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We’ll begin education on referendum on election of MMDCEs – NCCE

Madam-Josephine-Nkrumah-Chairperson, NCCE

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has assured that it will soon begin public sensitization on the upcoming referendum on the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) It follows concerns raised by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference about the lack of public education on the exercise to prepare the ground for a successful referendum. A section ...

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Canada warns citizens about ‘violent crimes’ in Ghana


The Government of Canada’s travel information guide has warned Canadian citizens about travelling to Ghana. A June 5 Tweet warns Canadians that violent crimes, such as robbery and kidnapping, may occur while they are in Ghana.  ”Be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking alone or displaying signs of wealth,” the Tweet further warned. ✔@TravelGoC #Ghana: violent crimes, including armed robbery ...

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Rawlings calls for urgent removal of Indemnity Clauses at June 4 durbar

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has in a characteristic June 4 address called for an urgent review of the Fourth Republican constitution to remove entrenched clauses that protect high level political actors and embolden some of them to abuse their office and criminally profit from their positions. Delivering the keynote address at a parade, wreath-laying and durbar to climax activities ...

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Workshop on roadmap for RTI implementation opens in Accra


A workshop on the roadmap for the execution of the Right to Information (RTI) act by the implementing agency, Information Ministry has opened in Accra Thursday. Attendees have been drawn from civil society groups as well as state agencies including UNESCO, RTI Coalition, Media Coalition on RTI.  Also participating are members from the constitutional, legal and parliamentary affairs committee of parliament. ...

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Exemplary leadership in Community development; Van-Gogh shows the way

Mr Bagnaba Van-Gogh(In Suit) led Tema Comm.25 Residents to build an ultramodern police station to combat crime

In recent times, it is quite difficult to find people who dedicate their ideas, time and scarce financial resources for the sake of community development. The notion has always been that government agencies have the solitary prerogative to ensure that development is brought to the people. But, a selfless, dedicated, result and development-oriented man, Mr Bagnaba Van-Gogh decided to parry ...

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Climate change action an integral part of Ghana’s dev’t agenda – Akufo-Addo


President Akufo-Addo says his government has taken the policy decision to integrate climate action into Ghana’s national development agenda, i.e. the Co-ordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies (2017- 2022). He said the Paris Agreement and SDG Goal No. 13, which demand urgent action to combat climate change and its impact, is providing the framework for Ghana to forge ahead in this ...

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Ghana bans all leafy vegetable exports


The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has placed an indefinite ban on the export of Capsicum, Solanum, luffa and all leafy vegetables to the international market from June 1, 2019. In a statement signed by the Director of the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate, the ministry said the suspension has become necessary due to “the high level of local ...

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Ghana rivers contaminated with dangerous levels of antibiotics – Study reveals


Ghana is said to have rivers contaminated with dangerous levels of antibiotics, according to a new study by researchers from the University of York in the UK The study, the first ever of its kind, found that concentrations of antibiotics in some waterways exceeded the safe levels by 300 times. The researchers also tested rivers in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria and Pastikan, which were ...

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Tema Community 25 residents hand over ultra-modern Police Station to IGP


The Residents Association of Tema Community 25 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 handed over a newly constructed ultra-modern Police Station to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) at a grand ceremony held at the Kpone Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.   The beautifully constructed edifice was officially handed over to the police administration in a bid to beef ...

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Kokomba, Chokosi conflict; 16 persons arrested

Sixteen persons have been arrested in connection with the renewed Komkomba, Chokosi conflict in the Chereponi Dirstrict of the North East Region. One of the suspects who fired at security personnel was shot in the thigh and is receiving treatment at the Chereponi hospital under security guard. A number of weapons have also been seized from the feuding factions. According ...

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