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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - An Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday sentenced Kwesi Botchwey a 22-year-old baker and a trader to ten years imprisonment in hard labour for having sex with a 15-year-old girl at Kotobabi a suburb of Accra.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA – Shamsu Sallay, a 38-year-old porter was on Tuesday jailed seven years for defiling a 13-year-old girl who was wandering in search of her friend at Maamobi in Accra.

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Accra Aug. 14, GNA- An Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday remanded into Police custody a driver for a stealing a Toyota Corrolla valued at GH¢ 35,000 cedis at Sakumono in Accra.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA – The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) on Tuesday launched its official website: www.visitghana.com and a tourism call centre to promote Ghana’s tourism domestically and internationally, in Accra.

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Wa, Aug. 14, GNA – The Wa Municipal Assembly says it is yet to recover over GHC400,000.00 worth of inputs given to farmers under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs) programme during last year’s farming season.

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Sunyani, Aug. 14, GNA - The Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) in the Brong-Ahafo Region on Tuesday congratulated Mr. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh on his new appointment as the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources designate.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - Apostle Joseph Felix Kwasi Mensah, Executive Council Chairman, Great Commission Church International (GCCI), has urged Christian women to be fruitful in their service to God.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - Management of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Ghana Limited, a member of Pan African ICT Company, CWG Plc, has received the ISO 9001:2015, a Quality Management System Standard.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - Dr Frank Bonsu, the Programmes Manager, National TB Programme, on Tuesday, said the proportion of TB patients living in poverty has been found to be greater than the percentage of poor people in the entire population.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, a Presidential Aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday said the party needs a comprehensive re-branding to win the 2020 Presidential Election.

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Accra, Aug 14, GNA - The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region has stirred up for Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, and his bid to lead the NDC into the 2020 election.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - The inaugurated Tax Dialogue Committee has begun work in earnest as stakeholders deliberated on issues affecting them moments after the inauguration.

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Having gotten the opportunity to study in a highly competitive school system in Canada, Christine pledged to assist young women and children back home in Ghana, leading to the creation of her; “Christy’s Hope Foundation".

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA – The Leadership of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has given the Management of the National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA) a three-day ultimatum to release their bond totalling GH¢1.7 billion.

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Sunyani, Aug. 14, GNA - A non-government organisation (NGO), Sustainable Mission Aid (SMAid) International has donated assorted drugs worth US$35,000 to two municipalities and four districts in the Brong-Ahafo Region through the Regional Directorate (RHD) of the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

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The launch, which would commence at 4:00pm, would be graced by members of the foundation, former and present ministers, members of parliament and stakeholders in football.

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Ho, Aug. 14, GNA - Mr Joseph Homenya, Volta Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has asked health facilities in the region to desist from charging members of the National Health Insurance Schemes (NHIS) GH¢100.00 for every pint of blood.

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Ga (U/W), Aug. 14, GNA – More than 2,000 cashew farmers in Wa West District of the Upper West Region have received 8,000 cashew seedlings under the Planting for Food and Export promotion programme.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - Mr David Asante-Apeatu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on Tuesday disclosed that about 500 Ghanaians die every quarter as a result of road recklessness and called on all to help to end the menace.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - Patrick Allotey, the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Super Welterweight champion, has said, he is ready to offer Ugandan Bardu Lusambya, a re-match.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - Duke Micah, Ghana's Batamweight boxer, is among the few boxers who are inching closer to a world title in the near future.

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Tema, Aug 13, GNA - Nii Adjei Kraku II, Paramount Chief of Tema, has asked non Ga-Dangmes to desist from attributing fetishism to the sprinkling of Kpokpoi during the Homowo Festival.

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Sunyani, Aug 14, GNA - A final funeral rite organised for late Solomon Kwabena Korang ended abruptly last Saturday in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, when his family could not trace his body at one of the biggest mortuaries in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

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Tease (E/R), Aug 14, GNA - As part of efforts to end the infractions between Fulani herdsmen and crop farmers in the Kwahu Afram Plains South District, the assembly has constructed and transformed a fodder bank into a ranch at Wawase to house over 5,000 cattle.

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Bodi (WR) Aug 14, GNA - Mr Ignatius Akawsi Amankwah, District Chief Executive of Bodi District in the Western Region has called on Assembly members and traditional authorities to help form watchdog committees in their communities to check stealing and other Criminal activities.

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Tema, Aug. 10, GNA - A female tenant in one of the communities in Ashaiman publicly insults her land lord, and as a fight erupts, many people gather to either separate them or just hang around and observe the spectacle.

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Koforidua, Aug. 14, GNA - Dr. Matthew Opoku- Prempeh, Minister of Education, has entreated directors of education, heads of institutions and teachers to ensure that Physical Education (P.E), is given the needed attention in the curriculum.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - The acting Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) Mr. Michael Luguje has paid a courtesy call on GCNet to explore ways of deepening collaboration to ensure efficient and effective business transactions at the port.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL) has highlighted its decade long contributions to Ghana’s burgeoning oil and gas industry and stands ready to collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure optimal growth of the industry in Ghana.

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Tamale, Aug 14, GNA - Youth Empowerment for Life (YEfL) has called on government to step up its game to decentralise the structures of the National Youth Authority (NYA) and to adequately fund them for effective and meaningful youth engagement at the local level.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - Government on Monday announced plans to provide additional 10,000 housing units and court structures for the security services and the Judiciary under the Master Facility Agreement signed between the Government of Ghana and Sino-hydro Corporation /Chinese Government infrastructure for Bauxite Barter Arrangement.

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Accra, August 14, GNA - The Management of Accra Hearts of Oak SC, has promoted seven players from the club's under-17 side, Royal Oaks, to the under-20 side, Auroras.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA – The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), has asked the government of Ghana, to withdraw the liquidation process against the Ghana Football Association (GFA), by Monday, August 27, or risked being suspended from all football related activities.

