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Anti-revenue Leakages Team to step up operations against miscreants

Mr Thomas Mills, Leader of the Anti-revenue Leakages Special Monitoring Team of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), on Monday declared war on importers and revenue collectors, whose illegal activities cost the State  millions of cedis. He listed some of the irregularities as illegal rice importation and registration of uncustomed vehicles. …

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Ghana listed under three stages of human trafficking

The Global Anti-Human Trafficking data, has listed Ghana under all the three major human trafficking stages, which comprise origin, transit and destination. Mr Thomas Antom, Controller of Immigration, of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS)in charge of Aflao made this known at the weekend at the close of a four-day workshop …

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Private universities should benefit from GETFund – VVU Past President

Pastor Dr Seth Abang Laryea, immediate past President of the Valley View University (VVU), has urged government to consider enlisting private tertiary institutions as beneficiaries of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (Getfund). This, he said would help lessen the financial burden on the schools and enable them to improve upon …

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Minister of Education pays surprise visit to schools

Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, Minister of Education, at the weekend paid a surprised visit to some senior high schools in the Koforidua Municipality to ascertain how the authorities are coping with the admission of new students. The schools visited included Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS), Koforidua-Ada Senior High School(KOSEC), Koforidua Secondary/ …

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Malaria can affect the brain – Dr. Bart-Plange

The Manager of the National Malaria Control Programme, Dr (Mrs) Constance Bart-Plange, has said that malaria could affect the brain, if not properly treated. Dr Bart-Plange said malaria could also affect the ability of a child to learn, if not well treated, and appealed to parents and guardians to desist …

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Korle Bu’s Surgical Department refurbished

MDS-Lancet Laboratories Ghana, a private medical laboratory centre, on Friday handed over a refurbished Department of Surgery at a cost of GH¢20,000 to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. The facelift, aimed at creating conducive environment for patients and staff of the Department, covered the conference room, library, seminar room, floor tile …

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UN develops guide on appropriate crops for African farmers

Farmers in 43 African countries can now consult a “quick reference calendar” developed by the United Nations Agriculture Agency for advice on the most appropriate crops to plant, based on climatic conditions and soil types in the areas where they live and other factors. The web-based tool, developed by experts …

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Chartered Institute of Taxation to get legal backing

The Chartered Institute of Taxation Ghana (CITG) is collaborating with the Ministry of Education to acquire legal backing to enable the institute inject efficiency and professionalism to promote and regulate tax practice. CITG is also reviewing its syllabus to address regional and global needs in professional tax qualification and to …

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Ghana to launch new industrial policy

A new industrial policy aimed at ensuring that local businesses are able to offer high and competitive products, in order to gain access to the global market will be launched by government soon. In addition an industrial sector support programme, which is in its final stages of preparation, would be …

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Employee of Gbi Rural Bank remanded for stealing

Daniel Kodzo Ahorku, an employee of the Gbi Rural Bank, Hohoe, has been remanded into custody by a Hohoe Magistrate court for stealing an amount of GH¢5,973 belonging to his employers. Ahorku, pleaded guilty to the crime, and is expected to reappear in court on November 25. Assistant Superintendent of …

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