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The Founder and Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr. Akwasi Addae Odike says government must roll out policies and programmes to empower citizens for employment opportunities in the various sectors of the economy.

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The ambulances parked in front of the State House will be released in January 2020, the Ministry of Special Development Initiative has stated. This assurance follows the Minority side on Parliament rsquo;s Health Committee rsquo;s call for the immediate release of some 96 parked ambulances at the State House.

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The Central Committee of CSIR Local Unions (CCCLU) is appealing to President Akufo-Addo to immediately intervene and halt all activities of encroachers of the research lands at Pokuase in the Ga West Municipal Assembly.

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The President of Coconut Federation of Ghana, Patrick Ndabiah, has called on the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to consider the inclusion of coconut into the National Tree Crop Authority Bill which is expected to be passed by Parliament by the end of 2019.

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Requests for updates on the Australian Commonwealth Games Visa racketeering scandal have to be directed to the National Security Minister. The National Security Ministry took over investigations into the scandal on April 6, 2018, a point the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah reiterated to Parliament when queried on the matter on Thursday morning.

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Tension is brewing in Bimbilla in the Northern Region over the celebration of the Damba festival. Reports reaching Citi News indicate that security personnel have prevented the Nakpaa Naa family from celebrating the festival at his palace.

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The Minority in Parliament has demanded that government distributes the over 40 ambulances procured and parked in front of Parliament House in Accra. Addressing the press in Parliament, the Ranking Member on Parliament rsquo;s Health Committee, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh said while the ambulances sit idle, the number of Ghanaians who die due non-availability of ambulances continue to rise.

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A platform to boost ICT education among children dubbed 39;Tech-For-All Conference 39; organised by TEC KONSULT is advocating for critical Information Communications Technology (ICT) development and inclusion among children. This maiden edition of the conference gathered together those who matter in the Technology space to advocate and inspire and further push for the use of technology across all sectors.

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SEND GHANA has appealed to government to fast track the release of social protection funds to prevent undue delays. Addressing the media at a press conference in Accra, the Deputy Country Director of SEND GHANA, Mr.

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A certain Oppong Morgan is in the grips of the Osu Police Station after he was arrested for donning military fatigue at the Asomdwee Park. He was arrested by WO1 Roland Adongo and WOII Awudu Ekomato and sent to the Osu Police Station by a certain Isaac Akomah after an informant spotted him and reported to soldiers on duty at the Osu Castle on Tuesday.

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An SOS from a 39;distressed 39; Ghanaian woman in Lebanon has underscored once more the plight of domestic helps 39;exported 39; to the Gulf States. A lady, whose name withheld, claimed to be distressed sent a voice message to a Ghanaian worker in Dubai calling for her agent in Ghana to have her repatriated because she was suffering at the hands of her employers.

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The Police Administration has made good its promise of putting in place an arrangement for the receipt of complaints from aggrieved public as a result of unprofessional conduct of personnel. In this direction the administration has activated the following hotlines to enable members of the public, especially motorists and passengers, to reach the police authorities on their experiences with officers on the road where necessary.

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The case of two persons accused of the gruesome murder of two police officers at Budumburam, near Kasoa in the Central Region, has been adjourned to November 19, 2019. This was after the prosecution led by ASP Sylvester Asare wrote to the court pleading with it to adjourn the matter.

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The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) wants the government of Nigeria to open its Seme border to enable stranded Ghanaian traders clear their goods at the border. According to the Association, some of its members are facing challenges in Nigeria as a result of the border closure.

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The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) says it will continue its strike despite a directive from the management of the Judicial Service asking the Association to return to work. In a letter sighted by Citi News and signed by the General Secretary, Derrick Annan, the JUSAG stated that they disagree with the Judicial Service Secretariat rsquo;s call on them to return to work.

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There appears to be some confusion between the Judicial Service and its staff over an industrial action embarked upon by members of the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG). While the Judicial Service has directed all staff to return to work with immediate effect, the leadership of the Association is resolute in their decision, saying the only body that can declare their action illegal is a competent court.

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A mood of excitement has gripped the management and staff of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) as regards the implementation of a strategic plan that is reviving the operations of the state-owned firm.

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An Uber driver, Prince Ampofo, has sustained serious body injuries in a machete attack during a carjacking at the Ejisu town of Besease in the Ashanti Region. The victim was attacked by two men, who hired his services from Atinga Junction at Ahodwo to Besease under the pretext of going to inspect a plot of land.

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The Kintampo Divisional Police Command has started probes into the death of two children at Krabonso-Adiambra in the Kintampo South District of the Bono East Region. The two died from wounds after they were shot whilst on a farm by an unknown person on Monday.

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The Special Prosecutor (SP), Mr Martin Alamisi Amidu, has failed in his attempt to force the Attorney-General (A-G) to retrieve the euro;47.3 million judgement debt illegally paid by the state to Waterville Holdings (BVI) Limited.

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The Minority in Parliament has described the 2020 budget as a lsquo;Bye Bye Budget rsquo;. According to them, the government had not been truthful to Ghanaians on the realities on the ground in relation to the economy, as Ghanaians were worse off under the Akufo-Addo administration than they were under the erstwhile Mahama administration.

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has initiated the process to obtain powers of prosecution to enable it to put people before court for examination malpractice. The council says it believes that when the Attorney-General approves the process, it will become empowered to expedite the prosecution of offenders and help curb the menace of wrongdoing in examinations.

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The Deputy Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ms Patricia Appiagyei, is blaming the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the bad roads in the country. She says the opposition party has no moral right to question the NPP government as it left the challenge unresolved amid huge debt at the Roads Ministry.

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GCB Bank Limited has donated 1,500.00 chairs to the Acherensua Senior High School (ACHISCO) in the Ahafo Region. The chairs were purchased for the school in response to an appeal by the Management of the School.

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The government intends to spend GH cent;85.9 billion, representing 21.6 per cent of the country rsquo;s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in the 2020 fiscal year. The key drivers of the projected expenditure include the wage bill, which is projected at GH cent;22.9 billion, interest payments of GH cent;21.7 billion, goods and services for government operation at GH cent;8.3 billion and capital expenditure of GH cent;9.3 billion.

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