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Accra gets new landfill site

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Pressure on the Kpone landfill site is set to reduce as the newly commissioned Nsumia Waste Disposal facility begins operations.  The new site, which has been engineered to contain refuse for the next two years, is to replace the closed Pantang landfill site. Located within the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipality, off the Accra-Nsawam highway in the Ga West Municipality, the facility ...

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Labourer jailed 12 years for defilement

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A Circuit Court in Accra on Tuesday handed a 12-year jail term to a 40-year-old labourer for defiling a 15-year-old girl in a kiosk at Kawokodi in Accra. James Sampa, charged with defilement, was found guilty at the end of the trial before the court presided over by Ms Sedina Agbemava. According to the court Sampa after defiling the victim ...

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Family of alleged Tema rape victim calls for justice

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The family of the 22-year-old Central University student, who was allegedly raped by a medical doctor,  Nicholas Mensah Wood, is calling for justice for the alleged victim. The case is currently under investigation at the Tema Division of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU). A family member of the alleged victim told Citi News on condition of anonymity,that the ...

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Kessben’s arrest is illegal – Lawyer

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Lawyer for the Director of the Kessben Group of Companies, Ohene Gyan has described as “illegal” the arrest of his client for alleged fraud and money laundering. According to him National Security  has the responsibility to provide evidence for the accusation leveled against his client. Mr. Kwabena Kesse, director of Kessben Group of Companies is being accused of using one ...

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Two fishermen burnt to death at Aboadze

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Two teenage fishermen met their untimely death at Aboadze when a pre-mix fuel they were pouring from a plastic container caught fire and burnt them beyond recognition. The deceased are Egya Yaw Essoun, 14 and Egya Epowano, 15. The Chief Fisherman of Aboadze, Nana Adam Eduafo, confirmed the tragic incident to Ghana News Agency on Monday. The two fishermen were ...

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Alleged rapist doctor fumbles, dozes in court

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The self-styled doctor of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Nicholas K. Wood fumbled during his interrogation at the Tema Magistrate Court last Tuesday, prompting the Judge, Isaac Adjei, to adjourn the case to allow for further investigations. The suspected rapist, who insisted that he is a paramedic at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, gave his age as 34 ...

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Nana Addo’s campaign launch: Full speech

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SPEECH DELIVERED BY NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO AT THE LAUNCH OF HIS 2014 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CAMPAIGN AT AKWEI’S HOUSE, AKOTO LANTE, ON 29TH JULY 2014 Good morning and welcome. I’m honoured that you have all come to join me begin my campaign to lead our great party into the 2016 general elections at this famous venue – Akwei’s house. This ...

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IMANI perspectives on the mid-year economic performance and way forward

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Introduction Prior to commencement of Ghana’s fiscal year 2014, it was evident that challenges lay ahead given the 56% of GDP debt tag that the country had acquired . Adopting the budget theme of ‘Rising to the challenge, re-aligning the budget to meet key national priorities’ was therefore strategic and a good start for the economy. However, subsequent implementation of ...

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Abortion is legally permissible in Ghana

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The African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) on Monday said abortion was legally permissible in Ghana debunking the notion that it was illegal. Grounds for legal abortion include conception resulting from rape; defilement of a mentally challenged female or incest; when there is risk to the life of the woman or likely injury to her mental or physical health or where ...

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Hotels suffocate under poor utility services

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Hotels in the country have listed unstable water, electricity and telecommunication services as the three top challenges crippling the operations of their businesses. The Ghana Hotels Association, a body of about 1,000 hotels and guest houses nationwide, said the instability in the supply of these services had caused most members to double investments in such areas, leading to an overall ...

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