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‘Dangerous’ drain close to Nana Addo’s house causes panic

President Nana Akufo-Addo’s vow to transform Accra into the cleanest city in Africa has been called to question by his neighbors who live some 300 meters away from his Nima residence. The open drain linking Kawukudie through Paloma to Asylum Down has collapsed at Nima Residential, where De-youngsters International school is located. The lives of the 1,500 pupils together with ...

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AMA vows to chase defaulting advertisers

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s Revenue subcommittee Chairman, Robert Kwame Dadzie, has emphasized the Assembly’s resolve to ensure sanity in the billboard advertising space by ensuring all advertisers have paid for permits. This follows reports of defaulting agencies resisting the AMA’s attempts to remove their billboards for non-payment. Mr. Dadzie on Eyewitness News stated that, “either they will come and pay our ...

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150 women in Builsa South equipped with skills  

About One Hundred and Fifty women in the Builsa South District of the Upper East Region, have received a one-week skills empowerment training under the Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP), to enable them undertake quality processing of local products for both local consumption and export. The training, which is aimed at improving the livelihood of women and help reduce poverty ...

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University of Energy and Natural Resources develops fire alert system

The University of Energy and Natural Resources in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, has developed an Advanced Fire information system aimed at alerting the Ghana National Fire Service to respond promptly to fire outbreaks. The technology was developed in partnership with some international organisations and has the capacity to detect and predict wildfires in the entire West African Sub-region. ...

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Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill passed

The Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill was read for the third time and passed by Parliament on Thursday. The Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, laid the Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill on October 24, which will provide legal backing for the establishment of a fund to cater for the wife and two children of the Late soldier. The Finance Committee, as well as the Defence and ...

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Man stabs ex-lover for snubbing him at funeral

A 38-year-old man has been hurled before a court for stabbing his ex-lover after she snubbed him at a funeral. The accused, Daniel Nunoo, who has been washing cars for a living, bolted after committing the crime was but later arrested. An Accra District Court that heard the case on Tuesday adjourned it to November 21. He has provisionally been ...

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Denmark uses 40% wind power, targets to cut fossil fuel by 2050

Denmark is on course to wean itself off the use of fossil fuels by 2050, according to a senior adviser at the Danish Industry Association, Hans Peter Slente. The Scandinavian country currently generates 40 percent of their total power output from wind, and is also targeting a rise in this total by 10 percent in the next ten years. Speaking ...

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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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Poor governance to blame for Ghana’s development lapses – Planner

The poor layout, infrastructure and development challenges currently facing Ghana has been attributed to poor governance. A development and urban planner, Kofi Kekeli Amedzro, who made the claim, argued that although there are detailed plans on how Ghana could address such challenges, successive governments have turned a blind eye to them. According to him, Ghana would have gone far in development, ...

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E/R: Police officers keeping peace in need of water, car

Police Personnel deployed to protect residents who have been affected by clashes between nomadic herdsmen and indigenes in parts of the East Region, have appealed to government to provide them with water. The 85 personnel, who were dispatched from the Police Headquarters last week to calm tensions and protect lives and properties at Dwerebease and Hweehwee after reprisal attacks between ...

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