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Gov’t places ban on export of leafy vegetables, others

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has placed an indefinite ban on the export of all leafy vegetables to the international market. Capsicum (green/bell pepper), Solanum and luffa have also been included in the ban which takes effect from June 1, 2019. In a statement signed by the Director of the Plant …

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NADMO to disburse GH¢1.05 million to victims

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) will disburse $200,000 (GH¢1.05 million) to 96 victims and bereaved families of the June 3 disaster, who have not received any benefit from the government. The Minister of the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, set up a Special Disbursement Committee in March this year to …

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1st Lady cuts sod for construction of healthcare centre at Obom

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has cut sod for the construction of a 16-bed fully equipped healthcare facility, at Ashalaja and Kwame Anum, in the Obom Sub-district of the Ga South Municipality, in the Greater Accra Region. The project is to complement the old primary healthcare centre at the …

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Self-styled journalist charged for fraud

An Accra Circuit Court has granted a self-styled journalist bail for allegedly defrauding six persons under the pretext of securing them admissions to a school called On Point Media College. Paul Awuah Baffour was granted a ¢4,000.00 bail with a surety who is gainfully employed. He will make his next …

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PDS waives over ¢100m for Krobo Odumase residents

Violent clash ensued when the residents allegedly blocked the main road in the town to prevent PDS officers who were being escorted by police personnel, to switch off the main transformer that supplies power to the town. The Power Distribution Service has waived ¢111,099,875 for residents of Krobo Odumase in …

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Six Ghana missions abroad issuing passports – Minister

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has said that Ghanaians in the diaspora have not been left out in the extension of passport services. She said six Ghana Diplomatic Missions abroad currently issue biometric passports to Ghanaians in their respective jurisdictions including countries of concurrent …

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Cargo truck falls on its side on Kwame Nkrumah interchange

A cargo truck has fallen on its side on the Kwame Nkrumah Circle interchange causing gridlock on that stretch. The driver of the vehicle, whose name was not given was however brought out of the vehicle unhurt. The vehicle was from the Ring road stretch and was headed towards Kaneshie …

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Fire ravages furniture shop at Sakaman

Fire ravaged a furniture shop at Sakaman in Accra Friday dawn, destroying thousands of cedis worth of furniture. The fire which started around 2am Friday is believed to have destroyed about 200 dual desks. The cause of the fire is unknown.  Source: myjoyonline.com

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Facebook culls 3 billion fake profiles

Facebook has published its latest “enforcement report“, which details how many posts and accounts it took action on between October 2018 and March 2019. During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts – more than ever before. More than seven million “hate speech” posts were removed, …

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