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Commissioning of Atuabo Gas Plant under threat

Residents of Atuabo and neigbouring communities are threatening to resist the final commissioning of the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant over compensation packages and other health related issues. Residents in Atuabo, Anokyi and Asemda in the Ellembele district, where the gas facility is stationed, are upset that their concerns about the facility have not been addressed. An elder of Anokyi, James ...

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Student commits suicide at W/R

An 18 year old student has committed suicide at Daboase in the Western Region. The student, Ishmael Kwesi Ayebi hanged himself at his father’s residence. The corpse has since been deposited at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital morgue for autopsy while police conducts investigation. Inspector Emmanuel Kofi Eyison, the Daboase Station Master, confirmed the incident to Ghana News Agency on Monday. ...

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W/R health service “on high alert” for cholera

The Western regional health service says it has put the region “on high alert” for  any case of cholera in the region. Over 500 cases of cholera have so far been recorded in Accra alone since June, leading to 15 deaths in the capital. The Public Health Directorate of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)  had earlier warned that the outbreak ...

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NADMO coordinator cries for justice

The Sekondi Takoradi National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) coordinator  Nana Bilson says he was assaulted by Metro Guards a year ago and is now demanding justice. According to him, he reported the incident to the Sekondi Takoradi Mayor, Captain Rtd. Anthony Cudjoe, his Presiding Member Mohammed Ali and the former Regional Minister Ebenezer Teye Addo but is yet to hear from ...

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Two children drown at Wassa East district

Two children reportedly drowned when a canoe in which they were travelling capsized at Manpongso in the Wassa East District on Sunday June 22, 2014. 18-year-old boy Kwame Nkrumah and a JHS graduate,  Maame Adwoa, and a primary school girl were crossing the Pra River to Daboase when the incident occurred. The National Disaster Management Organization(NADMO) coordinator for Wassa East, ...

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Western Region deserves an oil refinery – PAACA

The Public Action Against Corruption and Abuse (PAACA), a political pressure group, has noted that in view of the numerous natural resources including oil and gas exploration in the Western Region, an oil refinery should be constructed in the region. Addressing the media in Takoradi, Joseph Otoo, Secretary of PAACA, said the region had been short-changed in spite of its ...

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Railway workers worried by gov’t plans

Workers of the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL)  have expressed fears about government’s plans to transform the ailing company. According to them, there is a likelihood for them to become redundant after the numerous rehabilitation works ongoing in the sector. They are therefore concerned about their fate as government rolls out its plans for the project The workers say assurance from ...

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