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UHAS land owners to protest over stalled compensation

Owners of the lands hosting the University of Health and Allied Sciences at Sokode near Ho in the Volta Region are set to demonstrate today following government’s failure to pay them compensation for lands acquired for the establishment of the university. They expressed shock that their compensation packages were not captured in the 2016 budget. At a press conference in ...

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World Bank, SADA promotes Batakari purchasing

The World Bank, Ghana Office in collaboration with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) has organised a smock or “batakari” exhibition fashion show in Accra to celebrate the creativity and uniqueness of northern Ghana. The show which saw different designers display their unique styles and colours of batakari was also meant to introduce and promote the fabric in the country ...

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Immigration officers appeal for support for border patrol unit

The Northern regional command of the Ghana Immigration Service has raised concerns over trans-national organized criminal attacks on personnel of the Service Border Patrol Unit. The situation, the officers contend has led to their inefficiencies and are therefore calling on authorities for an intervention. The Northern Regional Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service, Eric Afari in an interview with Citi ...

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Man jailed 96 months over fraudulent land sale

The Juaso Circuit Court has sentenced a miner to 96 months imprisonment for fraudulently selling a parcel of land to a businessman. Saliu Musah, a resident of Odumase in the Asante-Akim Central Municipality, was additionally ordered to refund a cash of GHȼ17,000 he illegally collected from the victim.  He was convicted after he pleaded guilty to the charge of defrauding ...

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Police detain 76-year old man caught with hard drugs

The police have arrested and detained a 76-year old man caught with large quantity of dried leaves, suspected to be cannabis, at Offinso. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Edward Oduro-Kwateng, the Offinso Divisional Commander, gave his name as Kwabena Sarfo, and said, they acted upon a tip off. He told a news briefing that the suspect, believed to have engaged ...

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Conduct campaigns based on issues not insults – Chief to political parties

The Begorohene, Daasebre Awuah Kotoko II, has called on political parties in the country to exercise a high level of decorum ahead of the 2016 general elections. He appealed for campaign activities to be conducted devoid of insults and personal attacks. Daasebre Kotoko who is also the Benkumhene of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area was speaking at a grand durbar ...

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We’ll give Avedzi a run for his money – contenders

The incumbent Member of Parliament for Ketu North Constituency James Avedzi, is set to face stiff competition in his quest to retain the mandate of the party to serve the constituency as MP for the fourth time. Three other aspirants contesting James Avedzi include two former contestants, Stevens Ahiawordor, a Senior Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana and ...

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We will give Mahama 80% of our votes – Sunyani chief

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) should be expecting to secure at least 80 percent of the total votes in the Brong Ahafo Region come 2016. This is the assurance given by the Chief of Sunyani, Nana Bosoma Asor Nkrawiri, following what he described as satisfactory, the level of development brought to the area by the NDC government. The comments of ...

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MMDCEs urged to assist gov’t weed out ‘ghost names’

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) must continually exercise oversight responsibilities on employees to assist the government to weed out all “ghost names” from payrolls. This would help control the wage bill and free up resources, which could be used to improve the delivery of important local services. Mr. Seth Terkper, the Minister of Finance, gave the advice in ...

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Assemblyman, five others arrested for power theft

Mr Emmanuel Amuzu, the newly-elected Assemblyman for Agbedrafor Electoral Area in the Keta District of the Volta Region, and five others have been arrested for allegedly stealing power from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). The others are Janet Davordze, E.C. Agboada, Etu Klagbo, David Kwame Ocloo, and Bright Serene. A statement signed by Mr Fred Baimbill-Johnson, the Volta Regional ...

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