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Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Killer elephants shot dead in Mozambique

Police have shot dead two elephants in Mozambique’s southern Gaza province after they killed a woman and wounded another. Police had no choice but to kill the elephants because they had become “uncontrollable” and could have threatened more lives, provincial land and environmental affairs director Juliana Mwito said. The elephants had crossed into Mozambique from South Africa’s Kruger National Park, ...

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Citi News Daily: February 16, 2017

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Commission on new regions ends Bono East hearings

The Commission of Inquiry collating the views and justifications for splitting the Brong Ahafo Region has begun public hearings for the creation of the Ahafo Region. The commission concluded its hearing for proponents of the proposed Bono East on Monday and has started soliciting the views of residents on the proposed creation of the Ahafo Region. The hearings are expected ...

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From the bush to the court: How Dzodze antelope met its untimely death

A Cape Bushbuck, a creature from the antelope family, wandered into the wrong place at the wrong time when it found itself at the Dzodze Magistrate Courtyard on Monday. The Bushbuck ended up filling the bellies of some individuals after it was caught and eventually slaughtered by residents and workers in the area. The Judicial Service Workers and National Disaster Management ...

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Foase: We wont rush relocation of district capital – A/R Minister

The Ashanti Regional Security Council has pledged to ensure the smooth relocation of the Atwima Kwanwoma’s District capital from Foase to Twedie, in line with a Supreme Court order. The Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, who spoke to journalists after being summoned by the Kumasi Traditional Council, however said authorities will not be in a rush to enforce order at the ...

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IES slams ‘insignificant’ 2% Special Petroleum Tax reduction

A senior Analyst at the Institute of Energy Security [IES], Richard Rockson, is dissatisfied with the marginal reduction in the Special Petroleum Tax from 15 percent to 13 percent. Like some observers, Mr. Rockson insists that the Special Petroleum Tax should be scrapped completely. “When you look through the price build up, it is one of the easiest you can take ...

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COCOBOD slams mining, rubber firms for ‘destroying’ cocoa lands

COCOBOD has expressed its displeasure with the recent rise in the level of devastation of cocoa plantations by both legal and illegal mining firms. In 2017, hundreds of hectares of cocoa plantations were destroyed by the activities of miners across the country, with cocoa farms in the Eastern, Western and Ashanti regions being the worst affected. Recently, the activities of ...

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I will disrespect you if you dare me – Haruna threatens Speaker

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has threatened to disregard the authority of the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye. This follows what he describes as the Speaker’s failure to recognize him when he wanted to make an intervention during the debate on the Special Petroleum Tax today [Thursday]. What further angered the Minority Leader was the fact that the Speaker ...

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Amidu’s popularity could affect Supreme Court case – Adom Otchere

Broadcast Journalist Paul Adom Otchere, believes the immense public support for the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, may have already determined the course of Dr. Dominic Ayine’s lawsuit against his nomination. Commenting on the lawsuit, Mr. Adom Otchere remarked that “the courts, historically, will not rule to affect the higher expectations of society. Typically they may not do that.” Dr. Ayine, ...

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Old students storm Education Ministry over Katanga, Conti conversion

Some alumni of the Unity Hall at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) besieged the Ministry of Education to protest the University’s decision to convert all male halls into mixed residential accommodation. Arguing its case against the conversion, the group, which calls itself the Old Continentals Association, said the decision will erase erode the pan-African roots of the hall whilst “destroying the intention ...

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