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Police advises Car Rentals Association not to abuse number plates

The Police Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) on Friday advised members of the Car Rentals Association of Ghana (CRAG) not to misuse trade number plates assigned to them by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Samuel Odame of the MTTU who gave the advice …

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Ghana University of Development Studies to introduce study of forensic science

The University for Development Studies (UDS) is to introduce the study of forensic science as a major course in the university. The study of forensic science at the UDS, which would be the first in any tertiary institution in the country, would make the justice system, particularly the criminal justice …

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Akwatia re-run did not meet criteria for free, fair elections – CODEO

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), said on Friday that the widespread harassment, intimidation and fraud it observed during the Akwatia Parliamentary election re-run, makes it difficult to conclude that it sufficiently met the criteria for free and fair elections. “The Akwatia re-run elections confirmed once again the unrequited …

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Chieftaincy Ministry pledges support for arts industry

Mr Alexander Asum-Ahensah, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, on Thursday said his ministry would provide the needed push and support for the visual arts industry to make it a vehicle to re-brand the country. He said the arts and culture sector of a country should to be protected because it …

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1.2 million Ghanaians threatened by food insecurity – UN

A total of 1.2 million Ghanaians are currently exposed to food insecurity while another two million remain vulnerable to the problem. The report released by the United Nations office in Ghana on Tuesday indicated that the figure represented five per cent of the population most of whom were concentrated in …

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Public officers discuss financial irregularities in Public Service

Officials drawn from Municipal and District Assemblies, Departments and government agencies in the Upper West Region, at a workshop at Wa, on Friday, appraised issues on Public Finance Management and how monetary inflows had impacted on the communities they were intended to serve.      Some of the issues discussed at …

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Ghana government urged to consult chiefs when preparing mining agreements

Nana Frimpong-Manso Ababio, chief of Paboase near Chirano in the Western Region has appealed to the government to involve chiefs in negotiations leading to the signing of mining agreements. This, he said, would enable the communities to closely monitor the activities of mining companies and draw attention to any infractions. …

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African universities asked to address Africa’s development needs through research

African Universities should modify their research programmes to unlock development potentials of the continent, Professor Francis Momade, Provost of the College of Engineering of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has said. He explained that in Africa, the complex origins, problems and livelihood of the local population, …

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Pharmaceutical company donates computers to KNUST

PALB Pharmaceutical Company Limited in Kumasi on Friday donated five computers and accessories worth GH¢5,000 to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).   It also added a cash of GH¢2, 000. Mr Allan Kwesi Asante-Yeboah, an official of the company, said the donation was their contributions towards …

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Rotary Clubs inaugurate $209,000 projects in Ghana

The Kumasi East Rotary Club in conjunction with is partners in Canada, has completed a number of development projects in three regions at a total cost of $209,000.      The projects, which begun four years ago in 14 communities in the Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and the Central region, comprised health centres, …

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