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Government says Fisheries law has come to stay

The Fisheries Law that the government passed last year has come to stay and must be complied with to the letter, Nii Amasa Namoale, a Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, has said. Addressing fishermen from the Western Region at a meeting in Sekondi, he said the law sates that …

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GNAT, NAGRAT teachers hold demonstration

Hundreds of teachers comprising members of the Ghana National Associations of Teachers (GNAT) and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) on Wednesday  demonstrated in the Tamale Metropolis amidst drumming and singing, chanting: “No teacher, no Atta Mills. The teachers, who were clad in red bands, started their demonstration from …

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Government urged to speed up work on Keta Sea Defence project

Torgbui James Ocloo V, Dufia of Keta Traditional Area in the Volta Region on Thursday called on the Government to speed up work on the Keta Sea Defence Project. He said the timely completion of the project was necessary to save the Keta Township and other nearby communities from sea …

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Petroleum prices push Ghana’s inflation for February to 9.16%

Ghana’s inflation for the month of February 2011 is 9.16%, Dr Grace Bediako, the Government Statistician has announced in Accra today. Dr. Bediako indicated that petroleum prices were among the non-food items that had the highest impact on inflation. Other non-food items that had high impact on inflation also included …

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DOVVSU calls for collective efforts against gender-based violence

The National Secretariat of Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), of the Ghana Police Service, on Tuesday, called for collective efforts against gender-based violence. A statement issued in Accra to commemorate the Centenary celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), said, “We should declare a zero tolerance towards such violence …

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Regulatory framework to implement Plant and Fertilizer Act underway

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector and development partners are meeting in Accra to develop the required regulatory framework for effective implementation of the Plant and Fertilizer Act (Act 803 of 2010). The three-day meeting being organised by the ACDI/VOCA, an international economic development organisation dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods …

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Parents now send daughters to Burkina Faso for circumcision – Police

It has been realized that Ghanaian parents are now crossing the northern border to Burkina Faso to have their daughters circumcised due to the criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the country. “This has come about due to the perception held in areas where FGM is practised that girls …

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GNAT issues 3-day ultimatum to FWSC

The National Executive of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), on Tuesday, called on the government, the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to immediately start the negotiation process on teacher’s salaries. The association also urged that the category two allowances …

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Zimbabwe taps on Ghana’s successes in water

A 12-member delegation from Zimbabwe on Tuesday, paid a working visit to the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing to acquaint itself with the operations of the Ministry. Mr Samuel Sipepa Mkomo, Zimbabwean Minister of Water Resources, Development and Management, who is the leader of the delegation, noted that …

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