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Scholarship saga: Deputy Minister of Agric vindicated

THE DEPUTY Minister of Agriculture Kennedy Nyarko Osei has been vindicated in the audit GETfund scholarship report after the Auditor-General Daniel Domelevo has admitted in his response to his letter to him through his solicitors that he did not delve into any document but simply relied on information supplied him …

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Fix the drainage system to stem flooding

In five days’ time we would be in February and it would not be a surprise if the rains set in. Obviously rains are good, particularly for our rain-fed agricultural activities and controlling the dust in our environment, yet for people living in flood-prone areas across the country rainfall is …

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Front page comments:  Auditors are complicit in public sector corruption

OUR EDITORIAL of Monday, August 19, 2019, made reference to a two-day Annual General Conference of the Internal Audit Agency (IAA) held in Accra on August 14-15, 2019. We pointed out the fact if auditors would be honest enough, corruption in state organisations that resulted in their collapse would not …

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Editorial: Let’s sustain conversation on road accidents for result

Since last week the topical issue that has engaged the attention of Ghanaians is the carnage on our roads, particularly the highways. Statistics emerging paint a horrible picture. Just imagine that from 1991-2018, a total of 46,284 were killed on our roads. The analysis shows that on the average, 1,714 …

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Divorce cases and role of clergy

GHANA is officially a secular state and is thus neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion. What this means is that there is complete freedom of religion because many Ghanaians are deeply religious. Therefore, the clergy is the final place for respite for many congregants when things …

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Corruption gaining grounds in Ghana 

PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE posited that naturally there are people who are greedy in nature and aspire to be rich at all costs irrespective of whose ox is gored. There are others who have the innate desire to engage in corrupt deals at the least opportunity even in churches.  Dishonest and fraudulent …

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Avoiding tax is sheer selfishness

SINCE THE Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) began enforcement of the tax stamp to ensure all who are required to pay tax do so, the DAILY HERITAGE is reliably informed that some unscrupulous individuals have resorted to producing products at midnight for sale to avoid detection by the GRA. This act …

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Need to assist mental patients

A DRIVE through the principal streets of the nation’s capital, Accra and other cities across the country would reveal that there are increasing numbers of mentally ill patients roving the streets dangerously. So grim is the situation that some mentally deranged persons are seen on almost daily basis preparing meals …

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The fight against Climate Change

CLIMATE SCIENTISTS have defined Global Warming as the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the earth’s climate. Scientific consensus on climatic changes related to Global Warming is that the …

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GRA must up its game in clamping down tax evaders

A CORRUPTION Watch (CW) investigations captured on the front page of today’s edition reveal a worrying development of huge revenue losses at the country’s ports. The report said the government has virtually lost a whopping GHc102, 997,447.60 in unpaid taxes as Market Direct Limited, a bonded warehouse that failed to …

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