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Additionally, government in conjunction with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, have ordered six patrol boats to enable the navy to patrol and secure the country's exclusive economic zone, resources and oil fields.

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Nkoranza (B/A), Oct. 19, GNA - Former President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to various branch executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to re-brand and make the party attractive by building better and cordial relationships with the electorate.

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Cape Coast, Oct. 19, GNA - The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) in collaboration with Cities Alliance have initiated moves to find lasting solutions to the debilitating menace of sanitation, waste management and tourism development in the ancient city of Cape Coast.

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Winkongo (UER), Oct. 19, GNA - Dr Herbert Gustav Yankson, Director in-charge of Cyber Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, has expressed worry for the lack of awareness of risks in the internet space as cyber fraud cases are on the increase.

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Fumesua (Ash), Oct 19, GNA – A national Challenge geared at supporting the development and design of indigenous energy-efficient household wood cook stoves among state actors and the energy sector Civil Society Organizations, has been launched in Kumasi.

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Wa, Oct. 19, GNA - Plan International Ghana has observed 2018 International Day of the Girl Child, which falls on October 11 every year to champion and give girls the power and opportunity to share their plight.

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Accra, Oct. 19, GNA - The Ministry of Roads and Highways has awarded a GH¢ 5,599,328.36-contract to Legcon Ltd, roads and civil works contractors for the rehabilitation of some roads and drains at the Ablekuma North Constituency.

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Wa, Oct. 18, Wa - The Upper West Regional Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Sanitation (RICCS) in collaboration with the Wa Municipal Assembly has initiated moves to make Wa the cleanest and a model city by 2020.

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Accra, Oct. 19, GNA - Commanding officers of the Ghana Police Service are known to work in the office and when they go out, they go to inspect the work of the men on the grounds.

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Banda-Ahenkro (B/A), Oct. 19, GNA – A girl-child and women’s rights non-governmental organisation (NGO), Resource Link Foundation (RLF) has appealed to stakeholders to collaborate to end child-marriage in Brong-Ahafo particularly, and Ghana in general.

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Sunyani, Oct. 19, GNA - Two persons have lost their lives and 15 others including a-year old child have sustained gunshot wounds   in a renewed clash between two neighbouring towns, Japekrom and Drobo in the Jaman South Municipality of the Brong-Ahafo Region.

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Accra, Oct. 19, GNA - Participants at a training seminar on Entrepreneurship opportunities in the area of Special Needs have recommended the creation of greater awareness on children with disabilities to attract the needed attention from government and corporate organisations.

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Akpafu (VR) Oct. 19, GNA - Madam Grace Quaye, President of the Development Action Association (DAA), a Non-Governmental Organization, has said the role of rural women farmers in agricultural development had past significant levels and that it was time they were given more prominence on the policy table.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – Special Mothers Project, an advocacy and awareness creation organisation on Cerebral Palsy (CP), has held a seminar on entrepreneurship with a call on the Government to support them create learning facilities and extra advocacy programmes about cerebral palsy.

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Asikasu (E/R), Oct. 19, GNA - The National President of Community Health Nurses Association of Ghana (COHNAG), Ms Esther Frimpong Bamfo, has called on all parents to participate in the National Immunisation Exercise to help protect the children of Ghana.

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Ho, Oct. 18, GNA - Mrs. Caroline Antwi- Asare, National Chairperson, Peri-Opeartive Nurses Group- Ghana (PONGG), has said the responsibility of peri-operative nurses was to ensure safety of patients and not only the handling of surgical instruments.

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Accra, Oct. 19, GNA - The Trust Hospital is helping to create greater awareness on Breast Cancer prevention, early detection and treatment with its outreach breast screening and education campaigns in the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions.

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Ho, Oct. 19, GNA - Mr Ferg Afedo, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Chairman of OLA Girls Senior High School in Ho, has assured parents of the safety of their wards in the School, following rumours that lesbianism was rife among the students.

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Accra, Oct. 19, GNA - The Catholic Church as part of its quest to provide free education to underprivileged persons, has built a five-unit one-storey classroom block for the City of God community at Old Fadama in Accra.

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Accra, Oct.19, GNA - The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Thursday, left Accra for London to attend the Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit, taking place at the United Kingdom (UK) from October 23, an official statement has said.

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Enchi (W/R), Oct. 19, GNA - A thirty-seven-year-old teacher, who was caught riding a motorbike without a valid license has been sentenced to three days imprisonment with hard labour by the District Magistrate Court in Enchi.

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Enchi (W/R), Oct. 19, GNA - Two young men have been fined GH¢1,800.00 each or in default serve 12 months imprisonment each, with hard labour for stealing four bundles of aluminium high tension cables valued GHC15,000.00 at Dadieso in the Western Region.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Mr. Charles Ato Painstil, former player of Ghana Premier League giants, Ebusua Dwarfs, is reported dead in his base in Dallas, USA.

