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Upper East Lotto Receivers kick against reduction of commission

Members of the Upper East Regional Chapter of the National Lottery Receivers Union have joined their counterparts nationwide to protest against the reduction of commission paid to them by the National Lottery Authority (NLA). They said the decision by the board of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) and the Ministry …

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Man jailed 25 years for the disappearance of his own daughter

A 34-year-old man was on Tuesday ordered by a Kumasi Circuit Court to be held in prison for 25 years for the disappearance of his own biological daughter. Amidu Saiba, a native of Kurugugu in the Upper East Region, pleaded not guilty to offence. Little Iman has for the past …

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Ministry to introduce competitions in cleanliness

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, on Tuesday said he would introduce a competition on environmental cleanliness among District, Municipal and Metropolitan assemblies to promote environmental sanitation. He said the assembly which would win the award would be given financial reward to finance development projects. …

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Kantamanto traders appeal for suspension of ejection by the GRDA

Mr Samuel Amoah, Chairman of Kantamanto Traders Association (KTA) on Tuesday appealed to the Government to suspend the ejection and expansion work being undertaken by the management of Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) until an alternative place to accommodate the over 30,000 traders at the Kantamanto market has been acquired. …

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GNAT unhappy about “misinformation” of teachers

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) on Tuesday described as “unfortunate” the “misinformation” making the rounds that the Association has come out with a negotiated placement of teachers onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS), which is not favourable to teachers. “The Association wishes to make it clear that …

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Ambassador appeals to leaders to create good environment

The Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms Anneli Vuorinen, has said there was a need for political leaders and authorities in education to create a good environment for the education sector. She said this when she delivered a lecture at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) on the topic “Investing in …

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Road contractors asked to check dust pollution

Road contractors have been asked to constantly water roads they are working on to prevent dust pollution. To this end, agencies of the Ministry of Roads and Highways which supervise such projects have been asked to enforce this demand and factor the additional cost of water-dressing of the roads in …

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GIF calls for modern satellite markets in Ho

The Ho Municipal Network of the Governance Issues Forum (GIF-Net) has called on the Ho Municipal Assembly to build modern satellite markets and lorry stations in the Municipality. This is because the existing main market and lorry station could no longer cope with the rapid growth and expansion of the …

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GII expresses concern about governments’ response to corruption cases

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the local chapter of Transparency International (TI), on Tuesday expressed disappointment at the response of both past and present governments to cases of corruption. It specifically referred to audit reports released by the Auditor-General and media reports, including investigative journalists such as Anas Aremeyaw Anas, …

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Department of Co-operatives registers 100 credit unions

The Ashanti Regional Office of the Department of Co-operatives has within the past five years registered 100 credit unions in the region. Mr Kofi Nsiah Amponsah, the Regional Director of the Department, said given the crucial role the credit unions are playing in the fight to reduce poverty, his office …

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