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Industrialist calls for pragmatic policies to develop Ghana’s wood sector

Mr Francis Dzokoto, an industrialist, has advocated for pro-active policies and programmes that would sustain the management and development of Ghana’s wood industry. He said such policies must aim at supporting wood workers, especially carpenters with facilities such as soft loans and technical expertise to enable them adopt the best …

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Surrender diplomatic passports – Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD on Saturday directed that all holders of Ghana Diplomatic and Service Passports should surrender them to the Chief Director. A statement issued and signed by Ms. Georgina Djameh, Acting Director, Information and Linguistics Bureau of the Ministry on behalf of the …

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Four jailed 38 years for robbery and gang rape

A Kumasi Circuit Court on Friday sentenced four people to 38 years imprisonment by for robbing and gang raping a young lady at Old Tafo in Kumasi. Kwadwo Appau, a tailor, Kwaku Asiama, an apprentice mason, Kwaku Dwumfour alias “Mark 10”, an apprentice sprayer were jointly charged with conspiracy to …

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Court bonds labourer after he threatened to kill

A Koforidua Circuit Court has handed down a 36-month bond on Yao Agyakwah, 29, for threatening to kill his aunt and benefactor Madam Margaret Agyakwah, on December 29, last year. The police prosecuting team had pressed for a jail term for Agyakwah, who claims to be a construction labourer, but …

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Five Nigerians remanded in prison custody for piracy

A Kumasi Circuit Court on Thursday remanded five Nigerians in prison custody for allegedly pirating the works of Akan Film Producers Association. The accused Larabu Sumanu 23 and Abdul Raman Mumuni 25, pleaded guilty and were convicted on their plea but sentence was deferred. However, Issah Ousman 22, Kabiru Amadu …

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Unemployed jailed 20 years for possessing Indian Hemp

A Takoradi Circuit Court “A” on Friday sentenced Mohammed Yakubu 18, unemployed to 20 years imprisonment in hard labour for possessing narcotic drugs without authority. He pleaded not guilty. Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Kumah Mensah, said at about 0300 hours on June 18 last year, the accused jumped over a …

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30-year-old man enrolls in Primary four

Modi Mohammed, a 30-year-old night watchman has been enrolled in Primary four to acquire basic education to be able to gain employment in the formal sector. He was admitted at Nkwatia Methodist Primary school in the Kwahu East District at the beginning of last academic year. Mohammed is married with four …

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Databank denies reports of bankruptcy

The attention of the Management of the Databank Group has been drawn to a number of false and malicious rumours surrounding the operations of Databank. The said rumours which are being circulated by word of mouth, text messages and via certain sectors of the media, suggest that Databank is bankrupt …

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Enact stiffer laws on violence against women – Gov’t told

Mr. Charles Habiah, a gender advocate, has urged government to enact stringent laws and initiate effective measures to prevent all forms of violence against women in the country. He also appealed to the authorities to ensure that persons, particularly women who suffered violence or brutalities were counselled and rehabilitated. Mr …

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Environmental, sanitation awareness among caterers low -Tapena

Mr. Francis Tapena, acting Brong Ahafo Regional Manager of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), expressed worry about low awareness on best environmental and sanitation practices among caterers in the country. He said consequently, the Board in collaboration with Ghana Traditional Caterers Association (GTCA), has been organising public awareness programmes and …

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