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GHc15 NSS deduction for insurance to start in November

The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), has directed all regional directors to ensure the deduction of Ghc15.00 from the allowances of all National Service Personnel effective this month [November], as part of the implementation of the compulsory insurance package for personnel. The NSS partnered with MTN and Glico Life Insurance, to launch the life insurance cover for ...

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Kuntunse residents to sue Tomato Factory owners, Assembly, EPA

Residents of Kuntunse in Accra have indicated that they will head to court in a bid to stop the unlawful operations of a tomato factory in the area. The EPA shut down the Happy Sunshine Tomato facility  which is managed by some Chinese expatriates, after a series of Citi News reports had revealed that the company was operating illegally in ...

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Fisheries Minister justifies brother’s appointment on premix c’ttee

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The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has defended her decision to appoint her brother Joseph Botchwey, as the acting Administrator of the National Premix Secretariat. Fishermen in Ghana’s coastal areas have complained of the irregular supply of premix fuel throughout the year, a situation that is affecting their livelihood. Citi News this week laid hands on a ...

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No Ghanaian sold as slave in Libya – Gov’t

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has explained that no Ghanaian has been sold off as a slave in Libya, as reports emerge about the dehumanizing incident. International news channel, CNN, captured a video in which some stranded Africans who had hopes of embarking on journeys to Europe through the Mediterranean, were being sold off at various prices. The Libyan government ...

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Apple rushes to fix password bug

Apple has said it is working to fix a serious bug within its Mac operating system. The flaw in MacOS High Sierra – the most recent version – makes it possible to gain entry to the machine without a password, and also have access to powerful administrator rights. “We are working on a software update to address this issue,” Apple ...

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UDS Wa campus launches anti-bush-fire campaign

The Wa campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has launched an anti-bush-fire campaign to help combat the increasing spate of bush fires in the Upper West Region. The campaign, which is an initiative of the Environment and Resource Studies Department of the University, is to among other things, sensitize farmers and the entire residents of the Upper West ...

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MP appeals for alternative transport means in Yapei

The Member of Parliament for Yapei-Kusawgu, John Jinapor, has called for an alternative transportation system for the people, whilst the government works to repair the Buipe-Yapei Bridge. He suggests that the government sends a ferry to the area to help in the transportation of persons and goods from the North to the South. According to Mr. Jinapor, the area has ...

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Premix diversion: I don’t have tracking system; NPA must arrest – Minister

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has said the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) is in a better position to act on the widespread diversion of premix fuel. According to her, the ministry does not have a tracking system to identify culprits hence the NPA, which has a system to track such happenings “must take action.” “They have the ...

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North Korea says new missile can hit entire US

North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the whole of the continental United States. State television claimed that Pyongyang had now achieved its mission of becoming a nuclear state. The Hwasong-15 missile, which it said was its “most powerful”, was launched in darkness early on Wednesday. It landed in Japanese ...

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Coalition of NGOs push for better sanitation

The alliance of WASH Advocacy, a coalition of non-governmental organisations and network focused on improved water delivery and sanitation, has petitioned the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources to address open defecation and review its approach towards the attainment of the millennium development goals. The alliance commended the government for the recently launched national sanitation campaign, and efforts that seek ...

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