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Ghana government is working towards non-custodial sentencing regime – Minister

Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior on Friday said government together with the Prisons Council is looking at the non-custodial sentencing regime to focus more on the rehabilitation aspect of the Prisons. He said the prisons was a very important institute, which needed help to be able to …

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Court remands four over kidnapping

Four persons who allegedly kidnapped a 23-year-old hairdresser at Nungua Coco Beach on Friday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. The accused are Ivan Nelson, aka Champagne, a trader; Moris Adesowa a hair stylist; Luis Victor, a musician; and Tina Konadu, a sales girl and girlfriend of Adesowa. The four …

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Achieving SDGs by 2030 is a collective responsibility – Ghartey

Mrs Gladys Ghartey, Chief Economic Officer and Head of UN System Unit at the Ministry of Finance, has called for a collective and coherent effort by all stakeholders to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All the 17 goals and 232 targets are interconnected and demanded the unflinching support, …

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Sissala West disburses GH¢1.6m to LEAP beneficiaries

The Sissala West District Assembly has disbursed an amount of GH¢1,636,836.00 to 11,872 beneficiaries of Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) in the District in six disbursement cycles. With a total number of 3,935 LEAP Households from 50 communities, the District is described as one of the poorest in the Upper …

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As Ghana observes World TB Day country requires $13m to fund Therapy

Ghana, on Friday observed the celebration of this year’s World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with a call on the public to help find persons living with TB but not yet diagnosed. Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister for Health, who made the call in Accra in a speech read on his …

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Government will clear all arrears owed caterers in School Feeding Programme – Minister

Madam Cynthia Mamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has assured caterers under the Ghana School Feeding Programme(GSFP) that government would soon pay all arrears owed them. She said government had already made GHC186 million payment through the Ghana School Feeding Programme(GSFP) to sustain the programme and asked …

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Economist gives reasons for Ghana cedi depreciation

Mr Habibu Adam, an Economist, has attributed the depreciation of the cedi to the structure of the economy, allowing foreign portfolio investments into the domestic bond market and the speculative attacks by either politicians or ‘rogue traders’ in the forex market. Mr Adam said Ghana recorded trade deficit of $1.69 …

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Maize production crucial to growth of poultry industry – Oppong Adjei

Maize production plays a crucial role in the growth of Ghana’s poultry industry, Mr Victor Oppong Adjei, President of the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers (GNAPF), has said. He said maize played a fundamental role in the nation’s socioeconomic development as it served as a raw material for poultry …

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Hospital report confirms 67 deaths in Techiman-Kintampo accident

Official report from the Jema Government Hospital has confirmed that 67 people perished in the gory accident which occurred on the Techiman-Kintampo highway in the early hours of Friday. Two people of the survivors who sustained degrees of injury died on arrival at the hospital whilst 35 of the deceased …

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Unrelenting depreciation of cedi will be credit negative for Ghana banks – Moody’s

The credit ratings organization Moody’s says if the Ghana cedi continues to depreciate, that will be credit negative for the country’s banks. “Although it is partly explained by seasonal demand , a sustained depreciation of the cedi is credit negative for Ghanaian banks because it will hurt their asset quality, …

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