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DVLA urged to consider test driving at night and during rain

Nana Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng, Krontihene of New Juaben Traditional area, has suggested to the Driving Vehicle and licensing Authority (DVLA) to consider testing applicants for driving license at night and during rain. According to, the chief, driving at night and during rain was the most dangerous to all road users, …

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Parliament passes vigilantism bill into law

Parliament has passed the Vigilantism and Related Offences Bill 2019, into law after its third reading in the House. Gloria Afua Akuffo, Attorney General and Minister of Justice laid the bill before the house in April, this year. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information moved the motion on behalf of …

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Ghana Business News reporter gets Female Reporters Fellowship

Josephine Asabea Akonor, a reporter with Ghana Business News, has been awarded a fellowship for female reporters from the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism in Nigeria. She is among 20 journalists shortlisted from a total of 207 applicants from nine countries. The fellowship aims to build female journalists with …

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Pru records 68 stillbirths, nine maternal deaths

The Pru East and Pru West Districts of the Bono East Region recorded sixty-eight still births in 2018 due to lack of incubators, statistics from the District Directorate of Health has said. Nine cases of maternal deaths were also recorded in 2017, and health officials attributed the deaths to lack …

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Koforidua SSNIT office retrieves Gh¢5.1 m arrears from employers 

The Koforidua Branch of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has recovered a total of Gh¢ 5.1 million  as arrears from employers who had not paid contributions for their workers since January this year . The exercise, formed part of a massive inspection and compliance campaign aimed at …

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CSOs call for review of the $1 m per constituency policy

The Coalition of Northern Savannah Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) led by the Northern Patriots in Research and Advocacy (NORPRA) has called on government to review the $1 million per constituency in its mid-year budget review to Parliament. A press statement signed by Mr Bismark Adongo Ayorogo, the Executive Director of …

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CRI targets 7,500 farmers for vitamin ‘A’ maize production

Dr. Manfred B. Ewool, Senior Research Scientist at the Crops Research Institute (CRI) has said that the institute, with support from the World Food Programme, has targeted about 7,500 farmers for the production and dissemination, of the newly introduced vitamin ‘A’ yellow and orange maize varieties in selected communities in …

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Stop giving alms to people with disabilities on the street – Minister

Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has reiterated the call on the public to desist from giving alms to persons with disabilities on the streets. She said the practice is attracting more people to the streets and discouraging them from acquiring employable skills. Mrs Morrison …

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Sonographer granted bail over fraud

Sonographer who defrauded more than 30 nurse trainees in the Atwima-Kwanwoma District under the pretext of securing them employment in the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has been granted a GH¢ 100,000.00 bail, with four sureties by the Nkawie Circuit Court. Prosper Atiase, who introduced himself to his victims as a …

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President Akufo-Addo directs Asante-Apeatu to proceed on leave, appoints Oppong-Boanuh as acting IGP

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has given directives to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu to proceed on leave with immediate effect, and he appoints James Oppong-Boanuh as the acting IGP. The notices were contained in a letter signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, …

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