Modern Ghana

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The demand for catfish has drastically reduced and put investors in catfish farming into financial distress due to the coronavirus pandemic. This came up when the Eastern Regional Office of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture led by Mr Francis Banks, the Regional Director of the Fisheries Commission, visited Blackman 39;s Farms and Hatchery at Adoagyiri in the Eastern Region.

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Heads of Second Cycle institutions in the Upper East Region have appealed to the government to post health workers to the various schools to test students when they return to school. They noted that though the government promised to supply teachers and students with some Personal Protective Equipment, it was imperative for the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to post some frontline workers to the various schools to screen all teachers and students before they entere .

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The Juaboso District Assembly in the Western North Region has supported 200 persons with disabilities (PWDs) to help improve upon their standards of living. Out of the number, 31 of them received GH cent; 1000.00 cash each, while the rest received various items such as fufu pounding machines, deep freezers, industrial machines, wheelchairs and stabilizers.

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The Mayor of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly in the Western Region, Anthony K. K. Sam, has passed away after falling ill. The Presiding Member of the Assembly, John Kwesi Buckman confirmed the unfortunate development to Citi News.

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The Electoral Commission is facing another suit over its move to exclude the existing voter ID from the list of valid documents needed to register to vote. The plaintiff in this latest case, Mark Takyi-Banson, is also challenging the exclusion of the birth certificate.

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Child rights NGO Child Research for Action and Development Agency (CRADA) is warning that the number of children caught up in child labor in Ghana is rising as children continue to stay out of school because of COVID 19 restrictions.

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On Tuesday 9th June 2020 the Chairman/Special Envoy of the International Human Rights Commission to Ghana, Ambassador Professor Michael Kwateng paid a courtesy call on the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs.

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COVID-19 has exposed and worsened the pre-existing inequalities in our world. While this virus does not differentiate between nationalities, religions, or cultures, it is most adversely impacting those who are already marginalised, especially the world rsquo;s most vulnerable children.

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The Leader of the Economic Fighters 39; League, Ernesto Yeboah has been released from police custody, more than 30 hours after his bail was set by court. According to his lawyer, Francis Xavier Sosu, Ernesto Yeboah has met the bail requirement which was set at GHS100,000.

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Ayuba Abimiku, a young rice farmer at Gidan Mai-Akuya community in Nasarawa state, North-central Nigeria, is excited. Ayuba is witnessing the operation of a pressured plastic-piped sprinkler for the first time ldquo;This system allows for proper water management and the farmer can determine the right amount of water needed in the field per time, rdquo; he enthused.

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Common bean is a major food and cash crop for more than 90% of smallholder farmers in Burundi. Beans provide 20% of required calories and 50% of proteins, and are an entry point to tackle food insecurity, poverty and malnutrition.

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Burundi rsquo;s Constitutional Court has ruled that President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye should be sworn in as soon as possible as the next head of state. Pierre Nkrunziza, who had been president for 15 years and was due to leave office in August, suddenly died on Monday.

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The Police CID has invited the Hot FM broadcaster who interviewed Apostle Kwabena Owusu Adjei, the man who purportedly threatened the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. A letter to the radio station sighted by Citi News asked the station to release the interviewer, Isaac Darko Boamah, Awal Saeed Mohammed and one other described as ldquo;Gargantuan lady rdquo;.

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The pregnant COVID-19 patient who gave birth to a baby boy while on admission at the Tarkwa Apinto Government Hospital has recovered and discharged. She was discharged after testing negative for COVID-19 twice in line with protocols.

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The ideological beliefs rsquo; of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition hinges on the democratic selection process of leadership and its general application including parliamentary candidates. One of the many past stalwarts that the tradition has benefitted and been proud of is Dr.

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Kojo Aduboah a driver, popularly called Kojo Afro, has been granted bail in the sum of GH cent;2,000.00 with two sureties for allegedly subjecting one Mrs. Hannah Annan to beatings at Efutu, near Cape Coast.

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Mr. Andrews Teddy Ofori, the Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has cut sod for the construction of a rice processing factory in the Municipality. The factory, which is under the One District One Factory (1D1F) will clean, hull, mill, polish grade and sort rice as well as package for export.

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Ms. Grace Addo, an aspiring NPP parliamentary candidate for the Manso-Nkwanta Constituency, has appealed to the delegates in the upcoming primaries to again, repose their confidence in her by voting for her.

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Construction works on the Tamale interchange project is progressing steadily and is about 40 percent complete, says roads and highways Minister, Kwesi Amoako-Atta. The Tamale interchange project funded under a barter arrangement between the governments of Ghana and Sinohydro Limited of China is one of several priority infrastructural projects worth $2 billion in exchange for Ghana rsquo;s refined bauxite.

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Vice-Chancellors Ghana is asking government to fast track the distribution of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) before final year students resume school on Monday. Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, the Chairman of Vice-Chancellors Ghana, expects students to agitate for the PPE once schools resume.

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As part of disinfections of educational facilities in the Ahafo regions to halt the spread of COVID-19, Waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited visited the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) on Thursday to undertake thorough disinfection of the University premises.

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Senegal has rejected licensing requests for 52 new industrial fishing vessels, after Senegalese small-scale fishers and industrial shipowners raised the alarm. On World Ocean rsquo;s Day, June 8, the Minister of Fisheries rejected the requests, in a victory for sustainable fisheries.

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Accra, June 12, 2020 - Academic City University College, a premium Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics tertiary institution has announced the introduction of a degree programme in BSc. Industrial and Systems Engineering, the first of its kind in Ghana.

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Two persons have appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly stealing 15 HP laptops belonging to the National Identification Authority (NIA). Frank Nketia a trader, and Victor Maduka a businessman, who are being held over charges of stealing, possession of stolen property and dishonestly receiving, have pleaded not guilty.

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