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Delta Force escapees  fined GH¢ 2,400 each

Delta Force escapees fined GH¢ 2,400 each

The 13 members of the Delta Force, a vigilante group, who escaped from a Kumasi Circuit Court, last Thursday have been fined a total of GH¢31,200.00. The 13 who pleaded guilty to escaping from lawful custody were fined GH¢ 2,400 each when they appeared before the court yesterday. Mr Ekow Mensah, the presiding judge, passing sentence, considered the fact that, […]

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Work progresses on Kasoa-Amasaman road

Construction works on the 29-kilometre Kasoa-Amasaman road in the Ga West District in the Greater Accra Region is progressing steadily. The GH¢12.4 million project, which was awarded to the Brazilian firm, Queiroz Galvao, is almost 50 per cent complete. The government-funded project also included a replacement of the steel bridge over River Densu at Ayikai Doblo, a rural community near […]

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GNFS begins investigations into Ashfoam inferno

GNFS begins investigations into Ashfoam inferno

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has opened investigations into an inferno that destoryed the Curing Department of the Ashfoam Company Limited on Monday night. “As at now, the cause of the fire is not verified. The Fire Service team has started conducting their investigations to ascertain what exactly caused the fire outbreak,” the Marketing and Communications Manager at the […]

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Amnesty Int’l reiterates call on  govt to expunge death penalty

Amnesty Int’l reiterates call on govt to expunge death penalty

The Amnesty International Ghana has reiterated its call on government to expunge the death penalty and use other forms of punishment to deter commitment of crimes in the country. According to the human right organisation, abolishing the death penalty would reinforce Ghana’s commitment to protecting human rights. The acting Director of Amnesty International Ghana, Mr Frank Doyi made the call […]

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Gonja State bans rosewood logging, charcoal burning

Traditional authorities of the Gonja State have placed a permanent ban on rosewood logging and commercial charcoal burning in the area in a bid to safeguard the environment. Yagbonwura Tuntumba Bore Essa, overlord of the Gonja Traditional Area, who announced this, said “the traditional authority of the Gonja jurisdiction is prepared to hand over any person found culpable in the […]

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‘NHIS service providers to receive monthly payments’

‘NHIS service providers to receive monthly payments’

Service providers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will soon receive monthly payments for services rendered to clients, to ensure the sustainability of the scheme, the Minister for Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has said. He indicated that the Ministry of Finance was working to rid the scheme of accumulated debt to customers, and ensure regular payments, to make the […]

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Traders advised to observe fire safety practices  By Jonathan Donkor

Traders advised to observe fire safety practices By Jonathan Donkor

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has advised traders in markets across the country to observe best fire safety practices, to avert fire outbreaks. The advice comes a day after fire gutted a three-storey building near the Kumasi Central Market and the offices of Ashfoam in North Industrial Area, in Accra, destroying items worth millions of Ghana Cedis. The Accra […]

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N/R records 50 murders

The Northern Region recorded 50 murder cases and 51 armed robbery cases in 2016, an increase over the previous year’s record, of 45 for murder and 41 for robbery. The region also recorded 25 rape cases in 2016 as against 17 cases in 2015 while defilement cases dropped from 67 in 2015 to 38 in 2016. It also recorded 83 […]

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Varsity student, accomplice jailed for robbery

Varsity student, accomplice jailed for robbery

Victor Richmond Ato Sagoe, a level 300 student of the Valley View University at Oyibi in Accra, was  jailed 18 years in hard labour by the Accra Circuit Court “One” for attempted robbery and possessing 19 rounds of ammunition without lawful authority. Also sentenced to 18 years in prison, was his accomplice, Prince Amoah, popularly called Narrow, a labourer at […]

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2 killed at Agbogbloshie … In Dagomba, Komkomba violence

2 killed at Agbogbloshie … In Dagomba, Komkomba violence

Two people lost their lives during a clash between Dagombas and Komkombas, in a dispute over a mobile phone, at Agbogbloshie, in Accra, yesterday. Others, who sustained machete and gunshot wounds during the violence, are receiving treatment at the hospital. A pharmacy shop was vandalised, and an office and motorbikes were burnt during the conflict. When The Ghanaian Times got […]

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