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Global Tobacco Index Country Ranking: Ghana can perform better

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), has expressed concern about the continuous tobacco industry interference in public health policies in Ghana and urged government to improve transparency in its engagement with the industry. It said in a recent global tobacco industry interferences index ranking report, Ghana scored 58 while Uganda, …

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Minister appeals to youth to take interest in Biosphere Reserves

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has appealed to the youth to take interest in activities relating to the Biosphere Reserves concept and support its active implementation through schools educational programmes. Biosphere Reserves are a special type of protected areas that draws attention to the …

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Gender Ministry announces plans to disband witch camps

Madam Cynthia Mamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, has announced plans by her Ministry to adopt a three-pronged approach to address witchcraft accusations, violence against alleged witches and wizards, and disband witch camps in the Northern part of the country. She said the three-term approach would help …

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David Kanga: Rawlings gave EC free hand

Former Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) Mr David Adeenze Kanga, has in a tribute to late former President Jerry John Rawlings said he gave the Commission a free hand to operate. “He impressed me; I didn’t see the least attempt on his part to influence or direct the …

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File tax returns and enjoy the benefits – GRA

Public sector workers have been advised to file for tax reliefs and enjoy the benefits, which will mitigate their tax burden. Mr Victor Yao Akogo, the Head of Compliance and Debt Management, Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), explained that; “When the reliefs are applied it will …

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Narcotics Control Commission gets new governing board

The Governing Board of the Narcotics Control Commission (NCC) has been inaugurated with the mandate to assist in the fight against illicit drug trafficking, substance abuse, and transitional organized crime. The 15-member board was constituted by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo under section 4 of Act 1019 to steer the …

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GSS launches Statistics Improvement Project

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) on Wednesday launched the Harmonizing and Improving Statistics in West Africa Project (HISWAP) to strengthen the statistical systems across selected African countries. It is also to harmonize, produce, disseminate and enhance the use of core economic and social statistics to facilitate development. The project, to …

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