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Court remands ACP Agordzor into BNI custody

The Kaneshie District Court has remanded Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Benjamin Agordzor into the Bureau of National Investigations’ custody for his alleged involvement in a plot to destabilize government. This is to allow the Court presided over by Mrs Eleanor Kakra Barnes-Botchway to rule on a preliminary objection raised …

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Court dismisses oral application to stay proceedings in Dr Opuni case

An Accra High Court hearing the case involving Dr Stephen Opuni and one other has dismissed an oral application by Counsel for Dr Opuni to stay proceedings pending the determination of two applications before the Supreme Court. Mr Samuel Cudjoe, Counsel for Opuni, on Wednesday told the court that they …

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Tema-Mpatadan railway to be completed next year – Minister

Mr Joe Ghartey, the Minister of Railway Development, Tuesday announced that work on the nearly 100-kilometre Tema- Mpakadan rail line in the Volta Region, a section of the Ghana-Burkina Railway Interconnectivity Project, will be completed in August 2020. Sixty per cent of the work had been completed with the laying …

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Intensify search for Hussein-Suale’s killers, punish impunity against journalists – Ablakwa

Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament, South Tongu, is appealing to investigative authorities to be more expeditious in bringing to justice those who slayed investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale. “I also appeal to the authorities to provide regular updates so that it does not appear as though Ahmed’s death has …

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Ghana government to establish Sanitation Authority and Sanitation Fund

The Government has initiated processes towards the establishment of a National Sanitation Authority and National Sanitation Fund to address the country’s sanitation and water challenges. The establishment of the Authority and the Fund would be a game changer for the water and sanitation efforts. Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia made …

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Mampong Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine to go commercial

The Mampong Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine (CSRPM) is to be expanded to go into commercial production of herbal medicines for the health industry. Mr Dennis Aboagye, Akuapem North Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with the GNA, said plans were advanced to …

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My client is exposed to unnecessary danger – Lawyer

A High Court in Accra has ordered Prison Service personnel who escort Daniel Asiedu, a murder suspect, to court to ensure that every person in lawful custody was protected under the law. The court further directed the personnel not to deprive Asiedu, aka Sexy Dondon, of food but to ensure …

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ADR programme mediates 4,148 cases in 2018

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Programme from January to December 2018 mediated a total of 4,148 cases, out of which 2,122 were settled, representing a 51 per cent settlement. Currently the Programme has been extended to 131 Courts across the country with at least five Mediators assigned to each of …

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Five granted bail for assaulting MP, police officers

A Cape Coast Circuit Court has granted bail in the sum of GH¢100,000 with two sureties each to five persons who allegedly assaulted some Police officers and a Member of Parliament. The accused, Larbi Gyampoh, 36, farmer, Napoleon Antwi, 46, Mason, Yaw Ankwanoma, 55, farmer,  James Acquah, 43, farmer and …

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Kumawuman Rural Bank records impressive growth in assets

The Kumawuman Rural Bank recorded an increase in total assets from GH¢68,074,484.00 in 2017 to GH¢80,725,427.00 in 2018, representing an increase of 18.6 per cent, the Board of Directors has disclosed. Total income from operations of the Bank also grew by 7.2 per cent from GH¢10,782,993.00 in 2017 to GH¢11,561,242.00 …

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