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The Cape Coast Metropolitan Environmental Health Officer, Iddrisu Shanni says the Metro Assembly has enforced by-laws to curb the sanitation situation in the metropolis.

He explains that the enforcement has led to the arrest of more than 90 culprits of which 48 have been issued with straight fines of GHS 50 each captured in the assembly’s fee fixing resolution.

Mr. Shanni revealed that his outfit has, over the past three weeks, intensified efforts in dealing with sanitation issues. He noted that those who have not met the sanitation requirements such as food vendors without certificates, those selling in unauthorised areas and those without appropriate health clearance were being apprehended.

A former senior vice president at the World Bank, Professor Yifu Lin, has warned that Ghana risk losing out on huge investments if it fails to embark on drastic economic reforms.

Ghana recently dropped 12 places in the latest World Bank ease of Doing Business report. Prof Lin believes such reforms could attract the relocation of light manufacturing firms from emerging economies.

Speaking to Starr Business on the sidelines of a Lecture organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs in Accra, he said: “What is important for investors is not necessary for the whole nation. What investors care about is what kind of condition they have in the places that they operate.”

Monitoring and Evaluation Minister, Dr. Anthony Akoto-Osei

The Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation will release its assessment of the performance of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s appointees in January 2018.
Speaking to Citi News, the Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei said a preliminary assessment has already been submitted to Cabinet.