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Fire destroys rice farms in Yendi Municipality

Raging bushfire has destroyed three rice farms in the Yendi Municipality from January to March this year. The Municipal Chief Fire Officer, Mr Alfred Sulemana Braimah who made this known when he addressed the passing-out of 50 fire volunteers at Kpatia and Kulinkpanga near Yendi in the Northern Region said …

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Many Ghanaians travelling to their hometowns for Easter

The season where most Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ, has drawn so close and people are travelling to their various home towns to join relations for the celebrations. The celebration of Easter at one’s hometown in Ghana means a lot to most Christians, as they meet to …

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Church must embrace positive aspects of traditional beliefs

The Reverend (Dr) Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, Chairperson of the Asante Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has called on Christians to embrace the positive aspects of the country’s traditional beliefs, norms and values. He said it was wrong for anybody to condemn entirely “our own indigenous cultural practices some of …

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ISODEC commended for complementing government efforts

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) has been commended for complementing the government’s efforts at addressing education problems in the Upper East and Northern regions. The District Chief Executive for Bongo, Mr. Clement Akugre, said this when ISODEC presented school uniforms, textbooks, exercise books, mathematical sets, pens, pencils and mini …

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Make use of sanitation day to ensure clean environment – DCE

Assembly Members in the East Gonja District have been advised to uphold and respect the district’s rule of making the first day of every month an environmental and sanitation day set aside to clean their environs. “The time has come for us as leaders of assemblies to drum home the …

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Phase I of Kulpi dam project to be completed in mid-May

The first phase of a dam project to serve three communities in the East Gonja is scheduled to be completed in mid-May. The communities, Kulpi, Namu and Kofipe, would be able to have access to potable drinking water as well as for irrigation. Dr Dramani Sogle, the Managing Director of …

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Unionist calls for good work culture

Mr Pius Kweku Quainoo, the General Secretary of the Construction and Building Materials Worker’s Union of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), has called on government and managements to develop work culture devoid of bad labour practices. He said some employers especially in the construction industry did not apply themselves to …

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Northern Region gets new Police Commander

The Police Administration has appointed an Assistant Commissioner of Police, (ACP) George Tuffour, as the new Commander of the  Northern Region Police Command. ACP Tuffuor, until his appointment, was the Deputy Upper East Regional Police Commander. He succeeds Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Roy Amuni, who retired from active Service …

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Youth group chases highway robbers

The Asafo groups and watch committee of Akpafu-Odomi in the Hohoe Municipality incensed by the frequent highway robbery along  the Hohoe-Jasikan road have mounted man-hunt for robbers who fled into the forest. Masked highway robbers in the early hours of Thursday barricaded the Akpafu Odomi-Mempeasem section of the highway, subjecting …

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Contractors must stop shoddy jobs – Minister

Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, Eastern Regional Minister, has cautioned contractors working in the region that if they execute shoddy work their contracts would be abrogated. He said he was not impressed with the quality of work of some contractors with respect to the construction of school blocks and other infrastructure …

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