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Eight before court for the alleged 2002 murder of Dagbon King

Eight persons who were picked up in last Saturday’s dawn swoop at Yendi in connection with the alleged murder of late Dagbon King, Ya Na Yakubu Andani II and some of his elders in 2002, on Monday appeared before the Adjabeng District Magistrate’s Court in Accra. They are Iddrisu Iddi …

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Transparency International welcomes multilateral banks' commitment to fight corruption

Transparency International (TI), the global coalition against corruption, has welcomed an agreement by the World Bank and four major regional development banks to join forces to fight corruption by debarring firms and individuals found guilty of fraud and corruption in development projects. “Fraud in development projects disadvantages the most vulnerable. …

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Cocoa farmers refuse to destroy disease infected farms

Most Cocoa farmers in the Central Region whose farms have been infected with the swollen shoot disease are refusing to allow the trees to be cut down for fear of losing their farms to the land owners. Opanyin Yaw Ackom, a cocoa farmer at Breman Adandani who spoke on behalf …

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Finance Ministry organises headcounts in public education sector

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP) in conjunction with other stakeholders, has organised a headcount of all staff in the Public Education Sector to weed out “ghost names”. The other stakeholders in the exercise are the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD), the …

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Volta Trade and Investment Fair yielding positive results

The first Volta Trade and Investment Fair, organized in November last year, is reportedly yielding positive results. Many investors, mainly foreigners are said to be carrying out feasibility studies to establish business empires in the region. Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, who gave the hint during his tour of …

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41 arrested over 2002 assassination of Dagbon King

Forty-one people have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani, Overlord of Dagbon, and 30 others in March 2002, while four others were nabbed for their reaction to the arrests. Chief Inspector Ebenezer Tetteh, Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command, told the Ghana …

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Ghana Military Academy is 50 years

The Ghana Military Academy on Saturday held an Alumni and Family Fun games to commemorate its 50th anniversary celebration. The event which took place at the El Wak Stadium in Accra pitched army officers and their wives against cadet corps who wrestled in events such as soccer, volley ball, basket …

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Ghanaian journalists asked to deepen freedom of expression

Professor Kwame Karikari, Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has called on the media to raise the performance standards among the arms of governance in Ghana to deepen freedom of expression. Professor Karikari made the call at a Media Development Forum, attended by managers of radio …

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Six people arrested for the murder of Yana after 8 years

Security personnel on Saturday dawn rounded up 41 people during a swoop in Yendi Municipality, in a bid to arrest the suspected murderers of the Overlord of Dagbon, Yana Yakubu Andani II. The suspects were screened at Bimbilla and six of them were sent to Accra for further investigations while …

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Ghana industries pledge GH¢24m for national census

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has expressed its readiness to provide an amount of GH¢24 million to support the funding of the 2010 National Census. The assurance was given by the President of the association, Nana Owusu Afari, in response to an appeal from Dr Kwabena Duffuor, the Minister …

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