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Parliament approves Sophia Akuffo by consensus

Parliament approves Sophia Akuffo by consensus

Parliament yesterday gave its blessing to Chief Justice-designate, Ms Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo, by adopting and approving by consensus the Appointment Committee’s report on her vetting. Ms Akuffo was ‘grilled’ for more than five hours by the Appointment Committee over her new job last Friday. Presenting the Committee’s report, Joe Osei-Owusu, chairman of the 30-man Committee which vetted the 67-year-old, […]

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Suspects in Major Mahama case transferred to Accra

Suspects in Major Mahama case transferred to Accra

A Cape Coast District Court yesterday discontinued the case against seven persons, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the murder of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, at Denkyira Obuasi, in the Upper Denkyira District in the Central region. The seven were first remanded into police custody on June 1, 2017, when they were arraigned in court upon the request of the […]

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Three arrested for robbing company

Three arrested for robbing company

Three men are in the grips of the police for allegedly robbing a rice company at North Industrial area, in Accra, of GHc796 and 1,850 dollars. Eric Duse, 32, electrician, Kwabena Mohammed, driver, 25, Yakubu Mahmud, 28, blacksmith, broke into the company and took away the moneys. The Tesano District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Edward Tetteh, who confirmed […]

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Govt disburses US$1m to each constituency

Govt disburses US$1m to each constituency

The Ministry of Special Development Initiatives has disbursed US$1 million each to all the 275 constituencies in the country to be invested into government and development initiatives under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), Mrs Mavis Hawa Koomson, the sector minister, has revealed. According to the minister, the government was poised to eradicate poverty and minimise inequality among socio-economic groups […]

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YEA partners Police to create  jobs for 15,000 youth

YEA partners Police to create jobs for 15,000 youth

A partnership between the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and the Ghana Police Service, which seeks to create jobs for 15,000 youth, was launched in Accra on Friday. Under the partnership, Community Protection Officers (CPOs) are expected to be trained and deployed between August and November this year. The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of YEA, Bashiri Ibrahim disclosed this during the […]

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Two suspected robbers grabbed at Adjen Kotoko

Two suspected robbers grabbed at Adjen Kotoko

The Adjen Kotoko Police in the Ga West Municipal Assembly on Friday arrested two persons for an alleged robbery. Isaac Ago, 30, a commercial driver, and Ebenezer Nii Sowah,22, a bus conductor, who allegedly robbed a driver (yet to be identified) of a vehicle, were currently in the custody of the police, assisting in investigations. Two other accomplices, only identified […]

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Abesim residents try luck on accident vehicles numbers

Some residents of Abesim, near Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, tried their luck on registration numbers of two vehicles involved in an accident, as they used them as lotto numbers. The horrific crash occurred on Saturday afternoon, involving an Opel Astra taxi-cab and Toyota Camry, resulting in the death of one person, and injuring others. Some members of Abesim, who […]

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Boy drowns in floods

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy, on Friday drowned in flood waters in Ho, in the Volta Region, following a heavy downpour. Nicholas Atta, a kindergarten boy of the Ho-Bankoe E.P. Primary School, was walking home from school during a downpour when a landslide caused him to fall into a gutter at a spot near Ho-17. Efforts by a joint team of personnel […]

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Another cop killer grabbed

Police last Friday smoked out a suspected accomplice in the killing of Constable Michael Kporyie from his hideout at Ashaiman Valco Flats. Razak Salifu, also known as Baba, nearly escaped by scaling the fence wall of his house, but the police shot at his leg, and was sent to the Tema General Hospital. Briefing journalists about the incident on Friday, […]

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NGO condemns lynching of woman at Tindongo

NGO condemns lynching of woman at Tindongo

HelpAge Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has condemned the lynching of Yenboka Keena, a 67-year-old woman, who was stoned to death, at Tindongo in the Upper East Region, on the suspicion of being a witch on May 29, this year. The NGO said the little attention given to the gruesome murder of the woman, which coincidentally happened on the day […]

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