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Agencies crack down on unsafe fuel stations in Western Region

The Ministry of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revoked the license of some fuel stations in the Western Region. Two other fillings stations have also had their operating permits suspended for failing to comply with safety standards. According to the Deputy Minister for MESTI, Dr. Alfred Tia Sugri, this was part of a ...

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Gov’t urged to speed up development in Western Region

Stakeholders at a meeting on the establishment of the Western Corridor Development Authority (WCDA) over the weekend identified the collapse of the railway system as contributing largely to the slow development of the region. The stakeholders, made up of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), traditional authorities, heads of departments and the Civil Societies stressed that, the collapse of ...

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Man fined for stealing his coconuts

The Half-Assini Magistrate Court has imposed a GH¢480 fine on Adama Abdulai, 25, from Bonyere near Tikobo Number One, for stealing 2,500 dried coconuts belonging to his father. Abdulai who is unemployed, pleaded guilty, and will serve a jail term of six months in hard labour if he fails to pay the fine. The court presided over by Mr Abdul ...

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Taxi driver fined for not taking part in clean up exercise

22-year old taxi driver at Prestea Heman in the Western Region who refused to take part in a communal labour last Saturday was fined ten shovels by chief of the area, Nana Nteboah Prah III. The taxi driver, Kofi Arko was asked to provide the shovels when he was hauled before the chief and elders of the area. Last Saturday, ...

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Pre-construction work begins on Atuabo Free Port [Photos]

China Habour and Engineering Company have begun work on the 2,000 acres of land at Atuabo earmarked for the construction of the $700m Atuabo Free Port in the Western Region. This phase of construction which entails detailed soil testing, is to ascertain the quality of soil on which the port will be built and the type of construction materials to ...

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Jubilee field cuts gas supply to Ghana gas

Gas export from the Jubilee field to the Ghana Gas onshore processing plant has been temporarily halted. According to lead mangers of the jubilee oil field, Tullow the halt in the production was unplanned. It is unclear what lead to the disruption and how long the suspension will take but according to Tullow in a press statement all efforts are ...

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Man arraigned for allegedly stealing over GH¢800,000

William Minah, a 51-year old man from the Ellembelle district of the Western Region has been hauled before a Tarkwa circuit court for stealing. The accused is alleged to have stolen an amount GH¢ 898,669.00 (¢8.9 billion) from his employer, one Daniel Ofori, a businessman and Managing Director of ‘Dan To Be’ Enterprise also in Tarkwa. The accused person pleaded ...

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EPA inspects fuel stations in Western Region [Photos]

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun inspecting filling stations in the Western Region. A team of EPA officials were seen moving from one fuel station to the other in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis on Monday. The inspection according to officials of the EPA forms part of their regular environmental and safety enforcement exercises. As part of the inspection fuel ...

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Man beats wife to death over sex

The Half Assini Police have arrested a 40-year-old palm wine tapper from Tadane in the Ellembele district, for beating his wife to death for denying him sex. The Jomoro District Police Commander, Superintendent John Furgeson Dzineku said the suspect, Emu Kwaw and the deceased, Madam Kaku Emma, have been in amorous relation for the past two years. Superintendent Dzineku said ...

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Chief angry with Ghana Gas Company

Nana Avo Blay V, Chief of Anokyi in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region, has expressed disappointment at the inability of Ghana Gas Company (GCC) to improve the livelihoods of surrounding communities. He said the establishment of the Gas Plant and laying of pipelines into the sea had virtually deprived the people of their livelihoods and some of them ...

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