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Arrest of journalists: Is Criminal Libel Law alive? – Law experts share their thoughts

In the past few weeks, there have been some arrests of persons including journalists for the publication of false news. Within a period of two months, the Ghana Police Service has arrested and charged four Ghanaians for publication of false news and offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace under Sections 207 and 208 of the Criminal Offences Act, ...

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Assembly member charged for stealing relief items

The assembly member for Kedzikope in the Keta municipality, Joseph Quashigah, has been dragged before the Keta Circuit Court for allegedly diverting and selling 110 student mattresses meant for distribution to victims of the recent tidal waves that hit Keta and its environs. The items are valued at GH¢26,980. Quashigah, who is also a teacher, pleaded not guilty to a ...

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BOST sanctions transporters for fuel adulteration

The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) has surcharged six transporters for adulterating petroleum products worth GH¢3,445,200.00 at its Kumasi depot last year. This follows the discovery of adulterated fuel by the company during pre-discharge testing processes at its depot last year. Investigations by the committee set up to probe the incidence showed that there were a number ...

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Why formal employment is not a guaranteed path to social equality

The theme of this year’s World Day of Social Justice is “ Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment ”. Gaining access to formal employment can greatly reduce poverty. As it is, more than 60% of the working population in the world – 2 billion people globally – eke out a living in the informal economy. In theory, formal employment provides ...

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Akufo-Addo eyes establishment of local COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing plant within 2 years

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said Ghana’s target is to establish a COVID-19 vaccine plant within two years. This manufacturing plant will deal with the fill and finish aspect of the vaccine. Speaking at a COVID-19 forum in Germany, Nana Akufo-Addo said Ghana is ready to help fight the pandemic on the African continent. “In the short term, ...

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New gold refinery to be operational by June 2022

A newly constructed gold refinery aimed at adding value to the country’s gold resource is set to be operational by June this year. The project which commenced in 2018 at an estimated cost of $20 million is a joint venture partnership between the national assayer of gold, Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC) Limited and Rosy Royal Limited, an Indian company. ...

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Commercial transport operators to increase fares by 30% tomorrow

Private Commercial Transport Operators in Ghana say they will increase fares by 30% beginning tomorrow, Friday, February 18, 2022. The group says the action has become necessary to save their transport business from collapsing with the frequent upward adjustments in fuel prices. “We, the members of the Private Commercial Transport Operators, wish to inform the commuting public of 30% increase ...

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NABCO personnel protest to demand allowance payment, permanent jobs

Some personnel of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) hit the streets of Accra on Thursday, February 17, 2022, to demand the payment of stipends owed them by the government which they say have been in arrears for several months. According to the protestors, the government has not released their allowance for the past six months and is also yet to ...

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Don’t judge Ghana police with our past; we’re now born again – Dampare

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has appealed to Ghanaians to dismiss any thought of negative perception they have held against the service. He says, the citizenry should revise their security notes because the police administration has repositioned itself for the better. Speaking at an induction ceremony of some newly registered pharmacists in Accra, Dr. Akuffo Dampare, ...

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U.S. Supports Visually Impaired Ghanaian Students with Braille Learning Materials

The United States is donating Braille teaching and learning materials for 1,400 visually impaired Ghanaian students.  The materials were developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Education’s Special Education Division.  U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Education Office Director Rasheena Reid joined the Honorable Deputy Minister of Education Reverend John N. Fordjour yesterday at the Akropong School for the Blind ...

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