Unprecedented pressures on land have been created as new areas are cultivated, taken over by expanding urban centres or abandoned due to degradation, climate change and conflict, according to a paper jointly prepared by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and global corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI).
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ROME, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Countries must increase governance and transparency in land use to fight corruption, the United Nations’ Food Agency said in a report released on Monday.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, and Transparency International have detected serious corruption problems in the access to land in at least 61 countries, among which some in Latin America.
FOOD AND Drugs Board Boss Dr. Stephen Opuni has been cited as one of the leading financiers of the President Mills’ extravagant campaign to retain his position as NDC flagbearer for the 2012 polls in the upcoming congress in Sunyani, a pressure group in Kumasi with affiliations to the NDC has alleged.
Wow, just when I thought the claim by the Food and Beverages Association that massive smuggling of rice into the country was killing their business and depleting the national coffers was the last word on a long running story, comes this rebuttal from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.
Transport Minister Mike Hammah has condemned the connivance by shippers with freight forwarders, custom officials and other operators to evade custom duties and taxes through the falsification of documentations at the posts.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffour, has taken the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) to task and challenged its leadership and workers to rid the service of its perceived corruption.