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‘Mineral and Mining Act needs to be reviewed’

‘Mineral and Mining Act needs to be reviewed’

A Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Brenito Owusu-Bio has indicated the need for the country’s Mineral and Mining Act to be reviewed. This, he said, would help seal loopholes in the current law which illegal miners were taking advantage of to abuse the current regime. He said this in an interview with the media on the sidelines of […]

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YEA allegation untrue — Minority

YEA allegation untrue — Minority

The Minority in Parliament has brushed aside allegations that there were ghost names on the payroll of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) which has purportedly caused the state some GH¢50 million. According to the NDC MPs, the claim by the current management of the agency that people were siphoning money from the YEA for no work done was one of […]

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Businessman arrested for threatening life of excavator operator

The Tema Police Tuesday arrested Sledge Nana Yaw Doudu, a businessman, for allegedly threatening to shoot the operator of an excavator hired by the Tema Metropolitan Assembly to dig a storm drain at Tema Community 18. The police seized the pistol with ammunition and took a statement from the suspect, who claimed to be the owner of the land on […]

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Police arrest 3 suspects for murder of Ardeyman chief

Police arrest 3 suspects for murder of Ardeyman chief

Three people have been arrested by the police in connection with the murder of Ardeyman Development Chief, Nii Tettey Suban, in the Ga West Municipal Assembly last week. They are Asafoatse Nii Quartey Kortey, 39, also known as Cobra, a carpenter, Musah Mohammed, 28, a scrap dealer and Rahim Yakubu,20, a shepherd were arrested at a hotel at Kwabenya, Accra, […]

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Robbers kill footballer,27

Sadiq Adam, a 27-year -old footballer of second division side, Top Talents FC, at Kasoa Millennium City, was shot and killed by armed robbers, at his residence at Kasoa Peace Town. Adam was attacked just a day after informing members of the team that the team manager had lodged GH¢ 15,000 with him to pay salary arrears. A lady (name […]

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GIFEC Board of Trustees inaugurated

GIFEC Board of Trustees inaugurated

A ten member Board of Trustees for the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has been inaugurated at a ceremony in Accra. Members of the board are Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications, Mr Kennedy Agyapong, Chairman of Parliamentary Select Committee on Communication and MP for Assin Central, Mr Issa Yahaya, Chief Director, Ministry of Communication, Mr A. Kofi […]

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126 killed in road crashes in Accra metropolis

A total of 126 people were killed in 1, 976 road crashes in the Accra metropolis from January to May this year, as against 173 deaths, recorded in 2,200 accidents last year, within the same period. Out of the total figure, 527 pedestrians were knocked down by vehicles. 1,014 others sustained injuries while on board vehicles.  The vehicles involved were […]

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KABA’s allegation is misleading – GAF

KABA’s allegation is misleading – GAF

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has described as misleading and unsubstantiated, claims made by broadcaster, Kwodwo Asare Baffour Acheampong (KABA) about the death of the late Major Maxwell Mahama. KABA on Asempa FM on Monday, June 5, 2017, gave an account of circumstances leading to the gruesome murder of the soldier, which he claimed to have obtained from sources within […]

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Security bands to celebrate renowned  music educationists

Security bands to celebrate renowned music educationists

The Ghana Police Band is to hold a public concert in Accra to celebrate the musical achievement of Emeritus Professor Joseph H. K. Nketia and other renowned music educationists. Slated for July 3 this year, the concert also forms part of activities for the Republic Day celebration. Also billed to perform at the concert, to be held at the Police […]

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Sophia Akuffo faces Appointments Committee tomorrow

Sophia Akuffo faces Appointments Committee tomorrow

Chief Justice (CJ) nominee, Justice Sophia Akuffo will face the Appointments Committee of Parliament tomorrow for her vetting. Her vetting which was earlier slated for Monday June 19, was rescheduled so as not to leave a vacuum at the helm of the Judiciary, Chairman of the Appointments Committee and First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei-Owusu told journalists in Parliament on Tuesday. […]

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