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We use cement to purify water – Sagnarigu residents

Posted: April 3, 2018 at 2:22 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Science & Environment

Poor and desperate residents of Nanton Kpawomo in Sagnarigu municipality of the Northern region use cement as chemical to treat water before consumption, as rainfalls delay triggered the worst water crisis situation in the community. The only supply of drinking water, for two other communities, is a hand dug dam and contaminated waterhole located in […]

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Land Title Bottlenecks To Be Addressed This Year – Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Posted: February 14, 2018 at 11:48 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Science & Environment

Government will this year begin the process of streamlining the process of land acquisition, valuation and records consolidation as part of measures to move Ghana beyond aid, the Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced. Among other intended measures, plans are far advanced to begin the process of digitising all land […]

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Debt owed 24 road contractors overpaid by ¢25m in 2016– Auditor-General report

Posted: January 31, 2018 at 11:12 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Science & Environment

The Auditor-General’s 2016 report has revealed grave questionable transactions at the Roads and Highway Ministry, leading to an overpayment in excess of over ¢25million to some contractors. The report showed that instead of ¢75,053,875.39 quoted to be the total debt owed some 24 companies as at December 31, 2016, the Chief Finance Director at the Ministry paid ¢100,679,315.28 […]

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Global attention on Ghana over discovery of special monkey at Atiwa

Posted: December 20, 2017 at 9:02 am   /   Editor's Choice, Science & Environment, Security

Ghana has attracted global attention as A ROCHA Scientists have discovered Cercocebus Lunulatus, a rare terrestrial Monkey in the Atiwa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region. The Scientists discovered the globally threatened White-naped Mangabey (Cercocebus lunulatus) in the Atiwa Forest few days ago using infrared camera trap. The primate was known to live in only […]

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World Bank to stop funding oil, gas projects from 2019

Posted: December 13, 2017 at 10:22 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Science & Environment, World News

The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy’s shift to cleaner energy. “The World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019,” it said in a statement in Paris, where world leaders […]

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Bill for Integrated Aluminium, Bauxite Development Authority ready soon – Dr Bawumia

Posted: December 6, 2017 at 11:36 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Politics, Science & Environment

Government is in the process of drafting a bill to be presented to Parliament for the establishment of the Ghana Integrated Aluminium and Bauxite Development Authority, to reflect President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s commitment to establishing an Integrated Aluminium Industry to serve Ghana and Africa. The Authority will play the important role of promoting responsible […]

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Digital land title registration scheduled for 2018 – Bawumia

Posted: November 29, 2017 at 4:18 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Science & Environment

Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said government will in the coming year follow through with their plans of introducing digital registration of lands, an initiative intended to develop the mortgage market. “One of the big things we are going to be doing next year is, we are shifting our focus to land and land registration. […]

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Buipe, Yapei bridges closed over fears of collapse

Posted: November 23, 2017 at 10:25 am   /   Editor's Choice, Science & Environment

Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako Attah has directed the immediate closure of two bridges crucial to economic activity between the northern Ghana and the rest of the country. Engineers say the Buipe and Yapei bridges are so weak they could collapse anytime soon. Following a routine inspection on Wednesday, the Roads Minister said repair […]

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Vice President re-opens GH¢ 500,000.00 rehabilitated Kintampo Waterfalls

Posted: November 21, 2017 at 11:09 am   /   Editor's Choice, Science & Environment, Travel & Tour

By Nana Osei Kyeretwie, GNAKintampo (B/A), Nov. 20, GNA – Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has unveiled a plaque and cut a tape to signify the re-opening of the rehabilitated Kintampo Waterfalls in the Kintampo North Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region. The waterfalls were closed down by a joint decision on Monday, March 20, 2017 […]

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Zongo Development Fund to get GH¢150m in 2018 budget

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 12:19 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Science & Environment

The government intends to allocate GH¢150 million to the Zongo Development Fund (ZDF) to be used to fund development projects in Zongo communities nationwide. The amount is about 32 per cent lower than the GH¢219 million that was allocated to the fund this year. Although commendable, the GH¢150 million to be allocated to the fund […]

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