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NPA approves 2-month removal of Price Stabilisation, Recovery levy to reduce fuel prices

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA), has approved the removal of the Price Stabilisation and Recovery Levies (PRSL) on petrol, diesel, and LPG for two months. This was announced in a press statement issued by the Authority’s Corporate Affairs Department today, October 11, 2021. “The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) wishes to inform the public that His Excellency the President, Nana Addo ...

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Special Prosecutor discontinues case against Mahama Ayariga over lack of evidence

The Special Prosecutor, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, has discontinued a suit brought against the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, in which he is accused of using public office for private gain. The case was started by the then Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu. Mr. Ayariga was accused of fraudulently evading customs duties and taxes by paying GH¢6,062.86 instead ...

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U.S. Donates 1.3 Million More COVID-19 Vaccines to Ghana

More than 1.3 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States arrived via COVAX in Accra this afternoon.The  delivery brings the total to more than 2.5 million doses donated by the United States to Ghana to date.  U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan was joined by Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Health, Honorable Tina Mensah, Chief Director of the  Ministry ...

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Tackling Ghana’s Mental Health Challenges in an Unequal World

The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a devastating blow on people living with psychosocial disorders. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. Services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders have also been significantly disrupted in many countries. ...

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Fuel levies to be suspended soon – Energy Ministry

The Energy Ministry says it is planning to suspend levies on fuel products. According to the sector Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, his outfit is working with the Ministry of Finance to ensure its implementation. The Minister said this when he received a delegation from the Ghana Energy Awards (GEA). This comes amid concerns from a cross-section of the public ...

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World misses most 2020 mental health targets: WHO

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting a growing need for mental health support, there has been a worldwide failure to provide people with the services they need, a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded. “It is extremely concerning that…good intentions are not being met with investment,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO said. “We must ...

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Akufo-Addo to swear in Dr. Dampare today as substantive IGP

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will later today, Friday, October 8, 2021, swear into office Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP). Dr. Dampare, who has been acting in that capacity for the last two months will become the country’s 23rd IGP. COP Dampare, 51, until this appointment, was the Director-General in charge of ...

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Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine to protect African children

Children across much of Africa are to be vaccinated against malaria in a historic moment in the fight against the deadly disease. Malaria has been one of the biggest scourges on humanity for millennia and mostly kills babies and infants. Having a vaccine – after more than a century of trying – is among medicine’s greatest achievements. The vaccine – ...

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Price deregulation policy in petroleum sector working – NPA

Head of Pricing at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Abass Ibrahim Tasunti says the price deregulation policy introduced by government in 2015 is still running. He confirmed this when he spoke on PM Express Business Edition during his interaction with George Wiafe on Thursday on the topic “Containing frequent hikes in fuel prices.” The deregulation policy allows marketers and importers ...

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OSP assures whistleblowers of their protection under the law

The Office of the Special Prosecutor has assured whistleblowers of their protection under the law if they are able to give out information on corruption-related activities engaged in by officials. The OSP noted that the role of the whistleblower in the fight against corruption in the country cannot be underestimated. “A whistleblower’s identity will not be revealed by the OSP without his or her ...

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