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Your concerns will be addressed: Otumfuo to FIPAG

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has directed the heads of Asante clans to meet with the leadership of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) and note down their concerns for them to be addressed. Otumfuo said this when FIPAG petitioned him as part of their demonstration against telenovelas in Ghana, which they say is collapsing the local movie industry. They, therefore, want parliament to pas ...

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Chinese re-arrested for engaging in galamsey

Five Chinese who were granted bail by the Bekwai Circuit Court in the Ashanti Region for engaging in illegal mining have been re-arrested for involvement in the same act. The five “galamseyers’’ were arrested by the National Anti-galamsey Task Force at Abodom in the Bekwai District and granted bail by the court on September 6, 2017. The names of the suspects as provided by the taskforce are Huang Shang Gao, ...

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Nurses demand postings

Some 108 bonded Registered Diploma Community Nurses have called on the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, and the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council to provide them with jobs or “we would be forced to speak the language that the Ministry and government understand to demand what is rightfully ours”. The nurses said their names were omitted from this year’s national postings by the Ministry of ...

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Ghana’s future depends on developing its skill-base – Bawumia

Ghana's future depends on developing its skill-base with free education for all, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said. According to him, the aim of providing free secondary school education for all was to build a "core of human capital" in the country. This would leave the country less vulnerable to fluctuating commodity prices, which has helped some of the world's poorest countries grow during boom ...

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Dangote joins race for South African cement firm

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has joined the race to buy South African cement maker PPC, which is already the subject of a takeover bid valuing the company at $700 million. Dangote Cement, which is controlled by Dangote and is the biggest cement maker in Africa with a capacity of nearly 46 million tonnes a year, said in a statement that it was interested in buying all of PPC’s shares. The expression of ...

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Free SHS: GES sacks two heads for extortion

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has sacked two senior high school headmasters for extorting money from students despite strict directives from the Ministry of Education that no student enrolled under the Free SHS programme should be charged any fees. The sacking of the Headmaster of Pentecost SHS and Assistant Headmaster of Daffour SHS was announced by the Director General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opok ...

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GHS400m: ‘GCB, ADB, uniBank, Cal, Fidelity’ll make it’

Three local banks: uniBank, Fidelity Bank and Cal Bank, will definitely meet the GHS400 million new minimum capital requirement of the central bank, financial analyst Toma Imihere has said. “The local banks that will certainly get there are uniBank, Fidelity Bank, Cal Bank, those ones, they don’t have any problem,” Mr Imihere told Moro Awudu on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Thursday, 14 Septembe ...

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New research fishing vessel arrives in Ghana

The new Fridtjof Nansen Fisheries Research Vessel has arrived in Ghana. The Research Vessel is in Ghana to assess the marine stock levels in the country’s waters. The vessel’s programme has been unique in training scientists and equipping them with the necessary tools to assess stock of fishes in our waters. The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, had in an earlier interview, said ...

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Gov’t buying drones worth $3m to fight galamsey

The Government of Ghana is procuring drones worth $3million to help in the fight against illegal small-scale mining (galamsey). According to Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, the procurement of the drones is part of the broad strategy being used by the government to defeat galamsey. “We are in the process of the acquisition of the drones which is costing almost about $3 million,” Mr Am ...

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Opoku-Agyeman justifies siting of E-blocks

Former Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, has indicated that criticisms against the location of some of the Community Day Senior High Schools (E-Blocks) built by the Mahama administration are unfounded. According to her, the Ministry of Education, through the Assemblies, secured the lands for the projects. The Assemblies, she said, also went through the chiefs who are the landlords. ...

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