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Kumasi, Oct. 18, GNA - Asamoah Gyan, captain of the senior national team, the Black Stars, has said, he is elated to be associated with two-time African champions, Kumasi Asante Asante Kotoko after his company, Paradise Pac Mineral Water, agreed to a two-year sponsorship deal with the Porcupine Warriors.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - The Normalisation Committee of Ghana Football Association (GFA), has apologised to the media, football fraternity and the general public over the incident that happened at their meeting with the press on Wednesday, October 17, in Accra.

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Koforidua, Oct. 18, GNA – Mr. Raphael Sylvanus Akoto, a Ghanaian Martial Arts Instructor, has been inducted as an Ambassador into the Martial Arts prestigious World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA) Hall of Fame, in Germany.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – The Ghana Gas Company has donated a cheque totalling GH¢100,000.00 to the Childhood Cancer Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to help with their administration.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - ActionAid Ghana on Thursday held an expert meeting on Legal Analysis of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) in Accra to promote the adherence by states to the principles of democracy and human rights.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Vodafone Ghana has partnered multiplatform broadcaster, Kwese, to bring the video on-demand and live television (TV) content to the public through its video streaming service; Kwese Play.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday handed down a seven-year jail term to Benjamin Akuetteh aka Kwei Peh, unemployed, for sexually abusing a seven-year old girl at Kaneshie, a suburb of Accra.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Malta Guinness, a premium malt drink producer, will in November begin their nationwide hunt for contestant, who will compete in this year’s Maltavator Challenge.

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Accra, October 18, GNA – Amoah Randy popularly known in the music industry as Yaw Berk, has described the husband of veteran singer Rebecca Akosua Acheampong’s “Becca” as unromantic.

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Suhum (E/R), October 18, GNA – The Minster for Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Attah has cut the sod to complete the second lane of the 32 kilometre Kwafokrom –Apedwa section of the Accra to Kumasi highway dualisation.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, on Thursday marked 10 years of trade cooperation that has laid the foundation for quality infrastructure development for Ghana.

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Tamale, Oct 18, GNA - Mr Isaac Nyame, the Chief Technical Tax Expert with Private Enterprise Federation (PEF) has disclosed that so far, about 92 percent of the Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have registered their companies.

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Nyankpala (N/R), Oct 18, GNA – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) has introduced a new soybean variety to stakeholders to cultivate to boost nutritional status of consumers and contribute to food security.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - A total of 120 staff of the Ghana Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) in addition to scores of National Service Personnel have undergone a day’s fire training exercise as part of measures to equip them on some fire safety measures.

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Kwame-Danso (B/A), Oct. 18, GNA - Former President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday assured that the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government under his leadership will complete the Atebubu-Kwame Danso road in Brong-Ahafo.

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Accra, Oct 17, GNA – Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Thursday, described the late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, Paramount Chief of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area and Jamestown Mantse, as an exceptionally remarkable man, whose reign was peaceful.

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Kajaji, (B/A), Oct. 18, GNA - Former President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday observed that the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) 2016 electoral defeat was a divine arrangement orchestrated by God for a purpose.

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Tamale, Oct. 18, GNA - The national immunisation against measles and rubella has taken off in the Northern Region with a call on parents and care-givers to take advantage to ensure that their children are vaccinated against the killer diseases.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has presented 345 copies of HIV Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Braille materials to the Ghana Blind Union (GBU) to aid in the education of members on safe sex.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Madam Cecelia Dapaah, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, has called on colleague ministers of sanitation and health to make frantic efforts to prioritise issues of SDG-6 in their various countries.

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Wa, (U/W), Oct 18, GNA - Upper West Regional Coordinating Committee on Sanitation and Single Nucleotide Variants (SNV) Ghana have expressed satisfaction over significant progress made by Nandom District to attaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) conditions.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Stephen Ashitey Adjei, alias Moshake, the outspoken executive member of the Tema East Constituency branch of the NDC has stated that the former President is on a wild goose’ chase because the party’s delegates have already settled on their preferred candidate.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – The Ghana Judo Association (GJA would on November 3, organise the 20th edition of the Japan Ambassador Judo Championship at the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall, of the Accra Sports Stadium.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Madam Evelyn Nsiah Asare, spokesperson for the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), has described as successfull, the recent inspection of facilities by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), saying "Ghana is ready to deliver a good tournament to Africa and the rest of the world".

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Takoradi, Oct. 18, GNA - Dr Stephen Turkson, a Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Consultant, has called for a change in the setup and curriculum of TVET to create a strong partnership between the technical institutions and industries.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Nene Ofoe-Teye, a Senior Officer in the Security Department of the Tema Port has called for the recognition of the country’s heroes as an encouragement to spur them on for greater achievements.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – The African University College of Communication (AUCC) has introduced a new course in Creative Arts scheduled to begin in November this year.

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Ambainu (W/R), October 18, GNA - A Former Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Nana Oye Lithur has tasked government to strengthen its support services towards the aged to improve their living conditions.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on government to further engage relevant stakeholders to address the challenges identified with the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) module.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Professor George Gyan-Baffour, the Minister of Planning, has said the production of Statistics in Ghana is generally weak and uncoordinated at the various decentralised institutions.

