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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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Sixth West Akim Municipal Assembly inaugurated

The sixth West Akim Municipal Assembly of the fourth republic has been inaugurated with a call on assembly members to work diligently as a team to fast-track the progress and development of the municipality. Assembly members should also commit themselves fully to the duties entrusted to them by the government, to prove to their community members that they are capable ...

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Koforidua Center for National Culture calls for help

The Director of the Center for National Culture in Koforidua, Mr. Ebo Kessie, has appealed for financial support to enable the Center to fulfill its mandate of promoting the creative arts. He expressed worry at the inability of the center to train persons to earn a living through vocational skills such as ceramics, beads making, kente-weaving and basketry. Mr. Kessie ...

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Chief goes into hiding after attempted assault

Tension is mounting at Agyena, a small community close to Akosombo in the Eastern Region, after a disputed chief was installed on Monday, October 5, 2015. The development has forced one Nana Twum Barima, who claims to be the rightful Chief of the town, to go into hiding. This was after some youth, allegedly hired by another claimant to the ...

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Give chiefs power to manage lands – Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin

The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has called for the review of Chapter 21 of the 1992 Constitution, to grant traditional authorities, the power to manage lands. His call follows what he describes as the lack of proper accountability by various district assemblies on the revenues accruing from stool lands. Presently, the constitution allows district assemblies access to 55 percent ...

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Abuakwa State College gets new school block

The Eastern Regional Minister, Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere, has inaugurated a twelve (12) Unit Classroom block worth Five hundred and ten thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢510,000) for the Abuakwa State College at Kyebi. Funded by the GETFund, the facility would help ease the congestion in the school. Inaugurating the facility, the Minister said government was determined to provide equal opportunity for all especially, ...

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Illegal power connectors apprehended in Eastern Region

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service, have arrested 88 illegal power connectors in the Eastern Region. The suspects include operators of drinking bars, hair dressing salons, barbering shops, restaurants and printing press. In a statement issued by the ECG, the Regional Public Relations Officer, Ms Mary Eshun-Oppong, said the programme was launched by ...

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Gas shortage hits Accra, Koforidua

The Eastern Regional capital of Koforidua has been hit with a shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as domestic and commercial users are finding it difficult to obtain enough quantities of the product. Drivers and passengers alike are left stranded as drivers are not getting enough of the fuel to move their vehicles. Eastern Regional correspondent, Kwame Appiah Kubi also reports ...

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NHIS accredited Nsawam Prison Infirmary appeals for support

The Director General of the Ghana Prison Service, Matilda Baffour Awuah is calling for public assistance to help stock the only health facility at the Nsawam Medium Security prison with medical supplies. The Nsawam Prison infirmary which has been accredited by the National Health Insurance Authority to provide services for inmates and officers under the Health Insurance Scheme has no ...

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Abuakwa Chief’s murder: Sub-chief arrested

The Police in Abuakwa Koforidua in the Eastern Region have arrested a sub-chief in connection with the shooting of another chief in the area, Nana Adusa Gyapong. The deceased was reportedly shot and killed by some unknown assailants on Monday at his construction site in the town. According to the Abuakwa Police Commander, Superintendent Joseph Anyaaba, the suspect, Nana Sanaahene of ...

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