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Parliament has passed the Special Prosecutor Bill making it an Act of Parliament. The bill was passed today, Thursday, November 14, after going through the various stages of the House.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor is aimed at helping the government handle corruption-related issues among state officials in a nonpartisan manner.

Per the Act, an independent prosecutor will head the office and prosecute corruption offenses by state officers.

The Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has announced that 2,700 extension agents have been recruited under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme which was launched in January 2017.

Presenting the 2018 Budget and Policy statement in Parliament Wednesday, the Finance Minister stated that a total of 500,000 farmers will be registered in 2018 to benefit from the programme.

Nene Naa Ohimeh, Chief of Gomoa Dampase in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region is appealing to the police to help curb a growing trend in his area where children are recruited as land guards.

According to the chief, it is becoming increasingly worrying to see children as young as ten years wielding guns and riding motorbikes terrorizing residents of the area.

Speaking at the commissioning of a Police Station built by his community, Nene Naa Ohimeh, who expressed fear of these children land guards becoming armed robbers in the near future, appealed for immediate intervention from the police.

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