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Ban on felling of rosewood still in force – Minister

The national ban on the lumbering of rosewood is still in force, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources has warned. He explained the ban is in line with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Specifies (CITES). According to the Minister, saying until the ban was …

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High Court denies bail to seven persons in treason case

The Accra High Court Criminal Division has refused a bail application made by seven out of the ten persons, who have been charged for an alleged treason. The accused persons are Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, the Chief Executive of the Citadel Hospital, Dornya Kafui, alias “Ezor,” a blacksmith, Bright Allan …

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Ghana understudies Canada, Ireland to strengthen public pay policy   

Mr Ignatius Baffour-Auwah, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations has described Ghana’s formal sector pay policy as one of the best in Africa aimed at bridging disparities in the salary structure. He said Kenya sent a delegation into the country to under-study the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS),and assured …

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Ex-ICC Prosecutor defends position in collapsed Kenya cases

The former Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo, has rejected criticisms of his handling of the cases relating to post-election violence in Kenya, which collapsed. The ICC had to withdraw charges of crimes against humanity against the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, the Vice-President, William Ruto, and two …

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Ekumfi fruits factory to convert waste into fertilizer – Director

The Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Company Limited is set to welcome an industrial investor who will process its tons of pineapple waste into organic fertilizer for agricultural purposes. Mr. Fredrick Kobbyna Acquaah, the Director of Operations who disclosed this indicated that the move was set to mark an innovative approach …

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Supreme Court fines Akua Donkor GH¢10,000.00

A suit filed by Akua Donkor, Leader of Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) against President Akuffo Addo and Vice President Mahmoud Bawumia has been thrown out by the Supreme Court. The apex court of the land also awarded cost of GH¢10,000.00 against Akua Donkor aka Enyee nono who was absent in …

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Rejoinder: Government must interfere in journalists’ work – Report

The attention of the Media Foundation for West Africa has been drawn to news reports quoting us to have advocated “that government must interfere in journalists’ work.” The report, apparently published first by the GNA and republished by a number of news websites, is supposed  to be based on the …

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Ghana Revenue Authority receives GH¢32b for third quarter 2019

The Ghana Revenue Authority as at the end of September, 2019, receive an amount of GH¢32 billion, compared to its target of GH¢45 billion for the year, Mr Amishaddai Owusu Amoah, the Acting Commissioner General of the Authority said. Mr Amoah was optimistic that the Authority would meet the target …

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Ghana Judiciary told to prepare to deal with disputes arising from Maritime activities

Professor Samuel Kofi Darte-Bah, a Retired Supreme Court Judge, has appealed to the judiciary to prepare itself to deal with disputes arising from increased maritime activities. He noted that it was also important that the legal profession mastered the intricacies of maritime law to facilitate the smooth regulation of navigation …

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Reduction of Presidential age will deepen inclusive democratic governance

Mr Frank Wilson Bodza, the Programmes Manager in charge the Democratic Governance at Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiDAF), has advocated the reduction of the presidential age to promote youth participation and inclusive democratic governance. He said the youth of Ghana formed almost half of the country’s population …

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