‘KMA Not Buying Cars for Assembly Members’

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Kumasi -The management of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has debunked media reports alleging that each Assembly member of the KMA will soon benefit from a brand new salon car, following an arrangement by the managers of the…

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Kumasi -The management of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has debunked media reports alleging that each Assembly member of the KMA will soon benefit from a brand new salon car, following an arrangement by the managers of the Assembly and Hyundai Motors and Investment Ghana.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Illegal Miners Take Over Shanxii Mine

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Bolgatanga -Shanxii Mining (Ghana) Company Limited has accused some unknown illegal miners of invading its concession and robbing it of its mineral ores.

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Bolgatanga -Shanxii Mining (Ghana) Company Limited has accused some unknown illegal miners of invading its concession and robbing it of its mineral ores.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Govt to Outdoor Plans to Deal With Chieftaincy Disputes

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Tamale -THE MINISTER For Chieftaincy And Religious Affairs, Mr. Kofi Dzamesi, has unveiled a marshal plan by the ruling government to bring to the barest minimum the number of chieftaincy disputes that have bedeviled the nation.

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Tamale -THE MINISTER For Chieftaincy And Religious Affairs, Mr. Kofi Dzamesi, has unveiled a marshal plan by the ruling government to bring to the barest minimum the number of chieftaincy disputes that have bedeviled the nation.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

160 000 Pensioners On Biometric System

[The Herald] More than 160 000 pensioners have so far been registered under the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) biometric registration programme aimed at curbing benefit fraud. Biometric registration, which involves capturing of one’s unique …

[The Herald] More than 160 000 pensioners have so far been registered under the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) biometric registration programme aimed at curbing benefit fraud. Biometric registration, which involves capturing of one's unique physical attributes such as fingerprints, DNA, iris and retina pattern, replaces the need for a life certificate.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Fishers to Be Empowered to Enforce Laws

[Ghana Govt.] The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Fisheries Commission intends to empower fishers to enforce aspects of the Fisheries Act relating to illegal fishing practices at landing sites.

[Ghana Govt.] The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Fisheries Commission intends to empower fishers to enforce aspects of the Fisheries Act relating to illegal fishing practices at landing sites.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Junior Councillors Dismissive of Marriage Act

[New Era] Windhoek -The youth parliament has last week dismissed the Marriages Act that allows teenagers at the age of 18 to marry with ministerial approval. A clause in the Marriages Act (Act No.25 of 1961 as amended), makes it illegal for boys and gi…

[New Era] Windhoek -The youth parliament has last week dismissed the Marriages Act that allows teenagers at the age of 18 to marry with ministerial approval. A clause in the Marriages Act (Act No.25 of 1961 as amended), makes it illegal for boys and girls under the age of 18 to marry, but makes an exception which gives the line minister the power to authorise a marriage involving a boy or girl underage if it is "desirable."

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Legislators Want Independent Body to Regulate Mining Sector

[Oil in Uganda] Members of Parliament want government to establish an independent body – Minerals Authority to regulate the mining sector. The MPs argue that it will be able to check the immense discretionary powers the Mining Act, 2003 vest in the Com…

[Oil in Uganda] Members of Parliament want government to establish an independent body - Minerals Authority to regulate the mining sector. The MPs argue that it will be able to check the immense discretionary powers the Mining Act, 2003 vest in the Commissioner [now director] at the Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines (DGSM).

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Police Uncover Illegal Firearms Factory in Benue

[Vanguard] Makurdi -Benue State Police Command has uncovered an illegal firearms factory at Tse-Tyungu, Kyado District of Ukum Local Government Area; arrested three suspects, with several finished and unfinished firearms recovered.

[Vanguard] Makurdi -Benue State Police Command has uncovered an illegal firearms factory at Tse-Tyungu, Kyado District of Ukum Local Government Area; arrested three suspects, with several finished and unfinished firearms recovered.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria