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Work towards 100% Internet access-World Bank Vice-President advises Ghana

Dr Hafiz Ghanem

The World Bank Vice-President for Africa, Dr Hafiz Ghanem, has advised Ghana to work towards achieving a 100 per cent Internet access. He said that was a necessary vision and dream for the country because the digitisation of the Ghanaian economy was extremely important, noting that across Africa, access to the Internet was only 21 per cent. Dr Ghanem, who ...

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Phase one of Agbogbloshie e-waste project inaugurated

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the German government jointly inaugurated the first phase of an electronic waste (e-waste) management project at Old Fadama, popularly known as Agbogbloshie, in Accra on Wednesday. The project comprises a health post, a football pitch and a training workshop to provide capacity in the collection, dismantling and disposal of E-waste. ...

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Cashew industry experts meet in Accra to promote production in Africa

Eighty-five experts in the cashew industry from nine African countries have converged on Peduase in the Eastern Region to discuss ways to promote cashew production in Africa and enhance its competitiveness. The experts are from Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Participants in the five-day training programme will share knowledge, discuss best practices ...

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‘If we become an authority, we’ll bite’ – Road Safety Commission boss

Mrs May Obiri Yeboah

The National Road Safety Commission wants a change on its law to deal with indiscipline following adevastating carnage on an important highway which left at least 62 dead. Chief Executive of the Commission Mrs May Obiri-Yeboah explained all its current powers remain persuasive as it was set up to carry out road safety education and advocacy. “If we don’t have ...

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Judge cautions police against flouting orders of JFA Programme

Justice Clemence Honyenuga

Justice Clemence Homeyenugah, Justice of the Court of Appeal and the Chairman of the Remand Review Taskforce has cautioned police personnel to cooperate with sureties to make bail process easy for prisoners on remand. He said it was wrong for them to deny them their right as guaranteed by the Constitution. Justice Homeyenugah who gave the warning at the Justice ...

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Accidents: 46,284 Killed Between 1991 And 2018

The increasing spate of road traffic accidents in Ghana has claimed the lives of 46,284 people in 27 years. The figures covered the period between 1991 and 2018. Averagely, 1,714 are people killed each year This means that on the average, 1,714 commuters were killed every year as a result of road traffic accidents. The year 1994 recorded the lowest ...

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Govt starts preparing road map for RTI implementation

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

The government is preparing a road map for the implementation of the Right to Information( RTI) Bill which is expected to be passed in Parliament this week, the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has stated. He said the implementation of the law would require the establishment of information units in all public offices, the recruitment and training of ...

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French to be Ghana’s 2nd language – Botchwey

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has said the decision by the Anglophone West African country to use French as a second language is a major concern of the Government of Ghana, in line with national priorities.She reiterated plans by the government to include the promotion of the learning of French in basic schools ...

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High imports responsible for depreciating cedi – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo

President Akufo-Addo has said the Ghanaian taste for foreign goods is to blame for the depreciation of the country’s currency, the cedi. According to him, if the majority of the products consumed in Ghana were produced locally, the incident of currency depreciation will not occur. Addressing the leadership of the Ghana Bar Association at a meeting at the Jubilee House ...

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Police investigating themselves violates natural justice – CHRI

Mina Mensah

A human rights advocate says the police are “being a judge and a jury in their own cause” when they investigate complaints against some of their men. The Head of Africa Office of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) said this is a clear violation of the natural justice principle requiring that a man shall not adjudicate upon a matter in which ...

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