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Ghana may soon lose its fishing stock if nothing is done to overturn issues confronting the country’s fishing sector. Ghana, which consumes over 950,000 metric tons of fish annually, currently imports over 60 percent of its fish.

Ghana in 2016 imported $135 million worth of fish because of the reduction in the country’s fish stock.

According to the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, the huge imports could be blamed on the steady depletion of Ghana’s fish stock.

A comprehensive value for money audit of the country's Cocoa roads Projects is underway to assess the financial obligation of the projects to government and ensure value for money, Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has said.

Though an amount of GH¢1.6 billion was approved for the construction of cocoa roads across the country, more than GH¢5billion worth of contracts were signed with various companies for the execution of the project funded by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD).

Dr. Akoto said: “For cocoa roads, the previous administration approved a budget for GH¢1.6 billion, but when we took over, we realized that they signed contracts worth nearly GH¢5 billion. It just beats your imagination. This is just one piece of evidence that I'm giving you about mismanagement.

“A budget has been approved by management to follow and then the board sits and oversees the quadrupling of what they themselves have set as ceiling. This is unthinkable and the cause of all the financial challenges Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is facing now,” he said.

At least 120 Chief Executive Officers in the country are expected to meet over one of Ghana's greatest socioeconomic challenges - jobs for the youth.

A one-day stakeholder forum organised by the National Youth Authority is expected to come off September 20 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.

The CEOs and top government officials will deliberate on how to re-channel their corporate social responsibilities into a more focussed agenda to address unemployment.

CEOs from 32 banks, 24 oil-related companies, 20 big-name retail provisions companies and 16 automobile and airline companies, 10 mining companies, six pharmaceuticals and health services and five telcos will all have one agenda to mull over.

Chaos has engulfed the Computerised Selection Placement System Center at the Education ministry as angry parents have thronged the premises to secure last-minute placement for their wards before the process ends today.

Significant anomalies have plagued the system since it begun forcing a second extension in the deadline this year.

The government has assured all is being done to fix the problem.