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KUMACA deaths: Test results to be released today – GHS

The Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr.Emmanuel Tenkorang, has said that his outfit will release its findings on the cause of deaths at the Kumasi Academy by the end of the day today [Thursday]. According to him, the Noguchi Memorial Institute, which has been testing samples from the students at the school over the last few ...

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Koforidua traders protest against relocation to new market [Photos]

More than 300 petty traders in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, took to the streets  on  Thursday morning, to protest the Juaben Municipal Assembly’s decision to relocate them from the streets to a newly constructed market. The traders, mostly women, were clad in red, as they marched through some principal streets of the regional capital, before presenting a petition to ...

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Graduate School of Governance and Leadership now Accra Business School

The Graduate School of Governance and Leadership (GSGL) will now be known as the Accra Business School. The new name of the school, according to its Founder and President, Bishop Titi-Ofei, reflects the school’s strategic direction and specialty in education provision. “..the name change which was recently approved by the National Accreditation Board reflects our strategic direction and is an emphasis ...

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Hundreds besiege ECG office over prepaid system challenges

Hundreds of angry customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on Thursday besieged the Kwame Nkrumah Circle office of the company, following their inability to top up their prepaid cards over the past few days. The angry customers, some of whom had reported at the office earlier on Wednesday, formed long queues as they anticipate the resolution of the ...

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Celebration of Damba festival suspended in troubled areas

The Northern Regional Security Council has ordered the suspension of the celebration of this year’s annual Damba festival in troubled areas. The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, told Citi News the move is to prevent clashes in areas such as Bimbilla, Kalampor and Kafaba, where tensions are high. The festival started on Wednesday with Tamale being the host city. People ...

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Robust financial sector will drive economic growth – Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta,  has spoken of the need for Ghana to strengthen the capacity of its indigenous banks in order to drive the country towards economic development. According to him, a concerted effort is needed to improve the country’s financial sector to enable it support the developmental agenda of the government. “For Ghana to take greater control of ...

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Southern Volta premix coordinator denies diverting fuel to Togo

Elikem Sewordor, Coordinator of Volta Marine, Premix Secretariat, has denied allegations that he is supervising the diversion of premix fuel, some of which are sold in neighbouring Togo. A nationwide premix diversion scandal has been the subject of discussion for the past one week, after Citi News found out that the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), in separate letters, has cited ...

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NSS Boss, scheme sued by personnel over ‘compulsory’ insurance

Some disgruntled National Service personnel have sued the National Service Scheme and its Executive Director, Mustapha Ussif, over the GH¢ 15 compulsory insurance charges. The personnel say the deduction from their allowance is unlawful and unreasonable. They are therefore asking the court to compel the National Service Scheme to cease the deductions which took effect from November, 2017. A lawyer ...

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CHRAJ was soft in probing A-Plus corruption saga – Petitioners

The group that petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) over corruption allegations made by Kwame Asare Obeng, aka A-Plus, against two presidential staffers, has expressed its disappointment with the Commission’s findings exonerating the two. The group, calling itself the Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana, described the report as a “lame duck”. It said the report, which Citi News had ...

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KUMACA deaths: We must find out the cause with speed – Muntaka

The Member of Parliament for Asawase, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, has asked medical officials handling the crisis at Kumasi Academy, to quickly ascertain the cause of the recent deaths that have sparked some panic in his constituency. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the MP said the health officials needed to do all the could, “even if it means flying samples” outside the ...

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