Can we hold directors of Capital, UT Bank responsible? [Article]


Without warning, the country has been thrown into deep discussions about the collapse of UT Bank and Capital Bank. We are told that quite a few other banks may join the wagon. UT Bank was listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) until the crisis broke. GCB Bank, itself a listed company on the GSE, has with the approval of ...

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Tema: Factory explosion leaves one dead, one injured


One person has been killed, with one other injured, after an explosion at Delta Agro, a soap manufacturing company in the Tema Industrial area. The Administrative Manager of the factory explained to Citi News that three workers were in the process of cleaning an empty oil tanker when the explosion occurred. “When we got to the scene when we found that the ...

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Kpando: FDA to intensify education on ‘poisonous fish’


The Food and Drug Authority is investigating the poisonous fish incident in the Kpando Municipality in the Volta Region which led to the death of four persons. The FDA said checks in some markets in that area showed that traders avoided the puffer fish which is believed to have caused the deaths. The affected communities include Alavanyo, Kpando and Tokor. ...

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I won’t waver in corruption fight – Nana Addo


President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday stated, emphatically, that his government’s determination to rein in corruption in Ghana is non-negotiable. He said Ghanaians had entrusted him with the responsibility to better their lot, and he would not waver in his commitment to enhancing accountability in the nation’s public life, as corruption had become the bane of Ghana’s development and progress. “Words ...

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Kpando Assembly to hold emergency meeting over ‘poisonous fish’


The Kpando Municipal Assembly will hold an emergency meeting over reports of food poisoning in the Municipal area which allegedly caused the death of four persons. The four people reportedly died at the Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital at Kpando, where they were rushed after allegedly eating a freshwater fish said to be poisonous when not cooked properly before consumption. Three ...

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Citi FM collects donations for disaster-struck Sierra Leone


Citi FM has launched a drive for relief items to support victims of Sierra Leone’s mudslide and flooding disaster. Over 400 people have been confirmed dead after Monday’s disaster and about 3,000 more have been displaced. The dead included more than 100 children. Citi FM will welcome donations in the form of clothes, blankets and student mattresses as part of the ...

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Kumasi: Police secure Alabar lorry station to curb clashes


The Ashanti Regional Police command has sent re-enforcement to the Alabar lorry station following near clashes between two feuding groups. The groups in question clashed in March 2017, leaving six people seriously injured. Reports indicate that they clashed over management of the Alabar Tamale lorry station. The Abudus are said to be seeking total control of the lorry station because ...

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FDA bans sale of most bleaching products

Delese Mimi Darko, Chief Executive Officer, Food and Drugs Authority Ghana

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has banned the sale of products that contain a chemical mostly found in body bleaching creams. The increase in the sale of such creams has become a public health concern with many health practitioners warning against their use. Speaking before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing in Parliament on Wednesday, the Acting Chief Executive of the ...

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‘90% of Mahama road contracts awarded by restricted tender


Government has disclosed that over ninety percent of road projects awarded by the Mahama administration went through the process of restricted tendering. The Deputy Minister for Roads and Chairman of a committee set up to rationalize the number of roads under construction, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi made the revelation on Tuesday when he presented his report to the Minister. He said ...

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SADA rot: Over GHc32m unaccounted for

Charles Abugri, Chief Executive Officer of SADA

Some GH₵32 million cannot be accounted for by Unik Savannah Limited, a private company engaged by the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), to supply tricycles and motorbikes to some residents within the SADA zone. Investigations conducted by The Finder indicate that out of the 2,157 tricycles that were given out on hire purchase with a unit price of GH₵15,600, only ...

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