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Government to monitor operations of horticulture value-chain

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister of Food and Agriculture has announce that government has put measures in place to ensure that value chain horticulture stakeholders work strictly to produce high-value products to meet international standards. As part of the measures, he said regulatory bodies would strictly monitor all the farming processes from acquisition of seedlings, field practices, harvesting, storage, …

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‘TOR on its knees; on the brink of collapse’ – Jinapor

Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu and former Deputy Energy Minister, John Jinapor has disclosed that “Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) is on its knees”. He says the company will be on the “brink of collapse if government does not come in to assist them”. Speaking on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia programme, he explained that TOR has stop processing oil …

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Police to hand spot fines to indisciplined drivers

The Ghana Police Service will, by the end of June this year, begin the implementation of spot fines to tackle indiscipline on the country’s roads, the Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Mrs May Obiri-Yeboah, has said. She said seven years after the passage of the road traffic regulation, it was now time to operationalise the spot …

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Parliament to decide on regulation of churches

Parliament will within the next month, investigate, and prescribe regulations on church activities in Ghana. This follows a directive from the Speaker, Rev Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye, to the joint committees of Youth, Sports and Culture and the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, after the House on Wednesday discussed the proliferation of churches at the expense of human rights and …

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Ghana is sinking, losing because of NDC, NPP – Nunoo-Mensah

Former Chief of Defence Staff, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah has lambasted the two major political parties – New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) – for plunging the progress of the country. According to him, Ghana is sinking and losing massively in all aspects of the economy due to the selfish nature of both political parties. …

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Don’t let cowardly thieves harass you on campus – Rawlings to UG students

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has admonished students of the University of Ghana to use their youthful exuberance to tackle and find ways to curb the influx of robbery incidents on campus. According to him, students must not let thieves harass them on campus since they can solve and deal with the situation permanently without expecting help from the police …

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Kufour warns journos against using media freedom to upset governance process

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has charged journalists not to misconstrue the prevailing favourable media environment as unfettered freedom to upset the governance process. He said despite being considered the ‘Fourth Estate of the Realm’, media practitioners should wield their powers responsibly. The former President wants journalists to “acknowledge that this power has been earned from the increasing trust the …

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Mexican government to provide technology support to fight aflatoxin in maize

The Mexican Government is partnering with the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) to introduce Nixtamalisation technology in Ghana to reduce levels of aflatoxin in maize. The technology is an ancient Mexican skill for processing white corn, which significantly has the potential of reducing public health and food security challenges associated with the consumption of corn contaminated with aflatoxins and improving economic …

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PDS reacts to Energy Minister’s outburst

Power retailing company Power Distribution Services (PDS), has expressed disappointment in Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, for supporting the protest staged by the residents of Lower Manya Krobo over the en masse disconnection exercise. The minister was at Krobo Odumase to commiserate with the family of a 24-year-old man who was shot in the course of clashes between the residents …

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France-Ghana political consultations underway

The sixth session of France-Ghana Political Consultations to find ways to increase Ghana’s trade with France is underway in Accra. The 14-member delegation from the French Embassy was led by Mr Andre Parant, the Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France, while Ghana’s delegation comprising heads of some key Ministries, Departments and Agencies was led by Ambassador …

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