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Lower court judges, magistrates threaten strike

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Lower court judges and magistrates in the country are threatening to withdraw their services, beginning October 2017, over unpaid allowances and the non-implementation of the upward review of their salaries since 2012. According to Citi News sources, the judges have not received the allowances due them since January 2017, forcing them to use their own resources, including fuel for official duties. ...

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4-day PanAfGeo training on artisanal and small scale Mining launched

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A four-day PanAfGeo training on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining has been launched in Accra. The PanAfGeo project is a European Union and Africa initiative aimed at improving and reinforcing geo-scientific skills for African Geological Surveys. The training brought together 40 Ghanaian geoscientists, and 11 others from Sierra Leon, Gambia, Liberia and Nigeria. Speaking at the launch of the training, ...

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Ghana will have female president one day – Nana Addo

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has pledged his commitment to empowering women and girls in Ghana in a bid to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To this end, Akufo-Addo said his government is putting in place policies that will ensure the girl child in Ghana is encouraged to reach her full potential, for Ghana to possibly produce a woman president for ...

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Accra Mall terror attack reports false – Police

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The Ghana Police Service has dismissed rumours of a supposed terror attack on Accra mall. According to the police there were reports on social media that the incident occurred at the mall on Sunday. “The Police this [Sunday] afternoon monitored information on social media that a group of terrorist had attacked the Accra mall.The police on receiving the information conducted ...

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Ghana thrash Nigeria 4-1 to win 2017 WAFU tournament

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Ghana’s team of local footballers on Sunday thrashed their counterparts from Nigeria by 4 goals to 1 in the final of the 2017 West African Football Union Cup of Nations championship at the Cape Coast stadium. The thrilling 95-minute encounter saw the Stars dominating play despite a seemingly fierce opposition from Nigeria. The local-based senior national side walked home with the ...

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J.B Danquah, others already honoured with roundabouts – Ade Coker

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The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suggested that it is unnecessary for the president to set aside a separate day to celebrate some Ghanaians who contributed to the country’s eventual independence in 1957. According to him, individuals like Obetsebi Lamptey, Edward Akufo-Addo and J.B Danquah already have streets, interchanges and roundabouts named for them ...

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Cocoa farmers to benefit from a pension scheme soon – Veep

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The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that the government is working around the clock to introduce a pension scheme for all cocoa farmers in the country. According to him, the scheme will also benefit all persons in the cocoa value chain. Speaking at the 2017 celebrations of Kundum Festival for the people of Nsein in the Nzema East Municipality ...

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Committee formed to investigate shady sale of State lands

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The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, on Friday, inaugurated a five-Member Committee to investigate the wanton sale of state and public lands between 2013 and 2016 without recourse to the head office of the Lands Commission. The Committee, which is chaired by Dr Opoku Adusei, the Deputy Director of the Ghana Standards Authority, is required to submit its report ...

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Ghana’s debt stock hits ¢138.6bn in June 2017

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison

New figures released by the Bank of Ghana(BoG) show that the country’s total debt stock is at 138.6 billion cedis as at June 2017. The new figure shows that Ghana’s debt increased by 1.3 billion cedis from May to June 2017 as the month of May recorded a debt stock of 137.3 billion cedis. The figures were contained in statement ...

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Ghana’s digital address system will surpass US, UK – Bawumia 

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that Ghana’s digital address system which will be launched in November 2017 will adopt the most advanced digital address system in the world, capable of determining the location and properties of citizens. Speaking at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Paramount Chief of the Nsein Traditional Area, Awulae Agyefi Kwame II at ...

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