Month: February 2020

Local News

Murdered nurse: 2 suspects busted – Police

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested two persons and questioned several others in connection with the murder of Mrs Ruth Ama Eshun, a community health nurse at Sewua-Ayoum in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region. The first suspect, Dominic Fosu, 35 years, was arrested on 5 February 2020 at Sewua Aboaso after a […]

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Local News

Sex for grades: UG sanctions to “divert public attention” from galamsey – ASEPA

The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has said the University of Ghana decided to make public its sanctions against two of its lecturers caught in the BBC’s sex for grades documentary so as “to divert public attention from the serious damages of the government-sponsored galamsey that has destroyed our water bodies.” The […]

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World News

Coronavirus: Americans from quarantined cruise ship flown from Japan

wo planes carrying hundreds of US citizens from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship have left Japan, officials say. There were some 400 Americans on board the Diamond Princess, which has been in quarantine since 3 February. On Sunday, Japanese officials said the number of infections on the ship had risen by 70 to 355, making it […]

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Business

ECG introduces new code

As part of efforts to enhance its activities, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has introduced a new short code. The code *226# is to help its non-smartphone users to recharge their prepaid credit digitally. The Managing Director of ECG, Mr Kwame Agyenim-Budu, at the launch of the new code in Accra on Tuesday, 18 […]

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Sports

Richard Ofori won’t come cheap – Coach Tinkler

Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler has apprised teams who are interested in his goalkeeper Richard Ofori that Ghana’s number one will not come cheap. Ofori, 26, has been in fine form since arriving at Maritzburg from his native side Legon Cities in 2018. Local clubs like Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns, alongside a myriad of […]

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Sports

Ashgold target CAF inter club competition

The Chief Executive Officer of Ashantigold SC, Frederick Acheampong says his outfit’s primary objective this season is to secure qualification for next season’s CAF inter club competition. Having exited the 2019/2020 CAF Confederations Cup in the first round at the hands of Moroccan side, RS Berkane, Acheampong insists it’s imperative for the Miners to pick […]

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Politics

“We’re not like those who used our money to buy akonfem” – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said unlike the biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) does not fritter the country’s resources on guinea fowls (akonfem). According to him, the NPP is a party that keeps its promises unlike the NDC. “We are not like those who used the country’s […]

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News

SC dismisses injunction application against Nat’l Cathedral

An injunction application filed by businessman Jonathan Holm against ongoing works at the site designated for the construction of the National Cathedral has been dismissed by the Supreme Court. Mr Holm had prayed the court to put a freeze on the works ongoing at the site until a substantive case he had filed against the […]

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Local News

A/R: 25 pigs die after drinking water from river poisoned by galamsey activities

The activities of illegal small-scale miners (galamseyers) in the town of Beposo in the Bosome Freho district of the Ashanti Region have resulted in the death of 25 pigs belonging to one Joseph Owusu. Through their illegal mining activities, Mr Owusu explained, the galamseyers have polluted a nearby water source, River Banku, which serves domestic […]

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Politics

A-G’s contempt case adjourned to 24 Feb.

An Accra High Court has adjourned the contempt case filed against Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo to 24 February 2020.  Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo and four others initiated a contempt application against Mr Domelevo for his refusal to file a response to their appeal against his decision to disallow a $1-million payment made under his supervision […]

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