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Fresh trouble for contractor human trafficking saga

A building contractor who is accused of human trafficking is being sought for by the Accra Circuit Court after travelling outside the country. Emmanuel Obeng Sintim, who appeared before the court on charges of conspiracy and human trafficking, was granted bail after he had pleaded not guilty. As part of …

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Ghana to hold second Poultry Value Chain Fair

Stakeholders are set to hold the Second Edition of the Poultry Value Chain (POVAC) fair next week under the auspices of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) aimed to bring all sector actors under one umbrella. The event, to be held in Sunyani from March 21 to 22, seeks …

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German Development Finance Institution provides €500,000 support to local lender

The German Development Finance Institution (DEG), a member of KfW Group, has provided a €500,000 support to FIDO Money Lending Limited to be able to promote financial inclusion for vulnerable consumers. A statement from FIDO, copied to the Ghana News Agency said the funds were being provided within the framework …

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 Develop charters to minimise incidences of corruption – Agyekum-Dwamena

The Head of Civil Service, Nana Kwesi Agyekum-Dwamena, has called on chief directors of Civil Service organisations to develop charters to minimise incidences of corruption in the Service. Nana Agyekum-Dwamena said this at a Macroeconomic Policy Dialogue organised by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) of the UN and the …

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Justice Minister tells internal auditors to prevent financial malfeasance

Madam Gloria Akuffo, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, has urged internal auditors to go the extra mile to prevent acts of financial malfeasance and to ensure that there is value for money. Madam Akuffo made the appeal on Tuesday in Accra, when she inaugurated a five-member Internal Audit Committee for …

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Government committed to the issues of Climate Change – Minister

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Mrs Gifty Kusi, has stated that climate change was a contemporary issue which cuts across all sectors of development and has significant implications for developing economies such as Ghana. She noted that Climate Change was caused by human activities that led to increasing emissions of …

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Stakeholders discuss solutions to reducing Ghana’s debt stock

Stakeholders on Tuesday engaged in discussions on how the country’s increasing debt stock could be eliminated to strengthen the economy in the near future. The discussion was organised by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) on the theme: “Ghana’s Growing Public Debt – Implications for the Economy”. Dr Johnson Asiama, …

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2018 Hajj fare would cost GH¢15,000 – Sheikh I.C Quaye

Sheikh I.C Quaye, the Chairman of the Hajj Board, has announced that the fare for this year’s 2018 Hajj pilgrimage is GH¢15,000, an equivalent of $3,450 dollars. He said the actual fare Is GH¢19,500 but government has absorbed GH¢4,500 of the cost to enable more pilgrims to perform the Hajj. …

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Afoko’s trial: Case adjourned due to absence of juror

An Accra High Court hearing the case involving Gregory Afoko, accused of murdering the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), on Tuesday adjourned the hearing to March 15. When the case was called the judge was compelled to adjourn because the seven member jury were …

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Police arrests man for attempting suicide because wife refused him sex

A 38-year-old farmer residing at Kwataa in the Assin South District of the Central Region was on Monday, arrested by the police in Assin-Fosu for allegedly attempting to commit suicide. Joseph Acquah, who claimed to have been denied sexual intercourse by his wife for the past three months, decided to …

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