Human Interest

2 arrested for attempting to smuggle ‘wee’

A businesswoman, who attempted to smuggle 650 slabs of “wee”  weighing 549,440 grammes to Nigeria, has been remanded in police custody by the Accra Circuit Court “One”. Madam Grace Addai, owner of Grace Adepoju Ventures Enterprises, a cargo transport company, at Tudu, Accra, was arrested together with Mr. Joseph Jolayemi, a store keeper, by the personnel of the Special Weapon […]

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Driver grabbed for stealing vehicle

Driver grabbed for stealing vehicle

A car-tracking device has led to the arrest of a 29-year-old taxi driver, who allegedly stole a vehicle from a guest house at Teshie, Accra, and sent it to Kasoa in the Central Region. The suspect, Collins Danso, is currently in the custody of the police assisting in investigations. The Teshie District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Peter Yembilla, confirmed […]

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Houseboy remanded for killing ‘master’

Houseboy remanded for killing ‘master’

An Accra Central district court has remanded into police custody, Vanwood Kofi Asante, a houseboy, who allegedly killed his “master” at Ofankor in the Ga West municipality. Asante is believed to have murdered his 60-year-old boss, Mr Samuel Kwabena Poku, with a shovel at his residence at Ofankor. Asante, who has been charged with murder, had his plea reserved and […]

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Driver’s mate jailed 17 years for robbery

Driver’s mate jailed 17 years for robbery

The Accra Circuit Court “One” has sentenced a driver’s mate to 17 years in prison for robbing a woman of her mobile phone, and inflicting cutlass wounds on her at Madina, Accra. The convict, Asamoah Sitsofe, attacked Ms. Belinda Quashie, an event planner, on December 13, 2015, at about 10:30pm when she came out from the Ashanti Home Touch Restaurant […]

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US to give Ghana $225m in 2019

US to give Ghana $225m in 2019

Ghana is expected to attract more than $225 million from the U.S government from 2019 onwards, to support Ghana’s agriculture for five years. The amount is expected to be raised through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Feed-the-Future Initiative, a US government programme to combat global hunger and promote food security. Andy Karas, the USAID Ghana Mission Director, […]

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‘Govt will build resilient economy for businesses to thrive’

‘Govt will build resilient economy for businesses to thrive’

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his government will put the right structures in place to enable businesses to grow and create jobs, despite the events in the global economy. The President said although the government would take keen interest in global economic conditions, it would build a strong economy capable of resisting unfavourable global economic conditions. President Akufo-Addo was […]

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Kintampo Waterfall  closed down

Kintampo Waterfall closed down

The  Kintampo Waterfall  has been closed down  indefinitely following last Sunday  natural  disaster, which led  to the devastating  death of  19  people at the  fall. The decision was taken by the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in consultation with the Bring Ahafo Regional Security Council (REGSEC). It was contained in a statement  […]

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IOM supports Ghana Police

IOM supports Ghana Police

The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the Ghana Police Service has received six vehicles and office equipment worth 185,000 dollars from the International Organisation on Migration (IOM) in Accra. The presentation was to support the unit in its rescuing operations in the Volta, Central and Greater Accra regions. The Chief of Missions of IOM, Mrs. Sylvia Lopez-Ekra, making the presentation […]

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Chief tells Assembly to  stop asking for favours

Chief tells Assembly to stop asking for favours

The Gyasehene of the Apinto Divisional Council, Nana Dr. Adarkwa Bediako II, has criticised the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly (TNMA) for shirking its responsibility  in developing the communities, and relying on mining companies. He said the TNMA must rise up to its responsibility in providing educational, water, sanitation and road needs of the people as enshrined in its charter. “We cannot […]

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Parliament approves 10 deputy regional ministers-designate

Parliament approves 10 deputy regional ministers-designate

Parliament yesterday adopted and approved with consensus the seventh report of the Appointments Committee confirming the nomination of 10 deputy regional ministers-designate. Appointed by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the 10 deputy regional ministers-designate are expected to assist their respective regional ministers in the administration of the regions. The nominees are Mr. Solomon Boar, Northern; Ms. Elizabeth Kwatsoe Tawiah […]

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