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Akufo-Addo declines assenting to ‘Witchcraft’, Armed Forces Bills

President Akufo-Addo has declined assenting to the Criminal Offences Amendment Bill 2023, the Wildlife Resources Management Bill 2023 and the Armed Forces Amendment Bill 2023. The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, on November 27, 2023, criticised the President for failing to communicate to Parliament his stance on the Criminal Offences Amendment Bill 2023 which seeks to criminalize attacks on alleged ...

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South Africa intercepts buses carrying more than 400 unaccompanied children from Zimbabwe

Border officials in South Africa say they have intercepted dozens of buses carrying more than 400 young children from Zimbabwe without parents or legal guardians in an anti-trafficking operation. The officials say the children were being “trafficked” into South Africa, although an organization representing foreign nationals living in South Africa says it’s likely the children were being sent to visit ...

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Forestry Commission Arrests Chief and Nine Others involved in illegal Mining

The Forestry Commission has arrested the Chief of Manse, Nana Kwame Sobre II, and nine other suspects, for engaging in illegal mining.   Seven Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) from the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) of the Forestry Commission on Wednesday dawn, carried out a swoop on illegal miners at the Manse portion of the Anhwiaso East Forest Reserve, near Diaso ...

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Forestry Commission, UENR sign MOU to train range supervisors and more  

  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Forestry Commission and University of Energy and Natural Resources to train range supervisors, field technicians and wildlife officers who are currently in short supply. According to the Forestry Commission, the people targeted to begin the training course would be called range supervisors and are expected to fill the gap created ...

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Speak up; join political discourse – Speaker charges chiefs

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has encouraged chiefs and traditional leaders to actively engage in the political discourse leading up to the 2024 general elections. Speaking after being enstooled as Nana Adasuoko I by the Suma Traditional Council in Suma-Ahenkro, Bono Region, Mr Bagbin urged traditional authorities to contribute to shaping the political narrative. However, he advised ...

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Israel, Hamas abide by truce, discuss further extensions

 Israeli forces and Hamas fighters abided by a truce for a fifth day on Tuesday, after a four-day ceasefire was extended at the last minute by at least 48 hours to let more hostages go free. A single column of black smoke could be seen rising above the obliterated wasteland of the northern Gaza war zone from across the fence ...

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Passport application fees likely to go up – Foreign Affairs Ministry hints

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has indicated the need to raise passport application fees in the coming days due to a shortage of raw materials and equipment, aiming to meet the high demand at the passport office. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, mentioned the necessity, citing production costs and the current ...

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Bank of Ghana to gradually phase out Gold for Oil policy

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has announced that it will gradually phase out the Gold for Oil policy, implemented in February 2023 to stabilize fuel prices. The Central Bank believes that the programme has achieved its purpose and is no longer necessary. “The Gold for Oil policy was a crisis management policy. We came in at the time in 2022 ...

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ABANTU to hold Press Conference ahead of COP28

ABANTU  for Development, a women’s rights advocacy Organization, with support from the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) will  on Monday, November, 27, hold a press conference to ignite conversations ahead of the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28), The COP28 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November to 12 December 2023. The Press ...

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Create enabling environment to facilitate philanthropic culture in Ghana-Gov’t told

A two-day Ghana Philanthropy Conference (GPC) has ended in Accra with a call on the government of Ghana to create an enabling environment that will facilitate philanthropic culture in the country. Conference participants noted that though philanthropy is a potent force in shaping a more equitable and sustainable future,  the current state of formal philanthropy in Ghana is marked by ...

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