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 US Senate approves $369bn for climate action 

The US Senate has approved a bill that includes $369bn (£305bn) for climate action – the largest investment in America’s history. The authors of the Inflation Reduction Act say it will cut the country’s carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. Some households could receive up to $7,500 in tax credit to buy an electric car and $4,000 for a used ...

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Death toll in Kenya bus accident continues to rise

At least 34 people died on Sunday night in central Kenya after a bus carrying passengers fell off a bridge. The National Transport and Safety Authority NTSA, initially put the death toll at 33, saying operations of the bus company, Modern Coast Express Ltd, had been suspended. The bus plunged some 40 metres into the Nithi River as it crossed ...

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Senior Staff of Universities in Ghana dare FWSC boss to withhold their salaries as they declare strike

Members of the Senior Staff Association of the Universities of Ghana (SSA UOG) have dared the Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC),  Benjamin Arthur to go ahead and withhold their salaries after they declared their strike starting today, Wednesday, July 13. Announcing the declaration of the strike at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, July 13, ...

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Parliament sets up ad-hoc committee to probe food shortages in schools

The Speaker of Parliament has constituted an ad-hoc body of five parliamentary committees to probe the activities of the National Food Buffer Stock Company and the National School Feeding Programme. The mandate of the committees among others is to look into the feasibility and sustainability of the organisations, especially in recent times when there are reports of food shortage in ...

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MindFreedom Ghana congratulates Janet Naa Karley Amegatcher

MindFreedom Ghana, a leading mental health advocacy organization in the country has congratulated Mrs Janet Naa Karley Amegatcher on her appointment as a Member of the Governing Board of Mental Health Authority. Mrs Amegatcher is a prominent lawyer and also serves as the Director of MindFreedom Ghana. “Congratulation to Mrs Janet Amegatcher, our organization’s Director on her appointment as a member of ...

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Substance believed to be crude oil discovered at Apremdo in Western Region

Residents of Apremdo in the Western Region have discovered an unknown substance beneath the soil. The black sticky material is suspected to be crude oil. Following the finding on Sunday, the traditional ruler in the area, Nana Egya Kwamena XI took up the matter. According to him, the community would investigate and ascertain what exactly the substance could be. Nana ...

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Let’s not create panic in Ghana with threats of terror attacks – Centre for Counter Extremism warns

The Executive Director for the West Africa Centre for Counter Extremism (WACCE), Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar has warned Ghana not to create fear and panic in the country with threats of terror attacks. Although he called for extra vigilance to forestall any possible attack, he said there is the need to have a conversation about not creating panic within the system. He explained on ...

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GII commends Special Prosecutor for freezing Sir John’s assets

The Ghana Integrity Initiative has commended the decision by the Office of the Special Prosecutor to freeze the assets of the late Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John. In an interview with Citi News, the Programmes Manager for the Ghana Integrity Initiative, Mary Adda, said the decision is well within the remit ...

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#FixTheCountry Movement demands independent probe into extrajudicial killings

The #FixTheCountry campaigners are demanding that the government and the police administration, set up an independent body of civilian experts to probe allegations against members of the security agencies regarding the upsurge in extrajudicial killings in the country. According to the campaigners, the investigative body could probe all instances of alleged police brutality that led to the death or injury ...

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Supreme Court gives AG 14 days to file statement on e-levy suit

The Supreme Court has granted the Attorney General 14 days within which to file his statement of case on the suit by three Minority Members of Parliament challenging the passage of the controversial Electronic Transfer Levy. Three NDC MPs, namely Haruna Iddrissu, Mahama Ayariga, and Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, are before the court asking for it to declare as constitutional the ...

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