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Moral decline cause of indiscipline – Police commander

Police Superintendent Joseph Owusu, Suhum Municipal Commander of the Ghana Police Service, has identified the major causes of moral decline, as the numerous acts of indiscipline that has engulfed almost every sphere of our lives. That: “We live in an era where moral values have broken down and crime is …

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TOR workers fear refinery shut down 

Workers of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) say they fear they would be laid off as the plant has been idle for about seven months due to the unavailability of crude oil. They indicated that even though the refinery had undergone routine maintenance, workers were still waiting for the government …

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Prosecute tax defaulters to improve assembly’s IGF – Entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurs, business operators and artisanal workers in the Nkoranza South Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region has called for the prosecution of tax defaulters in the Municipality to improve on the Assembly’s Internally Generated Fund (IGF). According to them, majority of tax payers in the Municipality were evading, and reluctant to …

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GHS advises parents to support immunisation campaign against measles and rubella

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has advised parents to cooperate with health officials during the upcoming immunization programme against measles and rubella to protect their children from all forms of deformities associated with the two diseases. A total number of 443,587 children between the ages of nine months and five …

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Government receives support to pilot property valuation and rate collection

The Government has received support from development partners to carry out pilot projects in property valuation and property rate collection in selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA’s)in the Western region This would enhanced the collection of appropriate rates, boost the internal revenue generation of MMDA’s and reduce over dependence of …

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National Media Commission urges African media to uphold quality standards

Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng, the Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC) has urged the media in Africa to uphold high quality standards and ethics of their profession. Nana Gyan-Apenteng, who doubles as the President of the African Communication Regulators Network, said regulatory standards and guidelines were always needed to stimulate …

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Ghana makes significant gains in controlling measles – Officer

Ghana has made significant gains in controlling measles for the past 15 years because no child has died of the disease within the period and the number of children who contracted it also reduced drastically. Madam Nana Ama Asirifi, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Health Promotion Officer indicated this in an interview …

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Enforcing fisheries laws requires commitment of stakeholders – Fisheries Commission

Mr Daniel Awuku Nyanteh, Western Regional Chief Fisheries Research Assistant of the Fisheries Commission (FC), says Ghana has adequate laws for the management of marine fisheries resources but required full commitment of stakeholders to enforce them for maximum benefits. “We have several laws to back the management of the fisheries …

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GIFNeT takes steps to attract youth into cocoa production

The Governance Issues Forum Network (GIFNeT), a subsidiary of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), has held a day’s multi-stakeholder forum at Effiduase in the Sekyere East District, to assess and address barriers to youth involvement in cocoa production. This was part of a project being implemented by IDEG in …

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Ghanaian public asked to trust financial institutions for the economy to thrive

Mr. Alexander Asmah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amenfiman Rural Bank Limited, has called on the public not to lose confidence in the financial institutions but continue to transact business with them for the economy to thrive. He said although some banks and financial institutions had been hit by financial …

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