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Attorney General Appeals against IGP’s contempt

The Attorney General (AG) has appealed against a contempt conviction for Mr David Apeatu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP). It also filed an application for stay of execution of the court’s decision. It was adjourned to November 1, 2018. Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame, a Deputy Attorney General told the …

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Government dissolves KNUST Council

Government on Thursday dissolved the Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. (KNUST), and has constituted a seven-member Interim Council to work to re-open the institution within 14 days for academic work to continue. The Interim Council, chaired by Nana Effah Apenteng, Paramount Chief of the Bompata …

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PURC urges ECG to provide adequate electricity poles for communities

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has urged the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to provide adequate electricity poles for rural communities to prevent unauthorised interconnections and for consumers to have their own meters. PURC made this observation during an outreach education and monitoring programme at some communities in the …

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US supports Ghana’s WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Trade Africa, an initiative of the United States Government, since 2016, has provided $10 million to support Ghana’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement and improved phyto-sanitary standards. It is also to help Ghana overcome technical barriers to trade, and support policies that promote regional trade and investments. Mr …

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Two Nigeriens fined GH¢90,000 each for selling Tramadol

Two Nigeriens, Ali Haruka, 48 years and Almu Bandon, 50 years, have been fined GH¢90,000 each by the Ashaiman District Circuit Court for trading in illicit drugs including tramadol. Haruna and Bandon who were sentenced by the court on October 19, this year would serve a 15-year jail term each …

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Ghana said to have 70% more resources in the sea compared to land

Dr Kamal-Deen Ali, the Executive Director of Centre for Maritime, Law and Security (CEMLAWS) has said maritime is critical to national development and should be considered whenever boundaries were being drawn to measure the landmarks within the country. “We have not paid enough attention to maritime and some of the …

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Fiscal Responsibility Law to be passed soon – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has re-affirmed the Government’s commitment to safeguard the macro-economic gains it had made over the past 21 months is not eroded. To that end, he said the Fiscal Responsibility Law was expected to be passed by the end of the year to cap the budget …

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Afoko trial – prosecution ends case

The prosecution in the case involving Gregory Afoko, accused of murdering the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, has told the Court that it has ended its case. The prosecution led by Chief State Attorney Mr Mathew Amponsah said this on Tuesday morning after the defence …

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Ghana’s average total score declines in 2018 – BBF Team

Data gathered by the ‘Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly (BBF) Project to understand the breastfeeding scale up environment and to assess progress using breastfeeding gears model, showed that in 2018, Ghana still has a moderate scaling up environment. However, the data said the average total score across the eight gears declined from …

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Ghana committed to moving forward without aid – Bawumia

Ghana is pursuing an “aggressive private sector-led investment drive” to fulfil a commitment by the government to reduce dependency on aid, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, has said The move “Ghana beyond aid” is being driven by President Nana Akufo-Addo, who wants the country to use its vast natural resources to …

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