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IDEG rally support for amendment of Article 55 (3) of 1992 constitution

The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), a research and advocacy think tank is advocating the amendment of Article55 (3) of 1992 constitution to remove the prohibition against political parties in local governance. “IDEG supports the President’s decision to amend Article 55(3) because it is visionary and very good for the advancement of Ghana’s inclusive democratic governance and transformational development.” Article ...

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I will resign over amendments to accept gayism — Speaker of Parliament


The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has served notice that he will resign over any amendments aimed at decriminalising gayism or lesbianism. In an interview with the host of Metro Television’s “Good Evening Ghana,” Mr Paul Adom Okyere, he stated categorically that because he had some principles he meant to live by, he would leave the chamber of ...

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Ghana Health Service issues cholera alert

The Ghana Health Service has issued an alert over a potential outbreak of cholera in the country. The service in a statement signed by the Director-General, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, said with the onset of the rainy season and other prevailing conditions in the country, the possibility of a cholera outbreak is high. “Cholera is one of the diseases of national ...

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Wicked parents force kids to sell on streets, work as servants – Otiko

Otiko Djaba, Gender Minister

Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, has challenged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and officers at the Social Welfare Department to take legal action against parents who compel their children to engage in all forms of child labour. The Minister, who expressed her displeasure about how some parents send out children below the ages ...

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Ghana, India natural partners for 1D1F – Dr. Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called on prospective investors, particularly those from India, to take advantage of the increasingly business-friendly environment being created by the Nana Akufo-Addo government to set up businesses in Ghana. Vice President Bawumia has also assured the investor community of adequate protection and market for their investments, and expressed Government’s willingness to engage with ...

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Public sector workers are paid wages above productivity level – Smith-Graham

George Smith-Graham

Former Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, George Smith-Graham has stated that workers are being paid minimum wages way above the national productivity level for the past 10 years. According to the former Fair Wages CEO who was speaking on 3FM’s morning show, the Commission was approving higher minimum wage as a result of the lack ...

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Over 1,000 illegal structures destroyed near Adenta Redco Flats

More than 1,000 unauthorised structures in a slum near the Adenta Redco Flats were Sunday demolished to rid the area of suspected criminals. The operation was carried out by the police in collaboration with the La Nkwantanan Madina Municipal Assembly. The 10-hour exercise was undertaken by 100 policemen drawn from various formations within the Accra Regional Police Command. The place ...

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Get down to the ground — GAAD charges Tourism Minister

Catherine Afeku

The Ghana Association of Audio and Audio-Visual Distributors (GAAD), has charged the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Afeku, to get down to the trenches and work to salvage the dwindling fortunes of the creative industry. Public Relations Officer of GAAD, Yaw Agyapong Britwum, popularly known as Osunku, tells Showbiz the Minister’s “diplomatic way” of discharging her duties ...

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Strategic Roadmap Needed To Address Sanitation Condition – Minister

Kofi Adda

Mr Kofi Adda, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, says a strategic roadmap is required to address sanitation conditions in the country. “The Ministry is a new one and things cannot happen overnight, but in order to have everything right systematically, there is the need for a strategic road map,” he said. To this end, Mr Adda has called ...

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Government Stands To Lose Over Ghc274 Million Revenue If…

Government of Ghana stands to lose over two hundred millions Ghana cedis revenue from the mining operations of RCP quarry concession at Ablekuma in Accra if concrete measures are not put in place to enforce existing rules and regulations with law and order. The RCP, a quarry company was established in 1999, and commenced business operation on January 1st 2000, ...

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