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‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ to begin with GHc 560m cost

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government’s flagship agriculture policy, “Planting for Food and Jobs” will begin with a cost GHc 560 million. This is according to the Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, who said 200,000 farmers have already been recruited for the exercise which is expected to take off in March 2017, ahead of the new farming season. …

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Dery sues CJ again; says she lacked jurisdiction

Indicted High Court Judge, Paul Dery has filed a new lawsuit against the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Woode and two others over the Judicial Corruption scandal. He is seeking, among a litany of reliefs, a declaration that the Chief Justice lacked jurisdiction to inquire into the petition for his removal, presented to then-President John Mahama, based on the Criminal Offences …

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Akufo-Addo needs time to deliver – Ursula Owusu

Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has passionately pleaded with Ghanaians to be measured in their expectations of the Akufo-Addo government. “It is important that we also give him a chance. I mean expectations are high but he cannot solve every problem instantly in one year by waving a magic wand,” she told Francis Abban on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 …

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I Never Bribed MPs-Agyarko… Muntaka Disowns Ayariga

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawase, Alhaji Mubarak Muntaka, yesterday shot down allegation by his colleague MP Mahama Ayariga that he (Muntaka) shared ‘bribe’ money among his colleague members on the Appointments Committee. The man also accused of inducing them with the payment to facilitate his ministerial approval, Boakye Agyarko, also denied paying any bribe to …

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Maiden Volta Fashion and Arts Fair launched

Lovers of fashion and Arts in the Volta Region should brace themselves up for a first ever regional fashion and arts fair that is to hit the regional capital as part of Ghana’s 60thIndependence Day celebrations. The three-day event which promises to be thrilling would see budding fashion and art designers across the country converge at the GNAT Gardens in …

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Bimbilla schools re-open after violent clashes

Basic and second cycle schools in Bimbilla in the Nanumba north district of the Northern region have resumed school after a week-long break following the chieftaincy conflict that broke out in the area. Several lives and property were lost and many got injured. Basic and second cycle schools in the area closed after violent clashes in the township that left …

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Pastor Sentenced To 20 Years In Jail For Defiling A 13 Yr-Old Girl (Photo)

A pastor at Domeabra near Pokuase in the Ga West District of the Greater Accra Region has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with hard labour for defiling a 13-year-old girl. Pastor Vincent Kete pleaded guilty to defiling the daughter of his friend of 25 years. Presenting the facts in court, prosecutor Inspector Kofi Atimbiri said the accused called …

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Turkey to invest in Ghana’s 1 district; 1 factory project

The Turkish government will partner Ghana to support the one district, one factory policy, and boost agriculture production, the Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Nesrin Bayazit has assured. She said Turkey had the expertise and vast experience in agriculture and would enhance its cooperation with Ghana so that both nations would leverage on each other for economic advancement. ‘‘Turkey has a …

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