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Public university in Volta Region takes off with GH¢3m investment

The government has released three million cedis for the take-off of the proposed public university in the Volta Region. The university would be located in Ho with a campus in Hohoe the Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Amenowode, said at meetings with chiefs and people at Dzodze and Akatsi as …

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Ghana's decentralization programme said to be ineffective

Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashittey, on Thursday admitted that Ghana’s decentralization programme has not worked effectively. He said the programme would be restructured to move the country forward. The Minister, who was touring some medical facilities under his jurisdiction said though “we talk about decentralization in practice, it …

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Government to deal ruthlessly with premix revenue looters

Mr Enoch .T. Mensah, acting Minister of Food and Agriculture has  warned the Landing Beach Committee members in charge of premix fuel, some of whom he said have turned themselves into desk despots, to render account of their stewardship or face the law. He said some of the Committees that …

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Dr. Yankey drags CHRAJ to court

Dr. George Sipa Yankey, former Minister of Health, on Thursday filed a writ at an Accra Fast Track High Court (AFTHC) (Human Rights Division) compelling the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to hear him. He is seeking an order of certiorari to quash the decision by CHRAJ …

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Bench warrant issued for arrest of Grace Omaboe

An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Grace Omaboe (a.k.a Maame Dokono), Proprietress of Peace and Love Orphanage for failing to appear before the court. The warrant was issued after the accused and her counsel failed to appear in court though the prosecution …

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Workshop on intellectual property opens in Accra

A stakeholder’s workshop to review Ghana’s intellectual property laws opened on Thursday, with a call on Ghanaians to register their brand names to enable them to have sole rights of the products they sell. Mrs Grace Issahaque, Principal State Attorney at the Registrar Generals Department, said due to ignorance, people …

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Counterfeit textiles smuggled into Ghana to be destroyed

Counterfeit textiles smuggled into the country will henceforth be destroyed, either through burning or any other means possible, when they are seized. The move is part of efforts to clamp down on the illicit trade to discourage the practice, save the economy from the loss of revenue, save the textile …

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Ghana's economy progressing – Minister

Mr John Tia Akologu, Minister of Information, on Thursday said Ghana’s economy was steadily progressing as government continued to initiate prudent measures to attain the growth needed to propel its “Better Ghana” agenda. He was addressing a press conference on the Ministry’s maiden programme dubbed “Matters Arising” in Accra which …

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Six illegal miners trapped to death at Noyem

Six illegal miners were on Wednesday trapped to death during an illegal mining operation (galamsey) when the pit they were operating in collapsed on them at Noyem in the Birim North District. Two others, who sustained injuries, have been admitted at the Holy Family Hospital at Nkawkaw for treatment. The …

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Researchers say "Pure Water" is source of bacteria infection

Research conducted in Navrongo to ascertain the wholesomeness of sachet water has established that some brands on the market are not wholesome and can endanger life. Some of the sachet water referred to Ghana Water Company Limited, the University for Development Studies and the Navrongo Health Research Centre laboratories showed …

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