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Diplomats join Ghanaians to plant trees

A total of 33 leaders from diplomatic missions comprising Ambassadors, High Commissioners and their representatives participated in the tree planting exercise under the government’s Green Ghana Project. The Green Ghana Project is national in character and aimed at awakening national consciousness for everyone to plant a tree at his/her backyards, open spaces, school compounds, 100 metres from a road, among ...

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Security officials on high alert over potential terrorist attack in Bolga and Tamale

Security has been beefed up in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region and Tamale in the Northern Region following reports of a potential terrorist attack there. Police in the Upper East Region had raised an alert that some suspected bandits from Burkina Faso are planning to attack some parts of the country. A police wireless message sighted by Citi News warned that ...

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GII honours its former Board Chairman

Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has recognised the enormous contributions of its immediate past Board Chairman, Mr. Moses Aristophanes Kwame Gyasi.  Mr. Gyasi, a Retired Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, a Chartered Accountant, a prolific writer and an author of seven books on accounting, auditing and anti-corruption was celebrated last weekend for his immense contribution to GII and the ...

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Report robbery attacks officially for investigations – Police urge victims

The Ghana Police Service has advised robbery victims to formally file complaints on their experiences to the nearest police station. The Service says this will aid in investigations and possible arrest and prosecution of suspected criminals. The advice by the Police follows series of reported cases of robberies along major roads in parts of Accra, some of which are only ...

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Chief Justice laments demolition orders by courts

His Lordship Chief Justice Anin Yeboah has expressed dissatisfaction over demolition orders usually issued by magistrates, trial judges and justices of trial courts in the country. According to the Chief Justice, orders 43, 44 and 45 of the High court (civil procedure) rules, C.I. 47 of 2004 are usually used as either an independent relief or when granting leave for writ ...

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Reconsider plans to reduce subsidy on fertiliser – Peasant farmers to government

The Peasant Farmers Association is hoping its meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture will yield favourable results on its concerns over the government’s decision to reduce the subsidy component on the price of fertiliser for the 2021 farming season. The move by the government according to the farmers has led to an increase in the price of fertiliser on the ...

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Vetting of Deputy ministerial nominees, Minister of State-designate begins today

The Appointments Committee of Parliament will later today, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, begin the vetting of the President’s nominees for the positions of a Minister of State and 39 Deputy Ministers. The scheduled public hearing, which will end on Tuesday, June 15, will begin at 10:00 am each day. The nominees are expected to demonstrate their readiness to serve the ...

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Forestry Commission seeks National Chief Imam’s support for Green Project

The Chief Executive Office of the Forestry Commission, Mr John Allotey, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam, Sheik Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu to court his support for a successful implementation of the Green Ghana initiative. The meeting formed part of stakeholders’ engagement to whip up support for the initiative to plant some five million trees across ...

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Revisit Emile Short Commission’s recommendations on National Security reforms – CDD

The Center for Democratic Development, CDD-Ghana has urged the government to revisit the Emile Short Commission’s recommendations on reforms at the National Security Secretariat. CDD believes that the need for broad reforms of the National Security architecture has become imperative, owing to recent incidents of heightened abuse of citizens, including journalists, by national security personnel. A Senior Programmes Officer at ...

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Use of military is unsustainable way of stopping galamsey – Dr Graham

Coordinator of the Third World Network (TWN-Africa), Dr Yao Graham has stated that the deployment of military troops to safeguard water bodies is not a sustainable way of solving the country’s problem with illegal small-scale mining (galamsey). According to him, previous administrations have toed the line of using troops to guard the river bodies just as is being done currently, ...

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