Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

YES-Ghana reacts to NYA statement on National Youth Directory

The Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana), has described as unwarranted and damaging, a statement by the National Youth Authority (NYA), cautioning youth groups to desist from engaging with YES-Ghana in its project to compile a Youth Directory. In a statement issued on Wednesday to react to the NYA’s disclaimer, YES-Ghana explained that, the Ghana Youth Directory is an open source, youth-led ...

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Father kills 14-year-old son for being gay

A father has been arrested after he allegedly shot dead his son because he found out he was gay, police have said. Giovanni Melton, from Henderson, Nevada, was gunned down by his father Wendell Melton after an argument on Thursday afternoon about how he is gay and has a boyfriend, police told KSNV. ‘He hated the fact that his son ...

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AMA to re-evaluate properties in Accra

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has initiated processes to evaluate all properties within its jurisdiction. The move is part of efforts to mobilise resources for the development of the city of Accra. A statement from the AMA copied to citifmonline.com, said the exercise which would be conducted by the Land Valuation Division of the Land Commission, will to enable the Assembly to ...

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Water treatment plant wasn’t seized – Nanumba North DCE

The Nanumba North District Chief Executive, Abdaulai Yaquob, has explained to Citi News that he personally ordered managers of the water treatment plant at Binbcheratanga to hand over keys to the facility to allow for some investigations into their activities. He thus denied the claim that he supported supposed NPP loyalists to seize the facility, and hand it over to ...

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Security man in court for raping cook

Carlos Armah, a 24-year-old security man accused of raping a 19-year-old cook at an Osu-based restaurant, on Tuesday appeared before an Accra District Court. Armah, charged with rape, had his plea reserved by the court presided over by Mr Stephen Owusu. He was remanded into Police custody to reappear on November 21. The facts as narrated by Detective Sergeant Simon Terkpor were that ...

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Code of ethics for procurement professionals launched

A code of ethics for professional procurement officers has been launched in Accra to guide their activities. Speaking at the launch in Accra on Tuesday, the President f the Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply (GIPS), Collins Agyeman, said there is the need for a legislative backing of the code to ensure strict adherence. He expressed worry over the increasing ...

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Numo Blafo moved from AMA as PRO

The Head of Public Affairs of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Numo Blafo III, has been relieved of his position. He is believed to have been assigned a new role by the Ministry of Information, but it is unclear where exactly he’s headed to, and in what capacity he will be serving. His position is now occupied by a former parliamentary correspondent ...

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7 suspected notorious robbers arrested in Central Region

The Central Regional Police Command has arrested seven suspected notorious armed robbers who have been terrorizing residents in the region. The Regional Commander, COP Ampah Bannin, who announced the arrest of the suspects, said they often carried out their nefarious activities within Cape Coast, Winneba, Agona Swedru and Kasoa. The arrest is the outcome of a special anti-crime operation dubbed ‘Operation ...

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N/Region: German Catholic priest installed as Chief at Chamba

A 75-year-old German expatriate, Rev. Fr. Joseph Renner, has been installed as a development chief, Maligu Naa, by the chief and people of Chamba, a community in the Nanumba North district of the Northern Region. The installation of Rev. Renner became necessary following many developmental projects that he championed in the area. Father Renner has lived in the community for ...

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Bawumia behaving like a ‘hapless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye

A former Deputy Minister for Communication, Felix Ofosu Kwakye, has likened Vice President Bawumia’s recent utterances on Ghana’s Digital Property Addressing System to political serial callers who call into FM stations to rant over issues. He made the comment on Eyewitness News on Monday. According to Mr. Ofosu Kwakye, Dr. Bawumia must desist from purporting to be educating former President ...

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