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Don’t be dodgy, release documents on sale of hotels – Afenyo-Markin tells SSNIT

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has urged the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to release documents related to the sale of its shares in four hotels to Dr. Bryan Acheampong, the Minister for Food and Agriculture. SSNIT is in the final stages of selling 60% of its shares in the Elmina Beach Resort, Ridge Royal Hotel, ...

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60%-70% of Ghana’s media ownership are politicians – GJA President

The President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, has revealed that approximately 60% to 70% of Ghanaian media houses are owned by politicians. He raised concerns about the majority of media ownership being held by politicians, expressing unease over the secrecy surrounding media financiers. According to the GJA President, unchecked political ownership in the media could potentially ...

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4,000 precious wildlife species fall prey to trafficking annually- Report

Despite two decades of worldwide efforts, more than 4,000 precious wildlife species still fall prey to trafficking every year, a new report by the UN crime and drugs prevention office, UNODC, showed on Monday.  “Wildlife crime inflicts untold harm upon nature and it also jeopardizes livelihoods, public health, good governance and our planet’s ability to fight climate change,” said Ghada ...

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Informal workers ‘beg’ for cash, health support to counter spiraling cost of living crisis – Report

The escalating cost of living in Ghana is taking a heavy toll on workers, particularly those in the informal sector. This situation is driving them up into abject poverty as rising prices for essential goods and services including food, transportation, and accommodation are squeezing the budgets of low-income households. Non-governmental organization – The Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing ...

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Northern Region: Aggregators oppose Ghana’s embrace of biotechnology in agriculture

A group of Aggregators in Northern Ghana has raised serious concerns regarding Ghana’s recent approval of genetically modified (GM) products across various sectors, emphasizing the potential long-term effects on human health and the environment. They argue that the safety of GM foods has not been definitively established, with fears of unforeseen consequences on biodiversity and the ecosystem. Fredrick Saah, a ...

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Akufo-Addo swaps Upper East and Upper West Regional Ministers

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has swapped the Upper East and Upper West regional ministers. In a statement signed by the Communications Director at the Presidency Eugene Arhin, the Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Stephen Yakubu, will assume the role of Upper West Regional Minister. Similarly, the Upper West Regional Minister, Hafiz Bin Salih, will become the new Upper East ...

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Largest water body in Northern Ghana under heavy pollution-research reveals

A Water Quality Assessment conducted on the largest water body in Northern Ghana, the White Volta has revealed that the river is highly polluted with heavy metals,  including Mercury Copper, Zinc Cadmium, and Lead among other chemical contaminants. This is as a result of illegal mining activities taking place in communities bordering the White Volta in the northern part of ...

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Ghana to mark International Day of Forest on Thursday

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Forestry Commission in collaboration with other stakeholders will join the world to celebrate the International Day of Forests on Thursday, March 21, 2024.  The International Day of Forests, observed annually on March 21, is a global platform for raising awareness about the importance of forests and trees in sustaining life on Earth. ...

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TAMA Foundation set to release three major reports on mining in Northern Ghana

TAMA Foundation Universal, a Policy, Research, and Advocacy think tank is set to release three major comprehensive research reports on mining in northern Ghana on Wednesday, March 14, 2023, in the northern regional capital, Tamale. TAMA with funding support from Ford Foundation completed the research assignments in partnership with the Water Research Institute and the Faculty of Natural Resources and ...

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4 Western Togoland secessionists sentenced to 17 years imprisonment

Four members of secessionist group, Western Togoland have been sentenced to a total of 17 years for their roles in seeking to break Volta and Oti regions away from the country. The quartet, Michael Kwabla also known as Togbe Yesu, Nene Kwaku Agblorm, WO1 Emmanuel Hayford Afedo and Lance Corporal Abednego Dzreke Mawuena were also fined a total of 26,400 ...

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