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Justice for All beneficiary lands 50-year jail term after robbery

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The Wa circuit court, on Friday, slapped two 25-year jail terms on one Adams Ibrahim, aged 33, who was recently released from prison on May 1, 2017, under the remission system of the Justice For All programme. The two sentences are to run concurrently. Adams Ibrahim was found guilty of attempted robbery and causing harm to two students of the ...

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Unlicensed lotto operators ready to cooperate with NLA

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Most illegal lotto operators in the country have expressed immense confidence in the National Lottery Authority in its quest to register unlicensed operators. They believe that, the move by the National Lottery Authority to legalized their operations by registering all illegal and unlicensed operators in the country will better place them in their business. The National Lottery Authority recently embarked ...

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Ghana’s forests to be depleted in 10 years if…

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Forestry experts have cautioned that Ghana’s natural forests may run the risk of being depleted in the next 10 to 20 years. They expressed fear that if care is not taken, the country will resort to importing Timber for construction if the high rate of illegal timber logging is not curbed. According to the Ghana Forest Investment Program, Ghana loses ...

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Gov’t will constitute other institutional boards soon – Freddie Blay

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The acting National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay has asked heads of state institutions to be patient as government is at various stages of constituting their boards. According to him, the process requires time so government can adhere to the constitutional provisions. Speaking to Citi News in Takoradi, Mr. Blay who is also the board chair ...

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Maritime Boundary dispute: We support Ghana Govt’s position -Tullow

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Tullow Oil Plc has said that it fully supports Ghana government’s position in the maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and neighboring Ivory Coast. The two countries are seeking resolution over the dispute at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. According to Tullow, it believes in the defense Ghana has put forward and is, therefore, expecting a favorable ...

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Chieftaincy dispute disrupting our lives – Oshieyie residents

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Hundreds of residents of Oshieyie near Kokrobite in Greater Accra Region had to flee to neighbouring communities as tensions escalated over chieftaincy dispute in the town and claimed the life of one person. The deceased, Sampson Amarko Amarh, believed to be in his late 20s, was shot when violence erupted between two families, Nii Afadeanor  and Nii Aklashie families. The ...

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Insurers to Road Safety Commission: Halt proliferation of fake licenses

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The Ghana Insurers Association (GIA) has advised the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) to halt the proliferation of fake driving licenses and road worthy certificates circulating in the country. According to the President of the Ghana Insurers Association, Aretha Duku, the influx of fake driving license and road worthy certificates in the country is a worrying concern to its association. ...

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Bawumia to visit Sierra Leone as Ghana sends relief items

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Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia will visit Sierra Leone on Saturday, August 19 to commiserate with its citizens after the mudslide and flooding disaster. Monday’s natural disaster, which hit the community of Regent on the outskirts of Freetown left over 400 people dead and thousands displaced. Ahead of his trip, the government will airlift relief items to Sierre Leone later today [Friday]. The relief ...

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E/R: Assembly members divided over filling station

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Members of the Eastern Regional Security Council at a meeting this week were divided over the location of a fuel station in the Regional capital, Koforidua. The fuel station (Dukes Petroleum) which is located on the Koforidua Nkurakan main road at Ada close to the municipal office of the Ghana Water Company Limited is sandwiched between more than 22 residential ...

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Gov’t to abrogate 136 road contracts if…

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About 136 road contracts awarded by the previous government are to be terminated because of the inability of contractors to execute the projects. A total of 130 other projects have been billed for re-scoping so as to restructure the contracts to meet deadlines, the report by the Roads and Highways Project Rationalisation Committee (HPRC) recommended. It sanctioned for continuation, 281 ...

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