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MP complains about excessive demands from constituents

Mr. Maxwell Kofi Jumah, the Member of Parliament for Asokwa in the Ashanti Region, on Monday expressed worry over excessive and consistent demands for money from his constituents. He said some approached him for money to perform their marriage ceremonies, funeral rites, school fees and churches seeking assistance. Mr Jumah …

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Court orders fresh notice be served on AG, National Security Coordinator

An Accra Fast Track High Court on Monday ordered that fresh hearing notice be served on the National Security Coordinator and the Attorney-General in connection with a suit by former security personnel demanding end-of-service benefits. The order was given when the court called the case of 84 former national security …

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Wacam wants investigations into deaths of 15 people in course of Newmont Ahafo Mine operations

Wacam, human rights and mining advocacy nongovernmental organisation, has called on the government to investigate the causes of death of 15 persons in the course of the operations of Newmont Ghana Gold Ahafo Mine. Government should also ensure that appropriate compensation is paid to the families of the victims. A …

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Reading, writing are fuel for the Private Sector – Efo Kodjo Mawugbe

Efo Kodjo Mawugbe, Acting Executive Director of the National Theatre, on Sunday said the culture of reading and writing is the fuel for the private sector. The private sector being the engine of growth of Ghana’s economy can only be fueled by a good culture of reading and writing. Efo …

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Britain to sustain support to Ghana

The British Government has affirmed its commitment to working closely with the Government of Ghana for the realization of its development goals. Dr Nicholas Westcott, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, said the two countries share common interest in tackling the challenges that face the world as a whole, such …

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Swedru school of Business cries for facilities

The Headmaster of the Swedru School of Business, Mr Samuel Afrifa Appiagyei, has appealed to the government and donor agencies to help the school with additional structure for its increasing student population. Mr Appiagyei told the GNA in an interview that the school did not benefit from the government’s programms …

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Ghana doctors threaten industrial action over pay

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on the government to pay all outstanding on-call duty allowances due doctors working in public institutions by November 30, to forestall any industrial unrest. The GMA also urged the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to engage them to clear all the bottlenecks surrounding …

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Hajj challenges force Vice President to postpone Czech visit

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has postponed his visit to the Czech Republic in the wake of delays being experienced by the last batch of prospective Hajj Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. A statement signed by the Vice President’s Spokesperson, John Abdulai Jinapor, explained that Mr Mahama was currently holding meetings …

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Vice President promises closer partnership with the church

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, on Sunday, assured that government would forge a closer relationship with the church to inculcate moral and civic responsibilities into the youth. “As a government, our concerns emanate from the fact that the youth hold the key to our future and therefore need to be …

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Students urged to use knowledge to effect progressive change

Very Reverend Dr Livingstone Komla Buamah, Chancellor of the Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC) in Ho, on Saturday urged students of the university to use their knowledge as “instruments of positive and progressive change.” “We are determined to effect positive, progressive, qualitative and quantitative change within our immediate environment and …

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