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2 Ghanaian workers arrested for killing Chinese employer

Two persons have been arrested by the Police for allegedly robbing and killing a Chinese national. The District Commander of the Baatsona Police Command, Chief Superintendent Felix Cosmos, who confirmed the incident to Citi News, said the crime was committed earlier this month. The Chinese, a businessman resident at Sakumono near Tema, was killed by the two who were workers in his …

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Prestea residents kick against galamsey ban

Some residents of Prestea in the Prestea Huni Valley District of the Western Region, are kicking against the ban on all forms of small scale mining activities initiated by the Lands and Natural Resource Ministry across the country. According to the residents, small-scale mining has been a part of their daily life “serving as a company” employing both skilled and …

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Deceased student didn’t die in pool – University of Ghana

Authorities at the Sports Directorate of the University of Ghana have dispelled reports that a final year student drowned in the University swimming pool. According to them, the deceased, Dennis Akoto, received the needed medical attention when he was found unconscious in the pool. The Director of Sports at the University of Ghana, Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, in an interview …

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Timelines for appointing MMDCEs needed – Kyei-Baffour

A Local Governance analyst, George Kyei-Baffour, says the failure of the President to appoint substantive Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), is having a toll on the administration of the various assemblies. Mr. Kyei-Baffour opined that, President Nana Akufo-Addo should have been bounded by some timelines to nominate MMDCEs. MMDCEs are nominated by the President pursuant to Article 243(1) of …

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Service providers question Nana Addo’s pledge to make Accra clean

The Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA), says President Akufo-Addo’s promise to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa, will be a mirage if government sidelines local environmental service providers. Ghana’s capital city, Accra, is saddled with indiscriminate disposal of waste, and still suffers open defection; a situation which has earned it the 4th dirtiest city in West Africa. But ESPA …

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Sandvik Mining celebrates 2.5 million man-hours without injury

The Sales Area West Africa of global mining equipment giant, Sandvik Mining & Construction, has celebrated a major milestone of working 2.5 million man-hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). This means the West Africa operations of the company, which include legal entities in Ghana, Nigeria and Mali, as well as physical presence across West Africa, have in four (4) …

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NAGRAT threatens demo over SSNIT biometric registration

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), is threatening to demonstrate if government goes ahead to withhold the salaries of workers without SSNIT biometric registration. According to NAGRAT, the directive is too sudden and will be unfair to the affected teachers. The Ministry of Finance has instructed the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, not to pay salaries to 26,589 employees …

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Illegal miners in Tarkwa-Breman vow to vote against MP

Some illegal miners in Tarkwa-Breman in the Prestea Huni-Valley of the Western Region, have vowed to vote against their Member of Parliament (MP), Madam Barbara Oteng Gyasi in the next general election, for waging a war against their activities. The first-time MP, is a Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources. The miners expressed their anger when the Sector Minister, Mr …

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Asantehene expresses confidence in new NHIS Boss

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has expressed confidence in the newly appointed Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Samuel Yaw Annor, to improve the scheme which is in a critical condition. He said this when Dr. Annor and other functionaries of the NHIA paid a courtesy call on him during the observation of Awukudae at …

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