Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Immigration Service boss commits to good governance

The Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Kwame Asuah Takyi, has indicated his readiness to work with all officers to promote good governance within the Service. He made the remark while addressing a durbar of Senior Officers at the Service’s Headquarters in Accra on Wednesday. The CGI said he would encourage strong administrative structures and undertake governance roles that include fair and ...

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Ghanaian illegal migrant deaths under-reported – IOM

The National Officer for the International Organization for Migration, (IOM) Kojo Wilmot, has disclosed that the actual number of Ghanaian deaths recorded through illegal migration far exceeds reported figures. According to him, this comes about because Ghanaians on such  perilous journey often fake citizenship to boost their chances of being granted asylum if they are successful with the journey. Mr. ...

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$50m needed to complete UG Medical Center – Minister

The Ministry of Health says it is hoping to secure USD 50 million for the completion of phase 1, and the development of the phase 2 of the University of Ghana Medical Centre. This is in spite of reports that the phase 1 is largely complete and ready for use, but the government is in a tussle with the University ...

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Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison by an Italian court after being found guilty of sexual assault. The alleged incident took place in January 2013 when the Brazilian was playing for AC Milan. Robinho, along with five other men, have been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman at a nightclub in Milan. The former Manchester City ...

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Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Deal to allow return of Muslim refugees

Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown. A statement from the Bangladesh foreign ministry said displaced people could begin to return within two months. The two sides say they are working on the details. The crisis has been called ethnic cleansing by the UN and the ...

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Petitioners want BA divided into 3 regions

The Brong Ahafo Region may be partitioned into three different regions should the Commission of Inquiry for the creation of new regions recommend a referendum that receives the required endorsement. The Commission has, so far, received two different petitions from the region requesting the demarcation. The Chairman of the Commission hearing the cases of petitioners seeking the creation of new regions, ...

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Kasoa, 50 other crime hotspots to emerge by 2021 – Aning

Security expert, Dr. Kwesi Aning, has sounded warning bells that Kasoa in the Central Region has become a crime hotspot which requires urgent security intervention. According to him, 50 other areas are likely to become havens of crime in the next four years if the country’s security agencies do not take urgent steps to arrest the situation. Armed robbery and ...

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NPP’s Free SHS a hasty decision – Nunoo Mensah

A former Chief of Defense Staff, Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, has criticized President Akufo-Addo over what he calls the hasty implementation of the Free SHS program. According to him, the government should have piloted the program before rolling it out fully across the country. He believes that many of the challenges bedeviling the program could have been avoided if it had  been done on ...

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NPP’s ‘Azonto budget’ only to deceive Ghanaians – Ayariga

Hassan Ayariga

The founder and leader of the All Progressive Party (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has described the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s 2018 budget as an ‘Azonto budget’, because in his view, it is bereft of cogent measures to address the pertinent challenges Ghana faces. According to him, the budget is only stuffed with unrealistic promises meant to tickle Ghanaians. Likening the ...

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‘Killed’ robbery suspects were terrorizing residents – Dery

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has told Parliament that the two suspected criminals who were recently shot in Police custody at Asawase in the Ashanti Region, were individuals who had been robbing and terrorizing residents of Kumasi. According to him, the suspects were shot when they attempted to escape custody, whilst the police conducted a search at one of their ...

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