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UK worst victim of global money counterfeiting

Although a host of countries all over the world are plagued by the menace of counterfeiting of their currencies, the United Kingdom (UK) tops the list of countries worst affected. The Bank of England is however working feverishly to address that challenge and was able to reduce the rate of …

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Takoradi makes input into government waste management report

The Ministry of Environment Science and Technology (MEST) has collated views in Takoradi to further enhance a Committee’s report on ways to effectively manage plastic waste in the country. The views of the stakeholders are expected to be incorporated into the report for implementation soon. Presenting a paper on “job …

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Minister calls for promotion of creative industries

Mr Alexander Asum-Ahensah, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, at the weekend, underscored the need for attitudinal change towards the nation’s culture. To this end, he said, Ghanaians should encourage and promote our creative industries, which hold the key to the development of the country’s creative economy. Mr Asum-Ahensah made the …

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Court fines driver for attempting to knock down Police officer

Akwasi Boateng, 23, a taxi driver with cab registration number ER 705 Y, who used abusive language on the Akim Oda Divisional Crime Officer and also attempted to knock him down with the taxi cab, was on Wednesday sentenced to a fine of GH¢100.00 by an Akim Oda magistrate court. …

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Churches banned from using school buildings

The Effutu Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has with immediate effect given a directive banning the use of school buildings for church activities. The Municipal Director of Education, Mrs Elizabeth Amoako Enimil who made this known in a speech read on her behalf at the inauguration of …

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Parliamentarian calls on EPA to have political will to enforce environmental laws

A strong political will, coupled with a strict enforcement of environmental laws would be required, if country’s quest to safeguard its natural resource from further abuse would be achieved. The Member of Parliament for Gomoa East, Mr Ekow Panyin Okyere Eduamoah, said this at the Central Regional launch of this …

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Minister says Family Planning could save lives of 40,000 mothers in Ghana

Ghana’s Family Planning (FP) unmet needs, if fulfilled, would avert almost 40,000 maternal deaths over a period of 10 years, Nii, Armah Ashitey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, said on Saturday. Addressing these needs would also avert almost 200,000 child deaths over the same period, curb 20,000 deaths per year or …

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15 illegal miners remanded in prison

Fifteen persons have been remanded in prison custody for allegedly engaging in illegal mining activities on the campus of the Abuakwa State Senior High School (ABUSCO) at Kyebi. The suspects were arrested in a joint police/military swoop at Kyebi and charged with mining without licence before the Koforidua High Court. …

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Chief Justice says criticisms of judiciary mischievous

Chief Justice, Georgina T. Wood, has broken her silence on recent comments against her leadership and rejected what she terms mischievous criticisms seeking to undermine the hard won reputation of the judiciary. “The law does not frown upon fair criticism. What the law deprecates is mischief, imputing improper and dishonourable …

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UKaid gives Ghana £3m for statistical development plan

The UKaid is providing three million pounds sterling to support Ghana’s Statistical Development Plan. Mr. Jim Drummond, director of UKaid in-charge of Western and Southern Africa, announced this at a press briefing at Sekondi, on Thursday. He said two million pounds sterling of the grant is for the post-enumeration activities …

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