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Gov’t completes Western Gas infrastructure

The Ghana National Gas Company says the tie-in between the Gas Processing Plant at Atuabo and the Jubilee Partners’ FPSO has been completed adding that the first gas was received at the Plant on Monday November 10. The facility was constructed under an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract. According to them, the project will allow Ghana Gas to ...

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Bad roads destroying cocoa beans – Wassa farmers cry

Residents in the Wassa Amenfi West District are calling on the government to fix the deplorable roads in the area to enable them transport cocoa beans and other farm produce to the market centres. This call on government follows earlier reports by citifmonoilne.com that hundreds of bags of cocoa beans were left to go waste on the road linking Mumuni and Samreboi, the leading ...

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First gas flows at Atuabo

Natural gas started flowing from the Jubilee Fields to the Atuabo Gas Processing plant yesterday, contrary to an advice given by the Energy Commission (EC). The process began with the flow of 16 million standard cubic feet (scf) of gas for pre-commissioning and commissioning. That followed the successful physical tie-in of the flexible riser of the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah to the ...

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W/R NRSC acquires pedestrian crossing aids

The Western Regional Office of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has acquired 10 pedestrian crossing aids popularly called “Lollipop” stands to assist in the safety of school children using Zebra Crossings in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis. It is aimed at reducing road accidents  and to make the road safe for all road users. The Regional Manager of the Commission, Mr. ...

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District channels Common Fund into waste management  

Heaps of rubbish are sitting in areas in the Ahanta West District in the Western Region. The reason is the delay in funding from government to waste management company, Zoomlion, which means that the company cannot pay their workers, and that the Assembly is using a lot of it’s common fund to pay for the disposal of waste. “It is hard to ...

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Cocoa farmer butchers wife in W/R

A 40 year old cocoa farmer from Goalkeeperkrom, Awuku Avie, near Sefwi-Kaase in the Western Region is on the run after allegedly hacking his wife, Madam Abena Ahenefie, to death. At a press briefing at Sefwi Debiso, in the Bia district, police commander ASP Daniel Wiafe disclosed that the couple live together in the same village, however about a week ago, the wife ...

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Cocoa beans go waste over bad road

Hundreds of bags of cocoa beans have been left to rot at Mumuni, a cocoa producing community near Sambreboi in the Wassa Amenfi West District of the Western Region, due to the bad nature of their roads. The beans loaded in tractors and transported from the hinterlands usually get stuck  in the muddy roads, several kilometers away from Sambreboi for days. ...

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NDC moles infiltrate NPP – Communications Director

The Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Western Region, Okatakyie Afrifa has alleged that members of the governing National Democratic Congress(NDC) have gained access into the camp of the NPP. Afrifa said the NDC members infiltrated the camp of the NPP during the National Delegates Congress which elected Nana Akufo-Addo as flagbearer. According to him, some of the ...

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Publish timelines for District Assembly Elections – CSOs to EC

The Local Governance and Decentralization Program (LOGODEP) is calling on the Electoral Commission (EC’s) to publish the timelines for the impending district assembly elections. According to them, the EC’s inability to publish clear timelines has caused mixed reactions among civil society organizations, political parties and other stakeholders involved. They believe “this is not helping with planned activities and preparations made ...

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Court refuses to hear T’di Port case

A Sekondi High Court has declined hearing the case brought before it by five MP’s from the Minority side of Parliament seeking to nullify aspects of an agreement signed between the Ghana government and British firm Lonrho Ports. Parliament, in July 2014, approved an agreement between the government and Lonrho Ports, for the development of an oil and gas Freeport in ...

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