Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Ban on-site dispensing of gas – OccupyGhana demands


Pressure Group, OccupyGhana, is calling for a temporary ban on on-site dispensing of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) across the country. It said the ban must be sustained at least until the appropriate state agencies enforce rules that guarantee the safety of gas companies’ operations. In a statement copied to, OccupyGhana lamented that, there had been 8 major gas explosions ...

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UPSA considers court action over siting of SEL fuel station


The University of Professional Students, Accra (UPSA), may consider a court action over the siting of a SEL fuel station behind its premises. The legal officer of the School, Fortunate Fio, has said they will resort to a legal action if the management of the fuel station fails to provide documents to prove their claims that their operation wasapproved by ...

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Koo Ntakra wins Artiste of the Year at EMA 2017


Ghanaian rapper Isaac Akuffo known in showbiz as Koo Ntakra has been crowned Artiste of the Year at the maiden edition of the Eastern Music Awards. At the event which was held at the Eastern Premier Hotel in Koforidua on Saturday 7th October, 2017, the ‘King of Kofcity’ expressed his joy at winning the coveted crown. “From day one, Eastern ...

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FIFA Under 17 World Cup: Starlets fall to USA


Ghana’s Black Starlets suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of USA in their second group game at the ongoing FIFA Under 17 World Cup in India. The Americans dominated the opening stages of the game and went close to taking the lead on a couple of occasions but were denied by Starlets goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad. Ghana grew into the ...

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It’s unfortunate to blame Atomic explosion on ‘chinchinga’ man – GNFS

Prince Billy Anaglatey

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has dismissed reports that a fire spark from a nearby khebab seller caused the explosion at the Atomic Junction on Saturday. According to the Service, such reports are “unfortunate” and must be disregarded. Barely 24 hours after the gas explosion, there have been reports suggesting that a Khebab seller, who lit a flame while ...

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Total Ghana initiates road safety education for the deaf


Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, a leading Oil Marketing Company in Ghana, has organized a unique road safety education for the School of the deaf in the Savelugu District in the Northern Region as part of its Total Safety Cube programme. This exercise, organized in collaboration with the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and Global Road Safety Partnership on 28th September ...

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Chief calls for ban on sand winning

sand winning

Nana Kwabena Baah Akwansrahene, a newly installed sub-chief to Osabarima Okogyeaman Apedwa Ofori V, Apapamhene, has called on the public to unite in the effort to halt the activities of sand winning in the area. He said the activity of sand winning has affected the provision of public infrastructure such as school blocks, affected farming activities and brought about various ...

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We need centralized automatic fuel stations to curb explosions – Alex Mould

Former NPA boss,, Alex Mould

A former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) in the John Mahama administration is advocating the introduction of centralized automatic fuel stations in non-commercial and residential areas. His proposal came hours after Ghana was hit by another Gas explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra. Meanwhile, the Energy Ministry has already started a discussion in this regard. Mr. ...

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Atomic junction gas explosion: Bawumia rushes back to Accra


Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has left Tamale for Accra to assess the gravity of the Atomic gas explosion. The Vice President, who on Saturday joined President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his three-day official tour of the Northern Region, was compelled to leave for Accra when the news broke out. The disaster coincided with the Vice President’s 54th ...

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Former MASLOC boss accused of ‘shady tricycle deal’


The Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), under the former management, gave out a loan to a company it had contracted to produce about 600 tricycles at a bloated cost, the new management has alleged. According to the new deputy CEO of the Center, Maame Afia Akoto, MASLOC now has to deal with the challenges that have come about as a ...

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