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Court to rule on fate of laid-off Goldfields staff March 2

Accra Court Complex

An Accra High court has set March 2 as the date it will deliver its ruling on the fate of some 1,700 workers of Goldfields Ghana who have been laid off by the company. The judge, Laurenda Owusu, said she will rely on the relevant provisions in civil procedure rules, CI 47 and all the processes filed to deliver its ...

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Immigration Service inaugurates disciplinary unit to ensure professionalism

The Management of Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has inaugurated a new Unit to ensure discipline and adherence to standards among its personnel. The Unit, called the Immigration Professional Standards and Ethics Unit (IPSEU) is made of 42 officers of the Service, drawn from both Senior and Junior ranks. In his keynote address at the inauguration ceremony, the Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), ...

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Striking Ankaful nurses back to work – Health Ministry

A Deputy Minister for Health, Tina Mensah, has said that striking nurses at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region have agreed to return to work, following days of protest against the continuous stay in office of the hospital’s Medical Director. According to her, the nurses took that decision after she had a meeting with them on the matter. ...

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Former MP wins Rainbow PUSH International Service Award

Former Member of Parliament for Amenfi East, Akwasi Opong-Fosu, has been honoured with the RainBowPUSH Coalition International Service Award for his distinguished public service in Ghana and for promoting Africa. The former legislator served as Minister of Local Government and Rural Development in the John Dramani Mahama administration and was later reassigned as a Minister of State. In his acceptance speech, ...

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Prof Allotey to be given state burial on February 23

Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey

The late renowned scientist, Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, will be honoured with a state burial, the government has announced. The Mathematician died aged 85 on November 2, 2017, and will be buried on February 23 2018. The Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, said President Nana Akufo-Addo recognizes the efforts of Professor Allotey in the development of Mathematics and Science in ...

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Alleged unwholesome palm oil not from Ghana – FDA

Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has explained that, the supposed unwholesome palm oil brands alleged to have been seized in Switzerland for containing contain Sudan dyes,  are not Ghanaian products. The FDA assured the public that it has put together regulatory measures to ensure the wholesomeness of palm oil sold on the Ghanaian market. In a statement signed by ...

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Ahwiaa: Conflict Resolution C’ttee set up to avert future clashes

A 15-member committee has been set up at Ahwiaa in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region as part of measures to prevent a recurrence of clashes between youth groups in the area. The Committee is expected to monitor developments in the area which are likely to trigger any conflicts and provide recommendations on how to deal with the ...

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Teshie-Lascala residents lament ‘dusty’ 2-year-old road project [Audio]

Residents along the Teshie-Lascala road in Accra have expressed displeasure about the deplorable state of the road and the health hazards they are exposed to as a result. The construction of the road has stalled since the 2016 elections because the government has failed to pay the contractor working on the project. The 7.5 kilometer stretch, which connects Spintex Road ...

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Logistical challenges fueling insecurity at Ghana’s borders

A solid border infrastructure in an unstable sub-region is critical not only to check criminals from entering the country, but also to check economic migrants attracted by Ghana’s stability and economic growth. Ghana’s internal security can only be brought under control when challenges of border controls are satisfactorily addressed. The use of sophisticated weapons by criminals and the increasing spate ...

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Ebony’s death: Tourism Ministry to embark on road safety campaign

The Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Art Catherine Abelema Afeku, has said her Ministry will embark on a road safety awareness campaign to ensure sanity on the roads and save more lives. Her comments follow the sudden demise of music icon Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, known in show-business as Ebony Reigns. Speaking at Ebony’s one-week memorial service on Sunday, Abelema ...

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