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PWDs accuse social welfare officer of extortion

Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Wa East have accused the District Social Welfare Officer of using threats to force them to give back to him part of the money paid to them from their three per cent share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF). Mathew Dassah, the man at …

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Eight minors, one adult arrested at galamsey site 

Operation Vanguard on Wednesday arrested eight minors and an adult at a galamsey site at K9 in the Mpohor District of the Western Region. The minors, aged between 15 and 17 years, and 29-year old Seth Adjei Boahen, were arrested during a dawn operation by personnel of the Forward Operating Base (FOB) …

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Abu Zeid is winner of 2018 ‘Press Freedom Prize’

Egyptian photojournalist, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, has won this year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize.  He was picked for the award by an independent international jury of media professionals. Zeid has been in jail since August 14, 2013, when he was arrested while covering a demonstration at the Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square …

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World Wide Web urges nations to desist from shutting down internet

Madam Nnenna Nwakanma, the Senior Policy Manager of World Wide Web Foundation, has urged nations to desist from shutting down the internet. Speaking at the 25th World Press Freedom Day International Conference in Accra, Madam Nwakanma said shutting down the internet by any country drove away potential investors. She noted …

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Crimes against journalists should not go unpunished – UNESCO

Crimes against journalists should not go unpunished in order to guarantee their better protection, Mr Getachew Engida, the Deputy Director-General, United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has said.  He said UNESCO records showed that more than 800 journalists were killed in the last decade and nine out of …

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Eliminating child labour is Ghana’s priority – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has underscored government’s determination to strengthen national institutions and policies to protect the rights of children. He said eliminating child labour was one of the top priorities of government and would work with all agencies interested in the welfare of children to encourage Ghanaians to …

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34 suspects apprehended over police officer’s death

Police in Tarkwa have apprehended thirty four persons in connection with the death of General Lance corporal Nicholas Duku. The 29 year-old police officer with service number 46108 was shot and killed after armed men attacked Plat Plume gold refinery company at Bogoso in the Western Region. The deceased officer married …

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Queen pleads presidential pardon for death row inmates 

Nana Wereko Afriyie, the Queen of Atronie, a farming community in the Sunyani Municipality, on Tuesday pleaded for Presidential pardon for 10 young men from the community who are serving death sentences in prison. They were convicted to death by a High Court in Sunyani in connection with the gruesome …

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About 90% of bad roads in Ashanti to be fixed – Minister

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, has announced plans for massive improvement of roads in the region, saying, about 90 per cent of roads classified as bad would be fixed. These had been awarded on contract and construction works had already started on some of them. Addressing a press conference …

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986 adolescent girls aborted their pregnancies in Greater Accra Region in 2017

Nine-hundred and eighty-six adolescent girls in the Greater Accra Region in 2017, engaged in illegal termination of their pregnancies.          The figure comprised of 31 girls aged between 10 and 14, and 955 adolescent girls aged between 15 and 19 years. Madam Diana Bona, Greater Accra Regional …

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