GYEEDA trial: I wasn’t paid ahead of work done – Assibit

Philip Akpeena Assibit [middle]

One of the accused persons in the ongoing Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency, (GYEEDA) trial, Philip Assibit, has told the court he never received any payment before the regularization of a contract to provide for consultancy services to the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP). According to Mr. Assibit, who was testifying in the case where he has been accused ...

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Dunkwa-on-Offin: Anti-galamsey team destroys illegal mining equipment


A combined anti-galamsey (illegal mining) task-force and monitoring team in the Upper-Denkyira East and West Districts in the Central Region has confiscated and destroyed 26 dredging boats and 58 dredging engines used by illegal miners on the Offin River. The illegal miners who, usually operate at night in the river around Subin Hill, Kyekyewere, Akwaboso and Asamang, ran away upon ...

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#BigJulyGetAway: Participants enjoy cruise on Indian Ocean [Photos]


Participants of Citi FM’s “Big July Get Away” on Tuesday had the experience of their lifetime cruising on the beautiful Indian Ocean. The trip which began on Sunday saw 38 participants fly from Accra to Mauritius via South Africa. They are currently lodging at the plush Ravenela Attitude hotel where they will spend four nights. While there, the participants will ...

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Two perish in ‘galamsey’ pit collapse

Illegal mining operation in Kyebi, East Akim.

Two illegal gold miners were killed after a mining pit collapsed on them at Patriensa, near Konongo in the Asante-Akim Central Municipality. Their bodies had been recovered and they were identified as Malam Yielpi and Mohammed. Two other miners – Alhassan Fuseini and Abdulai Mohammed, however, survived the accident and are receiving treatment at the Stewards hospital at Yawkei for ...

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Ajumako chiefs thank Nana Addo for adb MD’s appointment


Chiefs from the five paramountcies of the Ajumako Enyan-Essiam traditional area in the Central Region, have expressed gratitude to the President for the appointment of Dr. John Kofi Mensah, a native of the area, as the Managing Director of the Agricultural Development Bank (adb). The chiefs believe their son has the requisite skills and competence to transform the bank. Addressing ...

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Armed Forces worried over influx of ‘fake soldiers’


The Ghana Armed Forces has said it is alarmed at the number of imposters using the identities of some of its senior officers to commit some crimes. According to them, some individuals are using the names and pictures of some senior Army officers to unlawfully solicit funds from the public with the promise to enlist them into the army. Speaking ...

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Over 30 injured after bus falls into drain


More than 30 people have sustained various degrees of injury after a bus they were travelling on, veered off the road and fell into a huge drain near Circle in Accra. The vehicle which was carrying about fifty passengers, more than the stipulated number it should carry, was travelling on the Odokor-Kaneshie route to Circle. Passersby had to break into the windscreen ...

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Absence of University Council stalled progress – UG Vice Chancellor

UG Vice Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has expressed his happiness at the news of the inauguration of the Governing Councils for the University. A 16-member Council for the University of Ghana was inaugurated on Thursday to govern the affairs of the school. The Council, which will be chaired by Prof. Yaw Twumasi was inaugurated by ...

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Metro Mass employee charged with stealing GH¢935 battery

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A vulcaniser and employee of the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL) at its Sunyani Depot, Patrick Salifu, aged 37, was arraigned before the Sunyani District Court ‘A’ on a charge of stealing. Salifu pleaded not guilty to the charge and the Court presided over by Mr. Jojo Amoah Hagan admitted him to a bail of GH¢4000.00 with two sureties and ...

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Immigration Service intensifies fight against cross border crimes


The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has indicated its preparedness to tackle cross border crimes including human trafficking and other irregular migration activities at Ghana’s borders. This is being actualised through the provision of logistics and equipment, training and congenial working environment, amongst others under one of the deliverables of the Ghana Integrated Migration Management Approach (GIMMA) projects, sponsored and implemented ...

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