Burning of tipper trucks: Ras Mubarak backs calls for probe

National Democratic Congress [NDC], Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, has backed calls for a presidential probe into the burning of 14 tipper trucks and an excavator belonging to some of his constituents. The earth moving equipment, which were being used for illegal sand winning activities in the Dalun River, were set ablaze by some soldiers who are members of the ...

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Flooding won’t end if we continue ‘quick fixes’ – Atta-Akyea

Samuel Atta Akyea

The Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta-Akyea, has said the cycle of flooding and desilting drains in Accra will continue if a permanent solution is not adopted. Appearing before Parliament on Wednesday morning after he had been summoned, Atta-Akyea said the desilting of drains was once again the “quick fix” measure put in place to prevent flooding ahead of the rainy season. ...

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Hold Gov’t accountable over security promises – Analyst

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Security Analyst, Emmanuel Sowatey, has called on the media and civil society organizations to hold President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government to account on their commitments towards improving security in the country. President Akufo-Addo said at the 61st Independence parade that his government would, among other things, resource the Police Service to deal with the recent increase in ...

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Ghana Battalion in DR Congo celebrate independence day

Reviewing officer giving his address

The Ghana Battalion (GHANBATT),  serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), under the command of Lieutenant Colonel BB Pantoah, marked Ghana’s 61st Independence Anniversary with a flag raising Ceremony at the Headquarters of the Ghana Battalion (INCAL Complex) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 6 March 2018. The Guest of Honour ...

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GIS deports 100 illegal African immigrants

Superintendent Michael Amoako-Atta

The Ghana Immigration Service says it has deported hundred illegal African immigrants from the country. Over the past three months, the Service based on intelligence, embarked on swoops in some parts of Accra, to apprehend illegal immigrants, mainly Africans. According to the Head of Public Affairs of the GIS, Superintendent Michael Amoako-Atta, in 2016, 20 of such immigrants were deported, ...

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Police foil trafficking of 51 Ghanaians to Guinea

The Marine Police Unit of the Ghana Police Service on Monday intercepted 51 people suspected of being trafficked from Ghana to Guinean capital, Conakry. According to the Marine Police Command, the trafficking ring, who were coming from Ada in the Greater Accra Region, were on board an artisanal fishing boat heading to Conakry when they were busted by the patrol ...

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#HeritageCaravan Day 3: Patrons visit Dakpema Palace in Tamale

heritagecaravan day three in dakpema palace

Patrons of The Heritage Caravan on Tuesday paid homage to the Chief of Tamale at the Dakpema Palace in the Northern Region. The Caravan made a stop in Tamale late Tuesday afternoon after departing from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. They had dinner at the Modern City Hotel in Tamale where they were treated to a live band music. Tamale is the ...

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Ghana’s Kiki Gbeho appointed dep. Head of AU-UN mission in Dafur

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki on Tuesday announced the appointment of Anita Kokui Gbeho of Ghana as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Ms. Gbeho succeeds Bintou Keita of Guinea, to whom the Secretary-General and the Commission Chairperson are grateful for her dedicated service during ...

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Photos from Independence Day celebrations nationwide

Ghana’s 61st independence day was marked nationwide on Tuesday by persons from various walks of life in all ten regions. The spotlight was on the Black Star Square as President Nana Akufo-Addo delivered his speech along the theme of the celebration: “Ghana Beyond Aid”. The Special Guest for the event was Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, who indicated his readiness to ...

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Chiefs boycott Independence celebration in Tatali Sanguli

The Paramount Chief of Tatali Sanguli, Obori Gariba Yankoso II, together with his sub-chiefs of Tatali in the Northern Region, boycotted today’s 61st Independence district anniversary celebration. The Paramount Chief accused the DCE of the area, Thomas Mbomba of disrespecting the traditional authorities hence their refusal to participate in today’s activities. He noted that the Chiefs want him, transferred because ...

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