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Accra Oct. 18, GNA - Three Institutions have presented cheques totalling GHC 50,000 to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) in support of the 23rd GJA Awards Programme, slated for October 27, this year.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Catholics from the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions who worship at the Good Shepherd Parish in Tema, have donated relief items to some flood victims at Garu in the Upper East Region.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Bringing Healthcare to Community Doorsteps…Newmont Ghana’s Ahafo Mine Partners Project C.U.R.E to Serve 1,100 Patients

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Nutrifoods Ghana Limited, jointly owned by Olam International and Sanyo Foods of Japan, has launched a sugar-free biscuit in the cracker category to meet the fast growing demand for healthy snack nourishment among consumers.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - The African Cancer Organization (ACO), with its partners, is organising series of breast cancer-related events to generate increased awareness and also raise support to promote breast cancer prevention in Ghana.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti, the Commissioner General for Ghana Revenue Authority, on Wednesday said a total of 10,806 of the Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCO) persons have joined the authority.

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Winkongo, Oct. 18, GNA - Dr. Herbert Gustav Yankson, Director in charge of Cyber Crime Unit at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters has noted that Ghana’s vulnerabilities and lack of awareness of risks in the internet space was worrying.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - Mr Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, says the transformative policies of the Government has moved Ghana from 167 in 2016 to 154th position in 2017 in the ranking of the World Bank Trade across Border Report.

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Zanlerigu (UE), Oct. 18, GNA – Residents of Zanlerigu community and its environs in the Nabdam District have expressed disappointment at government’s inability to rehabilitate the roads linking the various communities to the Zanlerigu Market leading to post-harvest losses.

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Tamale, Oct. 18, GNA - Mr George Amoh, the Acting Executive Secretary of the National Peace Council, on Wednesday called on key actors to find long-term strategies to address conflict issues to prevent violence in the county.

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Accra, Oct. 18, GNA - The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI) has  called on the new Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, the Right Reverend Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo, to congratulate him on his elevation and explore ways of strengthening their partnership with the Church to promote Christ-like activities.

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Cape Coast, Oct. 18, GNA - Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called on health institutions to continuously and deliberately strengthen their maternal health systems and ensure that they are inclusive enough to cater for the needs of vulnerable women groups.

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Ho, Oct. 18, GNA - Professor John Owusu Gyapong, Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, has called on leaders to consider themselves divinely chosen, and reflect God’s tenets in their activities towards the development of a more responsible society.

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Nsutam, (E/R) Oct. 18, GNA - Plan International Ghana has unveiled the “Girls Get Equal” Campaign at Nsutam in the Eastern Region, with a call on all stakeholders to work hard to eliminate cultural practices and stereotypes that impede the development of girls to become independent citizens.

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Cape Coast, Oct. 18, GNA - The Ministry of Communications and the National Cyber Security Centre on Wednesday organised a day's intensive training on cyber-crime prevention and protection for more than 400 Senior High School (SHS) students in the Cape Coast Metropolis.

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Accra, Oct. 17, GNA — The FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Bukar Tijani, says individual efforts and collective commitment at all levels will propel the Africa region in meeting the Zero Hunger targets of the pan-African 2025 Malabo Declaration and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Accra, Oct.17, GNA - The Executive Director of the Kwame Nkrumah Ideological Institute, Mr Benjamin Anyagre, has endorsed the “Double Track” educational system currently being implemented, saying it will enlighten a critical mass of the people towards national development.

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Accra, Oct. 17, GNA - Equatorial Guinea's women national team, has been disqualified from this year's Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), after being found guilty of fielding an unqualified player in the match against Kenya.

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Accra, Oct. 17, GNA - The United Boxing Coaches Association (UBCAG) of Ghana, has rendered an unqualified apology to the entire boxing fraternity following the conduct of their member, Vincent Akai Nettey, in last Saturday's crowd violence at the Bukom Boxing Arena.

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Accra, Oct. 17, GNA - Mr Henry Kerali, the World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, has urged the youth to focus on building their capacity in Information Technology (IT) to benefit from the rapid growth of the sector.

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Bolgatanga, Oct. 17, GNA – Dr Winfred Ofosu, the Upper East Regional Director of Health has said the Directorate targeted to vaccinate about 199,197 children from age nine months to five years against measles rubella under the Supplementary Immunisation Activities (SIAs) in the region.

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Accra, Oct. 17, GNA - The State, on Wednesday, said it has filed 127 documents and a pen drive containing additional documents in a matter involving Ernest Thompson, former Director-General of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and four others.

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Accra, Oct. 17, GNA – Detective Chief Inspector Augustine Nkrumah from the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) said apart from the investigations done by the Bolgatanga Police in the murder of Mr Adams Mahama, the CID did not conduct any independent investigations.

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Accra, Oct. 17, GNA - A Circuit Court in Accra on Wednesday sentenced Richard Addo, a 25-year-old barber, to 10 years imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old girl at Ashalley Botwe, a suburb of Accra.

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Accra, Oct. 17, GNA - Members of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), especially manufacturers, have called on government to review the Customs Act regarding bonded warehousing to save their businesses from collapse.