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6-year-old boy dies in fire at Atwima Mponua

A six-year-old boy has died in a fire that swept through a room he was sleeping in at Baneikrom in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region. The boy, who was identified as Kwadwo Michael, was said to be sleeping in the room when the fire started at about 11:00 pm on Monday. A distress call was placed at ...

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Arrest chiefs who fund land guards – Minister

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey, has set his sights on ensuring the arrest of chiefs who illegally sell lands and hire land guards to terrorise legitimate land owners. This, he said, will bring an end to the unlawful acts of the land guards, many of whom are believed to have been hired by the traditional rulers to intimidate ...

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Exam phobia possible cause of St. Martins student collapses – Doctor

There is the suggestion that the collapse of more than 20 students of St. Martin’s Senior High School at Nsawam in the Eastern Region could be attributed to panic attacks and not the onset of an outbreak of some disease. The Medical Superintendent of the Nsawam Government Hospital, Dr. Kofi Ablorh said this would not be out of the ordinary for ...

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Health scare: PTA council pushes for insurance for SHS students

The National Council of Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), is advocating an insurance package for senior high school students nationwide. The President of the council, Alexander Yaw Danso, who revealed this in an interview with Citi News, stated that an agreement with an insurance company to charge each student GHc 7.00 a term has been reached. He also noted that the ...

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Kuntunse residents to sue EPA in 14-days over illegal factory

Lawyers for residents of Kuntunse in the Ga West Municipality, have threatened to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) within 14-days, if it fails to take the necessary steps to halt the unlawful operations of a tomato factory in the area. The EPA shut down the Happy Sunshine Tomato factory which is managed by some Chinese expatriates, after a series ...

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Koforidua SECTECH student died from Meningitis – Health Director

The Eastern Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Charity Sarpong, has confirmed that, a second-year science student of Koforidua Technical School SECTECH, who passed away over the weekend, died from Meningitis. Denis Opare Saforo, died at the Regional Government Hospital in Koforidua on Friday, November 8, after a short illness which has now been confirmed to be Meningitis. However, Dr. ...

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Nitiwul ‘lied’, he was briefed on Kumasi Shoe Factory – Managers

The Defence Industries Holding Company Limited (DIHOC), managers of the Kumasi Shoe Factory, have accused the Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, of peddling falsehood about not being briefed on the state of the company. Mr. Nitiwul had earlier attributed the current deplorable state of the Kumasi Shoe Factory, to the ineffective management of the company. Speaking at the Meet the ...

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Most African leaders are not thinkers – Kotei Dzani

President of Groupe Ideal, and Council of State member, Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani, has blamed the lack of development and economic prosperity on the African continent on its leaders, claiming most African leaders fail to think. Dr. Kotei Dzani said Africa is alarmingly behind in development compared to the west, due to the failure of African leaders to prioritize developments ...

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Akatsi: Suspected robber killed by police in gun battle

Police in the Akatsi South District of the Volta Region have shot dead a suspected armed robber after a fierce gun battle at Kotomensahkope junction near Akatsi. The deceased, according to the Akatsi District Police Commander, Supt. Bismark Agyapong, was part of a group who at dawn of Sunday, lurked in the bush to attack unsuspecting commuters. He said the Police upon ...

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Old Vandal ‘killer’ has never been our student – Legon VC

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Owusu Oduro, has said that the suspect in the murder case involving a former resident of Commonwealth Hall is not a student of the school whether past a present. He has since advised the general public not to associate the incident with current students of the school. Speaking an interview with ...

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