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World Toilet Day highlights sanitation crises in Ghana

The Nandom District Assembly in partnership with Netherland Development Organisation (SNV) on Monday celebrated World Toilet Day in Nandom in the Upper West Region, highlighting the worsening sanitation situation in Ghana. The day brought to the fore deteriorating sanitation conditions in local communities, districts and towns, which estimated 24.5 million Ghanaians as not having access to safe and clean toilets. ...

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5 new districts coming

The government has said it intends creating five new districts in order to facilitate development in those areas. Some 38 new Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies were created in 2017. Together with the proposed five, the country will have 259 MMDAs in total. According to Deputy Local Government Minister, Collins Ntim, who laid a Legislative Instrument (L.I.) on the floor ...

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Attorney-General strips Woyome over Trassaco houses

The Attorney-General (AG) has tendered a document as evidence to prove that two residential properties at Trasacco Valley in Accra belong to the embattled National Democratic Congress (NDC) bankroller, Alfred Agbesi Woyome and not the defunct UT Bank. Both houses have become a subject of litigation in the ongoing trial of Woyome who has been accused of ‘defrauding’ the state ...

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Mahama’s 40-year development plan ‘nonsense’ – Tony Aidoo

Dr Tony Aidoo, a staunch member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has described the 40-year national development plan for Ghana as nonsensical. Responding to a question on Accra-based Starr FM on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 about comments made by President Nana Akufo-Addo in the early part of 2018 concerning the need to create a database for the various ...

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BNI to investigate fake John Mahama UMB cheques

The Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) has reported to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to investigate what is said to be a photoshopped written cheque book in the name of former President John Dramani Mahama. Two UMB cheques bearing the name of Mahama and issued to two candidates of the just ended National Democratic Congress, Joshua Akamba and Sammy Gyamfi, ...

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Over 90% of banking fraud comes from employees – BoG

Dr Joe France, the Director of Financial Stability, Bank of Ghana (BoG), has said that over 90 per cent of fraud-related cases in the banking sector are associated with the employees. According to him, investigations have revealed that some of the banking staff masterminded most of these frauds and urged the management of Banks to be wary of people they ...

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