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Protesting law students finally present petition to Presidency

The leadership of the protesting law students demanding reforms to legal education have finally been able to present their petition to the Presidency. This is after they were prevented from doing so during their #OpenUpLegalEducation protest last week. The law students marched in protest against the General Legal Council on October 7 but were stopped by police at the Ako-Adjei …

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I am not the one – Asiedu Nketia denies ‘colonial’ suit man suggestions

General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has refuted suggestions that he is the man in a colonial suit standing by former President Jerry John Rawlings as captured in a photo at a public event during the revolution days. The image of a man believed to be a translator to the former military leader …

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Association of Catholic Teachers urges President to honour promises

Members of the Association of Catholic Teachers (ACT) Ghana, have called on the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to fulfil his promise of handing over the management of mission schools back to the various missions. According to the association, one of the major promises made by the President during the 2016 campaign was his readiness to hand over management of …

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Chinese trawler fined $1m for fishing with illegal nets in Ghana

The Lu Rong Yuan Yu 956 was apprehended at sea having caught at least 13.9 tonnes of ‘small pelagic’ fish in a single day, a significant proportion of which were undersized juveniles. These fishes were caught using nets with a mesh size below the legal limit. After detaining the vessel on June 16, 2019, the Marine Police brought charges against …

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Police warn troublemakers ahead of Tuesday demo by aggrieved GCFM customers

The Accra Regional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service has issued a strong warning to aggrieved customers of struggling Gold Coast Fund Management who are planning a demonstration in Accra on Tuesday, October 15. The demonstration will start from the Obra Spot through the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue and end at the Jubilee House. According to the police, “adequate” plans …

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72-year-old trader petitions President, Otumfuo over relocation of traders as Christmas approaches

A 72-year-old trader of the Kumasi Central market, Madam Akosua Serwaa has petitioned the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to consider suspending the roll out of the 2nd phase of the Kejetia project. She wants the commencement of the 2nd phase of the project suspended till Christmas is over to enable them earn …

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Rawlings questions independence of AU

Former President, Jerry John Rawlings, has questioned the independence of the African Union (AU) following the dismissal of the AU Ambassador to the United States, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao. In a tweet, the former President stated that it is very shameful to the African continent for Dr Chihombori-Quao to be chopped down by French-colonized power mongers only good enough to be …

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NADMO calls for concerted efforts to promote earthquake risk assessment

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has called for concerted efforts to create more awareness on the need to have a major earthquake risk assessment. Mr Eric Nana Agyeman-Prempeh, Director-General of NADMO said the issue should be taken seriously that people were feasting under the sword of damocles, and praying that it never strikes. He said it was gratifying, however, …

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Akufo-Addo reiterates his position on Sexuality Education

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated that he will not destroy the values and culture of Ghanaians through the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education into Ghana’s Educational System. Speaking at the St George’s Catholic Cathedral in Koforidua where he joined hundreds of Christians to worship, the President stated categorically that he understands the values of the Ghanaian society …

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Confidential documents used to wrap roasted plantain

The Data Protection Commission has discovered confidential documents in use for wrapping roasted plantain. According to Head of Incidence Management Response Team at the Data Protection Commission, Dennis Acquah, an individual had bought roasted plantain wrapped in documents containing the personal information of another person. Following the lead, it was discovered a lot more confidential documents were being sold in …

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