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The Paramount Chief of Kpalime Traditional Area, Togbega Atikpladza Agbi Yao VIII, is not happy with the underdevelopment of the area. He is appealing to government to come to their aid and help address the deteriorating issues in education, water, health, roads, infrastructure and unemployment in the area.

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Ghanaians have been urged to participate in the December 17th Referendum to help amend some clauses in the 1992 Constitution in relation to local governance. Information Officer at the New Juaben North Municipality of the Eastern Region, Elizabeth Afia Ansaah, in an interview with Bryt FM news indicated the need for the general populace to partake in the exercise saying, it will give power to ordinary citizens to elect their MMDCEs.

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The opposition party in Parliament has promised to trigger a vote of no confidence against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, over what it says are high fiscal deficit figures. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs claim the Minister wants to deliberately manipulate government rsquo;s spending figures to stay within the accepted limit.

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The first tranche of the lsquo;bauxite for development rsquo; barter agreement, popularly known as Sinohydro deal, signed between the Government of Ghana and the People rsquo;s Republic of China has been released, the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed.

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The second Conformance and Interoperability Training programme for sister members of the ITU in the African Region has been successfully organised in Accra. The training was organised by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) with the support of the National Communications Authority (NCA).

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The National Inspectorate Board of the Ministry of Education reviews its school inspections approach and switches from a manual inspection process to a digital data-analysis friendly approach. After a review of its school inspections approach, the National Inspectorate Board under the direction of its new Executive Director, Dr Haggar Hilda Ampadu, has made school inspections technological and data analysis friendly.

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After 13 weeks of intensive coaching and hard work, the top ten startups in the 2019 Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech cohort were finally ready to show off their ventures to the world at a Demo Day on Thursday, 7 November 2019.

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A two-man delegation represents Ghana in a 3-day workshop of the United Nation Disaster Risk Reduction workshop currently ongoing in Kenya-Nairobi. The delegation from Ghana made up of Mr. Abrokwa Koranteng and Mr.

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The Member of Parliament for Manhyia North, Hon. Collins Owusu Amankwah has said the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has no moral right to criticize President Akufo-Addo rsquo;s leadership saying they are behaving like reserve players on the bench.

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for the New Juaben North Constituency in the Eastern Region, Kwadwo Boateng-Agyemang, has said the NPP government has had a better cocoa production and pricing regime as compared to the NDC which spent more on the sector.

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Ghana rsquo;s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. George Ayisi Boateng has bemoaned the failure by Ghanaian nationals in South Africa to register their names and addresses at the mission.

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The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has formally united its front by eliminating its partisanship between the two major political parties in the country. NUGS over the years was seen as a hub and center of partisanship but this year the story was different as all aggrieved parties came together to form a single front to elect a new set of leaders that will run a single front in moving forward.

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Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has said the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, will cook up figures in the yet to be presented 2020 budget on November 13, 2019 in his bid to paint a good image of the economy.

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An Accra High Court has refused a bail request by defence lawyers in the trial of persons accused of plotting to topple the government. The court presided over by Justice George Buadi in its ruling noted that the accused persons were lawfully arrested and have not been kept in custody unreasonable.

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A trailer carrying two 40-footer containers crushed a woman to death. The incident which occurred on Friday, November 8, 2019, at about 6:000pm attracted a large crowd. Residents, traders and commercial drivers in the area have still not come to terms with the incident, they described as horrific.

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The Chief Executive Office (CEO) of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) will be speaking to students at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) on how to prepare themselves for the job market.

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The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye has said the 18 persons who were arrested for engaging in illegal fishing will be processed for court soon. The fishermen were busted during an operation by the fisheries enforcement unit over the weekend.

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A wood dealer at Nkwanta in the Nkwanta South District of the Oti Region has been picked up for illegally reconnecting his washing bay. 32-year-old Abubakari Mamuda took the law into his hands and reconnected his washing bay after staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) disconnected it for non-payment of bills.

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DGN Online has gathered that about 10 big bags containing human bones and skulls, have been dumped at a refuse site around Larteh in the Akropong North Municipality of the Eastern Region.

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As the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) accuses the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) government of being filled with relatives and friends, the Chairman of Cape Coast North constituency of the party, Mr.

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In May 2019, The Ghana Statistical Service selected some districts across the country for the Trial Census ahead of the 2020 National Population and Housing census. At the District launch and its opening ceremony at Chinderi, the capital of Krachi Nchumuru District in the Oti Region of Ghana on Thursday November 7, the RS, Mr.

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The High Court has dismissed a bail application by the seven accused persons facing trial for their alleged plot to overthrow the government. According to the Judge, Justice George Buadi, none of the accused persons had been detained beyond two months and their arrest and detention are not arbitrary or unlawful.

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Nigerian traders in Ghana under the umbrella of Nigerian Union Traders Association (NUTA) have appealed to President Akufo-Addo and his Nigerian counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari to come to their aid. In a release signed by their president, Chief Chukwuemeka Nnaji and secretary general, Evaristus Nwankwo; they complained about the closure of their shops in both Accra and Kumasi.

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Mrs Victoria Adu, the (MCE) for Birim Central has advised the Informal Sector Workers to register the Tier-3 Pension Scheme to enable them to become financially independent after attaining retirement old age.

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President Akufo-Addo has called for the need to have local content in media programmes in Ghana as a matter of regulation, to preserve the rich Ghanaian culture. The President said the future of tourism rested in the rich culture of the country and it was imperative for the media to promote that culture in a well-packaged manner to attract investments for the growth of the economy.

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