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We’ll back creation of new regions with mining royalties – Ahafo Chiefs

President of the Ahafo Council of Chiefs, Nana Ansah Adu Baah II, has promised to use royalties received from mining companies in the Ahafo area to assist in the process of creating the proposed Ahafo region. According to Nana Ansah Adu Baah, the creation of the Ahafo region is critical since it will spread development across fairly. “If we split ...

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Foase: We wont rush relocation of district capital – A/R Minister

The Ashanti Regional Security Council has pledged to ensure the smooth relocation of the Atwima Kwanwoma’s District capital from Foase to Twedie, in line with a Supreme Court order. The Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, who spoke to journalists after being summoned by the Kumasi Traditional Council, however said authorities will not be in a rush to enforce order at the ...

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We won’t partake in Health Ministry meeting – Angry Ankaful staff

Spokesperson for the nurses and physician assistants at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Emmanuel Ofori, has told Citi News they will not travel to Accra to meet the Health Minister this morning [Friday], to participate in a meeting over the ensuing impasse at the hospital. He said they rather want the Minister to come down to meet them at the hospital in ...

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E/R: Three jailed for illegal mining at Segyimase Kyebi

A Koforidua Circuit Court has sentenced a 27-year-old carpenter Akwasi Agyemang and a 37-year-old farmer, Yaw Osei to four years in prison for mining illegally at Segyimase Kyebi in the Atewa Forest reserve in the Eastern Region. A third person, 35-year-old tiler, Kwasi Poku, has been sentenced to serve two years in prison and is due to reappear in court. ...

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COCOBOD slams mining, rubber firms for ‘destroying’ cocoa lands

COCOBOD has expressed its displeasure with the recent rise in the level of devastation of cocoa plantations by both legal and illegal mining firms. In 2017, hundreds of hectares of cocoa plantations were destroyed by the activities of miners across the country, with cocoa farms in the Eastern, Western and Ashanti regions being the worst affected. Recently, the activities of ...

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Ace Ankomah: Ghana caught between the missing link and the trigger

A leading member of pressure group, Occupy Ghana, Ace Anan Ankomah has spoken about the failure of the country’s middle-class to effectively bridge the gap between the rich and poor in ensuring that devevopment is equally spread across the country. The private legal practitioner was the Guest Speaker at the Third Annual Public Lecture of the Rotary Club of Accra-West. Below ...

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Ho AESL workers on sit-down strike over salary arrears

Workers of the Architectural and Engineering Services Limited (AESL) in the Volta Region are on a sit-down strike to protest government’s delay in paying their salary arrears for the past seven months. The workers, who also accuse government of stifling the company by giving most contracts to private consultants, have threatened to lock the office and protest on the street. ...

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Convict with few hours to leave prison caught with drugs

A serving convict who had few hours to leave prison has been nabbed for allegedly possessing quantity of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp. Appearing before an Accra Circuit Court, Emmanuel Danquah pleaded not guilty to the charges of possessing narcotic drugs without authority. The court presided over by Aboagye Tandoh remanded him into Police custody to reappear on ...

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Mental Health Authority begs striking Ankaful staff to resume work

The Mental Health Authority has asked striking nurses and physician assistants at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital to return to work. According to the Authority, the hospital’s Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, has been enrolled in some refresher courses to improve his interpersonal skills. The staff said Dr. Dordoye’s presence at the facility posed a danger to their mental and physical health. Among other ...

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Kumasi Chiefs summon Minister, DCE over Foase deaths

The Kumasi Traditional Council has summoned the Ashanti Regional Security Council and the Atwima Kwanwoma District Security Council, following the deaths of three residents at Foase during a protest over the relocation of the capital of the Atwima Kwanwoma District. Members of the Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly recently called for a probe into events that left three people dead and ...

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