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Two Ghanaian technology startups who have excelled in competitions both home and abroad have presented their awards to the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, at the Jubilee House, Accra.

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His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, Jubilee House, Accra. Mr. President, we have carefully followed your government's argument, through its Local Government and Rural Development Minister, reiterating on various forums that a referendum leading to the amendment of Article 55 (3) of the Ghana Constitution will be held alongside the district Assemblies elections by the end of this year.

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Some Assembly Members in the Jaman South Municipality have appealed to the government to as a matter of urgency fix their roads if the government would need persons in the municipality 39;s votes come 2020 elections.

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It is often said disability does not mean inability but in reality, the prospects of the disabled to develop capacity is restricted by sparse access to opportunities and resources. This has inspired Tech Era, an award-winning social enterprise that empowers persons with disabilities (PWDs), to partner with Dextra (a Canadian social enterprise and engineering company) and Ashesi D-Lab to launch the Assistive Technology Makerspace.

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The Chief Executive Officer for the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), Dr. Anyars Ibrahim, has touted President Akufo-Addo 39;s Visionary direct intervention in the introduction of the Nation Builders Corps initiative. The programme took off with some 100,000 unemployed graduates to prepare them for future employment through work and learn arrangement.

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The Ministry of Railways Development has officially launched a dialogue series to engage the public on the development of the sector. The maiden edition of the series was held at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel on Friday, 6th of September, 2019 to create a wider platform for the railway ministry and its stakeholders and discuss issues pertaining to the development of the railway sector.

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An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a fake soldier for allegedly defrauding three nurses under the pretext of getting them enlisted into the Ghana Armed Forces. Prince Essel Ferguson, who posed as a military captain with the name Dankwah, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and defrauding by false pretence.

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The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh will tomorrow September 11, announce measures being put in place by government to curb the illegal harvesting and trading of Rosewood in the Country.

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The 2019 Global Road Safety Leadership course has kick-started in Baltimore, US. The course is organized by the Johns Hopkins University International Injury Research Unit, the Global Road Safety Partnership and funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety.

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As parts of its efforts in the fighting cancer in Ghana, Peace and Love Hospitals (PLH) in collaboration with Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, UK, has organized one-week cancer care training for nurses at the Peace and Love Hospital (PLH) at Oduom, Kumasi.

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Information emerging in the aftermath of the death of Gyaasehene of Gomoa Akramang yesterday in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region, Nana Egyir Ahor I, has generated excitement and glorious moment among residents.

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The Electoral Commission (EC) is considering reviewing the voting duration downwards from 7am to 4pm ahead of the 2020 elections. It says the move will improve the security of the polls. At the opening ceremony of an ECOWAS-UN Workshop on Tuesday, the EC Chair, Jean Mensah said: ldquo;The commission will discuss the idea of reducing the duration of the voting from 7 am to 4 pm to allow for the counting and coalition of results well before dark.

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The ongoing financial sector clean-up being undertaken by the government is estimated to cost GH cent;14 billion, the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said. This came to light during the fourth regional town hall meeting at Techiman in the Bono East Region under the theme: 39;Accounting For Financial Sector Resolution, Jobs And Agriculture 39; 39;.

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The Wasipe Traditional Council in Gonjaland has accused the Mamprusis of being those behind the shipment of about 59 assault rifles which were seized at Ablekuma, Accra. The weapons were reportedly enroute to Walewale on 30th August 2019.

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) says it has successfully placed 351,022 qualified candidates who sat for the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to 721 public and private Senior High Schools across the nation.

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The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed , celebrated this year rsquo;s lsquo;Bugum rsquo; also known as fire festival with the overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na, Abukari Mahama II, at his Gbewa palace in Yendi.

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A total of 122,706 candidates who qualified to enter the senior high schools, technical and vocational institutions but have not been placed, have the chance to do self-placement. By this system, a candidate who misses out on the placement under the Computerised School Selections Placement System (CSSPS) and is required to go to the self-placement platform on the cssps.gov.gh or cssps.org to select his or her preferred school from a list of schools provided.

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The Bank of Ghana, BoG has notified the general Public, Banks and Specialized Deposit-Taking Institutions to require full personal details of persons making deposits or withdrawals on behalf of other account holders.

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A former Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative, Vituz Azeem has rubbished President Akufo Addo rsquo;s claims that it is not his duty to clear or convict officials accused of corruption. The President made the comment at the Ghana Bar Conference in Takoradi that he had never independently declared any official innocent in instances where they were alleged to be involved in corrupt deals.

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A former Deputy Minister for Communication, Felix Ofosu Kwakye has taken swipe at President Akufo-Addo over claims that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is manufacturing corruption claims to dent the image of the government.

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Management of the state owned Metro Mass Transit company (MMT) Limited has vowed to take legal action against some National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament to settle their indebtedness to the company.

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The family of the slain Gyaasehene of Gomoa Akraman in the Central Region, Nana Ahor Egyiri I, are trusting the police to arrest the perpetrators of the heinous crime as soon as possible.

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) have sensitized Wa market women on the dangers of skin bleaching as part of a campaign to end the practice. The harmful effects of the practice which is said to be dominant among many in the society has led to the rise in many diseases of the liver, kidney, skin cancers, bad body odour, striae (stretch marks), ochronosis, and skin infections.

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The families of the three kidnapped Takoradi girls are demanding updates on the DNA tests being carried on the human remains which were retrieved from the abode of the alleged kidnapper, Samuel Udoetuk Wills.

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Some angry residents of Zongo junction at Afienya are asking government to complete an access road connecting Tema to the Mpakadan railway line or create an underpass for them to end their movement challenges.

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