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Ghana urged to remove death penalty from laws

Mr Robert Akoto Amoafo, the Country Director of Amnesty International Ghana has disclosed that as at the end of 2017, there were about 160 prisoners on death row. He said they comprised 154 men and six women who remained locked up under death sentence at Nsawam prison complex. Mr Amoafo …

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Mankessim police arrest two over 75 parcels of cannabis

The Mankessim Divisional Police Command has arrested John Mensah Sarbah, a-28-year-old Mason as the prime suspect behind 75 parcels of compressed dried leaves suspected to be cannabis (Indian hemp) found by the police at Ekumpoano in the Central Region. The police on Sunday, October 14, at about 2300 hours, picked-up …

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Fritz Baffour joins Bagbin’s campaign team

Mr Fritz Baffour, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South, has endorsed the candidature of Mr Alban Bagbin for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate position, describing him as the best. He said his choice of Mr Bagbin was not based on any malice towards anyone but that …

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CSIR-SARI develops new groundnut, soybean varieties

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR–SARI) has developed two new varieties of groundnut and a soybean variety for cultivation. The new groundnut varieties have been checked together with the existing ones and proven to be highly resistant to infections, which are the main concerns …

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Acquire entrepreneurial skills, BAC urges girls

Mr Aikins Agyapong, the Asokore Mampong Municipal Director of the Business Advisory Center (BAC), has called on girls to acquire entrepreneurial skills to help them become financially independent and provide employment to others. Addressing a section of young Muslim girls drawn from the Municipality at “Akwatia Line” in Kumasi, he …

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Vacate residence with immediate effect- Court orders man held for defilement

A Circuit Court in Accra has ordered a man allegedly accused of defiling a seven-year old girl at Baatsona to vacate his place of abode with immediate effect. Prince Nyarko was also ordered not to go near the victim until the final determination of the case. The court presided over …

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PIAC urges government to come clear on 2017 ABFA allocation

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) says it is dissatisfied with the response of the Ministry of Finance on the whereabouts of an unspent amount of GH¢403.74 million Cedis. It has, therefore, reiterated its call on the Ministry to provide further particulars as to the whereabouts and the utilisation …

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President directs review of exploratory and petroleum agreements

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged the Energy Ministry to review critically existing oil exploratory activities and petroleum agreements, as the country moves to ensure efficiency and transparency in the management of its oil and gas resources. Such a review, would determine oil fields that are sub-optimal, and possibly …

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Continue to blaze the trail for holistic education – Archbishop Palmer-Buckle

The Patron of St. Augustine’s College, Archbishop Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle, has challenged the St. Augustine’s Past Students Union (APSU) to continue to blaze the trail for the continuous development of the College. Archbishop Palmer-Buckle, who is the Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, said this when he received members of the …

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Residents need tools to undertake clean-up – Assemblyman

Mr Ofori Amanfo, the Assembly member for Yaabem North in Agona West Municipality has called on the Assembly to provide residents with tools to undertake clean-up exercises in the area. He said they were eager to mobilise residents to undertake clean-up exercises daily in their communities, but lacked logistics. Mr …

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