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Parliament passes Bill to scrap taxes on spare parts

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Parliament has passed the Customs Amendment Bill which will ensure the removal of import duty taxes on spare parts. The Bill was passed despite stiff opposition from the Minority side, who argued that the passage will not benefit the spare parts dealers as promised by government in the 2017 budget statement. Speaking to Citi News, the Deputy Minority Leader, James ...

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Police handling Gold scam case professionally – Ambrose Dery

Ambrose Dery, Interior Minister

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has rubbished claims that the police hierarchy has been complicit a gold scam that hit the service. A US licensed gold buying firm at a press conference had accused the police of being corrupt and undermining investigations in connection with the purchase of gold worth GHc 1.3 million. But during an official visit to the ...

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I’m proud of myself – Asamoah Gyan

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Black Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan, has said he is proud of his achievements as far his football career is concerned. According to him, through his career, he has been able to undertake a number of philanthropic activities with the fortunes he’s acquired while playing for some top football clubs in the world. “I’ve done a lot of things and I ...

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Private firms must cough up ‘stolen’ state cash – Occupy Ghana  

Sydney Casely-Hayford.

It seems private companies who have unlawfully siphoned monies belonging to the state will not get off the hook this time around , following an order by the Supreme Court for the Auditor General to retrieve those monies. The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Auditor General to, with immediate effect, begin surcharging persons found to have misappropriated monies belonging to ...

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Marwako Supervisor to call two witnesses in court

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Jihad Chaaban, the Marwako Fast Food Supervisor has informed the Abeka District Court that he would be calling two witnesses to testify for him. Ending his cross- examination, Chaaban disagreed with prosecution’s assertions that it was his fault that the blended pepper splashed on Ms. Evelyn Boakye’s face. According to Chaaban, Ms. Boakye, a female employee who is accusing him ...

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Justice Sophia Akuffo’s vetting rescheduled to Friday June 16

Sophia Akuffo

Parliament has rescheduled the vetting of Sophia Akuffo, President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the position of Chief Justice to Friday, June 16. The Appointments Committee of Parliament had earlier set June 19 for the vetting but announced on Tuesday, June 13 that it had to reschedule the vetting to this week to avoid keeping the position vacant for long. The first ...

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Armed Forces slams KABA over ‘false’ Major Mahama death story

Col Aggrey-Quarshie, Director of Public Relations, Ghana Armed Forces speaking to the media at the 37 Military hospital.

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has described as “wild”, “unsubstantiated” and “insensitive” comments made by Asempa FM presenter, Kojo Asare Baffour Acheampong popularly known as KABA on the death of Major Maxwell Mahama. According to the GAF, it was worried that such misleading information had been peddled in the media and it is ready to provide clarity on circumstances surrounding ...

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AMA shuts down six ‘illegal’ landfill sites

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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has shut down six illegal landfill sites in the Accra Metropolis. The six include a huge site on the Mortuary Road, behind the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Other landfill sites within the Glefe, Okponglo, Adedenkpo, Tunga and Mallam Market areas have also been closed down. Currently, the Accra Metropolis has no permanent landfill site, ...

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Hajia Alima begs angry Savelugu residents to accept MCE

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, has called on residents of Savelugu to desist from continually preventing their Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) from working. The Minister also urged the media to do its part to educate the irate youth who have been protesting against the approved MCE. Speaking at a one-day National Validation Workshop on ...

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Police vow to pursue culprits in Adeyman Chief’s murder

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The Greater Accra Regional Police Command has vowed to pursue and arrest persons who murdered a development Chief at Adeyman, Nii Tettey Saban in the Ga West Municipality last week. The Chief was killed in cold blood on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in his family house. A statement by the Regional Command on Monday said the Police have begun investigations ...

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