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Ghanaians urged to report police misconduct

Superintendent Eric Asamoah Asiedu, the Police Commander, Airport District, on Wednesday advised the public to report misconducts of police officers in the course of duty to the district and regional commanders. “Sometimes police officers; conduct themselves as if they know all, meanwhile a good number of members of the public …

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Ghana and Novartis sign MoU to make treatment of sickle cell disease accessible

Ghana is set to scale-up the usage of hydroxyurea, a generic drug for the treatment of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in all health facilities to reduce the cost of its medications and the burden of treatment on patients and families. This followed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between …

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Ghana, US companies sign agreement for provision of solar energy to Catholic facilities

Strategic Security Systems International and the American Engineering Group (AEG) International, on Wednesday signed an agreement for United States Government grant support for feasibility studies towards the building of small-scale solar systems for the Ghana Catholic Church. The project, which is expected to take off after the feasibility studies, will …

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$40m needed to fill financing gap in Ghana agriculture sector – FAO

Dr Ade Freeman, African Regional Programme Leader of Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, has said about $40 million is needed to fill the financial gap in the agricultural sector. He said there is a deficit in the sector and until that amount was amassed the sector …

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Prampram Police arrests eight suspected robbers

The Prampram Divisional Police Command has arrested eight suspected armed robbers who stormed a trading company in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality and stole air conditioners and television sets. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Joseph Benefo Darkwah, Public Affairs Officer, Tema Police Regional Command, said the Kpone Police received information that at …

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More efforts required to secure cocoa production – Solidaridad

Madam Suzan-Hermina Yemidi, the Country Representative and Global Coordinator for Cocoa Programme for Solidaridad, has called for more efforts to secure the future of cocoa production in the country. She said much emphasis must be given to the youth who are the future custodians, because, the average age of the …

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Minister warns directors against interference in award of road contracts

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Mr Kwesi Amoako-Atta has warned directors and engineers of the Department of Urban Roads against interference in the award of road contracts. He said he received complaints from Regional Ministers and District, Municipal and Metropolitan Chief Executives that the Ministry had given out list …

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Farmer jailed thirty months for stealing cocoa beans

The Asante Juaben Circuit Court, has sentenced a 25-year-old farmer to 30 months imprisonment in hard labour, for stealing one bag of cocoa beans valued GH¢475.00, at Ampaedwa, near Effiduase in the Sekyere East District. Ibrahim Abdul Rahman, pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted on his own plea …

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Curbing road crashes involves all stakeholders – Road Safety Board Chairman

Reverend Ismaila Hans Awudu, Board Chairman of the National Road Safety Commission, has expressed concern about the recent spate of road accidents saying the inputs of all stakeholders is important. He said many deaths and injuries could have been avoided with what he called ‘a little human caution’. Reverend Awudu, …

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Minerals Commission rejects two Development Agreement applications

The Minerals Commission has turned down the applications of two Australian-based mining companies requesting for a Development Agreement with the Government of Ghana, ghanabusinessnews.com can report. A source within the commission, who divulged this information to ghanabusinessnews.com on grounds of anonymity, said the decision to decline the two applications was …

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