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Cost of cemetery plot goes up in Ho

Cemeteries in the Ho Municipality in the Volta Region are overstretched far beyond its limits. In view of this, the Adaklu District Assembly is now charging high fees before allocating a plot of land to bereaved families to bury their loved ones. The District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area, Emmanuel Sky Ganaku disclosed to Citi News that the initiative ...

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MMDCEs must be elected on party tickets -Think Tanks

The Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG) and the Civic Forum Initiative (CFI) are proposing the election of  Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives on the tickets of political parties. This, they say will ensure the Chief Executives are the outcome of popular votes and thus be accountable to their constituents. This was among a number of proposals discussed at a ...

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Ebola alert: Aflao Immigration officers at risk

Health officers at the Aflao boarder are warning that Immigration officers are at risk of contracting the Ebola virus. The assistant chief health officer at the Aflao border, John Marfo said travelers who come to Ghana through the border are first handled by Immigration officers who are not fully protected. He said under normal circumstances, the health officials should be ...

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Seven arrested in Aflao for robbery

Security Agencies at the Ghana-Togo border have apprehended seven suspected armed robbers at Nehobe a suburb of Aflao. This news comes after the Volta Regional minister promised to toughen sanctions against residents who have hijacked illegal entry points in the Region. The suspects allegedly attacked victims and stolen an amount within the region of GH¢300. They were arrested after residents ...

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Illegal entry points in Ghana hijacked by Aflao youth

Security officers working along the Ghana-Togo border in Aflao in the Volta Region have accused some youth in the area of hijacking illegal entry points and extorting monies from people using those routes. The officers said the youth’s attitude was gravely affecting screening of travellers coming into the country for the Ebola disease along the border. “Our biggest challenge is ...

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Teachers’ Awards in Akatsi-North District to be suspended until…

The Best Teacher Awards  in the Akatsi-North District of the Volta Region is to be suspended until results of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) improve. The District Chief Executive Mr Games Gunu told an Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly at Ave-Dakpa that abysmal performances such as the 17.4 per cent last year, did not justify the event. He said ...

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“Serious management issues” affecting education in V/R – Ablakwa

Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education has blamed the poor academic performance of pupils in the Volta region on “serious management issues.” He said findings and analysis by the Ministry showed that the inability of directors and managers to supervise and carry out managerial issues accounted for the fallen standard of education in the ...

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Blame gov’t for decline in education in V/R – MP

The Member of Parliament for Ho West, Emmanuel Bedzrah says government should be blamed for the declining level of education in the Volta Region. According to him government’s inability to release the statutory funds to the Municipal Assemblies is hampering academic work in schools because they are unable to purchase items needed for effective teaching and learning. He however noted ...

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Alavanyo-Nkonya conflict: Towns to ‘see peace in 16 weeks’

A Civil Society organization called the Youth for Peace and Development Africa, is expressing optimism that the protracted Alavanyo and Nkonya dispute will be settled soon. The neighbouring towns have been locked in a dispute over land for years and have had curfews imposed on them in the past. Tensions were heightened in June after residents in Nkonya reportedly fired ...

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Volta NPP elects National Council representatives.

The Volta Regional branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has held elections to select their regional representatives to the national council. The region was the last to conduct the elections. This was after a former constituency chairman of the party challenged the legality of the National council. Speaking to Citi News, The Chairman of the party in the Volta region, ...

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