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Deputy Minister of Interior, Henry Quartey has charged stakeholders in the gaming industry to discourage gambling by minors.

Companies that engage in gambling are to indicate that children are not allowed because gambling is associated with fraud and impacts children negatively.

The Deputy Minister of Interior was addressing a stakeholder’s engagement convened by the Gaming Commission in Accra to solicit ideas to enhance regulation of the industry.

Traditional authorities in Cape Coast are optimistic of a good fish harvest in this year’s fish season. This follows an impressive catch of tilapia in the Fosu Lagoon yesterday during the ceremony to mark the end of the ban on fishing in the lagoon.

The regatta that preceded the lifting of the ban on fishing in the Fosu Lagoon received massive patronage by both the chiefs and people from Cape Coast.

The Community Gardens was electrified with both traditional ensemble as well as contemporary music from loud speakers as supporters cheered the three competing Asafo groups that battled on the Lagoon: Bentsir No.1, Anaafo No.2 and Inkum No.4.

A Koforidua circuit court has sentenced 26 foreigners arrested for engaging in illegal mining in the Atewa forest of the Eastern region.

The foreigners, mainly Nigeriens and Malians were found guilty of conspiracy to do illegal mining and mining without a licence contrary to Section 23(1) of Act 29.

They were ordered to pay a fine each of GH¢600,000 which means the 26 of them are expected to pay a total of GH¢15.6million to the state or in default  they will spend five years in jail.

Hausa and French interpreters provided for some of the accused told the court the accused were not mining but were on a hunting expedition.

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select committee on Health, Dr Kwabena Twum-Nuamah, is calling on the National Media Commission [NMC] to stiffen regulations of media houses over the broadcast of medicines on their platforms.

He said the advertisement of some these medicines pose serious health threat to the public since they do not conform to the public health ACT.