Human Interest

Kwabenya Police cell break: 1st accused arrested with gun

The fourth prosecution witness in the Dome Kwabenya District Police Station cell break, and killing of a policeman case, has told the Accra Circuit Court “One” that he arrested Prince Osei, the first accused with a locally manufactured gun, and one other, on January 16, this year. Lance Corporal Richard Amoako, stationed at the Police Headquarters, was giving evidence before [...]

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‘Most public buildings in UER not disability friendly’

Most public buildings in the Upper East Region are not disability friendly, Mr David Ania, Regional president of the Ghana Federation of the Disability (GFD), has observed. He   made the observation when he inspected the construction of two stairways at the Regional House of Chiefs, being carried out by a journalist, Mr  Ngamegbulam Stephen Chidozie, resident of the region. Mr [...]

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Make Special Prosecutor’s work easier- Otumfuo

Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll, has advised the Attorney General’s (AG) Department to do away with unnecessary delays in responding to legal cases to make the work of the Special Prosecutor easier. According to the Asantehene it was no secret the number of months and years prosecutors had to wait for AG’s advise on some civil and criminal legal cases [...]

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Eastern Corridor fibre optic backbone extension work complete

Eastern Corridor fibre optic backbone extension work complete

The extension of the Eastern Corridor Fibre Optic Backbone project, by 165mkilometres, has been completed to boost the country’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure.   Stretching from Accra to Ho in the Volta Region, the extension started in 2016, links up with the main project which spans from Ho to Bawku in the Upper East Region.   The entire project [...]

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Pres leads delegation to CHOGM in London

Pres leads delegation to CHOGM in London

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left the country last Saturday to attend the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which begins today in London, United Kingdom.   The meeting, which is being held on the theme, ‘Towards a common future’, will afford the Heads of Government in the Commonwealth the opportunity to address the shared global challenges they face [...]

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President appoints CEOs for devt authorities

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Chief Executive Officers and their deputies for the three newly created development authorities that were passed into law in November 2017. They are the Coastal, Middle Belt and Northern Development Authorities which is to develop Infrastructure for the Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP). A statement issued in Accra and signed by Director of Communications [...]

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Judge offers to school Prosecutors on gratis

Judge offers to school Prosecutors on gratis

A Bolgatanga Circuit Court Judge, Mr. Malcolm E. Bedzrah, has called on the Upper East Regional Police Command to organise its Prosecutors and Investigators for him to build their capacity at no cost. This follows his observation that many Police Prosecutors and Investigators in the region who appeared before the courts were not well-vexed in investigation and prosecution. The free training, [...]

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Bassare Youth Assoc. supports creation of Eastern Corridor Region

Bassare Youth Assoc. supports creation of Eastern Corridor Region

The Bassare Youth Association (BAYA), has pledged its full support for the creation of the Eastern Corridor Region and the activities of the Eastern Corridor Citizens Coalition (ECCC). They have also expressed shock that the Commission of Enquiry was holding their last segment of the public hearings in Accra without any consideration of the petition for the creation of the [...]

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40 per cent Ghanaians want media censorship- survey

Findings from the latest Afrobarometer report indicates that majority of Ghanaians wish government should have the right to censor media content in order to safeguard the country. This is in a sharp contrast to the ‘Freedom and Independence of the Media’ enshrined in the 1992 constitution. Article 162 (2) & (4) of the 1992 constitution states; “Subject to this Constitution [...]

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Media Coalition Against Galamsey prescribes stiffer punishment for offenders

Media Coalition Against Galamsey prescribes stiffer punishment for offenders

The Media Coalition Against Galamsey (MCAG) has intensified the campaign  against illegal mining, popularly known as “galamsey,” in the country, with a call for stiffer punishment for persons arrested for engaging in the act. The coalition, which was set up last year, to drum home the need for authorities to stem the menace of of illegal mining, seems to have [...]

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