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Extractors of industrial minerals urged to comply with regulations

Mr. Evans Adade, a Senior Mines Inspector, on Tuesday called on extractors of industrial minerals to comply with regulations in order to protect the environment, lives and property. He made the call at a one-day workshop on “Responsible Exploitation of Industrial Minerals” organized by the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals …

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Cocoa Marketing Clerks told it’s criminal to adjust scales

Cocoa Marketing Clerks (M/Cs) have been cautioned to desist from exploiting farmers through the manipulations of their weighing scales. “It is a criminal offence to tamper with weighing scales with the intention to cheat farmers,” Mr Emmanuel Obeng, Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District Officer of the Quality Control Division (QCD) of COCOBOD, gave …

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Assemblies urged to help SMEs to solve problems

An International Labour Organisation (ILO) consultant has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to identify problems facing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and help them to solve them. Mr Emmanuel Baisie, an ILO Decent Work Project consultant, said by so doing the SMEs would be in a position to …

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Ghana asked to ratify UN Protocol on Child Pornography

Madam Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, on Tuesday called on the Government to ratify the UN Protocol on Child Pornography and Prostitution. “If Ghana would be the first country in Africa to ratify this protocol, it would encourage other African countries to follow …

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South Korea to support technical and vocational education in Ghana

Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, Minister of Education, on Tuesday said government would collaborate with Korean Government to establish technology centres to train vocational and technical school teachers. He said the training would be undertaken with emphasis on Information Technology and Engineering in vocational schools across the country. Mr Tettey-Enyo announced these …

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SWAG partners MTN for 35th Awards Night

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has entered into partnership with telecommunications giants, MTN Ghana, to sponsor its 35th edition of the Awards Night, fixed for September 11 at the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra. The agreement will see MTN who doled out 35,000 Ghana cedis, conferred with the …

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Konkomba parents urged to stop forcing girls into early marriage

Mrs Stella Korkor Adjumah, Nkwanta North District Girl Child Education Officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES), at the weekend appealed to parents in Konkomba to reform the culture of forcing young girls into early marriage. She made the appeal in a community sensitization programme on girls’ education at Sibi …

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IMF says S&P downgrade of Ghana questionable

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Tuesday said the downgrade of Ghana’s credit rating was questionable and based on wrong information. Standards and Poor’s, last Friday downgraded the rating from B+ to B, citing a large deficit and lack of clarity in the oil sector. Mr Mohamad Jafar Mujarrad, IMF …

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EPA conducts survey, inventory on e-waste in Ghana

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is undertaking a socio-economic survey and an inventory of second-hand refrigerators, electronic waste (e-waste) and electrical appliances on the market. The exercise is aimed at soliciting information from stakeholders, especially importers and dealers of such goods, to guide policy formulation and enactment of laws to …

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Government embarks on public financial management reforms

Government has embarked on rigorous public financial management reforms to address weaknesses in the sector for better transparency and accountability regarding the use of public funds. In addition, government is to set up a functioning unit within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP) as part of fiscal decentralisation …

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