Author Archives: Farida Yusif

Missing: Mother appeals for help in finding her 11-yr old son

Martin Bobila

Martin Bobila, an eleven year old boy, has been reported missing since 12 March 2018 by his mother. Martin Bobila went missing around 5: 00 pm. His mother is appealing to the public to help find her son who has been missing for since Monday. According to the mother who reported the case to the police, she and her son ...

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Efforts underway to provide potable water for all – Kofi Adda


The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Joseph Kofi Adda, has reiterated government’s commitment to providing potable water to Ghanaians. Speaking at a forum organized by Safe Water Network, the Minister underscored the need for accessible water to all, insisting the necessary mechanisms are being put in place. [contextly_sidebar id=”NpYL2yg6u23T0355ZvtnEOAYLGv4PKuY”]“Access to basic social service including water supply remains a key ...

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Gov’t to review forty-year development plan

The Ministry for Planning and Development has hinted at a review of the National Development Planning Commission’s forty-year development plan for the country. According to the Minister, Prof. George Gyan- Baffour, the government will roll out its short-term plans as it reviews the long-term plans. Speaking to Citi News on the sidelines of a dissemination workshop on Corridor Development for ...

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Citi FM’s #MOGO2018 slated for March 24


The 2018 edition of Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO), an annual concert organised to celebrate indigenous Ghanaian music will be held on 24th March 2018 at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra. The programme, organized by Citi 97.3 FM, is part of activities to mark the stations Heritage Month initiative which seeks to project the culture and heritage of ...

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Farida writes: A street child hawker’s bravery; the faith and poverty factor

child hawker

Street hawking is nothing new to the big city of Accra and its busy roads, and very few people find something wrong with it because it is more convenient for people, than it is chaotic for roads and dangerous for the hawkers, especially children. You can cancel a few things off your shopping list while commuting from one end to another ...

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Banku deaths: Lab results reveal toxic substance in corn dough

The Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has stated that the six persons who died at Akakpokope, a village in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region after eating Banku and Okro soup, may have died from a “toxic substance” in the corn dough. The deceased persons suffered severe stomach ache after eating the akple and banku, and were admitted ...

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8 Gold Fields workers could be charged for unlawful protest – Police

Some of the protesting Gold Field workers

The Tarkwa Police Divisional Command has said the eight workers of Gold Fields Ghana who were picked up during Monday’s demonstration could be charged  for embarking on an unlawful demonstration. The workers were protesting against management’s decision to opt for contract mining, which is expected to result in huge job losses. [contextly_sidebar id=”skFH2u6RYjD3pSQW58sJVkFIyDdtsCfM”]Speaking to Citi News, the Divisional Commander for ...

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Childhood immunization rate declines in Upper East Region


Childhood immunization in the Upper East Region has over the past three years consistently declined, and immediate action is needed to reverse the trend, Dr. Winfred Ofosu, the Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, has said. “Immunization remains one of the most effective interventions globally for the control of infectious diseases, and if swift remedial action is not taken ...

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Energy C’ttee to probe BOST over COPEC’s allegations


The Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament has waded into the latest controversy surrounding the alleged sale of products by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) at a rate below the market price. Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC), Duncan Amoah, has accused BOST of causing financial loss to the state to the tune of ...

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E/Region: Robber, another jailed for escaping lawful custody

ASP Ebenezer Tetteh

The Akuapem Mampong Circuit Court in the Eastern Region, has sentenced a robbery suspect who escaped lawful custody for ten and three years to run concurrently. The other convict, also a robbery suspect, was jailed three years for escaping lawful custody, but pleaded guilty for robbery. Richard Amoah, Herman Aseidu and Daniel Ansah, who were all arrested on 6th March ...

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