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Jonas Nyabor writes: How illegal mining is wiping out Ghana’s forests

Ghana is facing a serious risk of an environmental catastrophe due to the high level of environmentally unfriendly human activities such as illegal logging, illegal mining, and illegal farming within its forest reserves. While these activities are not new, evidence shows that the extent at which they are being perpetrated …

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Over 15 exploration companies to lose licences by the end of 2019

Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, has disclosed to Joy Business that at least 15 oil exploration companies are likely to lose their operating licences by end of this year. He explained that these companies have failed to meet the basic obligations for exploring at the country’s oil fields. He further …

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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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President Akufo-Addo joins Muslims to break fast

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday evening joined a section of Muslims to break their fast (Iftar) at the Jubilee House in Accra. The President was joined by the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia; the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo; the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Samira Bawumia, and the Chief …

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Ghana committed to AU fight against jihadists – Foreign Affairs minister

Ghana has joined forces with other African countries to deal with the pressing challenges of migration facing the continent. According to the Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey this year’s theme for marking the Africa Union (AU) Day reflects the continents shared determination to deal with the canker. …

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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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Terrorsit attacks: ECOWAS moves to curb menace in member states

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said it is working with countries within the sub-region to find ways to fight terrorist attacks. Some countries within the region including Ghana have been on high alert following a series of attacks in Burkina Faso. In a recent attack, six …

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