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Da Costa Aboagye, the Chairman of Risk Communication and Community Engagement for Ghana 39;s COVID-19 response, has described the testing regime at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) as robust. He said Ghanaians must not bastardize the testing regime.

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Vice President Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia has lauded the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry for planning to build a residential and livelihoods empowerment centre for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The project falls under the Church 39;s Village Project to economically empower PWDs to realise their potentials.

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Ex-president, John Dramani Mahama has chastised government for introducing new taxes in the country. According to him, the taxes ldquo;will worsen the plight of the citizenry rdquo;. The government has introduced some new taxes to help it generate additional revenue.

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The Trade Union Congress (TUC) is asking government to stop using COVID-19 as an excuse and review the salaries of workers upwards to help them deal with the recent economic hardships in the country.

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Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, the Okyenhene, has appealed to Ghanaians to ensure the sustainable use and preservation of rivers and water bodies in the country for the benefit of the future generation.

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Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has congratulated Prempeh College for winning the 2020 virtual Robofest World Championship. In a tweet, Dr Bawumia wrote, This feat was also achieved by Mamfe Methodist Girls 39; Senior High School in 2019, and shows that Ghana has a lot of potential in this field and must be nurtured well to support our technological advancement .

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Labour consultant, Yiadom Boakye Amponsah has chided managers of private companies who hastily laid off workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. His comments come as Ghana joins the rest of the world to commemorate Workers rsquo; Day today, Saturday, May 1, 2021.

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President Akufo-Addo has stated that his government rsquo;s flagship Free Senior High School (SHS) policy will become a permanent feature in the country rsquo;s educational set-up. The president says government will continue to invest heavily in the policy to give every child an opportunity to acquire secondary education.

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The Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG), says the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations is the legitimate body to handle pension issues and not the Ministry of Finance.

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Enoch Teye Mensah, Greater Accra Regional Representative on the Council of State has charged District Assembly Members to deepen their intellect in local governance to enhance the decentralization process.

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President Akufo-Addo says negotiations within the National Tripartite Committee working to establish the minimum wage for 2021, has begun in earnest. He made the announcement when he joined organised labour to mark the National May Day celebration at the forecourts of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Accra.

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The Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Dr Anthony Yaw Baah says 800,000 workers in Ghana suffered from pay cut as a result of the coronavirus pandemic on the local economy.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission , Ghana (SEC) has asked customers of dissolved fund management companies (FMCs) to be rest assured as government has made provision to cover all validated claims.

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A private legal practitioner Mr Bobby Banson has said, it will be illegal for the government to set ablaze the excavators that are seized from illegal small scale miners (galamsey) in the country.

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President Akufo-Addo has placed an embargo on salary increment for himself, his Vice and all the appointees of the executive for this year. The President said it is a way of contributing to the reduction of the effect of the virus on the local economy.

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just transition requires dialogue and proactive planning among workers, employers, governments, communities, and civil society Ghana government must end policies that promote the exploitation and Implement policies to ensure that all women and young people have access to decent work, including by enacting legal protections to provide security in the workplace, social protection for workers rights, and participate in decision-making that affects their lives; We must avert clima .

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Two men have been picked up by the Nungua Police in Accra for allegedly kidnapping a man from Ivory Coast on the Spintex Road and tried to demand ransom. The suspects have been identified as Samson Abban, 31, excavator operator and Joshua Aidoo, also 31 a private security personnel but a third suspect yet to be named by the police, is at large.

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A chief, tendana, head of clan or family in charge of management of stool, clan or family land, who fails to be transparent, fair, open and impartial in matters affecting land management commits an offense.

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A new short-course Tuberculosis (TB) Preventive Therapy (TPT) has been outdoored for the first time at Agormanya in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region. The new fixed-dose combination (FDC) with rifapentine and isoniazid termed ldquo;3HP rdquo; prevents people infected with TB from developing active TB and reduces the number of pills that people who need the treatment have to take every week from nine to three.

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Two young men have been apprehended by the police in Darkuman, Accra, for allegedly abducting a three-year-old girl, ostensibly for money rituals. The suspects have been identified as Addo Quaye, 20, and Ramsey Abubakari, 18.

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Three of government rsquo;s new taxes have taken effect, beginning today, Saturday, May 1. These new taxes are as a result of the imposition of an Energy Sector Recovery Levy of GHS 20 pesewas per litre of petrol/diesel and 18 pesewas per kg on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and a Sanitation and Pollution Levy of GHS10 pesewas per litre of petrol and diesel.

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The Coalition of Concerned Teachers demand that negotiations concerning the 2021 base pay must be completed by the end of May, as new taxes take effect. According to the group, any further delay will make teachers worse off.

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More than 14. 7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the continent, but rollout campaigns have stalled in many countries. As of April 28, only Seychelles, an island nation with a population of almost 123,831 people, has vaccinated about 68 per cent of its population.

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Many public sector workers usually sneak out of their working places when transferred or on retirement. This, some attribute to their guilt of not leaving behind any impact or legacy. Evaluations of public sector workers almost don rsquo;t exist as many sleep on their jobs and still get paid their salary every month.

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