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GRIDCo restores power to VALCO

Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has restored power to the Volta Aluminum Company Limited (VALCo) after disconnecting electricity supply to the Tema-based aluminum smelting firm on Monday, December 30, over a $30 million debt. Nana Oppong Damoah, the Head of Communications and Public Affairs at the Energy Ministry, confirmed the …

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Kwahu Traditional Council to establish a university  

The Kwahu Traditional Council will soon establish a university to increase access to tertiary education in the Kwahu area. This was announced by the Queeenmother of Obo, Nana Afriyie Kobour II at a community party for children and their mothers at Obo in the Eastern Region during the Christmas holidays …

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Winneba District Police records 77 motor accidents in 2019

Nineteen people made up of two women and 17 men were killed while 171 sustained various degrees of injuries through motor accidents in the Winneba Municipality between January and December 18, 2019. Around that same period in 2018, 25 people lost their lives with 276 getting injured in 92 motor …

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Poor BECE performance in Northern region worrying – GES officer

Reverend Kofi Amofa Odaatu, the Northern Regional Examinations Officer of Ghana Education Service (GES), has expressed worry over continuous falling standards of Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in public schools in the Region. He said for the past 10 years, public basic schools in Northern Region with North East and …

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TDC generates ¢44m as gross earnings

The TDC Development Company has raked in more than ¢44 million as actual total revenue (Gross Earnings) from January to September, 2019. Addressing an end of year thanksgiving service, Ms Elizabeth Mansa Banson, Board Chair, said GH¢44,135,431 was raised against the related period end budget of GH¢134,426,955. “Thus, actual performance represented …

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CSOs formulate a comprehensive position on Ghana Beyond Aid

Foreign Aid

The Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the auspices of the Ghana CSOs Platform on Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs ) have formulated a comprehensive CSOs position on the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda and its implications on Civil Society Sustainability. The position was taken at a multi – stakeholder forum on Ghana …

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Court remands 18 over treason charges

A Yendi Circuit Court on Monday remanded 18 persons for conspiring to commit treason by discussing creation of another state from Ghana. They have been charged with conspiracy to commit treason and treason but their pleas were not taken by the court and are to reappear on January 9, 2020. …

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Court convicts man for obstruction of justice

An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced Darison Mohammed Baba to a fine of GH¢1,200.00 for intentionally obstructing one Yaa Dansoa Yeboah from giving evidence in court in default, he would serve three months imprisonment in hard labour. Mohammed had earlier pleaded not guilty to the charge but was found culpable …

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Man who killed police officers formally charged with murder – AG

The Attorney-General has asked the Police to formally charge Eric Kojo Duah, the man who allegedly shot and killed two officers on the Kasoa-Budumburam-Aprah in August this year, with murder. At the District Court presided over by Ms. Rosemond Dodua Agyiri,  The Prosecution led  by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) …

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GRIDCo disconnects power supply to VALCO over $30m debt

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) says it has disconnected power supply to the Volta Aluminium Company Limited (VALCO) over a $30 million debt owed it. The transmission utility company, in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency on Monday, said the decision was taken by its Management after …

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