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Tilapia importation illegal – Fisheries Minister

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The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has stated that, the two Chinese nationals who are said to have imported unwholesome tilapia into the country, did so in contravention of the law. According to her, there is a current ban on tilapia importation hence anybody found to have imported such product into Ghana breaches the law. The ...

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Stop small scale mining now – Amewu warns foreigners

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The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John-Peter Amewu has warned foreign nationals still engaging in small scale mining in Ghana to desist from it with immediate effect or face his wrath. According to him, such activities are against Ghana’s constitution adding that persons found culpable “would face the full rigors of the law.” “All Foreigners who are still involved ...

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Kumasi mayor woos Chinese investors

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The Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Osei Assibey Antwi has urged foreign nationals to take advantage of the vast investment opportunities in the area and do business in the area. According to him Kumasi is strategically placed for investment, “in terms of its geographical location, socio-cultural diversity, small-scale business opportunities and the booming transport industry.” Mr. Antwi ...

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3 Chinese illegal gaming operators arrested in Accra

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Three Chinese nationals have been busted by officials of the Gaming Commission of Ghana, for engaging in illegal distribution of slot machines and invading payment of the requisite gaming license fees. The three, two men and a woman, were identified as illegal gaming operators who have not been licensed to engage in any game of chance, do not have a ...

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Chinese gov’t to give Ghana navy four patrol boats

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The Chinese government is set to deliver 4 patrol boats to the Ghana Navy by the end of this month, July 2017. The Chinese have also pledged to provide military equipment to boost bilateral defense cooperation. This includes four vehicles mounted with machine guns, and a 120,000-round of amour. This was announced by Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, who told Citi ...

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Chinese deities flown on business class to Malaysia

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Images of three revered Chinese deity statues went viral on social media after they were seen travelling in business class on a flight from China’s port city of Xiamen to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. Who are the divine passengers? The first was the Chinese sea goddess Mazu (also known as Matsu), widely worshipped in southern China as well as ...

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China Veep invites Bawumia as anti-galamsey fight continues

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The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will leave Ghana on Tuesday, June 20 for a 5-day working visit to China. Dr. Bawumia’s visit is upon the invitation of the Vice President of China, Li Yuanchao. A statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the Vice President will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart as well as the Chairman of the Chinese People’s ...

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Aisha Huang’s accomplices to be rearrested for flouting bail

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A High Court in Accra has ordered the re-arrest of two Chinese nationals who were granted bail in a trial where they are facing charges for illegal mining. The order came after the court’s attention was drawn by the prosecution to the fact that, the two failed to meet aspects of the bail condition requiring them to deposit their passports before ...

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State agencies could be compromised by ‘questionable’ donations – GII

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Critical state agencies open themselves up to the slippery slope of conflict of interest by accepting donations from questionable sources; according to the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII). The organisation’s Executive Director, Linda Ofori Kwafo, made this point as she questioned the rationale behind a donation to the Attorney General’s office by the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana. “We are not saying ...

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3 Chinese, Ghanaian arrested for flouting mining ban near Kyebi

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Police in Kyebi on Wednesday arrested three Chinese nationals and their Ghanaian counterpart who were mining in a forest at Segyimase, a village close to Kyebi in the Eastern Region. The three Chinese; Leo, Xing, Xun, and the Ghanaian, Abu Douglas, were flouting government’s ban on all forms of small-scale mining in the country, and were back mining illegally on ...

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