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The Electoral Commission (EC) has opened nominations for the District Assembly and Unit Committee elections scheduled to take place on December 17. The nominations will be open from Thursday, October 3 to Saturday, October 5 for prospective candidates who wish to contest the elections.

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City authorities in Kumasi have received technical support from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to boost the fight against noise pollution in the metropolis. Head of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) rsquo;s Environmental Health and Sanitation, Isaac Bassanyin, is hopeful that monitoring and enforcement challenges confronting the unit should be over with the new development.

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A former National Security Advisor Brigadier (rtd) Joseph Nunoo-Mensah has accused former President John Dramani Mahama of distancing himself from experienced and principled statesmen during his tenure as president. He said failure of Mr Mahama to listen to wise counsel contributed to his defeat in 2016.

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At least 15 gas tankers have been burnt to ashes at Kpone tanker farm in the Greater Accra region. The tankers reportedly belong to the oil marketing company, Goodness Energy. The fire broke out at about 8pm Wednesday.

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President Akufo-Addo has directed the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat to issue a full scholarship to one Abednego Sackey after some persons at the presidency drew the President 39;s attention to the plight of the Senior High School graduate on social media.

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A 20-year-old driver who threatened to kill two police officers at Afari, near Nkawie in the Atwima-Mwabiagya South Municipality, has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment by the Nkawie Circuit Court. Kwame Frimpong, alias ldquo;Danger rdquo; is said to have threatened to kill the Nkawie District Police Commander and a community police personnel at Afari, if they continued to pursue and arrest him for various offences committed.

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The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Hajia Alima Mahama has charged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to enforce the by-laws on landlords to construct toilet facilities in their homes to help curb open defecation.

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Some 300 residents of the Tamale metropolis are to be put before court for various sanitation offences. The move is part of efforts by the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly to curb indiscipline and promote a clean environment by encouraging positive attitudes among residents towards sanitation.

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The Western Region now has an estimated 20,000 population of sex workers, says the US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan. The increase in the number of female sex workers over the decade in the region, according to the ambassador, is because of the rapid growth of the natural resource extractive industries.

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The management of Afram Community Bank (ACB) has reiterated its commitment to give credit to farmers with warehouse receipts from certified warehouses. This financial assistance will empower smallholder farmers to buy more agricultural inputs, plough more acreage and produce more grains thereby improving the country rsquo;s food security as well as financial wellbeing of the farmers.

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The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Salifu Sa-eed has been directed to act as the Upper East Regional Minister. This directive takes effect from Friday, 4th October, 2019. This is to able Hon.

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The CEO of the Public Sector Reforms, Thomas Kusi Boafo, has reiterated the government rsquo;s commitment to transforming the lives of farmers in the country, especially cocoa farmers. He told Lawyer Ohene Gyan, host of lsquo;Pae Mu Ka lsquo; on Accra based Kingdom FM 107.7, that the Akufo-Addo government has cocoa farmers at heart contrary to what is being ldquo;bandied rdquo; in the media by members of the Minority in Parliament.

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Government officials have visited the site earmarked for the construction of the Moree Landing site to announce government 39;s readiness to commence the project as early as possible. The Transport Minister, Mr.

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As part of activities to celebrate the 16th-anniversary of the Ghana Navy, the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) in Tema, held an Open Day to strengthen relations between the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the country 39;s civilian population.

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Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) is blaming Wednesday night rsquo;s fire explosions at a Kpone tanker yard on illegal activities being carried out by persons adulterating fuel. The Chamber said the development must be a trigger for stringent measures to be adopted to prevent fuel diversion and adulteration.

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Miss Khadijatu Iddrisu has received an award on behalf of the affable and astute businessman Alhaji Salamu Amadu, the group Chairman of the Afro Arab in Gambia. The Chairman of the Afro Arab Group of Companies, Alhaji Abdul Salamu Amadu was awarded as one of the most influential leaders across the globe.

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A Koforidua Circuit Court presided by Justice Mrs. Marian Afoh, has sentenced a 22-year-old man, Isaac Kwaku Asiamah to seven years imprisonment for defiling a primary four school girl. He is to serve an additional 12 months jail term for deceit of a public officer.

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Vice Prez Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has honoured his pledge of providing street lights to Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra. He was in the community a few days ago and met with 16 tribal heads, community leaders and market queens.

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About one thousand two hundred (1,200) dogs in the Sunyani West District of the Bono Region have been vaccinated against rabies in commemoration of World Rabies Day. Speaking at an event to mark the Day, District Chief Executive (DCE) Martin Obeng said the Sunyani West District had planned earlier to vaccinate 1,500 dogs to mark the Day but was able to vaccinate only 1,200.

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The Upper West Regional Minister Hafiz Bin Salih has promised the debts owed by tertiary institutions who had their power cut in the capital, Wa would be cleared. Hafiz Bin Salih assured to clear the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) debts owed by the University of Development Studies, Wa campus and the Wa Polytechnic after they were cut off.

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GCB Bank has constructed and handed over a six-unit classroom block for school children in Sawuah, a community close to Donkorkrom. This is to replace their school building which collapsed five years ago.

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The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has launched an online job portal to boost employment opportunities for both employers and the teeming youth who are seeking decent jobs in the country. The job centre is meant to bring together job seekers and employers in both the formal and the informal sectors unto a common platform to explore job opportunities.

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Pressure keep mounting on the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to withdraw the controversial comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) from the 2019 curriculum of Basic and second cycle schools. There have been conflicting reports and denials of the inclusion of the CSE in the 2019 curriculum by the Education Ministry and the GES.

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Do you have a brand? As businesses and individuals keep branding, it 39;s become a norm to hear someone building their personal brand. The question is, what have been some of the lies people tell about personal branding? What it is and what is not.

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The name of a soldier at the Jubilee House is among those being suspected over the 39;Alajo Doctor 39;s coup plot. 39; So far, Corporal Zakaria Waheed is among 11 others who are under investigations over their implication in the plot to destabilize the country and overthrow the government.

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