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Court remands drug dealer

A Tarkwa Circuit Court has remanded a 55- year-old man, Thomas Oduro, into prison custody for possession 53 wrappers of a substance suspected to be cocaine without authority. The accused was in addition charged for stealing 28 cell phones and having in possession a locally manufactured single barrel short gun …

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Accra Polytechnic launches Strategic Plan

Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, Minister of Education, on Monday said the success of industrialization depended on the availability of technical workforce that is adequately equipped with practical problem solving skills. She said the rationale for Polytechnic education was to produce that critical core of technical workforce. This was contained …

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Four suspects arrested over murder

The Ho Municipal Police have arrested three suspects over the alleged murder of Mr Percy Kafui Nbuake, a Level 400 student of the Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC)at Ho last Friday. The suspects are Frank Awude, 22, student, Albert Nunyuie 30, painter and Senyo Anku 28, driver, Detective Inspector Kofi …

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Micro finance company dupes clients

About 60 clients of Gentrac Microfinance Limited Monday thronged the Ho Municipal Police Station alleging fraud by the Company. They went to the offices of the Company Monday morning to transact business only to find its offices locked and vacated. Some of them told the Ghana News Agency that one …

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President Mahama lauds E.P. Church

President John Dramani Mahama last Sunday lauded the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Church for accomplishing its founding mission of “Bringing Light to where there is darkness” following its founding 166 years ago. He said the establishment of several congregations,   schools and colleges, which have produced many prominent citizens, justified this mission. …

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NHIS service providers told to be honest

Mr Isaac Afari, Kenyasi District Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), on Tuesday called on service providers to refrain from inflating claims, to sustain the scheme. He said the NHIS had detected that service providers inflated their monthly claims to dupe it (NHIS), adding that about 10 per …

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Lands Commission to demolish houses at Wa

The Lands Commission in the Upper West Region would embark on a massive demolishing of private properties around the premises of the Wa Airstrip. The exercise, which would be done in collaboration with the Ghana Airport Limited, would see hundreds of houses that were built on the government acquired land …

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Assemblies urged to collaborate in waste management

Mr Francis Abotsi, Volta Regional Director of Environmental Health, has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to collaborate in waste management. He said experience had shown that no Assembly could singlehandedly manage waste efficiently except through partnership. Mr Abotsi told the GNA in an interview that “we cannot keep …

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Ghana to export guinea fowl

Mr Sylvester Adongo, a former Northern Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has said Ghana stood the chance of exporting guinea fowl to neighbouring countries. He said the investment being made by the SADA/Asongtaba Guinea Fowl Production and Marketing Company Limited would ensure that the country was …

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Sport Minister commends two boxers

Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Minister of Youth and Sports has commended boxers Richie Oblitey Commey and Emmanuel Tagoe on their recent triumphs. Commey defeated British Paul Truscott last July in a lightweight commonwealth eliminator in London, whilst Tagoe stopped American Geraldo Robles for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) International lightweight championship …

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