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Government has decided to terminate its concession agreement with Power Distribution Services, highly-placed sources have told myjoyonline.com. A termination would bring to an end, PDS rsquo; short-lived control of the country rsquo;s electricity supply.

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Information reaching Citi News is that government has finally terminated the Power Distribution Services 8217; concession agreement with the Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG. The termination, Citi News gather, is on the insistence of the Ghana government, against the position of the US government which was insisting that the PDS concession should remain in order to save the $498 million compact with the Millennium Challenge Account.

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As part of President Akufo-Addo 39;s vision of reducing graduate unemployment in the country, Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reaffirmed government 39;s policy of prioritizing job creation and introduce social interventions for all citizens.

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The National Disaster Management Organization 8217;s (NADMO) Coordinator for the Akuapim South District, Akufo Buckman Ntow has blamed what appears to be a landslide on parts of the Aburi highway on the poor drainage system at a facility close to the road.

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Retired Ghanaian surgeon and poet, Prof. Lade Wosornu will be the main guest speaker at the Reading School Project 2019, to be hosted at the University of Professional Studies, Accra. The other supporting guest author for the day is Bisi Adjapon, the author of Africa rsquo;s best-selling novel, lsquo;Of Women and Frogs.

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Police in the Eastern Region have charged a fetish priest and his accomplices for allegedly molesting some contestants of the 2019 Miss Commonwealth Beauty Pageant at a shrine. The bizarre case happened at a shrine belonging to one Togbe Shito at Akyem-Kukurantumi in the Abuakwa North Municipal of the Eastern Region.

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A fierce critic of the current structure of legal education in Ghana, Professor Kwaku Asare, has lashed out at the Chief Justice rsquo;s recent comments against calls to open up legal education.

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The National Cybersecurity Advisor, Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, has cautioned against the politicisation of cybersecurity issues in Ghana. He made the call on Friday, October 18, 2019, at the Alisa Hotel, in Accra, during a cybersecurity business breakfast meeting organized by Integrity Magazine The meeting brought together key Cybersecurity experts and stakeholders to share ideas and insights on how to adequately safeguard Ghana 8217;s cyber ecosystem.

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Reclamation of land degraded by illegal mining is set to receive a major boost as the Forest Research Institute (FORIG) outdoors heavy metal absorbing tree species. The three species, both indigenous and exotic, selected after rigorous study are said to also have the capacity to stabilize soil for agricultural production.

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Founder of newly-registered political party, Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Rev. Christian Kwabena Andrews, has called on Ghanaians to end the political duopoly involving the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which has existed since the inception of the 4th Republic in 1992.

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A former Deputy Volta Region Women rsquo;s Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ms. Paulina Magyam, yesterday, October 17, 2019, donated assorted educational materials to some pupils in the Nkwanta North District of the Oti Region.

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Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that the government has launched a national policy to register all prison inmates onto the National Health Insurance Scheme ( NHIS). According to Dr. Bawumia, about 80% of the inmates at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison have so far been covered under the policy.

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The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) of the Ministry of Communications (MoC) has embarked on a regional sensitization programme to create awareness about the dangers of cybercrime and to demonstrate Ghana rsquo;s cybersecurity readiness.

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Civil Society organizations in rural and Community Water Services, the Coalition of Community Water Services (COCOWAS) has criticized the government for not rescinding its decision to bring all community pipe water systems under a centralized system arguing the move is bound to face challenges that will worsen the plight of the rural poor.

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The Member of Parliament for Jomoro Constituency in Western Region, Hon. Paul Essien has donated seventeen (17) sewing machines to seamtresses. The donation was carried out after the beneficiary girls had gone through a three-year training in dressmaking.

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The credibility of performance tracking report by the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) that calling out President Nana Adddo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to sack some of his appointees has been placed under careful scrutiny.

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A 30year old man has been butchered by his friend at Breman Kokoso in the Asikuma Odobeng Brakwa of the Central Region. Kojo Mensah, now deceased died as a result of the butchering.

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Former Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and the National Democratic Congress 2020 Parliamentary Candidate for Ketu South in the Volta Region Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomashie has lost her husband, Brigadier General Martin K.G Ahiaglo(Rtd) to the cold hands of death.

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Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has said Government is taking steps to curb fraudulent practices in the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) system by health providers. According to him, the ministry is initiating a technology system to detect corrupt practices by health providers.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged newly commissioned officers of the Ghana Armed Forces to discharge their duties professionally and diligently, fearlessly and efficiently, and act to promote national integration and cohesion.

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In a meeting with Commanders of Operational Units and Motor Transport and Traffic Units within the Accra and Tema Police Regions, members of the Police Management Board (POMAB) cautioned Commanders and Station Officers to pay attention to unprofessional conducts.

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Policy Analyst, IMANI AFRICA is demanding a justification for the Government rsquo;s decision to take over rural water systems, warning the judgment could threaten water supply to the poor. Civil Society organizations in rural and community water services, COCOWAS has criticized the government for not rescinding its decision to bring all community pipe water systems under a centralized system arguing the move is bound to face challenges that will worsen the plight of the rural poor.

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According to Shirley Walters, an English Educationist, Our planet won 39;t survive if it is not a learning planet, and sustainable development will be achieved by learning through life This is what lifelong learning the mainstay of Sustainable Development Goal 4, looks at.

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The poultry industry is one sector successive governments need to focus on and develop very well if they want to reduce the unemployment rate in Ghana. With the long value chain at the sector, it is suicidal for governments to neglect it since, though many lives depend on it, even more could as well benefit from it immensely.

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President Akufo-Addo has charged some 132 newly commissioned officers the Ghana Armed Forces (GFA) to ensure that they do not lower the standards that have been set by their predecessors as they assume office as fully-fledged officers of the Armed Forces.

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