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Three illegal miners die in galamsey pit at Bekwai

Three persons have been confirmed dead after a pit they dug to search for gold caved in at Kokotro in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti region on Friday 30th March 2018. The three; Augustine Opoku, 17, Evans Mensah, 20 and Emmanuel Aidoo, 19, are all natives of Subriso in the municipality. Chief Executive for the Bekwai Municipal Assembly, Kwaku ...

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Flagstaff House renamed to boost Nana Addo’s ego – Adawudu

A member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Victor Kojoga Adawudu has said that the government’s decision to reverse the name of the seat of government from Flagstaff House to Jubilee House was taken to ‘massage the ego’ of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. According to him, handlers of the president deemed the decision a perfect birthday gift to the ...

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ECG tariff reductions take effect today

Residential consumers of electricity will from today [1st April 2018] pay 15 percent less than the tariff they previously paid. This is due to the full implementation of the recently announced electricity tariff reduction from residential and non-residential power users in the country. The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in March announced a reduction in electricity tariffs of between 17 ...

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Koku shouldn’t have been arrested – Casely-Hayford

A member of pressure group, Occupy Ghana, Sydney Casely-Hayford says he wouldn’t have arrested Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Koku Anyidoho if he was in charge of security in the country. According to him, Anyidoho made the alleged treasonable comments because he was only seeking attention and could not have carried through his threat. “For me ...

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My respect for Police, BNI has shot up – Koku

The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho says his respect for the country’s security agencies have shot up after spending two nights in their custody. According to him, during his confinement at the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), he was not manhandled or tortured despite allegedly threatening coup but was instead treated professionally. “The ...

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National Service Secretariat releases nurses’ postings

The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has released postings of over 9,000 nurses to undertake their mandatory national service for the 2018/2019 service year. All the 9,199 nurses were posted to health facilities in various parts of all the 10 regions of the country. A statement signed by the Acting Executive Director of the NSS, Mustapha Ussif, and copied to citifmonline.com urged ...

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Irate youth lynch 65-year-old farmer at Frimponkrom

Irate youth in Frimpongkorm, a border town, near Nkrankwanta, a farming community in the Dormaa West District of Brong-Ahafo Region, on Tuesday lynched a 65-year-old farmer throwing the town into a state of shock and disbelief. The mutilated body of the deceased, Kwasi Nsiah, has since been deposited at the Dormaa-Ahenkro Presbyterian Hospital mortuary for autopsy. Nsiah infuriated the youth ...

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2018 Kwahu Easter paragliding festival kicks off [Photos]

The 2018 Kwahu Easter Paragliding Festival officially opened on Easter Friday for patrons across the world to enjoy another year of exciting flying experience. Patrons of this year’s paragliding festival can expect to have a hitch-free experience as organizers have moved to improve on previous experiences. For instance, all four pilots can now take off at the same time, instead ...

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‘Contaminated’ drugs possible cause of injection deaths – FDA

FDA CEO, Delese Mimi Darko

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said the deaths of three persons at the New Senchi Health Centre at Akrade in the Eastern Region from some injections may have been caused by contaminated medication. The medication in question, o.9% Normal Saline, is believed to have been contaminated after being used multiple times, according to a statement from the FDA. ...

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U/E: GES ‘sacks’ teachers with banking, marketing certificates

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has terminated the appointments of all new teachers with banking, marketing and finance certificates engaged as teaching and non-teaching staff after the Service’s limited recruitment exercise. According to the Upper East Regional Education Director, Patricia Ayiko, an order was given from the Headquarters of the Ghana Education Service instructing the immediate abrogation of their engagement. ...

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