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Ghana’s chain saw operators to be trained as artisanal millers

The Forestry Commission (FC) acting in concert with the Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) and Tropenbos International, a non-governmental organization (NGO), are pioneering a project to train chain saw operators into artisanal millers. This is to help address problems associated with the production of illegal lumber for the domestic …

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Court dismisses applications by Anane and others

The Financial Court, a division of the High Court, on Friday dismissed an application filed by three of the accused persons in the Ghana International Airline (GIA) saga requesting for relevant documents to the Supreme Court (SC) for interpretation. The Court presided over by Mr Justice Bright Mensah upheld the …

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Ghana to release experts to support ECOWAS transport project

Ghana and neighbouring La Cote d’ Ivoire on Friday expanded their collaboration in the development of the transportation network within the ECOWAS community. President John Evans Atta Mills of Ghana announced that he had acceded to the request of the Ivorian Leader, Laurent Koudou Gbagbo, for Ghana to release three …

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Mills inaugurates reconstituted members of NDPC

President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday inaugurated the reconstituted members of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and charged them to delineate the national path for development. The mission is constitutionally mandated  to advise the President on development planning policy and strategy by providing a national development policy framework …

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BNI asked to inform suspects of reason behind any arrest

Mr  Martin Amidu, Minister of the Interior, on Friday explained that an officer of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) when he exercises his police powers of arrest, restriction or detention of a person suspected of crime, is legally obliged to inform the person the reason for his or her …

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Public Servants urged to resist unlawful instructions from superiors

Mr Richard Quayson, Deputy Commissioner, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has   urged public servants to refuse to obey “unlawful instructions” from their superiors. “You must not obey instructions which are wrong and at variance with the Constitution and Code of Conduct for public servants,” he said. Mr …

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Road accidents on the increase nationwide

A total of 533 people died and 2,960 people received injuries in 3,516 road accidents recorded nationwide between January and June this year. About 4,841 vehicles comprising 2,466 commercial vehicles, 2,065 private and 310 motor-bikes, were involved in these accidents. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Daniel Julius Avorga, Commander of …

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About GH¢155,791 paid as court fines nationwide in first half 2010

Out of a total of GH¢156,203 imposed as court fines for various traffic offences nationwide between January and June this year, GH¢155,791 has been paid so far. During the same period last year, about GH¢137,106 was earned from court fines. Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in …

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Journalist appeals for early release of Single Spine Salary Structure

Ms Bertha Badu-Agyei, a Journalist, on Friday appealed to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and the Accountant General’s Department to release the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) figures to the various organisations. She said it was better for the organizations to receive the figures early to enable public servants …

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Non-payment of MASLOC staff salaries affects loan recovery

Sixteen Financial Extension Agents (FEAs) of the Micro-Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) who are responsible for the recovery of loans from defaulters in the Upper West region have not been paid their salaries for the past eleven months This is affecting their zeal and ability to go round the …

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