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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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Pokuase Police arrest 30 in three swoops

Chief Superintendent of Police Mr Francis Yiribaare, Amasaman Divisional Police Commander

Three separate swoops by the Pokuase District Police have resulted in the arrest of 30 suspected robbers, made up of five women and 25 Nigerians. Those arrested were between the ages of 18 and 34, and the police found suspected narcotics, a suspected stolen car, as well as items believed to be used for their robbery operations. During the intelligence-led ...

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Why Ghanaians Are So Slow To Bury Their Dead – BBC

In our series of letters from African journalists, writer Elizabeth Ohene considers why bodies are not buried for months, sometimes years, in Ghana. This past week there was another one of those typically Ghanaian funeral stories in the news. The body of a chief who had died six years ago was still in the morgue as the family bickered over ...

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Youth Icons Ghana Officially Launches Tree Project; Urges Youth To Fight Deforestation

A passionate appeal has been made to the youth of Ghana to take keen interest in the planting of and caring of trees to help avert the effects of deforestation and global warming in Ghana. This appeal was made at the launch of the Green Republic Project, a youth-led tree planting project that seeks to plant about 20 million trees ...

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Robbery cases hit 968 in first quarter in Ghana – Report

About 968 robbery cases were recorded in the first quarter of 2018 across the country, that’s according to the Director General at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Joseph Oklu Gyamera. Out of the number, robbery took 484 cases, street robbery recorded 172, residential robbery 124 cases, workplace robbery recorded 95, while highway robbery recorded 49 cases. ...

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