Human Interest

National House of Chiefs to discuss illegal mining

National House of Chiefs to discuss illegal mining

The Paramount Chief of the Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Area and a member of the National House of Chiefs (NHC), Nana Prah Agyensaim, has said that he will court the support of his colleagues when the house holds its next meeting to add their voice to the fight against illegal mining in the country.   “It is my intention to raise […]

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Nigerian leaders warn against coup

Nigerian leaders warn against coup

Senior politicians in Nigeria have vowed to resist any attempt to stage a coup, following rumours of a move by some army officers to seize power while President Muhammadu Buhari is on medical leave in the UK.   “Those who think they can break the democracy for which so many laboured and which too many sacrificed limb and life, are […]

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W/shop on control of marine  pollution underway in Accra

W/shop on control of marine pollution underway in Accra

Stakeholders in the marine industry from nine countries within West and Central Africa have converged in Accra for a five-day workshop on the prevention and control of marine pollution. The participants, about 40, include heads of maritime agencies and resources persons from the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Liberia, Sao Tome and Principe and Ghana. […]

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A-G wants more time to respond to suit

A-G wants more time to respond to suit

The Attorney-General’s Department (A-G) yesterday asked the Accra High Court Labour Division (One) for more time to respond to a suit filed by dismissed district directors of the National Service Scheme (NSS). The directors, numbering 85, filed an application for judgement in default of defence on May 5, 2017, after the A-G failed to file its defence on three occasions […]

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Kante claims Premier League  Player of the Year Award

Kante claims Premier League Player of the Year Award

CHELSEA midfielder N’Golo Kante has been named the Premier League Player of the Season. The 26-year-old has enjoyed a superb first year at Stamford Bridge and has already been awarded the PFA and Football Writers’ Association prizes for his performances. Kante won the most combined votes from a panel of experts, captains of Premier League clubs and a public ballot. […]

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Asantehene urges govt, GCCI collaboration for one district one factory initiative

Asantehene urges govt, GCCI collaboration for one district one factory initiative

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll, has called for collaboration between the government and the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) to formulate policies for the “One District One Factory” initiative proposed by the government. According to Otumfuo Osei Tutu, he was confident that, for the one district one factory initiative to be successful, government had to involve the […]

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Govt won’t lift ban on small scale mining- Lands Minister

Govt won’t lift ban on small scale mining- Lands Minister

Government will not lift the temporal ban it has placed on small scale mining activities in the country, the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Mr John Peter Amewu, has maintained.   According to Mr Amewu, the moratorium was meant to sanitise the small scale mining sector until a roadmap to ensure mining was done responsibly was developed.   In a meeting […]

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Zoomlion workers receive military training

Zoomlion workers receive military training

Thirty-three middle management staff of waste management experts, Zoomlion Company Limited, has passed out of a four-week military training at the Ghana Military Academy (GMA). The beneficiaries, comprising 27 males and six females, are the pioneers of the Corporate Youth Executive Course (CYEC), introduced by the academy in April this year. They included accountants, environmental engineers, human resource officers, economists, […]

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Libya airbase death toll rises to 140

Libya airbase death toll rises to 140

Reports suggest as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people died when a government-allied militia tried to take over the Brak al-Shati base on Thursday. The UN-backed government’s defence minister and the commander of the militia have both been suspended pending an investigation. The […]

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Woman killed in Alavanyo-Nkonya area

Woman killed in Alavanyo-Nkonya area

A WOMAN believed to be in her 50s on Saturday became the latest victim of sporadic gunfire in the Alavanyo-Nkonya area, in the Volta Region. Elizabeth Yawa Anku was shot and killed at Alavanyo-Kpeme, behind her house at the outskirts of the community, by unidentified gunmen. According to the police, the incident took place at about 7am. The body of […]

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