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First Batch Of  Zoom Riders Pass Out       

The first batch of Zoom Riders who will assist in the efficient collection of waste across the country have passed out. The passing out ceremony, held at Burma Camp, Accra on Friday, December 9, 2022, attracted the management of Zoomlion and senior officers of the Ghana Armed Forces. The riders were taken through various drills. The training, which took place ...

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Economic Crises: we must increase domestic production!-Dr. Agyepong

The Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) has advocated homegrown solutions to address the economic challenges currently bedeviling the country. “The economic challenges that we are facing should rather bring forth our entrepreneurial spirit as we find homegrown solutions to them,” Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong made the call at the 2022 Annual Thanksgiving Service of the JGC ...

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Newmont awaits investigation outcome of Kenyasi No. 2 community incident

Newmont Africa says it looks forward to the investigation reports of the Ghana Police Service, and the National Investigation Bureau, to understand and address the root cause of the recent shootings, at Kenyasi, one of its host communities. The company’s statement follows the recent shooting and rioting incident, that unfortunately, claimed the life of one community member and injured four ...

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Some other perspectives on the cost of living crisis

It appears that a consensus is being reached that although external developments and governmental policies may be chiefly to blame, a lot of the hardship in Ghana is also due to the greed of some traders and businesses – which has ripple effects. Yet Ghana is always described as a deeply religious country.Who would have thought that so many of ...

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Dr Duffuor proposes rescue team to resolve economic challenges

A former Finance Minister, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, has proposed the establishment of a National Economic Rescue Team to help find immediate and lasting solutions to the current economic challenges. He said the depth of the economic crisis and the ongoing attempt to restructure the domestic debt towards macroeconomic stability and recovery of the economy call for the establishment of an ...

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$3bn IMF deal will help tackle inflation, strengthen cedi-Ofori-Atta

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has hailed the Staff-level Agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a new three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) of about US$3 billion. The agreement was reached after several months of talks between Ghanaian government officials and authorities of the IMF. Addressing Journalists at a press conference on Tuesday, Mr. Ofori-Atta said the ...

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Indonesia passes criminal code banning sex outside marriage

Indonesia’s parliament has approved a new criminal code that bans anyone in the country from having extramarital sex and restricts political freedoms. Sex outside marriage will carry a jail term of up to a year under the new laws, which take effect in three years. The raft of changes come after a rise in religious conservatism in the Muslim-majority country. ...

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Minority kicks against plans to increase govt machinery staff by 1,570

The Minority in Parliament has rejected plans by the government to increase government machinery personnel by 1,570 people. The group says this number is contained in the 2023 budget statement. The Minority said it is unacceptable to increase government machinery staff to 3,681 at a time when there is an announced freeze on public sector employment. The passage of the ...

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Chaining People with Mental Health Conditions Persists

Ghana’s government has taken inadequate steps to end the chaining and inhumane treatment of people with real or perceived mental health conditions – psychosocial disabilities – in faith-based and traditional healing centers despite a 2017 ban on such treatment, Human Rights Watch said today. A decade after the adoption of the 2012 Mental Health Act, which establishes a structure to ...

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WAEC releases provisional results for 2022 WASSCE; 8,486 candidates in trouble

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released provisional results for the 2022 West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). In a statement on Thursday, WAEC said the results relate to only Ghanaian students who took part in the exams this year. According to the examination body, candidates can access the results on its website. However, some 8,486 candidates who ...

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