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Big haul of cannabis, three held

Three persons, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the seizure of a large quantity of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis, in transit to Niger. Iddrisu Katumi, 42, a driver, Majeed Issaka, 23, together with the juvenile, said to be a driver’s-mate, had compressed the substance into 125 parcels and hidden them in a compartment of a ...

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KATH sets up committee on death of patient

The Management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has set up a Five-Member Committee to investigate the circumstances leading to the death of a patient, Solomon Mensah, at the hospital on 14th February, 2014 following his referral to the hospital on 12th February, 2014. The Terms of Reference of the committee are to investigate the circumstances that led to the ...

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The buck stops with you, Mr President! – IMANI

Local think tank, IMANI Ghana has lauded the government for its decision to migrate teacher trainees onto a Students Loan Trust instead of paying them allowances. But it also wants President Mahama to take charge of non-performing public institutions. IMANI says in a review report it has issued on President John Mahama’s State of the Nation Address that the initiative ...

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Mr Price security men arrested for maltreating 3 shoplifters

Six security men who are alleged to be at the centre of the barbaric treatment meted out to three women for allegedly shoplifting panties at Mr Price Clothing Store, located within the Accra Shopping Mall, have been arrested by the police. The suspects, whose identities are yet to be given, have been charged with assault and are currently in police ...

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Ghana loses $1.2bn tax incentives to foreign companies

Ghana loses approximately $1.2 billion in tax incentives offered foreign companies every year which would otherwise have been channelled into segments of the economy crying for real resuscitation, a study carried by ActionAid Ghana has established. Consequently, the study has advised the enactment of necessary legislation so that all the huge sums or money that go to cushion foreign companies operating in the ...

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Plans to tag Fulani herdsmen inhumane – Fulani chief

The National Chairman of Fulani’s in Ghana, Alhaji Mohammed Bingle has condemned the Jirapa District Assembly’s plans of tagging Fulani herdsmen in the Municipality. This follows an announcement by the Jirapa District Chief Executive (DCE), Madam Vivien-Nelly Kunko, and chiefs and opinion leaders in the district that Fulani herdsmen living in the District will register formally and given tags for easy ...

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KATH given two weeks to produce missing babies

The Ministry of Health has given authorities of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) a two week ultimatum to produce the bodies of five dead babies, including that of Suwaiba Mumin. This was part of the recommendations made by a committee instituted by the Minister OF Health, Sherry Ayitey to investigate circumstances that led the sudden disappearance of a baby ...

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Labour proposes 20 percent increase in minimum wage

Labour Unions in Ghana are proposing a 20 percent increment in the National Daily Minimum Wage for 2014. The current daily minimum wage is GHC 5.24pesewas. It was increased by 17 percent from the previous GHC4.48pesewas in 2013. A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly remuneration that employers may legally pay to workers. The 20 percent proposal ...

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91% of children in U/W victims of physical violence – CDA report

91% of children in the Upper West region are said to be victim of physical violence both at school and their home environments. Most of the victim are abused by adults, the youth and by their peers. This was disclosed by Mr. Salifu Yussif Kanton, executive director of Community Development Alliance( CDA), a non-governmental organization in the Upper West region ...

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Israeli police pour bleach into food at Tel Aviv restaurant run by African migrants

Israeli police along with government health inspectors’ poured bleach into food at a Tel Aviv restaurant after the government concluded that the food is a public health hazard, according to a statement released by Israeli police. Health inspectors poured bleach on the food that was cooking at a Sudanese restaurant located in the Neve Shaanan neighborhood of Tel Aviv, which ...

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