Modern Ghana

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Urbanization in the country has spurred growth in nonfarm jobs in rural areas with little impact on agricultural intensification, defined by higher land productivity. Simultaneously, neglect of public investments, low even by African standards, in the non-cocoa sector has stagnated agricultural growth in the country.

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Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has denied claims by Major (Rtd) Ibrahim Rida, that he was hurt by his superiors after being asked to refund $4,000 he had wasted. In a strong-worded statement Sunday, Mr Rawlings said he did not recall being asked to pay back some $4000.

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Hon. Bernard Ahiafor on Saturday joined other mourners to pay their last respect to the late Godwin Kwadzo Ativor, the NDC Branch Chairman for Zomayi in the Akatsi South constituency. The burial service at Zomayi in the Akatsi South Constituency of the Volta Region attracted the former speaker of parliament, Hon.

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The Youth Organizer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Akatsi South Constituency in the Volta Region has called on the president of the country, Nana Addo to immediately step down for Former President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC for his continuous Renaming and stealing of his predecessor 39;s Projects .

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As part of the National Democratic Congress rsquo;s plans to include the peoples 39; suggestion into the 2020 manifesto, the Bole Bamboi-NDC executive board has charged patriotic constituents to come out with suggestions on what they believe to be affecting them and how they think those challenges can be improved.

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The road which links Dromankese to Busunya in the Nkoranza North District is in a bad state to the extend which has made it very dangerous for human use. During the raining season, it became very difficult for people travel on this road.

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The Jamestown Police Station has initiated the process of investigating a case of abandoned twins on Farmers rsquo; Day at the Princess Marie Louise Children rsquo;s Hospital in Accra. According to an eyewitness, their mother left them in the care of another woman around 11:30 am to use the washroom but never returned.

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The executives of the Volta Regional Juvenile Club Owners Association of Ghana (JUCOAG) have paid a courtesy call on the newly elected chairman of the Volta Regional Football Association (VRFA), Daniel Agbogah.

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As Ghana celebrated the efforts and contributions of farmers in the country on December 6th every year, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akatsi South, Hon. Bernard Ahaifor, has saved the Ghanaian tree crop farmers from a draconian law that could have thrown an innocent peasant farmer to jail.

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The Executive Director of Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has called on the Akufo-Addo government to restore the process of amending Article 243(1) to grant citizens the power to elect their own Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

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Government rsquo;s approach for fighting corruption has been questioned amidst concerns that it is not inspiring confidence in that real gains are being made. Kofi Bentil, Senior Vice President of policy think tank IMANI Africa said although President Akufo-Addo while in opposition promised to use the Anas Aremeyaw Anas method to fight corruption, the refrain has changed.

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The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has wished its sister Party, the United Kingdom Conservative Party the best of luck in the upcoming polls. It has also called on the people of the United Kingdom to renew the mandate of the Conservative Party and its Leader, Boris Johnson as the country goes to the polls next week Thursday, December 12, 2019.

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An official of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and another person yet to be identified have died amid renewed chieftaincy clashes in Mankessim. Five other persons have sustained various degrees of injuries and four of them are receiving treatment at the Mercy Women 39;s Catholic Hospital, JoyNews rsquo; Richard Kwadwo Nyarko reports.

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has led the NPP youth wing in a health walk in Tamale, the Northern region. The walk was aimed at canvassing support for the party towards the 2020 general election.

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Former President John Agyekum Kufuor is urging government to come up with a presidential policy to improve the production and marketing of Ghana Rice around the globe. He wants government to re-energize its political will for the transformation of agriculture and the Ghana Rice sector which he says has developed rapidly over the years.

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World renowned evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke has died at age 79. His family announced his death via his Facebook page on Saturday December 7, 2019. 8220;Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather , Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.

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Ghana Without Orphans (GWO) organised a two-day legal conference on good practices in the judicial process of protection and care for children in Ghana. This was done in collaboration with Strengthening Families for Abandoned Children United Kingdom (SFAC UK) and the Judicial Training Institute of Ghana.

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ldquo;We must eat what we grow to motivate our farmers and support the development of the local food industry. Indeed, Rebecca, my beautiful wife, our First Lady, insists that we eat local rice at home, and has made sure of it.

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A 45-year-old farmer who was arrested by the police for possessing an unlicensed gun has been granted a cent;50,000 bail with two sureties by the Nkawie circuit court. Yaw Gambi pleaded not guilty and would reappear before the court on December 17, this year.

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The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) says it will from February 1, next year delete the names of all pensioners who have not gone through the Biometric re-enrolment exercise .

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Best of The Best Academy, a private school has held an event to commemorate its 15 years of existence. The event took place on December 6, 2019, at the premises of the school situated at Borkorborkor, a suburb of Ablekuma in Accra.

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The Food and Drugs Authority is embarking on a programme dubbed ldquo;One Consumer, One Officer rdquo; in Bono East, Bono and Ahafo regions as part of its efforts to increase awareness on the safety of the various consumables on the market, especially as Christmas is just around the corner.

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The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Kwahu East, Hon Isaac Agyapong has said that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government will continue to prioritize and support agriculture to make the sector one of the most viable driving forces of Ghana rsquo;s economic development and transformation.

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Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo has cautioned the public against giving gifts and monies to judges whenever they carry out their mandated jobs. She said such practice breeds corruption and undermines justice delivery stating people should only pay approved fees at the courts.

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Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has urged government to put in place a Presidential policy to improve the production and marketing of Ghana Rice around the globe. He urged governments to enforce its political will for the transformation of agriculture and the Ghana Rice sector.

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