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Gender Ministry begins head-count of school feeding caterers

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has embarked on a head count exercise to check School Feeding Programme caterers, to streamline their operations. Mrs. Cynthia M. Morrison, the sector Minister who was at Agona Swedru to witness the exercise, said complains and anomalies that had characterized the programme …

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NGO to grant GH¢300,000.00 to students for project

The Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana), a youth development organisation on Thursday announced that it will be awarding grants of up to GH¢300,000.00 to teams of students in three universities in the country. It said the students would use the grants to implement initiatives of social change and social justice interventions …

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Justice Joseph Kwame Kingsley-Nyinah laid to rest

The mortal remains of one of Ghana’s most distinguished jurists and statesmen, Justice Joseph Kwame Kingsley-Nyinah, was laid to rest, on Friday, after a solemn service, held at the forecourt of the State House, in Accra. The former Justice of the Court of Appeal and a Former Electoral Commissioner, passed …

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Vice President launches online platform for filing annual tax returns

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday unveiled an online platform known as the “Integrated Tax Application Preparation System (iTaPS), to enable taxpayers pay their taxes and file annual tax returns electronically. The software application was developed by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to leverage on technology to facilitate tax …

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Issuance of construction and building permit in Accra made digital 

Government has taken a giant step towards automating the issuance of construction and building permit to reduce time and cost of doing business. The move, which would be implemented through the use of a web-based application software, seeks to reduce corruption, facilitate ease of doing business, ensure proper control on …

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Fidel Castro predicted my presidency – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro predicted that he (Akufo-Addo) would, one day, become the head of state of Ghana. He made the disclosure during a meeting with his Cuban counterpart, President Miguel Diaz-Cancel, in Havana, where he is on a three-day official visit. …

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Kidnapped girls will be re-united with families soon – Regional Minister

Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the new Western Regional Minister has assured the public of government’s eagerness to reunite the three kidnapped girls from the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis with their families. He noted that the police had engaged in a frantic search over the last four months in tracing the whereabouts of …

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Prof Frimpong Boateng sues mining engineer for defamation

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has sued Solomon Owusu, a Ghanaian mining engineer, based in the United States and a multimedia presenter at an Accra High Court for defamation. Prof Frimpong-Boateng, who is the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, is praying the court for the award of GH₵ 2 million …

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Residents of Dambai cry for potable water

Many capital towns of Ghana have access to good pipe born drinking water; however, that is not the case for Dambai, the newly selected regional capital of the Oti Region in the Volta Region. Dambai has a population of about 100,000 people and has one of the biggest market centres …

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Severe rainstorm causes havoc in some parts of Kumasi

A severe rainfall accompanied by strong winds and thunderstorm caused havoc in some parts of the Kumasi metropolis destroying properties and rendering hundreds of people including some students homeless. Most affected areas were Anloga Junction, Ashtown, Krofoum, Mbrom, near Kejetia and Suame roundabout. Buildings collapsed while others had their roofs …

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