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Ghana runs down on raw materials for cooking oil

Local manufacturers of cooking oil have decried the unavailability of raw materials in the country. Demand for palm fruits in the country currently stands at 400,000 tons, however, the local market is only able to meet 150,000 tons of the demand, this has compelled manufacturers to import about 90% palm …

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Deputy Agric Minister resigns over ethnocentric comments

The Deputy Minister for Agriculture, William Quaitoo has resigned for what many have described as ethnocentric comments about people from the three regions of the North. President Nana Akufo-Addo accepted his resignation from office this evening, according to the Presidency’s Director of Communications, Eugine Arhin. Mr. Quaitoo, who is also the …

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SSNIT scandal: EOCO raids IT firm Perfect Business Systems

The office of Perfect Business Systems, the IT firm that was contracted by SSNIT to install the now controversial $72 million OBS software has reportedly been raided by officials of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO). According to StarrFMonline.com sources, officials of the anti-graft body stormed the labadi office …

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SSNIT IT BOSS INTERDICTED OVER FAKE DEGREE

The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) has interdicted Head of SSNIT Management Information Systems, Dr. Caleb Afaglo for presenting fake degrees and documents to attain the job of an IT boss. A thorough investigation by the anti-graft agency of EOCO revealed that Dr. Afaglo did not have a doctorate …

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PRESSURE TO LEGALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY INTENSIFIES

A group of eight Ghanaians in Canada have canvassed support from certain powerful persons in institutions in Canada to put pressure on the Ghanaian government to legalize homosexuality. They petitioned government to legalize the act on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Following the advocacy, the Member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, …

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GUPS ELECT NEW EXECUTIVES

The Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS) have elected new executives to steer the affairs of the Union for  the 2017/18 academic year. The election was part of the annual delegates Congress held at the Kings University College from the 16th-20th August,2017 near Kasoa in the the Central Region under …

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$43,000 rot uncovered at Scholarship Secretariat

The Scholarship Secretariat wired an amount of $43,000 (Gh¢191,291) to the Ghana Mission in Conakry, Guinea in 2014 but the money never hit its destination, investigations have revealed. The money was meant to pay for Government of Ghana sponsored students’ allowances between January and March 2014. However, the 2015 Auditor …

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