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Work on Kotoka International Airport terminal 91% complete

Work on the $250-million Terminal 3 project of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is 91 per cent complete and due to be inaugurated later this year. When completed, the project can handle five million passengers a year, up from the approximately 2.5 million passengers that used to be handled at Terminal 2. The Managing Director (MD) of Ghana Airports Company ...

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Two ambulances for over a million people; U/East cries for help

Ali Baba Awini, the Upper East Regional Administrator of the National Ambulance Service  on Monday appealed to government and NGOs in the country to support the region with ambulances. He said the Upper East Region, with a population of about 1, 124,193, had only two national ambulances serving the entire Region, and that compelled relatives of most referred patients from ...

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Glaucoma Association of Ghana appeals for gov’t support

The President of the Glaucoma Association of Ghana (GAG), Mr Harrison Kofi Abutiate, has called on the government to provide the necessary support to the Association to enable it to hold free medical screening for farmers on every Farmers’ Day. He said this will help the Association contribute meaningfully to national development by creating awareness on the dangers of the disease ...

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Poultry farmers want 15% VAT on imported day-old chicks scrapped

Members of the Dormaa poultry Farmers Association addressing the media

The Dormaa Poultry Farmers Association has appealed to the government to waive the new 15 per cent Value Added Tax(VAT) imposed on imported day-old chicks. The association pleaded with the government to maintain the old tax of five per cent and scrap the new 15 per cent VAT rate it has started implementing since the beginning of March, this year. ...

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Military on high alert’ ready to deal with threats of terrorism, organised crimes

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have been put on high alert to deal with any global and regional threats of terrorism, violent extremism, transnational organised crime and human trafficking that continue to threaten the peace and security of nations globally. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) the Northern Command, Brigadier-General Francis Ofori, expressed this readiness of the GAF to deal with any threat of such situation at the ...

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570 dams soon – Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

The Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has revealed that government will be constructing 570 dams under the One-Village-One-Dam policy initiative. The construction of the dams will begin this year, 2018, according to the Vice-President. Ahead of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections, the then main opposition party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made a ...

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“Free SHS Needs The Support Of All” – Prez Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged all Ghanaians to support the Free Senior High School (SHS) Policy of the government. The President at the 65th Speech and Prize-giving Day of Seventh Day Adventist Senior High School, in Bekwai, in the Ashanti Region on Sunday, March 18 said: “If the Free SHS policy is to succeed, and if we ...

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CDD-Ghana initiates policy tracker on poverty eradication Program

Policy Think Tank, the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD), has initiated a framework to deepen social auditing and accountability on projects yet to be executed under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Program (IPEP). The Centre undertook a monitoring exercise to assess, in particular, the level of stakeholder awareness and knowledge about the IPEP intervention and the work of the ...

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“Technical, Vocational Education Key To Economic Transformation” – President Akufo-Addo


The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the strategy of his government is to expand technical and vocational opportunities at both secondary and tertiary levels, and, thereby, strengthen the linkages between education and industry, as well as empower young people to deploy their skills, to employ themselves and others. According to President, Government is paying critical attention ...

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Teenage boy robs woman at knife point

A 19-year-old-boy who ordered a trader to hand over her bag at knife point at Gbawe- Bulemi has been sentenced by an Accra Circuit Court to serve three years in a correctional centre. Mubarak Adamu, a trader, attacked the complainant with a dagger and ordered her to hand over her handbag to him. The frightened victim gave out her handbag, ...

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