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Gov’t halts levy on condoms, 63 commodities

The government has instructed the Ghana Revenue Authority to immediately stop the charging of import VAT on some 64 commodities including condoms (sheath contraceptives). The directive follows a meeting by the Economic Management Team headed by the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 after an extensive …

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Ejisuman SHS sex scandal: GNAT fights GES

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) is taking on the Ghana Education Service (GES) for interdicting nine teachers of Ejisuman Senior High School for their alleged involvement in a sexual abuse scandal. A fact-finding committee instituted by the GES in Ashanti Region recommended the interdiction of the teachers after …

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5 ‘galamseyers’ mining with cyanide to face court today

Five miners arrested on Thursday for using zinc and cyanide in their illegal operations at Aboso in the  Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality of the Western Region will be put before court today [Friday]. The five, including four Chinese and one Ghanaian, were arrested by government’s anti-galamsey task-force, Operation Vanguard, after a swoop …

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‘Shoot-to-kill galamseyers’ suggestion unfortunate – Aning

A security analyst, Dr. Kwesi Aning, has described as unfortunate suggestions by First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu, for a shoot-to-kill approach in dealing with illegal miners in the country. According to him, the comment puts Ghana in bad light in terms of respect for human rights. “I don’t …

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I’ll permanently tackle farmer-herder clashes – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his administration is devising measures to address the long-standing-conflict between nomadic herdsmen and local residents permanently. Speaking at a meeting with leaders of nomadic herdsmen communities of Fulani extraction, the President expressed concerns about the persistent clashes describing it as worrying. There have …

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