A draft witness protection bill is in the offing to support the country’s effort at fighting corruption.
A witness protection regime is one of the key initiatives under the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP), which is the integrated national plan in the fight against corruption.
Source: GNA - Dr John-Hawkins Asiedu, Ghana’s Minister Counselor-Commercial at the Ghana Embassy in Ankara-Turkey, has urged government to exploit Turkey’s focus on Africa as an investment destination.
Source: starrfmonline.com - President John Mahama has disclosed work is progressing on 123 out of the 200 community Day Senior High Schools promised by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.
According to him, the number includes the initial 50 schools promised, most of which are nearing completion.
Source: citifmonline.com - Pedestrians who use the road around Tetteh Quarshie can now heave a sigh of relief as they can now use the new footbridge when crossing the road.
Source: citifmonline.com - Food and Agriculture Minister Fiifi Kwetey has charged the youth to disabuse their minds of white-collar jobs after school.
According to him, it’s about time the Ghanaian youth took their destiny into their hands and veer into private enterprises, especially farming.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - The government has secured three water buses to ferry commuters on the Volta Lake. The 55-seater water buses were acquired by the government at the cost of $22,500 from the United Kingdom.
Source: GNA - Professor Joan Fulton of the Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business has advised farmers to adopt proper means to store their grains after harvest to reduce post-harvest losses and improve food security.
Source: B&FT - Ghana Nuts Limited (GNL), an agro-processing company at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region, has established a subsidiary automated plant in Tema to further enhance its export trading activities.
The 3,000metric tonne facility, which is due for commissioning,
Source: Flagstaff House - Ghana and Mauritius have agreed to waive visa requirements for holders of each other’s national passports.
It follows the signing of an agreement on mutual visa exemption in Port Louis on Monday as part of the 3 day state visit of President John Mahama.
The agreement allows all Ghanaians, including holders of ordinary Ghanaian passports to enter into Mauritius without any visa restrictions.
Source: GNA - Mr Charles Ayamdoo, Director, Anti-Corruption, of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Friday challenged the National Media Commission (NMC) to investigate and sanction corrupt media practitioners.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - On April 17, 1967, when Second-Lieutenant Ebenezer Osei Poku found himself at the Osu Castle for the first time, he had only one thought on his mind – to arrest Lieutenant-General Joseph Ankrah.
Just 24 years and 184 days old, the officer with the starting rank within the command corps of the Ghana Army was not just to arrest one of the nation’s most senior soldiers, he was to arrest the Head of State!
Looking back at events that unfolded 49 years ago, the only surviving member of the trio of officers who led the abortive 1967 coup d’etat is calling on government to designate the Castle as a tourist site.
Source: B&FT - President John Dramani Mahama has said that government will sustain its investment in tourism and expend in other areas to increase the sector’s contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“We aim to continue diversifying our tourism assets by developing and investing in beach-fronts, marinas, entertainment and amusement centres going forward. Tourism is a good business, but it is about good service,” President Mahama said at the opening of a three-day United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Regional Conference in Accra yesterday.
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) is to build 40 police stations across the country to mark its 50th anniversary.
The project is estimated to cost the trust about GHC3.2 million.
Source: GNA - Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, Paramount Chief of Osu and President of the Osu Traditional Council, has pleaded with the striking doctors to rescind their decision and resume work.
He said the doctors need to show compassion and to remember the oath they swore to save lives.
The Ministry of Health has named a number of medical facilities where the general public can seek health care as the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) continues with its strike.
The GMA has been on strike for more than two weeks, demanding their condition of service, which has never existed since the Ghana Health Service was established in 1996.
According to a statement from the Ministry, the listed hospitals are quasi government health institutions that are not on strike.
The facilities are follow:
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