Free ‘innocent’ Abuga Pele; jail the ‘big fishes’ – Group

Members of a group calling itself People of Chiana-Paga in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, are asking President Akufo-Addo to ensure that, all persons involved in the GYEEDA scandal which led to the conviction and sentencing of Abuga Pele and Philip Assibit are brought to book. According to the group, the two convicts were used as ...

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Gold Fields planned layoffs: Gov’t intervenes after workers’ protest

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, says government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with aggrieved workers of Gold Fields Ghana who have been protesting over some staff layoffs. According to him, the MoU is to ensure that the workers of the company who will be affected by the redundancy programme are re-engaged under the ...

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‘Insensitive’ Akufo-Addo must move to Flagstaff House – Ofosu Kwakye

A former Deputy Minister of Communication in the Mahama administration, Felix Ofosu Kwakye, has described the compensation package for traders near the president’s private residence ahead of their eviction as woefully inadequate. Describing the development as insensitive, he called on Akufo-Addo to reverse the planned eviction exercise and move to the constitutionally designated Flagstaff House. Speaking on Eyewitness News on Monday, ...

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Conflict of interest claims against me ‘nonsense’ – NLA Boss

The Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Kofi Osei Ameyaw, has rubbished allegations of conflict of interest against him, following reports that he may have played a role in the award of a contract to his sister-in-law. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Ameyaw said the claims are coming from persons unhappy with his attempts to restructure the NLA to ...

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Embattled Indian businessman, Ashok Sivaram deported again

Indian businessman, Ashok Sivaram, has been extradited for the second time from Ghana by officials of the Ghana Immigration Service. This follows a Supreme Court ruling where the Justices unanimously overturned a high court ruling which ordered the residential and work permits of Mr. Sivaram to be restored after the Immigration Service and the Interior Ministry deported him.  According to ...

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Nana Addo stays at both Flagstaff House and Nima – Bryan Acheampong

Bryan Acheampong

Indications from Bryan Acheampong, the Minister of State in-charge-of National Security, are that President Nana Akufo-Addo is actively living in the Flagstaff House, the seat of the presidency. Issues concerning the President’s abode has come up following National Security’s moves to evict some traders and individuals who live and work just opposite the President’s private Nima residence. For example, the ...

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Land acquisition hustle; a threat to healthcare in Sekondi-Takoradi [Article]

Land acquisition vs healthcare in Sekondi Takoradi

The growth in the population of the Western Region, driven largely by the increased exploitation of its natural resources, requires adequate health institutions and other infrastructure to offer medical services to the ever growing population, and also to create jobs. To this end, I am going to highlight the frustrations of those managing health systems and other key sectors of ...

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Ashanti Region: Security guard killed in fuel station robbery

A 43-year old security guard has been killed by suspected armed robbers who invaded a Goil Fuel Station at Maaban near Adankwame in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Region.  Kwaku Abora was found dead on a mat on top of the first floor of the Fuel Station building under construction, after the robbery incident on Saturday, 10th March 2018. His ...

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Gold Fields workers’ protest was illegal – Police

Some of the protesting Gold Field workers

The Police Command in Tarkwa has explained that workers of Gold Fields Ghana who demonstrated today [Monday], did so without notifying them as required by the Public Order Act. “They never sought any permission from the police. No one even gave us notice. The Public Order Act says you have to notify the police,” the Tarkwa Divisional Commander, ACP Edmond Ohene ...

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Fire destroys documents at Ho High Court

Documents and other valuables of a Circuit Court Judge within the Ho High Courts Premises were burnt after a fire outbreak inside the Judge’s chamber. Priscilla Dikro, who occupies the chamber said she was shocked at the Monday morning incident. Eyewitnesses who declined to speak on record said the fire started at midnight, but was quickly doused by the Ghana ...

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