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Does Ghana’s oil boom spell the end for its fishing industry?

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Beyond a busy harbourside market in the twin cities of Sekondi-Takoradi, where hundreds of fishermen scurry past pans sizzling with sardines, mackerels and moonfish, sit two offshore rigs that serve as a constant reminder of Ghana’s looming energy boom. Many in the country’s western region, the epicentre of the fishing industry, had been optimistic that oil production would bring jobs, ...

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Ashanti youth group warns Kennedy Agyapong

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Members of the Asante Youth Association are warning Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin central, Kennedy Agyapong to desist from making provocative comments about Asantes or face their wrath. “Kennedy cannot use the good image of Nana Addo in the Ashanti Region. We are warning him to stop that cheap politics,” they stated. The owner of Accra based radio station, ...

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Watch what you say about gov’t officials – AMA warns

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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has cautioned church leaders to be circumspect in their comments about government officials. The assembly members gave the warning in reaction to a media report calling for the dismissal of Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, AMA Chief Executive for incompetence. A statement read on behalf of the assemblymen by Mr Isaac Bright Assah, Assemblyman for New ...

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Kofi Annan advocates peace for national dev’t

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Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of United Nations (UN), has called on the country’s leadership to adhere to the tenets of peace and security, respect for human rights and rule of law to promote development. He said no nation could develop without obeying these values and urged the country’s authorities to engage citizens in the formulation of policies since they ...

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NDC member drags party to court

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An aspiring executive member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Greater Accra Region, Bossman Oduro-Fosu, has initiated a court action against the party, asking it to place a perpetual injunction on the election of regional committee members of the party until the revocation of paragraph 6 (c) vi of the party’s constitution. The paragraph states that “In addition, ...

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UK to assist disabled in chalk production

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The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), United Kingdom (UK) is to partner the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled to provide expertise in the production and sale of chalk in the country. Expertise to be provided by CIM UK include the provision of laminated boxes which would be used in packaging large quantities of chalk to avert the invasion of ...

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Court orders AMA to stop dumping at Lavender Hill

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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has been ordered to refrain from dumping untreated liquid sewerage at the Korle Gonno Beach, popularly called the Lavender Hill. The Accra High Court which gave the order also asked the assembly to comply with the enforcement notice issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to build digesters to treat the waste to protect the ...

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24 ‘goro boys’ arrested in police swoop

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Twenty-four suspected middlemen, also known as ‘goro boys’, who issue fake vehicle documents to clients at the 37 Regional Office of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) were arrested in a swoop by the police in Accra yesterday. They are alleged to have been issuing fake driving licences, roadworthy stickers and registration papers to the clients and some of ...

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NDC’s better Ghana means high cost of living: Akufo-Addo

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A falgbearer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the economic hardships, widespread corruption and rising levels of unemployment in the country only points to the fact that the “Better Ghana” agenda of the ruling National Democratic Congress  (NDC) government has collapsed. According to Nana Akufo-Addo, what Ghanaians are witnessing under President Mahama’s administration is ...

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We need more resources to fight corruption – CHRAJ

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The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) is calling on government to provide anti-corruption agencies with adequate resources to fight corruption. Over, the years, Ghana has been hit with various corruption scandals including the unlawful payment of GHC 51 million to businessman Alfred Woyome, the payment of GHC 144 million to Subah Info Solution by the Ghana Revenue ...

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