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Department of Children calls on stakeholders to prioritize child protection

Mrs. Ivy Amartey, the Central Regional Director of the Department of Children, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has called on all stakeholders to contribute their quota to ensure that the safety of children is prioritized. She said all people must maximize their efforts in seeing an end to abuse, trafficking, sex trade, exploitation and a host of other …

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Sekyere Kwaman Chief, 2 others die in accident

Barima Bretwum Okyere Bediako II, Paramount Chief of Sekyere Kwaman in the Ashanti Region has died in a car crash on the Konongo-Kumasi road along with two others, it is reported. A police report, detailing how the traditional ruler, who was in charge a Subaru Outback 4×4 vehicle with registration number 4446-CD-21 from Accra on Tuesday, December 21, crashed into …

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GOLDSTAR AIR DONATES TO EBENEZER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

On December 17th, 2021, Goldstar Air, a wholly owned Ghanaian airline, presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) to the management of Ebenezer Senior High School for the celebration of their 14th speech and prize-giving day at the school premises in Dansoman, Accra on the theme: “Educational Excellence: The Role of Stakeholders.” Mr. Edwin Lamptey, a member of the cabin crew, and …

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Ghana’s economy not well-structured for 1.75% E-levy—Economist

Mr Samuel Akoetey, Director for Business Development, Centre for Greater Impact Africa has stated that although the concept of E-levy is progressive, Ghana’s economy was not well structured for the high rate of 1.75 per cent. He said the country was now venturing into digitization and as such, proper procedures were needed to ensure that when the E-levy was implemented …

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Stay off Ghana’s Oil Rigs—Petroleum Commission to fishers

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Petroleum Commission, Mr Egbert Faibile Jnr. Has called on traditional authorities in the Western Region to help control incursions from some fishermen around Ghana’s Oil Rigs and the exclusive zone. He said, “Let just imagine how we get scared when we are around vehicles with an inscription, ‘Highly Inflammable’ …we are in a …

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DUKE AND LIBERTY INT. SCHOOL HOLDS GRADUATION CEREMONY

Students of Duke and Liberty International School have been advised to be mindful of activities that derail their path to a brighter future. Speaking at the school’s 19th graduation ceremony in La, Accra over the weekend, the District Commander, La District, Sup. Anita Abrokwa stated that it has become imperative for teachers and parents to assist in guiding their wards …

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E-levy: IEA proposes 0.5% to ease burden on customers

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Ghana, a public policy think-tank, has proposed 0.5 percent for the E-levy. It said this would bring the total levy to 1.5 per cent in addition to the 1 per cent levied by the Telcos to ease the burden on customers and avoid negative reactions. The Institute said even though the E-levy was an …

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Agotime: Nene Nuer Keteku IV calls for peace, unity ahead of the burial of his predecessor

Newly enstoolled Konor (Paramount Chief) of the Agotime Traditional Area in the Volta Region – Nene Nuer Keteku IV, has called on all indigenes of the area to bury their differences and unite for the sake of the peace and development of the area. According to him, the socio-economic development of the Agotime Traditional Area is a daunting task that …

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Suspension of road tolls was to save lives and properties – Roads Ministry

The Ministry of Roads and Highways says its directive on the cessation of the collection of tolls on public roads and bridges was intended to save lives and property and not to suspend the law. “The Ministry is aware of Parliament’s role in the imposition of taxes and the fixing of levies and charges and in the fullness of time, …

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Ghana’s urban population increased to 56.7% — Government Statistician

Ghana’s urban population has increased from 50.9 per cent in 2010 to 56.7 per cent in 2021 with a total population of 30.8 million people. Professor Kobina Annim, the Government Statistician, said 47.8 per cent of the increase in the urban population was in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions. Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern and Central regions had more than …

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