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More structures, buildings to be pulled down – Commodore Obimpe

Commodore Steve Obimpe, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force Committee on Floods, said that more buildings, structures and containers, which have sprang up on water course and flooded areas would be pulled down. He said that “This would be for the safety of lives and property which continued to be …

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Two Nigerians remanded for posing as Ghana’s IGP, Police Officer

A Nigerian, who posed as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Paul T Quaye by presenting a forged Identity Card (ID) and a biometric page of a passport of the IGP, in order to defraud a Swedish, on Friday appeared before a Circuit Court in Accra. Akapojotor Collins, 23, …

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Minister to sanction Heads sitting on LEA money

Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, Minister of Education has warned that heads of second cycle institutions would be sanctioned if they failed to transfer the Life Education Assurance (LEA) money paid by students to the Junior Achievers’ Trust International/State Insurance Company (JATI/SIC) account. He said “information reaching the Ministry indicates that some …

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Over 1,700 boreholes constructed in Ashanti Region

The Rural Water and Sanitation Initiative, in collaboration with Rural Water Supply Programme, have since last year sunk a total of 1,776 boreholes in 21 districts in the Ashanti Region. Additionally, 33 hand-dug wells and three rain harvesting facilities have been provided to help supply safe drinking water to communities …

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Demolitions precede beautification of Aflao border

Several unauthorised structures within the security zone of the Aflao border, were cleared on Friday in preparation for the border area beautification project. Hundreds of people and businesses including currency dealers were affected whilst the Metro Mass Transit and the Progressive Transport Owners Association (PROTOA) have been asked to relocate …

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Please don’t nail the Black Stars – Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills pleads with Ghanaians not to “nail the Black Stars” for their loss at the quarter-final stage of the ongoing World Cup tournament in South Africa. The senior national team lost 4-2 on penalties to Uruguay after a 1-1 drawn game that went into extra-time. The …

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Ghanaian journalist excels at Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards 2010

For the first time in its seven-year history a Ghanaian journalist has won an award at the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards 2010. The journalist, Felix Dela Klutse of the Daily Guide newspaper won the Best Business News Story Award with the story titled ‘China Takes African Market by Storm’. …

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Ghana’s governments slammed for paying lip service to poultry sector

Mr Jonas Osafo Adamu, Managing Director of Hambeg Farms, a budding poultry farm at Anum in the Eastern Region, has slammed governments over the years for paying lip-service to the development of the poultry industry in the country. He said past governments had displayed timidity in the face of international …

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Four jail breakers jailed 160 years for robbery

A Sekondi High Court on Friday sentenced four convicts, who broke jail on May 2 this year to 40 years imprisonment in hard labor each for robbery. The convicts were also sentenced to additional 36 months imprisonment in hard labor each for attempting to escape from lawful custody. The sentences …

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Mining company begins resettlement project

Mr. Paul E. Aidoo, the Western Regional Minister, has said mistrust between communities and some mining companies was due to lack of employment opportunities and the inability of the people to benefit directly from such companies. He said it was sad that the present arrangement for the distribution of royalties …

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