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA – Ghana is likely be stripped off hosting rights of the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup Nations, as well as forfeit the 2019 African Cup Nations qualifier against Kenya, should the country fail to meet the deadline, set by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), to withdraw a liquidation process against the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

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Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - Dr. Kwame Kyei, Executive Board Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Club Limited, has appointed an 11-member management team, to steer the affairs of the club.

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA – Dr Wilhelmina Quaye has been unveiled as the first woman Director of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR-STEPRI) for a five-year tenure.

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA – The death of Naa Alhaji Salifu Wumbei, Wulensi Naa of the Nanumba Traditional Council, occurred over the weekend.

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Accra, Aug 13, GNA - The Office of the Secretary General of the National Catholic Secretariat has disassociated itself with a video titled: Roman Father Reveals Angel Obinim Mysteriously Turned His Destiny from Zero to Hero” currently circulating on social media.

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA - Bishop Matthew Addae-Mensah, Presiding Bishop of the Gospel Light International church has called on Ghanaians to champion government’s decision of implementing the Double Track educational module under the free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA - Dr Yaw Adutwum, the Minister in charge of General Education, on Monday announced that this year’s winner of the Ghana Teacher Prize will compete for the Global Teacher Prize in Dubai.

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA – The Financial and Economic Crime (High Court Division) on Monday convicted Elizabeth Caldwell to a total of 20 months imprisonment for defrauding a US Airways Flight Attendant of $20,000.00 through cyber fraud.

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA - An Accra Circuit Court on Monday convicted a nursing mother to sign a bond to be of good behaviour for 24 months for sending abusive and threating text messages to her boyfriend’s mother.

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Cape Coast, Aug. 13, GNA - A 46-year old Carpenter, who set ablaze the living room of a house his wife work in as a house-help at Aquarium, a suburb of Cape Coast was on Monday jailed 12 months imprisonment by a Cape Coast Magistrate’s Court.

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Tarkwa (W/R), Aug. 13, GNA - Two small scale miners from Nanankor near Wasa Akropong in the Amenfi East District have been granted bail in the sum of GH¢40,000.00 each, with two sureties, for conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.

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Kumasi, Aug. 13, GNA - President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo, has launched the Youth in Afforestation Programme (YAP) in Kumasi with a call on the 20,000 youth engaged under the programme, to be diligent in the discharge of their duties.

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Kumasi, Aug 13, GNA – The Agency for Health and Food Security Programme (AHEP), has called for the creation of a zero-interest financial mechanism, that would fund Small/Medium Agribusiness, to accelerate its star programmes intended to boost the country’s macro-economy and food security.

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Kpinchilla (N/R), Aug. 13, GNA - The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), a child centered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has commissioned a six-unit classroom block in Kpinchilla, a community in the East Gonja Municipality.

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA - Nenesenor Tatse Tetteh Abloso, also known in the music circles as "Nenesenor", has released his first single titled ‘Praise’ which features one of Ghana’s sensational rappers Enoch Nana Yaw Oduro-Agyei popularly known in showbiz as Trigmatic.

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA - Women in Sports Association (WISA), has commended the national under-20 female team, the Black Princesses for winning their last match against New Zealand, after two losses in the group stages of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Under-20 World Cup in France.

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA – Mr Alban Sumana K. Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Kaleo, has declared his intention to contest the Presidential Primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) scheduled for December 7, 2018.

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Kumasi, Aug. 13, GNA – The University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has reiterated its commitment to mount flexible, innovative and attractive programmes in its bid to produce quality graduates for the efficient delivery of quality education and services in the country.

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Mafi Adidome (V/R), Aug. 13, GNA - Mr Richard Baku, Facilitator, Compassion International Ghana, a nongovernmental organisation, has called for extra investment in youth development to secure the future of vulnerable populations besieged with a barrage of challenges.

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Accra, August 13, GNA - Dr. Kwame Kyei, Executive Chairman of Asante Kotoko, has dissolved the current management of the club with immediate effect.

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Tamale, Aug. 13, GNA - Kandahar Boys, a youth group linked to the ruling New Patriotic Party, on Monday morning locked up the offices of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) and guided him out of the Hospital’s premises.

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Kunkrogu (U/W), Aug. 13, GNA – Kunkorgu community in the Sissala West District of Upper West Region has been applauded for improving the traditional governance system after successfully installing Kuoro Hassan Buku Forkah IV as a Divisional Chief.

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Koforidua, Aug. 13, GNA - The New Juaben South Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Isaac Appau-Gyesi, has called on parents to reduce the time they spent chasing wealth and focus on the wellbeing of their wards to help reduce the number of children on streets.

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Kasoa, Aug. 13, GNA - Mr Joseph Ashon Cudjiw, One time President of the Travel Writers Association of Ghana (TWAG), has called on fishermen along the coast of Ghana to learn best fishing practices from the People of Edina (Elmina).

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA – The Management of Commerz Savings and Loans Limited on Monday sated that Mr Ato Essien founder of defunct Capital Bank has no investment in the portfolios of the company.

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA – Mr Ato Essien founder of defunct Capital Bank is not related to Nordea Capital Limited, “and does not hold, has never held any direct or indirect stake in Nordea, neither has he ever had any authority whatsoever from Nordea to act for or on its behalf.

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Sunyani, Aug. 13, GNA - The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) on Saturday held its third congregation for 855 graduands who received Bachelor’s degrees after four years of pursuing various academic programmes.

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Tamale, Aug 13, GNA - The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is to introduce the Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) device to monitor Value Added Tax (VAT) collection on real time basis in the country.