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E-justice system to improve court integrity, save time, money – Judge

Her Ladyship Justice Ellen Amoah

A Justice of the High Court has said, “the judicial service is excited about going paperless after 62 years of Ghana’s independence.” According to Justice Ellen Amoah, the system which is currently being piloted is hoped to improve court integrity, save time and money for court users. Illustrating how the electronic system saves time and money on the Joy FM Super ...

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‘Ghana religiosa’: Preaching virtue but practicing vice

Mantis religiosa is the scientific name of the “praying mantis”, a member of the class Insecta and order Mantodea or Mantises. This order of insects consists of about 2,200 species in 9 families and is found in both temperate and tropical habitats. Insects in this order (including Mantis religiosa) are commonly referred to as “praying mantises”, because of their typical ...

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‘Spirit of people power,’ descend upon us!

Throughout history, the efforts of citizens to call their leaders to order has yielded results immediately or later. In recent times, people power is acceptable as compared to coup d’état; thus, Egyptians, Tunisians and Burkinabes kicked out their leaders who felt that they could steal the sovereignty of their nations – that is the “Spirit of people power”. What is ...

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Refuse to be engaged in anti-social activities – Veep tells youth

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called on Ghanaian youth, especially those in Zongo communities, to resist any attempt to get them drafted into anti-social activities, especially political vigilantism. He asked them to rather concentrate on tackling the major concerns of the Zongo communities, including jobs, education, and business development, thereby forming ‘Job-lantes, Edu-lantes and Busi-lantes’ to promote their welfare ...

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Gov’t advised to set up Agriculture Investment Fund

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto

SEND-Ghana, a policy think tank has made a proposal to government to consider setting up an Agricultural Investment Fund to ensure the sustainability of the sector and to enhance Ghana’s quest to maximize its agricultural production. The Organization indicated that “to ensure sustainability of the sectors growth, the investment or development expenditure allocation of the sector should be increased to ...

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Strictly enforce laws, policies on slum dwelling — Opoku

The President of the Ghana Institute of Planners, Mr Alfred Kwesi Opoku, has called for the strict enforcement of laws and policies on slum dwelling. He said although there were a number of existing policies that could have contributed to prevent the creation of slums, the lack of effective implementation over the years had contributed to the rising spate of ...

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‘Intensify fight against child labour ’

The Ghanaians Against Child Abuse (GACA) social drive was launched by the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Samira Bawumia, in November 2017 with the ultimate goal to ‘promote the well-being of children, prevent abuse and protect children from harm’. The GACA campaign seeks to reduce the acceptance of social practices that have negative consequences on children by creating a critical ...

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Akufo-Addo’s 2019 State of the Nation Address (FULL STATEMENT)

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo

Parliament Thursday morning hosted the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who was in the Chamber to discharge an important constitutional assignment to update Ghanaians on the state of affairs in the country. Dubbed the State of the Nation Address (SONA), the event normally gives the President the platform to recount salient happenings in different segments of society, stretching from security, ...

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I’ll gladly pass RTI Bill into law – Nana Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo has reiterated that he will gladly give his assent to the Right to the Information (RTI) Bill soon as Parliament passes it into law. The RTI Bill has been in Parliament for close to two decades but is yet to be passed despite calls from the media and civil society groups. The passage of the Bill has delayed ...

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Government establishes new indigenous bank

Dr Ernest Addison

The Bank of Ghana has collapsed five banks into a Consolidated Bank of Ghana Limited to support government’s twin-objective of financial stability and strengthening indigenous banks. By this the BoG has revoked the licences of BEIGE, Sovereign, Construction Bank, UniBank and Royal Bank. Dr Ernest Addison, the Governor of BoG who announced this on Wednesday in Accra explained that the ...

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