Human Interest

Man, 23, arrested with human head

Man, 23, arrested with human head

Alex Tetteh, 23, has been arrested by the Agona Nkwanta Police for attempting to sell the head of a 12- year-old boy he murdered at Bogoso, in the  Prestea Huni Valley District  of the Western Region. According to the police, the suspect was arrested when he attempted to sell the human head, on Tuesday, at Sankro, a village near Dixcove, [...]

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Court fines illegal miner GH҃¢12,000

The Bolgatanga Circuit Court on  Tuesday   presided over by Melcolm Bedzrah   has sentenced a 33-year-old farmer,  Yaba Adireba, to pay a minimum 1,000 penalty unit which is equivalent to GH҃¢12,000 for mining  without authority contrary to section 99 of the Mineral Act 206 Act 703 . Adireba will go to prison for one year with hard labour, if he fails to honour the payment. The accused person [...]

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Trader remanded for alleged fraud

Kalu Collins Ottan, a trader, has been remanded in custody by the Accra Circuit Court yesterday, for allegedly defrauding an American of $5,000 under the pretext of selling him quantities of gold. The accused, who pleaded not guilty to defrauding by false pretences, would appear again on February 16. Ottan allegedly paraded as Don Schmidit and told Danry Solie, the [...]

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Mast injures storekeeper  after collapsing on kiosk

Mast injures storekeeper after collapsing on kiosk

A telecommunication mast mounted on top of a storey building at the Kojokrom lorry station, in the central business district of the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, collapsed on a kiosk, injuring the storekeeper. The injured, Abdul Laziz Mumuni, 36, who suffered head injuries, is on admission at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, receiving treatment, the Ghanaian Times gathered. The Police Public Relations [...]

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Children die in Guinea arson attack

Children die in Guinea arson attack

Officials in Guinea say five children have been killed in an arson attack during violence which broke out after Sunday’s local election. They died after homes were set on fire in the central town of Kalinko. At least one person died on Monday during clashes between the security forces and opposition supporters who say the poll was rigged. The local [...]

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“JOB CREATION UNDER PLANTING FOR FOOD AND JOBS IS REAL”

The results are out. PFJ 2017 distributed 4,400 metric tonnes of certified improved seeds and 296,000 metric tonnes of fertilizers to 202,000 selected farmers. With these inputs our gallant farmers were able to produce 485,000 metric tonnes of maize, 179,000 metric tonnes of rice, 33,400 metric tonnes of sorghum, 9,750 metric tonnes of soya and 42,200 metric tonnes of selected vegetables. [...]

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Northern REGSEC  declares war against  troublemakers

Northern REGSEC declares war against troublemakers

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC), has declared war against armed robbers and other troublemakers in the region at the launch of “Operation Calm Lives” at Tamale yesterday.   The Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, who is the head of the REGSEC, warned that the security personnel in the region would pursue all criminals and troublemakers who attempt to make the region [...]

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55 public toilets in Nkoranza District turn white elephant

55 public toilets in Nkoranza District turn white elephant

Fifty public places of convenience constructed by the Nkoranza North District Assembly of Brong-Ahafo Region in 26 electoral areas have virtually become a white elephant. The facilities have not been used after construction because the people prefer to go “free range” (open defecation) than paying 0.50 pesewas to attend to nature’s call in the facility. This came to light when [...]

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Acting Graphic MD outdoored as Nkosuohene of Pakro

Mr Ransford Tetteh, The acting Managing Director of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) was over the weekend installed Nkosuohene (Development Chief) of Pakro, under the stool name Nana Kwaku Dei.   Pakro is a farming community in the Akuapim South District in the Eastern Region.  The installation of an eminent development chief was therefore, meant to accelerate and enhance [...]

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K’Bu DNA machine seized, resold  . Hospital fails to pay for it  . Suppliers resell to Trust Hospital

K’Bu DNA machine seized, resold . Hospital fails to pay for it . Suppliers resell to Trust Hospital

A €178,000 molecular biology laboratory for conducting DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) tests at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra is no longer operational. The facility which was established in 2010 made Ghana the first country in the West African sub-region to have the capacity to carry out DNA tests. The facility is a pale shadow of itself, as the [...]

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