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Lands Minister promises to reverse the decline of the forest and wildlife resources

Peter Amewu

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon  Peter Amewu, has admitted that the forests in Ghana are facing numerous challenges. In his maiden meeting with the management and staff of the Forestry Commission recently, Mr Amewu, acknowledged that the forestry sub-sector is one of the key sectors that has a huge potential for driving the economic development of this ...

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Finance Minister touts Ghana’s stability & economic prospects

Ken Ofori-Atta

The Austrian Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Werner Senfter has paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta at his office. Receiving him, Hon. Ofori-Atta expressed gratitude on behalf of Ghana for the decades of friendship that had existed between the two countries, as well as the immense support given by Austria, especially in the areas of Education, ...

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Why SADA needs a Strategic Master Plan

SADA has until recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons due to some faltering steps at its inception. However, the new management of SADA under Mr. Charles Abugre, the Chief Executive, took a different trajectory based on past experience and the need to refocus SADA in a direction that would deliver results, ensure transparency and accountability and ...

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China promises unprecedented opportunities for Africa

The soaring relationship between china and the African continent will provide several economic opportunities for the latter if the cordial partnership continues to exist, both the Vice president and the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana have pledged in different ways. The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia used the event which was held on the theme, “Building Resilient Industries and Infrastructure for ...

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Mugabe donates $1 million to AU Foundation

Mugabe donates $1 million to AU Foundation

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Monday presented a chwque worth USD1 million to the African Union (AU) Foundation, as a “humble gesture” to help push the regional block toward financial independence. President Mugabe said funding independence is vital to Africa’s future. Mr. Mugabe made the donation during the opening of the 29th AU summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis ...

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Ghana gets new Chief Justice

Sophia Abena Boafowaa Akuffo

Chief JusticeChief Justice Sophia Abena Boafowaa Akuffo was sworn in as Ghana’s new Chief Justice by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The President reaffirmed his belief in his choice of Chief justice or the Republic of Ghana. “I am confident that she will be an effective leader in the judiciary, and will guard jealousy its independence…She will bring honour to ...

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Illegal miners ignore government order

Ghana News Agency has reported that some illegal miners at Patriensa near Konongo have gnored the government’s order to stop galamsey activities in the area. The government bowed to the request of advocacy groups and campaigns by groups such as the ‘Media Campaign Against Galamsey’ and instructed the security forces and chiefs to halt galamsey. However, it appears that either ...

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Anti-Corruption Coalition rallies support for NACAP

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Campaigns  Coalition (GACC) is calling  on Ghanaians  both  in public and  private  sectors  to embrace the National Anti- Corruption Action  Plan (NACAP), arguing that its  implementation  will  inure positively to the fight against graft in Ghana. Ms Beauty Emefa Nartey, Executive Secretary of GACC, said there  is  a political will  to  ensure  that the  objectives  of  the ...

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Anger in Ghana’s Gold Fields …As factions clash

When a Chinese citizen can enter the Galamsey trade and make it her own in Ghana, then you know there is something fishy. And this is not about xenophobia. Any Ghanaian knows that there are only two trades reserved for the high and mighty. First it is the oil trade and its oil ‘blocs’ for those with recognizable names and ...

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Court grants Aisha Huang bail

The Chinese woman believed to be deeply engaged in illegal mining in Ghana, Aisha Huang, has been granted bail by an Accra High Court. According to the court, the prosecution did not demonstrate how the accused will interfere with investigations if granted bail. The judge, Justice Charles Ekow Baiden, also said the facts the state presented before the court did ...

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