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An anti-corruption crusader, Mr. Raphael Godlove Ahenu has charged political party communicators to stop defending government officials involved in corruption scandals, and allow the laws to act. According to him, the speed at which parties in power mount defence to at all cost exornerate corrupt officials sharply defeats the nation 39;s commitment towards the fight against corruption.

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Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, aka Napo, says the country develops faster whenever the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is in political office. According to him, the NPP has a unique track record of always producing quality leaders who have the potential of turning the fortunes of the country around within a short time whilst in office.

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The Appointments Committee of Parliament has begun vetting three female Appeals Court justices promoted to the Supreme Court by President Akufo-Addo. Justice Mariama Owusu, Justice Gertrude Tokornoo and Justice Avril Lovelace-Johnson will replace Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo, Justice Vida Akoto Bamfo and Justice Sophia Adinyira who are due for retirement by close of the year.

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The Mfantseman Municipal Director of the Bureau of National Investigations, Samuel Ampofo, and a student have been shot dead as others sustained gunshot injuries during the installation of a queen mother at Mankessim in the Central Region on Saturday.

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Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has cautioned the youth to never make a mistake to follow the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) because it is capable of messing up their future aspirations. He said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) under President Akufo-Addo had demonstrated a high level of commitment towards positive youth development and must be supported to continue its good works.

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President Akufo-Addo was the toast of the members of the Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Takoradi yesterday when he, after taking the podium, quoted some Bible verses to back his decision to implement certain pro-poor policies by his government.

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The District Chief Executive (DCE) for West Gonja District, Hon Saeed Jebreel Muhazu has urged farmers in the district to see farming as a business that responds to the economic growth of Ghana and not just for the purposes of farming to feed the household.

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President Akufo-Addo on Saturday joined hundreds of people in Sekondi-Takoradi to mourn the Takoradi Constituency Treasurer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who was killed at his resident. Mark Yaw Ofori was murdered in cold blood at his resident at Fijai, a suburb of Sekondi, by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

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The War Against Indiscipline team on Monday morning made a stop at the Amasaman Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) station to sensitise and warn commercial plus tipper truck drivers of the dangers of indisciplined driving.

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Two persons are killed daily through road crashes in the Volta Region, the Regional Director of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has disclosed. Mr Kwasi Tsibu Yirenkyi said seven persons are also injured daily through crashes in the region.

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President Akufo-Addo has said he wants to leave a mark by making Ghana a world-class centre for skills development in Africa. ldquo;We want to emphasize the importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and make Ghana the leading country in TVET in Africa, rdquo; he stressed.

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Tema Traditional Council has expressed displeasure over illegal and unregulated fishing by foreign trawlers in the country. According to the council, the practice is decimating the country 39;s fish populations and affecting the economy.

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Cpl Samuel Boamah and L/Cpl Isifu Tahiru, both with the Kasoa Divisional Police Command, are in custody for allegedly shooting to death a certain Musah Mohammed, aged 22, at a drinking spot in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region.

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Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has challenged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to a show of records in office to enable Ghanaians judge who has met their aspirations the most. He said he was convinced that when pushed to a debate of facts and achievements, the NDC would have no leg to stand on.

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All public pre-tertiary teachers will from today, Monday abandon their classrooms nationwide in protest of what they call legacy arrears. Three teacher unions- the Ghana National Association of Teachers, the National Association of Graduate Teachers and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers say the Ghana Education Service has failed to process their salary arrears from 2012 to 2015.

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The Finance Minister is seeking parliamentary approval for the use of GH?15.6 billion to strengthen the financial sector by improving liquidity and securing depositors rsquo; funds. President Nana Akufo-Addo has already given executive approval for the expenditure.

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The Coalition of NGOs Against MINING ATEWA (CONAMA) is demanding the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC), to stop misinforming the Ghanaian Public on the bauxite development agenda. GIADEC in a recent media engagement on the latest developments in the sector, said the environment and especially river bodies which take their source from the Atewa forest will not be affected in anyway.

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Parliament 39;s Appointments Committee will begin vetting Supreme Court justice nominees later today, Monday. President Nana Akufo-Addo last month, nominated three female justices, Justice Mariama Owusu, Justice Gertrude Torkonoo and Justice Avril Lovelace Johnson to the apex court subject to parliamentary approval.

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Ex- President, John Agyekum Kufuor has been honoured for his commitment to agricultural growth and development in the country. ldquo;You did not end there after serving your country as a President. You continued to do what your parents did best - farming, which has created numerous jobs for the people, rdquo; a Citation, which was presented to the former President by the Atwima Nwabiagya North District Assembly, read.

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The Coastal Development Authority is considering a plans to develop a lsquo;sea bus rsquo; system to promote transportation between coastal regions. The Authority is hoping to conveniently move people and goods along the coast via this system and consequently ease traffic along the N1.

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Some aggrieved Customers of Menzgold Ghana Limited say they are disappointed at the company for announcing plans to publish a payment schedule without their inputs. The troubled gold dealership firm on its social media handles gave indications that a payment schedule will be published on December 18.

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The chief of Dinga a suburb of Tinga in the Bole District of the Savannah region has been killed by unknown assailants on last Saturday night. Gbandariwura Koku Nyankan was shot through the window of his bedroom, JoyNews correspondent, Isaac Nongya reported.

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The Agona West Parliamentary Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Paul Ofori-Amoah, has put up a temporal footbridge for residents of Agona Swedru. The perennial floods which occurred some few weeks ago destroyed a footbridge that served the people of Owane-Dasuenim in Agona Swedru.

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Following from available evidence, it is the position of STRANEK-Africa that regardless of the political and financial commitment by the government of Ghana towards the establishment of an extensive, reliable, robust and all-encompassing national identification scheme through the National identification Authority, if provisions are not made for capturing and registering at birth, all Ghanaians and resident foreigners born in Ghana as well, the ongoing National Identification Registration woul .

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Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has challenged the opposition NDC to a show of records in office to enable Ghanaians judge who has met their aspirations best. Vice President Bawumia is convinced that when pushed to a debate of facts and achievements, the NDC would have no leg to stand on and would resort to their usual refuge of obfuscation and goal-shifting.

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