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Maj. Mahama killing: Court rejects discharge plea for six suspects

A district court has rejected an application by the prosecution in the Major Maxwell Mahama murder case seeking to discharge six of the suspects. The court, presided over by Worlanyo Kotuku, dismissed the request, explaining that the prosecution should have come with a written application instead of an oral one. The prosecution then prayed the court to discharge the six ...

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New GAPTE Board charged to investigate Aayalolo’s indebtedness

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has charged the newly-inaugurated Board of the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE), to investigate the circumstances under which the management of the Aayalolo buses accrued huge debts, particularly in relation to the purchase of fuel. According to them, the Board must probe the structure and the mode of fuel distribution for the buses. ...

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‘China shoe’ importers misleading Nitiwul for personal gain – DIHOC

Managers of the Kumasi Shoe Factory, Defence Industries Holding Company Limited (DIHOC), have suggested that the recent criticism from Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, directed at them, might have been influenced by persons who stand to gain from the collapse of the company. The shoe factory had been tasked with solely producing boots for purchase by the Armed Forces and other security ...

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Many unregistered weapons circulating in N/Region – Police Commander

The Northern Regional Police Commander has revealed a sharp rise in the proliferation of unlicensed weapons in the area. DCOP Adusei Sarpong’s revelation followed the killing of four persons by unknown assailants at Najong number 1, a community in the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district. Addressing the media in Tamale, the police chief revealed that, “Police is aware that there are a number ...

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Association of Nigerian Women celebrate with Nsawam prison inmates

The year is coming to an end, so as tradition demands many organizations, firms and institutions will be giving back to society. The Association of Nigerian Women in Ghana, an association that unifies Nigerian women and women of other nationalities married to Nigerians and resident in Ghana, has taken an early lead to give back to society. On the 9th ...

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Swift implementation of SDGs will help address poverty – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called for urgent and concerted efforts towards the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in order for Africa to effectively tackle poverty. Speaking at a round-table event in Accra on the SDGs on Monday, Nana Addo said that a lot of work needs to be done by all players on the ...

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62 firms surcharged by Auditor General to cough up nearly Ghc9m

62 organisations have been surcharged by the Auditor for receiving payments from the state without any documentation as proof. The surcharge certificates totaling GHȻ8,886,791.9101742 cover the period between December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2015. The companies, mostly private organisations, also include some state institutions and staff of some government agencies. In a release by the Auditor General’s office, it ...

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Trasacco residents offer to pay for direct route to Motorway

Residents of Trasacco Valley in Accra have expressed frustration over their inability to easily access the Accra-Tema Motorway from their community. The residents have stated that they are ready to contribute towards the construction of an approved stretch from their areas to the Motorway. They lament that the non-existence of an approved route from the area to the Motorway makes ...

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Gov’t open to partnering citizens to finance road projects – Karbo

Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways, Anthony Karbo has said that the government is open to partnering with communities to raise funds for the construction of roads in the country. According to him, the government will encourage communities that come together and mobilize resources for the development of their local roads. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Anthony Karbo said, “the ...

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My office not responsible for implementing ITLOS judgement – AG

The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo, has told Parliament that her ministry has not been charged with the implementation of the recent judgment of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea [ITLOS], on the maritime boundaries between Ghana and La Cote D’Ivoire. Regardless of this, she noted that her Ministry played a leading role as ...

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