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Asantehene, 28 others honoured for contributing to development

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Kaase bridge to be opened on November 20

The hearts of residents in the Kumasi Metropolis will finally be at peace as the Kaase Bridge is set to be opened on the November 20 this year. Engineer Osman Osei, The project manager, revealed this when the Mayor of Kumasi visited the project site. The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive expressed worry about the delay of the project, which had ...

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Asokore youth want MCE kicked out

Some angry youth in the Asokore Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region took to the streets on Tuesday to protest against the Municipal Chief Executive of the area, Nurudeen Hamidan. Some of them were carrying placards with inscriptions like ‘MCE is banished,’ ‘power drunkard MCE,’ ‘Nuru must go’ and ‘Greedy MCE,’ while others wore T-Shirts that also bore messages that ...

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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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17 arrested for illegal connection of power

Seventeen customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Kumasi metropolis and the Atwima-Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region have been arrested for power theft. They were arrested during a revenue mobilisation exercise undertaken by officials of the ECG, in collaboration with the police, in Kumasi and the Atwima-Kwanwoma District last Friday to recover debts owed the company ...

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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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Newmont Ahafo Mine reclaims lost forest

Newmont Gold Ghana Limited (NGGL) Ahafo Mine has reclaimed 75 hectares of forest lost through its operations at Kenyase Number Two in the Asutifi North District. This has been planted with different economic tree species including ‘odum’, ‘sapele’, ‘wawa’, and ‘mahogany’ alongside medicinal plants. Mr. Anthony Loh, the Environmental Manager of the company, said the target was to reforest an ...

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Islamic scholar calls for support for Muslim youth

The Chief Imam of the Ahlussunna Wal Jamaa sect in the Ashanti Region, Sheikh Dr. Ismail Saeed Adam has appealed to the Muslim community to continually seek the welfare of the youth. He entreated them to institute pragmatic measures such as the provision of formal education, skills acquisition, leadership training and mentorship to help inculcate in the Muslim youth the ...

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KNUST Joins Nii Okai to save hearts

Ghana’s hospitals are filled with scores of patients in desperate need of help to undergo heart surgeries. Many have lost their lives due to their inability or that of their relatives to afford the huge costs required for successful heart operations. In Ghana, it costs an estimated amount of about US$ 6,000 for a patient to undergo a successful heart ...

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Bosome Freho Assembly fails to elect PM

The Bosome Freho Assembly in the Ashanti Region on Tuesday failed again to elect the Presiding Member (PM) for the Assembly after three rounds of voting. The contest was between Hon. Nana Nti Karkari and Hon. Dominic Kyei who filed their nominations again to contest for position of Presiding member. In all the three rounds of voting, none of the ...

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