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2017-10-12

[N] PURC boss, Samuel Sarpong, sacked
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[N] Don’t follow ‘malicious’ social media – Rawlings advises Media General
[N] Gov’t withdraws Zongo Development Fund bill

2017-10-11

[B] Ghana woos investors at IMF/World Bank Meetings
[B] Hybrid power stations to add 850MW to grid
[N] Agric College Students Picket At MoFA Today
[N] We don’t need cabinet meeting to solve gas explosions – Namoale
[N] Cost of home loans drop to 30.6 %
[B] Ghana’s exports rise to $ 8.9 billion
[N] Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority
[N] Tension in Bimbila ahead of late chief burial Thursday
[N] Akufo-Addo's 'one achievement, one launch' is new NPP strategy
[N] God is the reason - 13-year-old KNUST student says
[N] Workers on the Kejetia market project to lay down tools following threats
[N] Parliament tasks 3 committees to investigate gas explosions
[N] Mansco Gas must compensate explosion victims – Mahama Ayariga
[N] Police accused in Delta Force 13 case

2017-10-10

[B] Airlines upbeat about boost in business
[N] Earlier charges against Delta Forces dropped
[N] SUNDA Int. & TWYFORD Ceramics donate to gas explosion victims
[N] Operation to ban public smoking in Tamale to be activated after six arrested in
[N] AUCC founder launches book about his life as public servant and private citizen

2017-10-09

[S] Ghana Rugby team beats Mauritius in impressive Sevens campaign
[N] Thieves steal car at Legon after man fled from Atomic gas explosion
[N] Fuel explosions: NPA to employ 200 extra safety auditors – Agyarko
[N] Petrochemical workers opposed gov’t's new policy on gas explosions – Abu Ramadan
[N] Kwadaso Agric. College Students boycott lectures over unpaid allowances
[N] Court grants withdrawal of application against lawyer for EC boss
[N] Nana Addo to personally pay for presidential correspondent’s funeral
[N] NDC financiers, others frustrated our fight against 'illegal' fuel stations - Ay
[N] New Ya-Naa Will Be My 1st Year’s Crowning Achievement – Akufo-Addo

2017-10-08

[N] Kwadaso MP visits flood prone areas after heavy down pour
[I] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Touts Legacy As She Prepares To Step Down  
[N] Wassa Akropong Shooting; 4 Arrested
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[N] Encroachment of Owabi Forest cause of flooding at Atafoa- Assemblyman
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General News

[ 2017-03-18 ]

Ntim Fordjour is leading a crusade against people who have established unlicensed gambling business

MP worried about proliferation of unlicensed gambling
A reverend minister-cum-Member of Parliament for
Assin South , Ntim Fordjour, is leading a crusade
against people who have taken advantage of the
loopholes in the system to establish unlicensed
gambling in the country.

He observed that the Gaming Act of 2005 [Act 721]
needs some strengthening in a form of amendment to
check the proliferation of unlicensed gambling
spots across the country Making a statement in
Parliament Mr Fordjour said though Ghana between
2011 and 2014 got GHC7 million in revenue through
gaming licencing, the damage and negative impact
it has on society cannot be quantified in monetary
terms .

He said research has proved that 65 per cent of
gamblers later depends on other people like
friends for survival , adding gambling has
tendencies of causing clinical psychological
disorder known pathological gambling syndrome.

That syndrome, he said, is a behavioral disorder
which is difficult to bring under control, saying
“It leads to addiction, depression and in some
cases suicide. According to the MP, it gambling
also promotes other social vices, divorce,
financial crisis and crime such as theft and
fraud.

Mr Fordjour has thus called on the Ministry of the
Interior, the Gaming Commission, MMDCES and other
stakeholders to help from a regulatory task force
to check the menace.

Former Deputy Minister of the Interior, James
Agalga agreed with Mr Fordjour on the issue of
proliferation of unlicensed gambling, adding under
his tenure, the Ministry did its best to curb the
menace.

He, however, admitted gaming has been one source
of revenue generation by the government

Source - 3news.com



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