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Nana Addo joins Lawra for Kobineh festival climax [Photos]

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President Nana Akufo-Addo is at Lawra in the Upper West Region, to partake in the climax of the annual Kobineh festival of the chiefs and people of the Lawra traditional area. Naaa Abaifah Karbo, the Paramount Chief of the Lawra traditional area, and his sub-chiefs, were on hand to welcome the President. The festival is celebrated to express gratitude to the ...

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Police to close specific roads for Ivorian President’s visit

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The Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service, will be closing some roads temporarily in Accra, in anticipation of the visit of Ivorian President, Alhassan Ouattara, on Monday, October 16. President Alhassan Ouattara is expected to arrive in Ghana for bilateral discussions with President Nana Akufo-Addo. The roads to be affected by the closures are the Kwame  Nkrumah Avenue towards the Central Business ...

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Work on BRT dedicated lanes to start in November

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The Ministry of Transport has said that the absence of dedicated lanes for the Aayalolo buses meant for the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system, should not stifle operations of the transport service. The Sector Minister noted that, in November, work on dedicated lanes for the Aayalolo buses will begin, but in the meantime, the buses can use already existing roads ...

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EPL on Citi: Chelsea fall to Crystal Palace, Man City thrash Stoke

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Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea Crystal Palace secured an unlikely victory over champions Chelsea to register their first points and goals of the season. Roy Hodgson’s men came into the clash with renewed hope, following the return of star man Wilfried Zaha, and his inclusion proved pivotal. Cesar Azpilicueta’s own-goal gave the Eagles the lead before Tiemoue Bakayoko equalised for the visitors with a ...

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Ghana’s Vib-Sanziri to head UN Disengagement Observer Force

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A former National Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation and an officer of the Ghana Armed Forces, Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri has been appointed as the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, announced the appointment on Friday, October 13, according to a statement on the UN’s website. Major General Vib-Sanziri succeeds Major General Jai ...

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C/Region: Police officers undergo training to fight galamsey

Central Regional Police Commander, COP Rev Ampah Bannin

As part of government’s resolve to end illegal mining, popularly called galamsey, the Central Regional Police Command is currently training twenty personnel in Accra to be drafted into the fight against the menace in that region. The training is meant to be replicate in the Central Region, anti-galamsey activities, just as it is being done by the combined military and ...

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PURC workers hold thanksgiving prayers over boss’ dismissal

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The staff of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), earlier today [Friday], held a prayer session at the head office to thank God for the dismissal of the commission’s Executive Secretary, Samuel Sarpong. According to them, the dismissal of Mr. Sarpong was an answer to their long offered prayers. A letter from the Office of the President on Wednesday directed ...

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Fire Service to supervise gas offloading processes

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The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) is introducing a new regulation to ensure that fire personnel are present to supervise the process of offloading Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), at various dispensing points. The new regulation is part of the Service’s grand plan to prevent or reduce the incidents of gas explosions especially during the process of offloading the product from ...

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Cabinet’s 9 ‘tough’ decisions to curb fuel explosions

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A Cabinet meeting on Thursday saw the introduction of nine safety measures to ensure sanity within the fuel distribution chain nationwide, and ostensibly to curb explosions. These safety measures are aside President Nana Akufo-Addo ordering the implementation of the Cylinder Re-circulation Model of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) distribution. Key are among these measures is the impending closure of high-risk fuel stations across ...

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2 Nigerians arrested for selling ‘dangerous’ drugs at Ashaiman

The two suspects: Ali Haruna, and Ali Mubanoo

The Ashaiman District Police Command has arrested two Nigerians for dealing in what they believe to be harmful drugs without a license. According to a release by the Tema Regional Police Command, the two Nigerians, Ali Haruna, 48, and Ali Mubanoo, 50, were arrested at different locations upon a tip-off from an informant. The two were arrested at Old Tulaku, ...

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