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Two Ghanaians extradited to face multi-million-dollar fraud-related charge in USA

Two persons accused of cybercrime have been extradited from Ghana to the United States to face charges for their roles in separate multi-million dollar scams. The two are 33-year-old Deborah Mensah who is facing charges over a US$10 million fraud and 27-year old Maxwell Peter also facing criminal investigations being handled by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of ...

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Ghana govt suspends ban on accident vehicle imports

The government of Ghana has reportedly suspended the implementation of the amended Customs (Amendment) Bill 2020 that bans the importation of accident and salvaged motor vehicles into the country. This was disclosed in an interview by the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) on Thursday though the government is yet to give full details about the suspension. The act which ...

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Oil recovery would depend on reduction of virus risk, trade tensions – Moody’s

Global demand for transportation fuel will remain below trailing five-year average levels beyond 2021, barring a speedier resolution to both the COVID-19 pandemic and trade tensions among the largest oil consuming nations, international rating agency Moody’s has said. “Mitigating these risks effectively would accelerate the oil market’s recovery,” it added. It said the pandemic will have a lasting impact on ...

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Hosting the AfCFTA Secretariat – Leveraging Regional Integration to drive investments

On August 17th 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghana handed over the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat building to the African Union (AU) Commission. Once in motion, the core mandate of the secretariat will be to implement the African Continental Free Trade Agreement which has been described by the World Economic Forum as the largest trade bloc by number of ...

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Upgraded Odweanoma paragliding site to be commissioned during ‘Yenko Kwahu’ festival

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in collaboration with the Kwahu Traditional Authority and the Kwahu Professionals Network (KPN) is scheduled to commission the upgraded Odweanoma Paragliding Site on Monday, September 21, a statement by the GTA has said. According to the statement, the Paragliding Festival, which is one of ...

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Bolga-Bawku highway to be partially open to traffic

The Bolga-Bawku highway is expected to be partially opened to traffic from Thursday, September 17 after the Brazilian construction firm Queiroz Galvao said it is partially done with the reconstruction of the road. The 116 kilometer Bolga–Bawku–Pulmakom was cut off, following the flooding and torrential rains in the area. Work began on Tuesday, September 15 with the contractors clearing and ...

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UG branch of UTAG calls for withdrawal of Public University Bill

The University of Ghana branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UG-UTAG) is calling for the withdrawal of the Public University Bill (PUB). The Association a press statement on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, said the Public University Bill will create more problems than solving them if passed into law. “The PUB is unconstitutional, unnecessary and deeply harmful to the ...

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Voters Register verification exhibition begins today

The Electoral Commission (EC) will from today, September 18 to 25, exhibit the provisional voters register at all 33,367 centres, Mrs Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the EC, said on Thursday. The centres will be open from 0700hours to 1800hours each day to enable the voters to verify their details including the correct spelling of their names, age, sex and voting centres. Mrs ...

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Uganda gets $130m from World Bank for roadworks

The World Bank on Thursday approved a $130 million grant to Uganda for road infrastructure in the West Nile sub-region. The region hosts the bulk of South Sudanese and Congolese refugees. In a statement on September 10, the World Bank said that its Board of Directors had approved the grant, to be financed through the International Development Association’s 18th window ...

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Lands Commission to use auto maps to address land acquisition challenges

Ghana is preparing to roll out auto photo maps to serve as a basis for the digitization of the lands in the country. The country’s capital, Accra has already been scanned and is undergoing digitization. According to the Lands Commission, the land digitization forms part of efforts to address the challenges associated with acquiring and owning land in Ghana. Over ...

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