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Trader in court for posing as journalist

Elvis Amankwa, a trader, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Kade District Magistrate’s Court for posing as a journalist and attempting to defraud a man of GH¢2,500. Amankwa pleaded not guilty to both counts of impersonation and attempting to defraud by false pretences and has been granted a GH¢1,000 bail …

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Poverty levels in Ghana going down – Survey

Ghana’s Poverty Headcount has reduced from 39.5 percent in 1998/1999 to 28.5 percent in 2005/2006, a report by the Ghana Living Standard Survey has revealed. According to the report, extreme poverty fell from 27 percent to about 18 percent in the same period. Hajia Hawawu Boya Gariba, Deputy Minister of …

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Health extension workers under NYEP lay off

The hope of personnel working under the Health Extension Module of the National Youth Employment programme to have a permanent job would soon be dashed as directive have been given to some hospitals authorities to sack such personnel. The Ghana News Agency’s investigation in three major hospitals: Effia-Nkwanta, Takoradi and …

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Two robbers jailed 80 years in Kumasi

A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced two people to 40 years imprisonment each for attempting to snatch a taxi cab from its driver. Baba Atia alias “Ackom”, 20, a labourer and Mohammed Adongo also known as “Colio”, 31, a taxi driver, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and robbery. Kwadwo John, …

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Court orders arrest of juror

A Koforidua High Court has ordered the arrest of a juror, Mr Teye Tetteh, and issued a bench warrant for the arrest of another juror empanelled on a murder case for allegedly demanding monies from the relatives of the accused person. The other juror whose name was not given by …

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One water pump restored at Weija

One of the four water pumps that were damaged at the Weija Water Works has been restored ahead of the arrival of engineers from South Africa to fix the problem, an official of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) told the GNA on Tuesday. Mr Michael Agyemang, Public Relations Director of …

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Auditing and Accountancy workshop ends in Winneba

The Committee of Internal Auditors, University of Ghana (CIA-UG) with the support of the Institute of Chartered Accountant Ghana (ICAG) has organised a day’s career exposition workshop for about 260 students from the Zion Girls Senior High School in Winneba. The workshop was to expose the auditing and Accountancy professions …

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Expert urges attention to skills and competence

An expert in Technical and Vocational Training has called on stakeholders in the Division to give more attention to skills and competence than paper qualification to enable Ghana to compete with other industrialised nations. Mr Nicholas Opoku, Chairman for the 15-member Board of Council for Technical and Vocational Education and …

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National Health Insurance beneficiaries asked to renew membership early

Mr. Abraham Asumah, the Wa East District Scheme Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme, has urged beneficiaries of the scheme to always renew their membership early to avoid any disappointment when they fall ill. He said members of the scheme in the district whose cards had expired came to …

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Ghana has not blocked Kosmos-ExxonMobil deal, but threatens to if…

Ghana is said to have denied blocking the deal between Kosmos Energy and ExxonMobil, but threatens to do so if the parties do not abandon the deal, the Reuters reported quoting unnamed government sources. The report citing an earlier report by the Wall Street Journal Tuesday  which said that the …

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