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Residents of Old Ningo cry for potable water

Residents of Old Ningo in the Dangme West District have expressed concern about the acute water shortage facing them over the past six months and appealed for assistance. They said at a forum that construction of boreholes by DANIDA would help bring relief to the community. A seven-member committee has …

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TOR fire: Committee blames tanker driver, mate

The Committee tasked to investigate the recent fire outbreak that claimed the lives of two employees and damaged a loading gantry at the Tema Oil Refinery has recommended that the driver and mate of the loading vehicle at time of the accident be held responsible for the cause of the …

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Four sureties on GH¢8,000 bail

Four persons who stood sureties for a woman suspected to have defrauded someone by false pretences were on Friday granted GH¢8,000 bail with two sureties each by the Kade District Magistrate Court. They are Ernestina Ntiamoah, Adu Kwasi, Komfo Kejebu and William Asamoah. They will re-appear in court on March …

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Unemployed man remanded for stealing palm oil

The Kade District Magistrate’s court has remanded in prison custody Yaw Ebenezer, unemployed, charged with stealing 10 gallons of palm oil with three others who are at large. Ebenezer pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to steal, unlawful entry and stealing the palm oil. A bench warrant has been …

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Herdsman fined GH¢720 for stealing a cow

Hamidu Amadu, a herdsman, was on Friday convicted to a fine of GH¢720 by the Kade District Magistrate Court for stealing a bull valued at GH¢500. In default Amadu who pleaded guilty would go to jail for 18 months in hard labour. Police Inspector Francis Cobbina told the court presided …

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KMA demolishes illegal structures on school land

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) on Friday rallied to the aid of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS), pulling down illegal structures built on the school’s land at Old-Tafo. About two-thirds of the school’s land had virtually been seized by private estate developers. Mr Samuel Sarpong, the Metropolitan Chief Executive, …

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Respect for human rights key pillar for good governance – CHRI

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, (CHRI) an International Non-Governmental Organization, has called for the prioritisation of human rights awareness to stem violations and to promote good governance. Mrs Mina Mensah, the Project Coordinator of CHRI, who made the call at a workshop, at Cape Coast, noted that the respect for …

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Russian oil major discovers more oil in Ghana

A consortium of oil companies led by Russia’s second oil major, LUKOIL has announced the discovery of a significant hydrocarbon accumulation in Ghana, making this discovery the latest find of more oil in the country. In a press statement issued Friday February 26, 2010, LUKOIL said the discovery was made …

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Ghana revenue agencies collect GH¢4,567 million in 2009

The Customs Excise and Preventive Service, (CEPS) Internal Revenue Service, (IRS) and the Value Added Tax Service, (VATS) collected a total tax revenue of GH¢4,567.00 million last year. Out of this amount, the IRS and VATS collected domestic tax of GH¢2,544 million. Major Ablorh Quarcoo (RTD), Commissioner of IRS said …

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Bank of Ghana urged to accelerate computerization of rural banks

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the ARB Apex Bank have been urged to, as a matter of urgency, accelerate the computerization of Rural and Community Banks (RCB’s) in the Country to facilitate their operations. The Regional Coordinator of Trias Ghana, Mr. Rex Asanga, made the call when his outfit …

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