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Woman remanded for swindling doctor and five others

The KMA Circuit Court in Kumasi remanded into prison custody, a 48-year woman, who used the names of some high profile persons to swindle a medical officer and other people. Perpetual Adu, used the names of former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings and Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Alex …

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Driver in court for stealing canoe

A 27- year-old driver, Kwame Ledi, on Friday appeared before the Kade District Magistrate’s Court charged with stealing a canoe valued at GH¢450. He pleaded guilty with explanation and was granted bail of GH¢ 1,200 with one surety to reappear on August 18. Police Inspector Francis Cobbina, prosecuting, said the …

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Ex-convict jailed for stealing palm oil

Kwame Korankye, who was recently released from prison after serving a term for stealing, was on Friday jailed 24 months in hard labour by the Kade District Magistrate’s Court for stealing. Korankye, unemployed, pleaded guilty with explanation to a charge of conspiracy to steal palm oil. His accomplice, whose name …

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Upper East threatened by polio, guinea worm cases from neighbouring countries

Dr John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Upper East Regional Director of Health Service has said a time Ghana is at the verge of attaining guineaworm-free certification the Region is being threatened by reported polio cases from Cote d’Ivoire and guineaworm cases from Mali. The Regional Director who made this observation during the …

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United Nations supports Bawku cooperative unions

About 25 cooperative unions in the Bawku Municipality have been sponsored by the United Nations Development Fund (UNDF) in various trades as a measure to improve their businesses. The areas include crop and animal farming, business enterprises among others. The groups were supported with funds to enable their businesses to …

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Over-speeding kills 117 pedestrians in Eastern Region

At least 117 pedestrians were killed in the Eastern Region from January to August by over-speeding drivers who knocked them down at various places. The victims included children below 10 years who were all killed as a result of injuries sustained in their attempt to cross a road. Superintendent of …

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Companies urged to regularize their EPA permits or face closure

The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given owners of businesses in the area 60 days starting from June 29 to August 29 this year to comply with the environmental regulations of the country. Companies are required to regularize their environmental regulation permits to avoid the …

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French government provides €44,000 funding for wetlands project

The French Government has provided 44,000 euros support for  the Amansuri Estuary, Mangrove and Swamp Forest Conservation Project in the Ellembelle District. The French Fund for Environment under the French Committee on International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has agreed to support the project for 18 months. The …

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Community policing is shared responsibility – Director

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mina Ayim, Director of Community Policing Unit, reminded the public on Friday that community policing was a shared responsibility between the police service and the public in fighting crime. She noted that the community policing concept was to create awareness and solicit public collaboration and …

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Ministry of Trade inaugurates private sector board

Ms Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI), on Friday inaugurated a six-member board that would have oversight responsibility for private sector businesses. The board has Professor Kwesi Botchway, Chairman of the Ghana National Gas Company, as Chairman. The other members are Mr Frank Adu, Managing Director (MD) of …

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