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Kasoa police swoops on Internet fraudsters, drug dealers

One hundred and one suspected Internet fraudsters and drug dealers believed to be the masterminds of major criminal operations at Kasoa and its surrounding communities in the Central Region have been arrested. The suspects, including foreign nationals, were apprehended on Wednesday by the Kasoa Divisional Police in separate swoops in four communities in the Kasoa area: Obom, Akweley, Adade and ...

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‘It Will Be Very Difficult To Ban Plastic In Ghana Now’ – Professor Frimpong-Boateng

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng

’Government will come up with a policy to turn plastic waste into resources because we are not ready as a country to ban plastic now, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has said. At the World Environment Day commemoration held in Accra on 5th June 2018, the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation said there had been a lot of suggestions from ...

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‘Ghana needs holistic ways to fight environmental degradation’ – Prof Mike Oquaye

Prof. Mike_Ocquaye, speaker of Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye has tasked the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Environment, Science and Technology and Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to develop tools to fight environmental degradation. According to him, the joint Committee should recommend punitive measures for people involved in environmental degradation. He stated that the Joint Committee must undertake a thorough review of the ...

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Ghana remains destination of choice – In upstream oil and gas sector- Egbert Faibille

Egbert Faibille

The Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Commission (PC), Mr. Egbert Faibille has touted Ghana’s stable political environment as one of the key factors making it a destination of choice in the upstream petroleum industry in Africa. The CEO indicated that the stable political and democratic environment and robust regulatory framework of the oil and gas sector pass as factors ...

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Rail rebuilding begins; Accra-Nsawam stretch to bounce back soon

The Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL) has begun rehabilitation works on the Accra/Nsawam railway stretch to improve safety on the rail lines. The rehabilitation project is estimated to cost GH¢15 million and is to improve the transportation situation in the city. In an interview on Tuesday, the acting Managing Director of the GRCL, Mr John Essel, explained that the rehabilitation ...

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Ghana will be made green again- Forestry Commission assures

The Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has assured that the commission is poised to making Ghana green again as it plans to plant several thousands of trees across the country. This, Mr Afriyie said, would be done in collaboration with the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).  The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding meant ...

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RTI law will consolidate Ghana’s democracy

Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo

The Chairman of the Right to Information Coalition, Mr Seth Abloso has called on Ghanaians to rally around the campaign to get the Right to Information Bill passed in order to consolidate Ghana’s democracy. Mr Abloso argued that it is impossible to run a democracy without access to information because the citizenry and government itself need information to inform decisions. ...

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Ghana Lost GH¢1.8 Billion In Petroleum Sector Last Year

Senyo Hosi

Ghana lost GH¢1.8 billion through illicit trade activities in the petroleum sector last year, a 2017 industry report on the petroleum sector has revealed. About GH¢1.4 billion of that amount was lost through smuggling and export dumping, while about GH¢339.2 million and GH¢148.9 million were lost to unreported Energy Sector Levy Act (ESLA) receipts and transfer pricing, respectively. Event The ...

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Group launches 3-day fasting & prayers against gays

Members of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, lead by law lecturer Moses Foh-Amoaning, have reiterated that Africa is strongly against the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual Queer (LGBTQ) agenda and, so, have launched a three-day fasting and prayer session against homosexuality… Members of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, lead ...

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Cashew Processing in Africa will Reduce Poverty – Experts

Experts in the cashew industry in Africa have revealed that the processing of cashew in Africa will help reduce the alarming rate of unemployment on the continent. Africa which is now the largest producer of cashew nuts, accounting for more than half of the world’s production has a significant challenge regarding processing the nuts. Currently, processing of cashew nuts remains ...

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