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Justice for All Programme discharges seven remand prisoners

The “Justice for All Programme,” has discharged unconditionally seven remand prisoners at the Ankaful Annex Prison for various offences. The programme also convicted six accused persons, granted bail to fourteen and refused bail applications of fifteen others. The exercise, an initiative of the Judiciary, with support from the Office of the Attorney-General, the Ghana Prisons Service and the Ghana Bar ...

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Students schooled on Ebola and cholera

Second cycle students in Gomoa-West District of the Central Region, have been sensitized on the symptoms, effects, and the dangers, posed by the Ebola and cholera diseases to the society. The beneficiary schools were from Mozano, Gomoa Dawurampong, Mankoadze and Gomoa-Mprumem. Mr Justice Peter Ansah, District Organiser of Ghana Red Cross Society, said the programme was organised with Ministry of ...

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UEW organizes lecture on African schooling and education

Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has observed that the practice whereby every government that came to power put their own imprint of education policy initiatives, by undoing existing educational reforms, had not been helpful. He stated that in some cases, many well-meaning educational reform initiatives sat on shelves for lack of the political ...

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Fisherman jailed for defiling pupil

The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has jailed a 19-year-old fisherman for defiling a seven-year-old pupil. Joseph Akapor who resides at Winneba pleaded guilty to the charge and the court accordingly jailed him. Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Opoku Mensah told the court presided over by Justice Abigail Enimel Asare that the victim is a pupil at Winneba and lives with her ...

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Stop human right violations at hospitals – CHRAJ

The Acting Commissioner of the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Richard Quayson has expressed concerns about the unprofessional conducts of some health professionals at the various health facilities. This, he said is undermining the human rights of patients. He said reports of human rights violation and other abuses against health professionals, recorded daily, at hospitals across the ...

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Oguaa Afahye to be held despite court ruling against chief

The Oguaa Traditional Council has served notice it will go ahead with celebrations of this year’s Oguaa Fetu Afahye in September. This follows a high court ruling asking the National House of Chiefs to delete from its records, the name of the Omanhene of the Oguaa Traditional Council. The High Court ruled that the process leading to the enstoolment of ...

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Tension in Cape Coast over ruling to destool Ogua chief  

Following a high court ruling asking the National House of Chiefs to delete from its records, the name of the Omanhene of the Oguaa Traditional Council, reports from Cape Coast indicate fierce resistance by some residents and sub-chiefs over the ruling. The High Court on Wednesday ruled that the process leading to the enstoolment of Osabarima Kwesi Atta the second ...

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Research fund launched for UCC graduate students

The Brew-Butler Family has launched a research fund to assist graduate students of the University of Cape Coast as they embark on scholarly research. The Samuel and Emelia Brew-Butler GRASAG Research Fund was birthed from the need for quality research especially in a country like Ghana where the necessity  for a paradigm shift in policy direction and development drive cannot ...

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30 deaf pupils write BECE in Cape Coast

Thirty hearing impaired final year pupils are taking part in the Cape Coast School for the Deaf (Cape Deaf) this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE). The pupils, made up of 15 males and 15 females, are among a total of 442 candidates from 15 schools writing the week-long examinations at the Holy Child College Centre in the metropolis. The Headmaster of ...

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Ebola awareness campaign for coastal communities

Twenty-four communities around the coastal belt of the Gomoa West District of the Central Region, have been selected for special public educational programmme on the Ebola viral disease. Mr Justice Peter Ansah, Gomoa West and Gomoa East District Organiser of Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS) made this known when he met with chiefs and stakeholders at Gomoa-Kokoful town to discuss ...

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