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Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has asked his lawyers to initiate legal processes to challenge a disallowance and surcharge slapped on him by the Auditor General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo. The disallowance and surcharge imposed on 24th October, 2019, have to do with a $1 million payment to Kroll and Associates Limited.

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The Member of Parliament for Bantama who doubles as a government rsquo;s spokesperson on Finance, Daniel Okyem Aboagye, says the failure of the government to release the majority of funds allocated to the Office of the Special Prosecutor is due to poor revenue earnings in the year.

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Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in collaboration with Transplant Links UK has performed kidney transplantation for four patients. The three males and one female patient are currently doing well. https://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/12122019110604-uaqctgfsrn-img-20191212-wa0010.jpg For each transplant, the donor of the kidney was a healthy family member.

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President Akufo-Addo will on Friday, December 13, 2019, meet members of the press at the Jubilee House. The encounter is expected to afford invited journalists the opportunity to ask the President some critical questions on topical issues in the country as far as his three-year-old administration is concerned.

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As it emerges that the Special Prosecutor rsquo;s office grossly underused its 2019 budget allocation, Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said this is the latest reminder of the Akufo-Addo administration rsquo;s failings in the fight against corruption.

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President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, says it will no longer engage with the National Labour Commission (NLC) because of the court order to the teacher unions rsquo; to return to the classroom.

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Private health facilities on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have threatened to bring back the lsquo;cash and carry rsquo; system of healthcare if the government does not address their reimbursement concerns.

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An Accra High Court hearing the trial of Dr Stephen Opuni, the former CEO of COCOBOD and Seidu Agongo, the CEO of Agricult Ghana Limited has move the matter to January 9, 2020 for continuation.

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A 21-year-old tricycle rider and resident of Adagya in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti region has been sentenced to 10years in prison for having unnatural carnage with a class 6 pupil.

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The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congres (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of politicising the distribution of premix fuel to fisherfolk. The former president feels the NPP distributes the fuel to its party members who hoard the product and sell them later at exorbitant prices.

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The Ministry of Education (MoE) has commended the National Labour Commission (NLC) for going to court to secure an order to restrain the three teachers unions from continuing with their strike action.

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The Ghana Youth Advocacy Movement have criticized the Government for showing bad leadership towards the ongoing strike action by teachers. The group issued an official statement on Thursday, 12th December 2019 in Kumasi registering their displeasure in the manner in which GES and other Gov, t officials are currently addressing the teachers 39; striking action.

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Mrs. Victoria Adu, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) has cut a sod for the construction of CHPS Compound worth GH cent;385, 922.65 in Oda Nkwanta. .At a durbar before the sod-cutting ceremony, Mrs.

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Private Health Facilities in Ghana (PHFAoG) has threatened to withdraw their services if the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) does not pay their ten (10) months claims in arrears by the 16th of December, 2019 to alleviate the intensity of their woes and distress.

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For more than two decades now, Ghana has been recognized by the international community as a beacon of hope for Africa because of the country rsquo;s democratic credentials. However, over the last few years, political vigilantism and electoral violence have been identified by experts to be the most potent threat to this success, and the peace and stability of the country.

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Thirty-four year old Alhassan Mohammed Abass from Amantin emerged as best farmer for Atebubu-Amantin at this year rsquo;s municipal best farmer awards held at Sanwakyi-Afefreso. The Senior High School graduate with 16 years of farming experience has 30 acres of cowpea, 25 acres of maize, 22 acres of mango, 4 acres of rice and 2 acres of cashew.

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MTN is sponsoring the construction of a six-unit classroom block for the Adugyama Senior High School. The project which is expected to be completed by February 2020 also has a staff common room, store, and washrooms.

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Minority in Parliament is accusing government of deliberately stifling the work of the Office of the Special Prosecutor in tackling corruption. According to a Member of the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, out of the GHS180 million approved by Parliament last year as 2019 budget estimates for the Office, only GHS 28.8 million was released by the Finance Minister.

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A former New Patriotic Party Regional Chairman for the Upper West region Alhaji Abubakar Abdul- Rahaman affectionately called Chairman Short has been sworn in as a Council of State Member at a brief but colourful ceremony at the seat of government in Accra by President Nana Akufo- Addo.

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The former Chief Executive of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Alex Mould is calling on government to as a matter of urgency engage TULLOW and its partners in order to protect the jobs of Ghanaians in the upstream petroleum sector.

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The West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo), has encouraged the youth to pursue academic excellence after organizing a quiz competition for schools in the Shama District of the Western Region on Wednesday.

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An anti-corruption crusader, Raphael Godlove Ahenu has observed that corruption is the biggest obstacle to achieving Sustainable Development Goals across the globe, especially in Africa, saying; corruption makes societies worse off and lowers the living standards of the population.

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The Editor- in ndash; Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr. has sent a word of caution to the Minister for Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh to be very measured in his utterances whenever he gets the opportunity to communicate to the public.

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The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) has applauded the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) management for taking a giant step to introduce the lsquo;Nutrition Innovative Training and Practical Cooking Demonstrations for all caterers and cooks under the programme nationwide.

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has officially allayed the fears of the Ghanaian taxpayers over the recent fire outbreak that ravaged some offices of the authority at the Nkrumah Circle in Accra Sunday, December 1, 2019.

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