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Ghana has for the past five years intensified its efforts at developing safeguards against illicit financial flows, money laundering, corruption, financing of terrorism and organised crime, under the direction and support of the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA).

Until last year, none of the country’s laws provided for disclosure of beneficial ownership, making it easier for companies to hide the identities of their owners if necessary.

Following the release of the Panama Papers and the global efforts to address issues related to anti-corruption and tax evasion, the government came under pressure to act on beneficial ownership until a law was passed.

The National Union of Ghana Students yesterday had their 51st Handing Over ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre after the 51st Annual Residential Congress held at Methodist University College, Dansoman Campus.

This ceremony saw major stakeholders, alumni and dignitaries attending not forgetting the very students the union seek to serve.

The ceremony saw the likes of the Deputy Education Minister, Dr. Adutwum, the Gender and Social Protection Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba, the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Mustapha Ussif, the CEO of NEIP, Lawyer John Kumah, Justin Kodua of YEA, Director of GETFund, representatives from the Scholarship Secretariat, Students Loan Trust Fund, Information Ministry, Security services, the press corps, alumni of the union, and members from the various institutions and blocs under NUGS under the chairmanship of the CEO of NEIP, Lawyer John Kumah.

The Municipal Chief Executive of Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA), Nana Appiah Korang says residents of the municipality who continue to defy a directive to construct toilets in their homes will soon be made to face the full rigours of the law.

He said the move will help reduce the spate of children dying from preventable infections which usually arise as a result of poor sanitation, especially open defecation.

Effutu M/A Basic School in Cape Coast has marked its 68th anniversary and 2nd Speech and Prize Giving Day.

Established some sixty three years ago, the school currently has a population of six hundred and fifty (650) pupils and twenty one (21) teachers.

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