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Nana Addo justifies creation of new districts

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has hit back at critics who say the creation of new districts and municipalities is unnecessary. The President said the creation of new districts will bring development to the doorstep of many and deepen Ghana’s democratic processes. The government has received some criticism over the creation of 38 new districts and municipalities across the country. But speaking before ...

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MPs to get GHc75,000 each for education projects

Members of Parliament are expected to receive GHc75,000 each for the funding of education-related projects and monitoring of same in their constituencies. The amount was captured in the recently approved Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) formula for 2018. In the formula, each MP was allocated GHc60,000 for the projects and GHc15,000 for their monitoring. This amounts to a total of GHc ...

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COPEC officially petitions Special Prosecutor to probe BOST

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC), has officially petitioned the office of the Special Prosecutor to investigate what they consider to be a questionable crude oil transaction between the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST), and an unlicensed private oil firm, BB Energy. Speaking earlier at a news conference in Accra, the Executive Secretary of COPEC, Duncan Amoah, said the deal, ...

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Who monitors private water distributors? [Report]

Teiman, is a relatively new community in the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, with more than half of its residents relying on water from dugout wells and boreholes. Although the community has a booming private water distribution business, there seems to be no regulatory authority supervising the safety of water distributed to clients. A 2014 Ghana Demographic Health ...

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One killed, 5 arrested in renewed clashes at Ahwiaa

One person has been confirmed dead in renewed clashes between two youth groups at Ahwiaa in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region. The Kwabre East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Nana Assibey, who confirmed this on Eyewitness News also indicated that the police is on a manhunt for other culprits involved in the clashes. Citi News’ Ashanti Regional Correspondent, ...

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I founded a church out of frustration – Ofori Amponsah

Ofori Amponsah has disclosed why he established a church in 2013 after he claimed God had called him to be a pastor. Speaking to Delay on the Delay Show, he said even though he was called by God to do his work, his calling was not to be a pastor, a reason he went back to secular music. The highlife ...

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Koforidua Central Market gets toilet facility after 30-yrs

Market women at the Koforidua Central Market in the Eastern Region, were full of smiles and appreciation over the weekend, when the Municipal Chief Executive of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly, Madame Comfort Asante, together with the Municipal Health Director, Dr. Ekow Kwaitoo, and other members of the Assembly, inaugurated a 6-seater water closet toilet facility at the market. The ...

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Glaucoma Association of Ghana appeals for gov’t support

The President of the Glaucoma Association of Ghana (GAG), Mr Harrison Kofi Abutiate, has called on the government to provide the necessary support to the Association to enable it to hold free medical screening for farmers on every Farmers’ Day. He said this will help the Association contribute meaningfully to national development by creating awareness on the dangers of the disease ...

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Unilever organizes walk to mark world oral health day

As part of activities to mark World Oral Health day, Unilever organized a health walk around Aburi Mountains last Saturday. The health walk saw employees of Unilever walking and jogging to the top of the mountain where an aerobic session was held. The General Manager of Unilever Ghana , Ziobeleton Yeo explained that the event was not only held to ...

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RTI Coalition hits the streets over passage of RTI Bill

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Members of the Right To Information [RTI] coalition, Action Campaign, have asked President Akufo-Addo to fulfill his promise of having the RTI Bill passed into law before the current session of Parliament ends. The members took to the principal streets of Accra on Monday morning, distributing flyers to get citizens involved in the advocacy to get the Bill passed. Speaking ...

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