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Relocating Old Fadama residents will ensure stability – IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante Apeatu, believes relocating residents of Old Fadama will help in the policing of the area and guarantee stability. Speaking at a press conference at the Police Headquarters in Accra, the IGP noted that, the unfavourable terrain of Ghana’s biggest slum made policing and intelligence gathering difficult. He was speaking after clashes between ...

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Chief Justice designates 14 courts to deal with ‘galamsey’

The Chief Justice, Georgina Wood, has designated 14 courts that will be dedicated to handling mining offences committed under the Minerals and Mining Act, (Act 703) and (Amendment) Act 2015 (Act 900). The designated courts will comprise seven high courts and seven circuit courts. A statement from the Judicial Service acknowledged that, this was in response to the growing wave of ...

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5 companies were involved in Ameri deal – Bright Simons [Audio]

The Vice President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Bright Simons has explained that about five companies were involved in the procurement and installation and operation of the emergency power plant, Ameri Power. According to him, bringing on-board these companies which included General Electric (GE), PPL, APR AND Metcar was unnecessary. Ameri Power secured a contract from the erstwhile National Democratic ...

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The AMERI swindle: The full monty [Article]

Friends, do not take the silence of AMERI’s supporters on this platform and in the open media to mean aloofness or nonchalance. They have been hard at work, especially on WhatsApp and in private briefings, doing all they can to discredit IMANI’s campaign to persuade the public to view the deal as the “greatest swindle of the Ghanaian state in ...

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Akufo-Addo gov’t forced BoG governor to resign – Portuphy

The Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Portuphy, has alleged that the former governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Abdul Nashiru Issahaku, was forced to resign by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration led by President Akufo-Addo. According to him, the NPP after it assumed office in January, had forced several professional public servants to resign in ...

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NDC blasts clergy, CSOs for ‘silence’ on post-election violence

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has lamented what it calls the disturbing “loud silence” of the clergy, civil society groups and others relevant bodies, following the incidents of post-election violence after the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) election victory. At a press conference on Wednesday addressed by the NDC Chairman, Kofi Portuphy, he recalled that a number of these groups hitherto ...

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31 children of deceased security officers get schorlaship from Lebanese community

The Lebanese Community in Ghana has presented scholarships to 31 children and wards of Police, Immigration and Prisons Service personnel who died in service. The ceremony for the presentation of the scholarships was held at the headquarters of the Ghana Police Service in Accra. The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, lauded the contribution of the Lebanese community to the ...

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‘Galamseyers’ operate at night too – Okyenhene

It has emerged that persons who indulge in small scale illegal mining also known as galamsey, do not only operate during the day, but also at night. According to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, who made the revelation in an exclusive interview with Host of the Citi Breakfast Show, Bernard Avle, when the illegal miners are prevented from operating during ...

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IGP ordered to meet Dagomba, Konkomba leaders over Agbogbloshie clashes

The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Derry, has directed the Inspector General of Police, COP David Asante Appeatu, to meet with the leaders of the Dagombas and Konkombas at Agbogbloshie in Accra on Thursday, April 13, 2017. He said the meeting will afford the feuding factions the opportunity to present their grievances and resentments to the security agencies for an amicable ...

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Renovation works on Accra Sports Stadium to start in June

The Accra Sports Stadium will undergo massive renovation in June, Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah has revealed. Asiamah toured the facility on Tuesday after concerns were raised about the safety of the edifice. The Accra Sports Stadium has not been refurbished since 2008, when it hosted the Africa Cup of Nations. “Nine years of neglect has seen this once very beautiful ...

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