Monday, 26 June 2017

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Cocobod workers demand pay rise

-Despite huge fall in cocoa
prices and crippling debt

By Elvis DARKO, Accra
IINTELLIGENCE gathered by The Finder indicates that staff of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) are demanding salary increment despite a myriad of challenges, including the huge fall in the price of raw cocoa beans on the world market and GH¢10 billion debt overhang inherited by the new management.

Gender Minister salutes all Fathers

THE Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, yesterday expressed appreciation to all fathers for their tireless efforts in nurturing, protecting and guiding their children.
“The Ministry, on this occasion of Fathers Day, would like to appreciate all fathers for their tireless unsung efforts in nurturing, protecting and guiding their children, whether biological or not,” a statement issued by the Minister, Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba, said.

Fraud by 19 Customs officials equals donor support for 2016 - President

PRESIDENT Nana Akufo-Addo says donor support to the budgets of some ministries in 2016 is the equal to the revenue allegedly diverted by some 19 customs officials who were arrested recently.

Judiciary will use technology for quality justice - Justice Sophia Akuffo

JUSTICE Sophia Abena Abroma Akuffo, the Chief Justice-nominee, has given the assurance that upon her approval, she would use technology for dispensation of justice to reduce the duration of cases and the cost to litigating parties.
She acknowledged the delays in the completion of cases and assured that she would work consciously to prevent delays.

Speaker asks Ghanaians to shun dishonesty

THE Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Ocquaye, has entreated Ghanaians to shun acts of stealing and dishonesty and work diligently to improve productivity at their workplaces.

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Parliament queries Ghana’s readiness to looming terrorist attacks

PARLIAMENT on Wednesday threw the searchlight on the threat of global terrorism, querying how prepared the nation was to deal adequately with the phenomenon should it strike in the wake of recent attacks in some neighbouring countries in the West Africa.

Delays in forming new Boards causing economic losses – Analyst

CALLS for the President to constitute new Boards for key government institutions have intensified due to the potential administrative lapses further delays could cause.

Dr Bawumia to visit China to strengthen bilateral cooperation

VICE-PRESIDENT Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will pay an official visit to China from tomorrow, Tuesday, June 20, to Sunday, June 25 at the invitation of Li Yuanchao, the Vice-President of the People's Republic of China, as part efforts to boost bilateral relations.

10,000 to benefit from women empowerment and rights project - ActionAid

By John Elliot HAGAN, Accra
ActionAid Ghana (AAG), a non-governmental organisation, has mobilised about 10,000 rural women in five regions and eight districts in Ghana to benefit from “women empowerment and rights project” to help reduce Unpaid Care Work (UCW) and improve their economic self-reliance.

Don’t erect billboards without permit - AMA

THE Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says the indiscriminate citing of billboards in the metropolis is destroying the beauty of capital and warned the public to desist from the act.