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Paramount chief warns smugglers of petroleum products

Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton VI, Paramount Chief of Tumu Traditional Area, in the Upper West Region, has cautioned smugglers of petroleum products in the area, to desist from the practice or face the law. He also asked Fulani herdsmen, whose activities posed a threat to the peace in the area, …

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Technical education, paramount to Ghana's technological advancement – Educationist

An educationist, has said that efforts to develop the country’s technology have not yielded the desired results due to partly lack of support for students pursuing technical education. Mrs. Victoria Opoku, Director of Secondary Education Division at Ghana Education Service, in Accra, who made the observation, said “The failure of …

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Leadership of Parliament criticized for delaying important business

Alhaji Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak, Member of Parliament for Asawasi, on Friday scolded the Leadership of Parliament for delaying important businesses of the House that should have been tackled with dispatch. He expressed concern that with only a week for Parliament to rise, Members have not drawn the disbursement formulae for …

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Mills urges Ghana’s youth to acquire marketable competencies

President John Evans Atta Mills, on Saturday, urged the youth to strive to acquire the necessary competencies to be able to take advantage of the opportunities arising out of the country’s emerging crude oil industry. “Expectations are very high as the country looks forward to the proceeds from the oil …

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Mahama attends investment conclave in India

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday arrived in New Delhi, India, to participate in the sixth Annual Confederation of Indian Industries Conclave to explore investment opportunities for Ghana. The programme, sixth in the series, is organized by the Government of India, Export and Import (EXIM) Bank of Ghana and …

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Chainsaw operator trapped to death

Joseph Larbi, a 32-year-old chainsaw operator, was trapped to death by a falling tree at Suhum on Thursday. A police spokesman told the GNA that the deceased and a colleague, Narteh Red, went to the bush to fell trees and in the process Larbi was hit by one of the …

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Ghana comes top in press freedom in Africa

Reporters without borders, a team of global media monitors, have ranked Ghana first in press freedom on the African content and 27th in the world. The vice president of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr. Affail Monney announced this in Accra, during a workshop organised under the auspices of the …

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Government to fairly distribute national cake, ensure freedom of worship

President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday reiterated Government’s commitment to distribute the national cake equitably and ensure freedom of worship. He thanked Allah for the peace Ghana was enjoying, and said it was wrong for anyone to try to impose religious views on others since in Ghana, there was …

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Government urged to check "galamsey" operations

Government and stakeholders in the mining sector have been urged to develop a regulation to check the activities of “galamsey” miners since their operations undermine efforts to protect forests and other natural resources. “Mining without such registration and regulation is illegal but unfortunately ‘galamsey’ is widespread in this part of …

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Public Accounts Committee folds up business

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Friday concluded its public hearing with the Electoral Commission behind closed doors. In all the PAC audited the accounts of 15 public- owned enterprises. Mr Kweku Botwe, Acting Manager of Ghana Water Companied told the committee that the percentage of water loss …

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