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High operation cost affect Ghana’s pole and line fishing

The Ghana Tuna Association (GTA) has said the high cost of doing business in Ghana was negatively affecting the fishing industry especially the operations of the tuna pole and line vessels. Pole and line fishing is a method for catching tuna and other pelagic species, one fish at a time by scattering small bait fish […]

WHO says Africa is in full-blown third Covid wave

Africa is in the middle of a full-blown third Covid wave and there is need for more vaccination, the Wold Health Organization (WHO) has said. The total infections have crossed the five million mark and at least seven African countries have run out of vaccines. “Africa needs millions more doses here and now,” WHO’s Africa […]

Malawi opposition seeks president’s removal

Malawi’s former ruling party turned opposition wants last year’s election nullified saying it was presided over by an electoral management body that was illegally constituted. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has filed a lawsuit in court asking for the removal of office of President Lazarus Chakwera. In recent weeks the Malawi High Court has declared […]

Upper East has always been on high alert- Minister

Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Stephen Yakubu, says the Region has over the years been on high alert for any possible attack from neighbouring countries. “We have always been on high alert, as a Region which shares borders with Burkina Faso which also shares borders with Mali and other countries. Especially now with recent problems […]

Let’s participate in promoting, protecting rights of children – Adwoa Safo

Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Sarah Adwoa Safo, has urged child rights organisations to whip up sensitisation on the promotion and protection of the rights of children to encourage citizens’ participation. According to her, “We must all get involved or continue in the sensitisation of the general public on the ten aspirations […]

G7 pledges one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations have agreed to provide up to one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines, of which at least half will be delivered by the end of this year. At the end of their three-day meeting on Sunday in Cornwall in the UK, the leaders said the doses would be […]

We will plant trees to maintain Volta Lake – CEO of VRA

Chief Executive Officer of Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, has pledged commitment to plant and nurture trees to maintain the Volta Lake at all times. He said the Authority owed responsibility to the public to operate and ensure that all water resource systems in the country, particularly the Volta River system was kept […]

Ministry partners with relevant stakeholders to help eradicate “galamsey”

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The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in partnership with relevant stakeholders are working tirelessly to project a positive image of the Ghanaian mining sector by focusing on the eradication of galamsey. This has prompted the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Minerals Commission to organize a special training workshop in Kumasi on […]

FDA seizes quantities of tramadol in Wa

The Upper West Region Office of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), in collaboration with the Upper West Regional Pharmacy Council, has seized an undisclosed quantity of tramadol from three Over the Counter Medicine Sellers (OTCMSs) in the Wa Municipality. The OTCMSs were fined administrative charges of GH₵5000.00 each per the dictates of the Public […]

Man who slapped French President jailed 18 months in jail

A man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron during a public event has been sentenced to 18 months in jail, but with 14 months of those as a suspended sentence. The 28-year-old was also banned from holding public office or possessing any weapons, television station BFMTV reported from the courtroom in Valence. Damien T slapped […]