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Traditional rulers asked to resolve disputes for development

Dr. H. S Daannaa, Director of Research at the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture, has advised traditional authorities in the country to as a matter of urgency settle all chieftaincy disputes for national development. He said “If chieftaincy disputes are resolved it would improve the socio-cultural development of the communities …

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Anloga carpenters advised to unite

Mr. Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo, Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways, has advised carpenters at Anloga in Kumasi, to bury their differences and adopt what he termed “one-company concept” in their work. This he said would enable the professionals to become better positioned and strengthened to have access to international and …

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Quality education is answer to Ghana’s challenges – Rev. Buama

The answer to the country’s social, political, economic, scientific and technological challenges can only be found in classrooms and research institutions through quality education. This is because quality education is the catalyst for qualitative and quantitative change which cannot come as a bolt from the blue. The Very Reverend Dr. …

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Minister calls for rehash of Ghana’s penal system to reflect changing times

Mr Cletus Avorka, Minister for the Interior, on Friday said that the time was ripe for a complete revision of the country’s penal system to ensure effective modern correctional trends. He said it was no use to send people whose infractions were only misdemeanors to crammed prisons to mingle with …

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Developing economies urged to learn from Chinese model

Mr Jean-Germain Gros, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Missouri in the USA, has called on African governments to turn to the East in addition to professing home-grown solutions to their economic challenges. He said China had gone through experiences that developing economies could learn from …

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Ghana public servants stiffle private businesses

Dr. Sulley Gariba, an international development specialist has raised concern over the rate at which public and civil servants were corrupting the system by either establishing businesses that flout their code of conduct. He said it was sad to note that many public and civil servants were known to have …

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Health Ministry orders payment of nurses’ salary arrears

The Ministry of Health has ordered an immediate payment of salary arrears for nurses in the country. Dr. George Sipa-Adjah Yankey, the Minister of Health, said it was pathetic that some nurses and other health workers had not received their salaries for the past five years. Addressing the opening of …

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Internal Audit Agency to hold forum

The Internal Audit Agency (IAA) will hold a two-day forum from August 18-19 for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to meet their organisational plans, goals and objectives. The forum, which is on the theme: “Public Sector Performance Management: The Role of Internal …

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Textile company in Ghana halts production due to shortage of black oil

Production at the Akosombo Textiles Limited (ATL) has been grounded for the past two weeks due to shortage of black oil. The black oil is a waste product from the Tema Oil Refinery and a critical component in the manufacturing of all textile products including ABC wax at ATL. The …

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Asantehene counsels youth against occultism, cyber fraud

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has advised the youth, especially those in second cycle and tertiary educational institutions, not to engage in the practice of occultism and cyber fraud. These, he said, were vices that could potentially undermine their academic progression and wreck their future. Otumfuo Osei Tutu, who gave …

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