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Illegal mining persists in parts of Western Region

Citi News can confirm that some communities in the Wassa Akropong and Amenfi Districts of the Western Region are still engaged in illegal mining activities along water bodies. This is in spite of a ban placed on all forms of small-scale mining and an intensified government effort to end illegal mining. Citi News’ Western Regional Correspondent, Obrempong Yaw Ampofo, reports that ...

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35-year-old farmer guns down girlfriend, 19

A 35 year-old farmer is in the grips of the Enchi District Police Command for allegedly shooting his 19 year-old girlfriend to death at Adonikrom in the Aowin District of the Western Region. The suspect, Daniel Gyan, who lives in a cottage at Adonikrom in Enchi, was said to have had a misunderstanding with Emelia, and shot her in the ...

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#SOTNGhana: Mixed reactions in W/R to Nana Addo’s first year [Audio]

Some Ghanaians in the Western Region have expressed diverging views on the performance of the New Patriotic Party government, thirteen months into their first term in office. Speaking to Citi News’ Obrempong Yaw Ampofo ahead of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday, some of the residents in that stretch of the country demanded more ...

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W/Region: Gas tanker explosion kills two at Baku

Two persons have died from a gas tanker explosion at Baku, a community near the Atuabo Gas Processing plant in the Western Region. Two others are said to have suffered various degrees of injury, and are receiving treatment at the Ekwe Hospital. The gas tanker was en-route to the Atuabo Gas processing plant site from Takoradi when the driver noticed ...

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Killed GSTS student’s case adjourned again

A Takoradi District Court presided over by His Worship Thomas Ofidie, has adjourned to February 12, 2018, the case involving a final year GSTS student Lawrence Baidoo who was allegedly shot by a police officer on December 22, 2017. This is the third time the court has had to adjourn hearing. The court granted the adjournment request when state prosecutor ...

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Atuabo Gas plant to shut down tomorrow for maintenance

The Ghana National Gas Company has announced plans to shut down the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant for maintenance works. The exercise which will begin tomorrow [Thursday] February 1, 2018 will end on February 25, 2018. The scheduled temporary shutdown is to enable a team of engineers to undertake a planned routine maintenance on the facility to help improve upon the ...

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14-year old girl defiled by four men in Ellembelle

Four persons are alleged to have defiled a 14-year-old pupil of the Asemda Primary School in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region. The victim, whose name has been withheld, was said to have been sexually assaulted after she drank a non-alcoholic beverage suspected to have been laced with a sedative, at a party thrown by some fishermen who were ...

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Western Region: Youth urged to start doing at ‘Beginning the Year Right Summit’

OBPR Consult, the Western Region’s leading Public Relations firm in collaboration with online news portal 233times, and Takoradi-based Skyypower FM, have organized a New Year conference dubbed ‘Beginning the Year Right Summit’, for the region’s teeming youth. The Summit, which is in its fourth year, is held on the 1st of January each year. This year’s was the best so ...

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7 stories that got Western Region talking in 2017

Throughout the year 2017, not much was heard from the Western Region. However, the few events that happened got quite a good number of the over two million population talking. Nzema chiefs reject Dr. Ben Asante as Ghana Gas CEO Just when people were about drawing down the curtain on the excitement of NPP’s victory in the 2016 election,  and ...

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Wassa Amenfi chief backs Western Region split

The paramount chief for the Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area, Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim II has endorsed the proposals to split the Western Region. Speaking at the third public consultative exercise held by the nine-member Commission of Enquiry at Wassa Akropong in the Wassa Amenfi East District, Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim II explained that the move will fast-track the region’s development.  “It’s been sixty years ...

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