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Minister wants dedicated financing window for local authorities

Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development on Thursday stated that the climate chance summit provided a platform to take steps to provide lasting solutions to climate impacts. She said what should be considered critical was establishing a dedicated financing window for local authorities to implement their …

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Court discharges four alleged kidnappers of Canadians in Ghana

Four out of eight persons being held for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of two Canadians in Kumasi have been discharged by an Accra High Court. The four namely Seidu Abubakar aka Mba, Abdul Nasir, Safiano Abubar and Abdul Rahman Suliemana aka Wofa were discharged by the Court after …

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Kwahu Praso Rural Bank makes profit of GH¢300,000

The Kwahu Praso Rural Bank Limited made a profit of GH¢312,553.00 in 2018. The figure is an increase of 54.55 per cent over the profit made by the Bank in 2017. Mr Eric Kwarkye Darfour, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank made this known during the …

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Ghana solicits support to implement Minamata Convention on Mercury

The Government on Tuesday reiterated its commitment towards implementing the provisions of Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. However, Ghana is appealing to the Secretariat of the Convention to provide technical and financial assistance to be …

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Ghana government asked to increase taxes on unhealthy products to finance health

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) and the Ghana Tax Advocacy Network for Health Promotion, both non-governmental organisations, have called on government to increase taxes on unhealthy commodities in the 2020 budget to finance health in the country. Some of the unhealthy products that must attract tax increases are tobacco, …

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Three police officers interdicted over death of suspect

The Ashanti Regional Police Command, has interdicted three officers for their roles in the death of a suspect at Adomfe, near Bompata in the Asante Akim South District. The officers are General Sergeant Suleman Seidu, General Corporal Seth Agbango and General Lance Corporal Salifu Yakubu, all with the Konongo Divisional …

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French Ambassador launches ‘Bienvenue en France’ campaign

Madam Anne Sophie Avè, the French Ambassador to Ghana, in collaboration with Campus France, has officially launched the ‘Bienvenue en France’ campaign in Accra. “Bienvenue en France” which literally means “Welcome to France” is a campaign which was announced last year by the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, and is …

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Drone mapping technology to lead Ghana’s land digitalisation agenda

A pilot project conducted in Ghana by Micro Aerial Projects LLC, in collaboration with Survey and Mapping Division of the Lands Commission, has given a strong indication that digitalisation of land administration is possible. The transformation could be achieved if the government and its related agencies fully embrace the drone …

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Man jailed 10 years for stealing motorbike

A 24-year-old Man, Madji Solomon, has been jailed for 10 years for forcefully stealing a motor bike of a farmer  in Dodowa of the Greater Accra Region . The motor bike, worth GH¢3,700.00 with  registration number  M-19-GR 9643, belongs to  Mr. Prince Nartey, the complainant,  who  also uses the motor …

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Supreme Court dismisses Woyome’s application to pay judgement debt in installment

The five–member Supreme Court panel, chaired by Justice Paul Baffoe Bonnie, has dismissed an application by Alfred Agbesi Woyome to pay the GH¢46 million judgement debt he owed the state in installment. Counsel for Woyome, Mr Muda Ade Lawal moving the application told the Court that his client was committed …

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