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MoFA engages more seed growers for Agric initiative

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has signed on some seed growers to serve as ‘back-ups’ in the provision of seeds for the government’s flagship agricultural programme, Planting for Food and Jobs. The services of the seed growers, numbering between 300 and 500, will be relevant in the event that the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG) and ...

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Crime Alert: Ghana Police arrest leader of female fraud syndicate

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has announced the arrest of the suspected leader of an all-female syndicate engaged in the merchandise business. According to a statement signed by the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Olivia Turkson, the fraudsters approach wholesalers, retailers and petty traders and engage them in a bargain for products including air conditioners, folding chairs, cooking oil and alcoholic beverages. ...

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Prayer camps want recognition as healthcare providers

Prayer Camps in the Eastern Region want to be recognized as part of the healthcare system in order to have the authority to refer their clients to health facilities when the need arises. According to them, people had trust in prayer camps and so tend to go there first for treatment of all sorts of diseases, and therefore, want that ...

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GYEEDA scandal: Abuga Pele to serve 6-yrs in jail, Assibit,12

Abuga Pele and Philip Assibit

An Accra High Court today, Friday, February 23, 2018, sentenced the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency [GYEEDA], Abuga Pele, and the Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, to a combined jail-term of eighteen years on various counts, including willfully causing financial loss to the state. Originally, the two were handed jail ...

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RTI competing with other Bills – Ama Dokuaa

Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei

A Deputy Minister for Information, Ama Dokuaa Asiamah Agyei, has noted that the delay in passing the Right to Information Bill, is largely because other equally important Bills are also fighting for attention. She thus explained that, the delay does not mean the Bill is not a priority, and that other bills from different sectors have also been on the ...

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Press Freedom Day without RTI Law will be a disgrace – MFWA

Sulemana Braimah, MFWA

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has noted that it will be a disgrace for Ghana to host the World Press Freedom Day without passing the Right to Information (RTI) Bill. On May 2 and 3 2018, Ghana will host the global community for the celebration of this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). It will be the first ...

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Ghana deepens transparency in the oil and gas sector …..as it lifts veil on Petroleum contracts

Egbert Faibille Jnr, CEO, Petrolum Commission

 In a bid to promote transparency and keep Ghanaians  updated on the  happenings  in the  upstream petroleum sector, the Ministry of Energy in collaboration with the Petroleum Commission  launched  Ghana’s first ever Petroleum Register. The development of the register is in accordance with the Petroleum Exploration and Production, Act 2016, Act 919.It is a means to promote transparency especially with ...

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Government gears for ‘one district, one factory’

President Akufo Addo

One District One Factory project which has been one of the strongest policy in the manifesto of the ruling party NPP, is to take full effect in 2018, according to the secretarial coordinator, Madam Gifty Ohene Kunadu. The primary objective of the government for this initiative is to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country, most especially among the ...

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Small scale mining needs government’s maximum attention-TWN

Dr Yao Graham

The Third world  Network –Africa(TWN)  has acknowledged  the  significant  contribution of  the  Artisanal Small scale Mining(ASM) sub sector to Ghana’s economy and  wants government to give  the sector  the needed  attention. The Organization argues  that the  bulk of  the earnings of  the artisanal small scale  mining stays  in the country, yet government policies appear to be favourable towards foreign  investors  ...

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IMANI evaluates NPP’s first year in Office

IMANI Centre for Policy and Education has launched a report meant   to assess   the performance of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP)  in its first year in office based on their 2016 election manifesto promises. The assessment, according to the think tank was purely qualitative unlike previous years and had highlights and comments on what had been achieved so far ...

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