Human Interest

MPs visit Pantang Hospital

MPs visit Pantang Hospital

The select committees on Lands, Forestry and Health of Parliament have visited the troubled Pantang Hospital here in Accra, to have first-hand information about developments at the facility. It follows a sit down strike embarked upon by staff of the hospital last week over concerns that their lands were being encroached upon by private developers. Touring the facility yesterday, the […]

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TIME TO END AUTHORISED USE OF SIRENS

The Police on Saturday conducted a special exercise that led to the arrest of 17 drivers in Accra. The exercise, according to the police, was among others, aimed at checking drivers who drive on the shoulders of roads during rush hours and those who have fixed sirens in their vehicles. The police also said that, the effort was also to […]

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Special Prosecutor, Zongo Devt fund, 2017 bills laid for consideration by House

Special Prosecutor, Zongo Devt fund, 2017 bills laid for consideration by House

The Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017 and the Zongo Development Fund Bill, 2017, have been laid before parliament for consideration. The presentation of the bill by the Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, begins the process of legislative approval for the framework which government intends to fight public and private sector corruption with. It […]

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Man grabbed for seizing cars from judge, banker

A leader of a gang that allegedly robbed a Circuit Court Judge and a banker of their cars has been arrested by the police in Accra. Nene Tetteh,36, a car dealer was arrested last week while his accomplices, Kofi Lawton, Robert Tackie and Nana Ackah, who were arrested earlier have been put before court for using the vehicles they robbed […]

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13 arrested for human trafficking at Abotoase

13 arrested for human trafficking at Abotoase

A joint operation by the Police, Ghana Navy, Justice Mission, and the Department of Social Welfare on the Volta Lake, off the shores of Abotoase in the Volta Region has led to the arrest of 13 men for their alleged roles in human trafficking. The Volta Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Nana Asomah, who confirmed the arrest […]

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SC quashes Woyome’s applications

SC quashes Woyome’s applications

A three-member panel of judges of the Supreme Court (SC), presided by Mr Justice William Atuguba, yesterday dismissed all the two review applications filed at the court by Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome. Mr Woyome’s applications were in connection with an order granted the Attorney-General (A-G) to orally examine him on oath regarding the payment of the GH¢51.2 million he was […]

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Lukaku warned of extra pressure at Man United

Lukaku warned of extra pressure at Man United

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will need to deal with a “massive jump” after switching to Old Trafford from Everton earlier this month, club captain Michael Carrick has said. The 24-year-old Belgian international made his debut in a 5-2 friendly win over LA Galaxy on Saturday and Carrick, who joined United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, expects the striker to […]

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Workshop on land issues in Africa begins

Workshop on land issues in Africa begins

African Land Commissioners from 12 countries have begun a three-day workshop in Accra, to brainstorm on efficient use of land resources on the continent. The event jointly organised by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a non-governmental organisation, (NGO) the land policy initiative of the African Union and the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources would also afford participants the […]

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Zongos to become resilient c’nities

Zongos to become resilient c’nities

Mr Abu-Bakar Saddique Boniface, Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, has said the government was committed to making Zongo communities across the country more resilient and habitable for the citizenry. He said the GH¢219.5 million allocated to the ministry by the government would go a long way to resource inhabitants of Zongos to work and build good secular schools […]

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Global forum on SDGs ends

Global forum on SDGs ends

The maiden edition of Global Citizens Forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ended in Accra over the weekend. It was attended by participants from National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), SDGs volunteers, the media, academia and members of the public. The day’s event was organised by the forum and aimed to educate the beneficiary institutions and […]

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