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Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defence and Interior, Seth Kwame Acheampong, has called for the immediate implementation of the National Fire Safety programme popularly known as the Dumgya Project to curb the frequent fire outbreaks in homes, commercial buildings, among others.

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Member of Parliament for Effutu in the Central Region, Hon. Alexander Afenyo Markin has met with the youth of the community to address their concerns and further provide assurances on solving their issues.

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Accra, Ghana, 28 February 2020 ndash; An MoU was signed between the Government of Ghana and the Swiss Federal Council in Bern today to strengthen the mode of cooperation between the two countries under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement on climate actions.

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The Africa Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability has lauded the decision by the government to withdraw Operation Vanguard, the anti-galamsey operation task force from illegal mining sites in the country. According to the group, countries that involved armed security men in the fight against illegal mining across the world have not succeeded hence the decision by government is forward-looking.

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Hon. Abdul Wahab J. Abubakar , the Constituency Zongo Caucus Coordinator for the opposition NDC in Ablekuma North has appealed for peace among the rank and file of the party within the Constituency.

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Hon. Abdul Wahab Abubakar Jawando, the Constituency Zongo Caucus Coordinator for the opposition NDC in Ablekuma North has appealed for peace among the rank and file of the party within the Constituency.

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The impact and risk of the spread of the deadly coronavirus is now at a global level, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom has said. ldquo;The continued increase in the number of cases, and the number of affected countries over the last few days, are clearly of concern.Our epidemiologists have been monitoring these developments continuously, and we have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of the impact of COVID19 to very high a .

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An Afrobarometer survey by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) indicates that 85% of Ghanaians perceive judges and magistrates as corrupt people. According to the report, more than eight in 10 Ghanaians say at least some judges and magistrates are corrupt, including 40% who say almost all court officials are corrupt.

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The Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo has hit back at critics, saying he worries not if he is removed from office. Mr. Domelevo had said public discussions of the work of the Audit Service must be based on principle and not personalities.

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has warned the general public to desist from sharing social media messages on the novel Coronavirus, COVID 19 to cause fear and panic . In a joint release with the Ministry of Health after the confirmation of the outbreak in Nigeria, the two institutions have advised the citizenry and media organizations to seek information on the outbreak from appropriate health authorities and not rely on false sources.

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The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners will sue government for losses recorded on their investment during the ban on galamsey. The Director of Operations of the Ghana Association of Small Scale Miners, Emmanuel Yirenky-Antwi, speaking to Citi News in Takoradi, said there was no basis for the government to lump the licensed Small Scale miners together with the illegal miners for the ban which has cost them so many losses.

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Ghana has announced suspension of consular services to Italy after cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded in the country. A statement from the Embassy of Ghana in Italy and sighted by citinewsroom.com, indicated the ban is until further notice but regretted any inconvenience caused.

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The Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak want President Akufo-Addo isolated and quarantined for the mandatory 14 days after he returns to Ghana from his working visit to Europe. He argued that this is important due to the President 39;s recent visit to Norway, where there is a reported case of COVID-19, popularly known as the novel coronavirus.

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The Centre for Social Impact Studies is admonishing the government to retool and empower the Minerals Commission to effectively flush out illegal mining. Its call comes after Citi News reports indicated that the military component of its anti-illegal mining task force, Operation Vanguard, will be withdrawn from the field.

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A businesswoman standing trial in an Accra Circuit Court for defrauding 51 others in a United States visa deal has been granted a Ghc1million bail with four sureties. The accused, Anne Tamakloe, is said to have defrauded the victims to the tune of $178,500.00 equivalent to GH cent;999,600.00 in a United State of America visa deal after promising to secure them a 39;frozen 39; visa.

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Reports reaching this portal indicate that a police officer from the Madina Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) has been ran over by a commercial bus, commonly called ldquo;trotro rdquo; on the UPSA stretch.

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A Non-Governmental Organization, Educational Resources has launched its Second Chance Project, an initiative meant to empower the underprivileged through the provision of education and skills training. The programme was launched at the South Labone Girls Vocational Centre, Behind Sun City Hotel in Accra on Thursday 27th February 2020.

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As part of moves to promote unity and peace through education, The Government of Morocco has opened its doors to many foreign students to access higher quality education. It is estimated that over 40,000 foreign students have over the last three decades, benefited from higher education, technical and vocational training in Morocco.

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The family of a suspect who was found dead in a Police cell in Zebilla on Tuesday February 25, is accusing the police at the Zebilla Police Station of denying them pictures of their deceased relative but decided to circulate the pictures on Facebook.

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has extended electricity supply to 400 communities in the Eastern Region through the Self-Help Electrification Project (SHEP) and Rural Electrification Project. The $61,373 million project was awarded to the China International Water and Electricity Corporation by the Government of Ghana last year.

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The Minority in Parliament is warning of the imminent collapse of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) over pilled up debts. According to them, the impact of the law that caps funds that flow into the National Health Insurance Fund and the non-settlement of claims are bringing the health sector to its knees.

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The Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament, Peter Nortsu Kortoe, has hinted of plans by the committee to push for the amendment of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) Act.

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The National Youth Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye, aka Nana B, has denied his involvement in any illegal small-scale mining activity (galamsey). Responding to a statement from his counterpart in the NDC, George Opare Addo, the NPP youth leader said it was mischievous for the opposition to link him to galamsey activities.

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The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ellembelle in the Western Region, Kwasi Bonzoh, has said he has no doubt the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will retain power in this year 39;s general election.

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates in the Tempane Constituency of the Upper East Region have elected Lydia Akanvariba Adakudugu to replace the party rsquo;s Parliamentary Candidate, David Adakudugu who died from a short illness after he was elected the Parliamentary Candidate in 2019.

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