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President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has tasked members of the Judiciary to execute their work flawlessly to command the respect of the people.

“It is critical for the growth of our nation that we have a Judiciary that commands the respect of the people by the nature of its delivery of justice, as well as by the comportment of its judges. It is vitally important that we have judges who are honest, possess integrity and a sound knowledge of the law.”

These were the words of the President Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, when he swore into office the new Chief Justice of the Republic, Justice Sophia Akuffo, on Monday, 19th June, 2017, at the Banquet Hall of the State House.

Vice President - Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

The Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is in China for a four-day official visit. This is the first visit by a high level government official to China since the New Patriotic Party took office in January this year.

Ghana was among the first group of Sub-Saharan African countries that established diplomatic relations with China, and the two countries have enjoyed decades of strong ties. This high level visit is expected to further strengthen the friendly relations and boost economic and political ties.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has challenged Parliament to exercise full authority over public finances.

“I belong to the group that feels strongly that our Parliament should be able to exercise full authority over our public finances,” he stated.

The President, who threw the challenge at a forum organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in Berlin, Germany, yesterday, bemoaned Parliament’s inability to exercise effective oversight over the Executive arm of government.

United Nations Coordinator in Ghana, Christine Evans-Klock, has commended the Government’s efforts to improve the regulation of small-scale mining and end galamsey.

The move is to protect legitimate livelihoods in the mining sector and to bring to justice to those who abuse the environment.

In a statement to mark World Environment Day, Madam Evans-Knocked, therefore, urged civil society, religious representatives, school authorities and traditional rulers to play their important roles in advocacy, action and accountability to towards achieving sustainable results.