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The issue of whether or not the Power Distribution Services (PDS) Concession Agreement should be cancelled by the government has started another 'fight' between the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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The National Security Council Secretariat has said allegations that party vigilante groups have been trained at one of its facilities ahead of the 2020 polls are false. ldquo;Since 2009, recruits into this outfit have been provided with standard training.

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Member of Parliament for Effutu Constituency, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has rubbished claims that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was training party vigilante groups to disrupt the 2020 polls. According to him, the claims, made first by Ghana rsquo;s former Ambassador to the UK, Victor Smith, and repeated recently by former President John Mahama, is a diversion.

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Government 8217;s findings on the controversial Power Distribution Service (PDS) deal will be made public in a few days, Energy Minister, Peter Amewu has said. 8220;The suspension is in place. Government is taking measures to address the problem and the issue that led to the suspension and we are taking our time to examine every issue that led to the suspension then we can take a firm decision.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday said government was considering a future use of nuclear energy to reduce Ghana's carbon footprints as part of his government's determination to contribute significantly towards winning the fight against climate change.

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Ghana 8217;s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has called for the establishment of what he termed 8220;The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Management Authority (ALCoMA). 8221; According to him, the creation of ALCoMa was key in ensuring that matters relating to land acquisition and ownership are well managed.

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Government says it would next week make public, its findings after probing into the controversial Power Distribution Service (PDS) deal which was fraught with fraud . Energy Minister Peter Amewu said the government will come out with credible evidence and bring closure to the brouhaha surrounding the PDS concession agreement with Electricity Company of Ghana.

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The Office of the Attorney General (AG) has dropped all charges against four out of the eight persons arrested for allegedly kidnapping two Canadian girls in Kumasi in June this year. The four were alleged to be part of a kidnapping syndicate which had planned for few months how they were going to kidnap white foreigners in Ghana and make their relatives pay some monies as ransom before releasing them.

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FOR THE third consecutive time, Anwar Sadat Mohammed aka Alhaji, the prime suspect in the murder of the Otumfuo's Asamponhene, Oheneba Kwadwo Aforduo, has been remanded in prison custody. During its sitting on Thursday, a District Court in the Asokore Mampong Municipality granted the wish of the prosecution team by remanding the suspect.

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The Minister of Energy, Peter Amewu has dismissed claims that the government has handed over thirty percent shares in the power distribution industry to a new company called Meridian Power Ventures Limited in Hong Kong.

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Government has decided to terminate its concession agreement with Power Distribution Services, highly-placed sources have told myjoyonline.com. A termination would bring to an end, PDS rsquo; short-lived control of the country rsquo;s electricity supply.

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Information reaching Citi News is that government has finally terminated the Power Distribution Services 8217; concession agreement with the Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG. The termination, Citi News gather, is on the insistence of the Ghana government, against the position of the US government which was insisting that the PDS concession should remain in order to save the $498 million compact with the Millennium Challenge Account.

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As part of President Akufo-Addo 39;s vision of reducing graduate unemployment in the country, Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reaffirmed government 39;s policy of prioritizing job creation and introduce social interventions for all citizens.

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The National Disaster Management Organization 8217;s (NADMO) Coordinator for the Akuapim South District, Akufo Buckman Ntow has blamed what appears to be a landslide on parts of the Aburi highway on the poor drainage system at a facility close to the road.

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Retired Ghanaian surgeon and poet, Prof. Lade Wosornu will be the main guest speaker at the Reading School Project 2019, to be hosted at the University of Professional Studies, Accra. The other supporting guest author for the day is Bisi Adjapon, the author of Africa rsquo;s best-selling novel, lsquo;Of Women and Frogs.

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Police in the Eastern Region have charged a fetish priest and his accomplices for allegedly molesting some contestants of the 2019 Miss Commonwealth Beauty Pageant at a shrine. The bizarre case happened at a shrine belonging to one Togbe Shito at Akyem-Kukurantumi in the Abuakwa North Municipal of the Eastern Region.

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A fierce critic of the current structure of legal education in Ghana, Professor Kwaku Asare, has lashed out at the Chief Justice rsquo;s recent comments against calls to open up legal education.

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The National Cybersecurity Advisor, Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, has cautioned against the politicisation of cybersecurity issues in Ghana. He made the call on Friday, October 18, 2019, at the Alisa Hotel, in Accra, during a cybersecurity business breakfast meeting organized by Integrity Magazine The meeting brought together key Cybersecurity experts and stakeholders to share ideas and insights on how to adequately safeguard Ghana 8217;s cyber ecosystem.

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Reclamation of land degraded by illegal mining is set to receive a major boost as the Forest Research Institute (FORIG) outdoors heavy metal absorbing tree species. The three species, both indigenous and exotic, selected after rigorous study are said to also have the capacity to stabilize soil for agricultural production.

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Founder of newly-registered political party, Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Rev. Christian Kwabena Andrews, has called on Ghanaians to end the political duopoly involving the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which has existed since the inception of the 4th Republic in 1992.

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A former Deputy Volta Region Women rsquo;s Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ms. Paulina Magyam, yesterday, October 17, 2019, donated assorted educational materials to some pupils in the Nkwanta North District of the Oti Region.

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Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that the government has launched a national policy to register all prison inmates onto the National Health Insurance Scheme ( NHIS). According to Dr. Bawumia, about 80% of the inmates at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison have so far been covered under the policy.

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The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) of the Ministry of Communications (MoC) has embarked on a regional sensitization programme to create awareness about the dangers of cybercrime and to demonstrate Ghana rsquo;s cybersecurity readiness.

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Civil Society organizations in rural and Community Water Services, the Coalition of Community Water Services (COCOWAS) has criticized the government for not rescinding its decision to bring all community pipe water systems under a centralized system arguing the move is bound to face challenges that will worsen the plight of the rural poor.

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The Member of Parliament for Jomoro Constituency in Western Region, Hon. Paul Essien has donated seventeen (17) sewing machines to seamtresses. The donation was carried out after the beneficiary girls had gone through a three-year training in dressmaking.

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