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“Kayayei” are exempted from paying AMA market tolls

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has said that head porters “Kayayei” are exempted from paying market toll of the Assembly. It said the gazetted 2018 Fee Fixing Resolution does not include head porters as toll chargeable group, and that the directive from the Central Government not to charge head porters …

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Communities around Kasoa call for drainage system 

Residents in Kasoa and surrounding communities have called on government to provide good roads and drainage systems to prevent flooding in the major raining season. Residents say for years they had complained to authorities of the serious challenges they faced during the rainy seasons because of the poor drainage system, …

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Implant contraceptive use on the rise in Ghana – Study

Implant contraception use is rising rapidly and equitably in many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries including Ghana, across almost all socio-demographic categories, a study says. It indicates that Ghana has a contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) of 25 per cent from 2016 – translating into one-out-of-four married women using family planning methods. …

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Asante-Akim South moves to increase rice production

About 1,000 rice farmers in the Asante-Akim South Municipality are to benefit from a joint project by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Food and Agriculture Ministry (MOFA), launched to boost the production and raise the quality of the widely consumed staple food. They would be taught a …

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Court orders arrest of  “Bukom Banku”

An Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Braimah Kamoko popularly known as “Bukom Banku,” for failing to appear before it. The boxer, together with five others, four of whom are at large, is facing charges of assault, causing damage and two counts of causing harm …

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Police appeals for arrest of escapee armed robbers

The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command has appealed to the public to  provide the  Police with information  that would lead to the  arrest of two suspected armed robbers who escaped arrest on the Buipe road. The two suspects allegedly robbed passengers of their mobile phones and monies between Buipe and Portor in the Kintampo Municipality …

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Four perish in road crash

Four persons in the early hours of Monday perished in a fatal road crash at Portor on the Kintampo-Tamale highway.    The deceased whose names were not readily available have been deposited at the Kintampo Municipal Hospital morgue in the Brong-Ahafo Region.  Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday in Sunyani, stating that 14 …

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NHIA acts to check financial leakages 

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has commenced an internal audit to uncover and deal with any acts of financial malfeasance by its district offices across the nation. It has already covered the Asawase Office of National Insurance Scheme (NHIS), where it was found that its budget of GH¢191,380.00, for …

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