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Fifty Ghana courts fully automated – Mould-Iddrisu

Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, on Thursday said that 50 courts had been fully automated with 15 other courts partially automated in the country. Twenty-two circuits and district courts have also been automated under various projects, out of which 17 were funded by the Danish Development …

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Financial institutions to scale up drive for cashless transactions

Mr I. Ofori Quaye, Ho Branch Manager, Barclays Bank, has called on financial institutions to get Ghanaians accustomed to “cashless money transactions”. He conceded though that various modules of electronic banking and other arrangements were going on, the volumes were not at par with the size of the Ghanaian economy. …

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Three drivers jailed 45 years for dealing in cocaine

Three drivers arrested at Nsawam two years ago for hiding 399 slabs of cocaine among quantities of cow legs and hide in a Benz truck were on Wednesday sentenced to 15 years imprisonment each by the Greater Accra Regional Tribunal. Kwame Anane 36, Kofi Amewu Eugene 32, and Deblui Kofi …

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Small Scale industries to demonstrate against STMA over fees

The Sekondi-Takoradi branch of the Association of Small Scale Industries (ASSI) has threatened to embark on a demonstration to compel the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) to seek audience with members to discuss vital issues including the rejection of business operation fees. The executive members of the ASSI mentioned fee fixing, …

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Gas stations to be closed down

The fire safety Task Force of the Ghana National Fire Service, (GNFS) in Brong Ahafo, would next week close down six of the 32 gas filling stations in the region Mr. Paul Opoku, the Regional Fire Officer, who told the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani, explained that affected stations had …

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Government demands apology from Joy FM for false report about STX deal

Government on Tuesday asked the management of Joy FM, a private radio station in Accra to substantiate its claims that the Ghana Real Estate Developer’s Association (GREDA) withdrew its petition against the STX Housing Project from Parliament because of death threats received by executives of the Association. A statement issued …

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Farmer calls for reintroduction of institutional farming

Opanyin Kofi Wontumi, Chief Farmer of Akurakese near Adawso, has appealed to the Government to bring back farming in institutions to cut down feeding cost. He said the financial burden on the school feeding programme could be reduced if the Junior High and Senior High schools, tertiary institutions and the …

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Deputy Manager of NIB denies knowledge about rice deal

Ms Pauline Odarkor Lamptey, Deputy Manager of National Investment Bank (NIB), on Wednesday, told an Accra Fast Track High Court that she did not know whether the financial entity approved the importation of rice from India. She said according to the bank’s regulations, transactions above 10 million dollars had to …

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Police earns GH¢2,190,5 from motor offences

The Volta Regional Police has realized a total of GH¢21,905 from motor offences in the first half of the year. This represented fines imposed on 132 motor offenders in the region, Mr David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin, Volta Regional Police Commander told the Ghana News Agency. He said the quick prosecution of …

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NGO kicks against removal of tree stumps in Volta Lake

The Management of Challenging Heights, a Child’s Right non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Wednesday expressed concern about the impending removal of tree stumps in the Volta Lake. In a statement issued in Accra Mr James Kofi Annan, Executive Director said the project on the lake would result in the death of …

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