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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7 arrested after Gold Fields workers’ protest

Seven workers of Gold Fields Ghana Limited have been arrested following a demonstration on Monday morning. The demonstrating workers blocked all access to the Tarkwa mine, preventing other staff from going to work. A joint police and military force had to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd. The workers are protesting management’s decision to opt for contract mining, which ...

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Women empowerment not war against men – Samira Bawumia

The Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, has lauded the global movement for women empowerment but has cautioned that the approach must not be to fight against men to achieve the goal. She said men must be seen as partners instead of competitors “in the struggle” to give women an equal opportunity. Speaking at the Global Women’s Empowerment event in Philadelphia, US ...

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Lower court judges threaten strike again over salaries

Judges of the lower courts have threatened to embark on a strike if issues relating to their salaries and conditions services are not addressed immediately. The lower court judges who include circuit court judges and magistrates of the district courts, say government has shown no commitment in addressing their concerns regarding their emoluments over the years. In a letter cited ...

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Many private universities in danger of collapsing – Prof. Yankah warns

Professor Kwesi Yankah

The Minister of State in-charge-of-Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has warned that many of Ghana’s private universities are in danger of collapse. One of the signs of this danger is in the unused capacity within the private tertiary sector, the Minister noted on the Citi Breakfast Show. There are about 75 private universities operating in Ghana, but they have to ...

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Let’s debate cutoff grade for universities – Prof. Yankah

Prof. Kwesi Yankah

A Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has called for a national discussion on the accepted cutoff grades for enrollments into tertiary institutions in Ghana. Prof. Yankah, who has a long held view that persons with grades D7 and E8 should be accepted to Ghanaian universities insist that such grades do not connote failure. “We ...

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Police investigates mysterious disappearance of baby in Kyebi

Police in Kyebi in the Eastern Region are investigating the mysterious disappearance of a 1-year-old baby last Monday from Kyebi New Town. Citi News sources within the township say mothers are panic-stricken as they worry their babies might soon go missing. Although unofficial reports say about six babies have so far mysteriously disappeared in the area, official police accounts reports ...

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