from abuse. He said, “Government has the primary responsibility to protect the sovereign rights of every citizenry. There is no justification for people living in …

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Former President Kufuor attends ILO Conference

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra on Monday to attend the 100th session of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The ex-President is one of the four former world leaders representing the Club of Madrid who has teamed up with the ILO to jointly organise the conference. The others are …

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Ghana won’t be hard hit by global food price hikes – RenCap

In the year 2008, the world was hit by a food crisis that sent food prices high, and in 2011, there is another major food price hike that is expected to hit some countries hard, most of these in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), but Ghana and Nigeria will be least hit, …

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Muslim educationist lauds secular education

Sheikh Dr Ismael Saeed Adam, an Educationist, has appealed to Muslim leaders and the well-to-do in the society to promote secular education in the Zongo communities. This, he said, was necessary to help tackle the high incidence of unemployment, poverty and illiteracy in these localities. Sheikh Adam was speaking at …

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Churches called upon to fight against poverty

The Reverend Dr Kojo Osei-Wusu, President of the Ghana Baptist University College, has called on the Church to provide the needed leadership in the fight to purge the society of injustices. He said the Church must everything to help achieve some level of fairness to make life a bit comfortable …

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Talensi-Nabdam District Directorate appeals for office Block

Staff of the Talensi/Nabdam District Directorate of Ghana Education Service (GES) in the Upper East Region, have appealed to the government and other stakeholders for an office accommodation. Currently, the Directorate is using a classroom block of the Wobil Junior High School as an office thus displacing the pupils who …

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3rd Ashanti Girls’ Education Durbar held

The Third Ashanti Regional Durbar to promote Girls’ Education has been held at Kumawu, district capital of Sekyere Afram Plains, with a call on stakeholders to help make the school environment friendly to girls. Mr Samuel Asiamah, District Chief Executive, expressed the need for girls to be enrolled and retain …

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President Mills inaugurates $49m fire tenders for Ghana National Fire Service

President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday inaugurated 54 fire tenders and equipment for the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) in Accra. He expressed concern about the rampant fire outbreaks that had gutted properties in recent times, and urged the Service to study especially those that had affected markets and …

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6 people arrested for stealing cocoa

The Bibaini police have arrested six people in connection with the theft of cocoa belonging to Amajaro Ghana Limited, a licensed buying company (LBC). The cocoa, packed in bags, were being transported in an articulated truck from Sankore in the Brong-Ahafo Region to the Tema Port. The suspects include Kwabena …

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