Tag Archives: Takoradi

Over 200 investors interested in rail sector dev’t

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More than 200 local and foreign investors have expressed interest in supporting the country develop its rail industry. This is according to a deputy Railways Development Minister, Kwaku Agyenim Boateng. He said the government will resort to what it calls “multiple financing approaches” to achieve its goal of revamping the rail sector. In June this year, the government announced that ...

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Look beyond certificates –  UCC students told


About 150 students of the University of Cape Coast in the Western Region offering different programmes at different levels by distance have been urged to look beyond the acquisition of certificates. According to the Takoradi Branch Manager of Unibank, Clement Ansah who was speaking at a day’s seminar on empowering the youth for the Job market,  employers have moved beyond ...

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Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital cries for Burns Unit after Gas explosion

A victim of the disaster at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital.

Management of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region say the establishment of a Burns Unit to handle medical situations arising from fire is long overdue. Tuesday’s gas explosion in Takoradi left some victims critically injured beyond the strength of facilities at the regional hospital, as they had to be transported by road for over 3 hours from ...

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Amin orders withdrawal of OMC’s license over Takoradi Gas Explosion

Deputy Energy Minister, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, has charged the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), to withhold the license of the gas distribution company whose “negligence” resulted in the Takoradi Gas explosion which left 152 persons injured on Tuesday May 9. The explosion, according to eyewitnesses, was caused by the leakage of the gas which was being supplied to GHUMCO. A ...

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Takoradi explosion: GHUMCO workers bemoan lax internal safety standards


Some workers of the Ghana Household Utilities Manufacturing Company Limited (GHUMCO), the epicenter of Tuesday’s explosion, have said that they have had to work in the Chinese-operated company without Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). GHUMCo manufactures metallic cooking utensils and household items, and gas is an essential material in their line of work. However, no prescribed PPEs are given to the ...

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WATCH: The moments right before the Takoradi gas explosion

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Update: Over 100 injured in Takoradi gas explosion


More than one hundred people have been rushed to the Takoradi Port Hospital in the Western Region after sustaining injuries from a gas explosion on the Sekondi-Takoradi road. The injured include fire men who were fighting the blaze. Citi News’ Western Regional Correspondent Oberempong Yaw Ampofo, reported that firemen were having a hectic time, putting out the blaze. According to ...

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25 persons injured in Takoradi gas explosion [Photos]


25 persons including 5 fire officers, have been rushed to the hospital after sustaining various degrees of injury from a gas explosion in Takoradi on Tuesday morning. Some residents said they heard a loud explosive sound from a company near the OLAM warehouse on the Sekondi-Takoradi highway, around a Total filling station at about 7.20am today [Tuesday]. Citi News’ Obrempong Yaw ...

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STMA Mayor holds major clean-up exercise


The Mayor of the Sekondi-Tkoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Anthony Kobina Kurentsir Sam, and some other members of the assembly, over the weekend joined members of the public in a massive clean-up exercise throughout the Twin City. The exercise, the first since the MCE took over as the metropolitan chief executive, saw corporate Ghana donating items such as brooms, drinking water, wheelbarrows, ...

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W/Region: Group marks NPP’s 100 days in office with clean-up exercise


A pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) group in the Western Region, Anagyi St. Francis Youth Wing, on Monday took to some streets of the Kwesimintsim Constituency in Takoradi, clearing weeds and desilting chocked gutters. According to the group, this is how they chose to join the commemoration of the President’s 100 days in office, and also to drum home his achievement within ...

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