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61 fire personnel died in line of duty within a year

About 61 personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service have died in the last 12 months whilst discharging their duties. Many firefighters also sustained various degrees of injuries in the year under review, Chief Fire Officer, Edwin Ekow Blankson has said. He recounted this in a statement issued on Saturday …

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Nigerian Group condemns criminal activities of residents in Ghana

Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation has described as distasteful the criminalities engaged by some Nigerians living Ghana. A Nigerian citizen, Samuel Udoetuk Wills, the suspect in the kidnapping of the three Takoradi girls, is serving a prison term for breaking jail in December last year. Other Nigerians are suspected to have …

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IGP to be hauled before parliament over missing Takoradi girls

The Inspector General of Police will be hauled before parliament to answer questions regarding the three missing Takoradi girls, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has served notice. He said he will file the motion when parliament resumes from recess for the IGP to brief MPs on steps the police are …

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Society pays for attacks on journalists – UN

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Mr Antonio Guterres has said society pays the cost when the freedoms of journalists are taken away. Mr Guterres said civic space has been shrinking worldwide at an alarming rate and with anti-media rhetoric on the rise, so, too, are violence and harassment …

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Man kills elder brother with club

The Eastern Regional Police have mounted a manhunt for Kwadwo Asamoah, popularly known as Akyem Boye, 40, for assaulting and killing his elder brother, Kwasi Asante, 46, at Adasewase, near Anyinam in the Atiwa East District of the Eastern Region. The suspect was said to have hit the elder brother …

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Businesses in Eastern Region sensitized on CSR and SDG

More than 30 firms and institutions have benefited from a day’s training workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the basics of sustainability reporting. The programme was organized by the Eastern and Volta Branch of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) in collaboration with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), with funding …

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Akufo-Addo cuts sod for Phase II of Kumasi Central Market project

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for the commencement of phase two of the redevelopment project of the Kumasi Central Market and the provision of associated infrastructure. Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, 2 May 2019, at Kejetia, Mr Akufo-Addo indicated that the start of …

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First Atlantic begins phenomenal growth

Just three months into the new dispensation for Ghana’s universal banking industry, First Atlantic Bank has shown the potential created by the restructuring done by Bank of Ghana over the past one and a half years. First Atlantic Bank has the target of becoming one of the top five banks …

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GRA launches prosecution policy document in Kumasi

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has launched a policy document in Kumasi to guide the arrest and prosecution of tax defaulters and evaders in the country. The aim is to use prosecution as an effective tool to ensure tax compliance among income earners, as indicated in the country’s tax laws. …

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Teacher incentive attracts 10 per cent tax – GES

The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) says the incentive package released to staff of senior high schools (SHSs) and technical institutions is subject to 10 per cent tax. It, therefore, directed all paying officers to withhold 10 per cent of the amount payable to the beneficiaries to remit …

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38 forex bureaux face closure by Bank of Ghana

The Bank of Ghana has threatened to close down forex bureaus that are not complying with its operational regulations. In a letter sent to the Forex Bureaux Association, BoG named 38 forex bureaus that were not complying with the central bank’s regulations. The affected 38 forex bureaux are in the …

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Shea butter processing facility inaugurated at Kpugi

Women groups at Kpugi, a farming community in the Gushegu Municipality in the Northern Region, have been provided with a US$75,000 shea butter processing facility. The facility, with a milling machine, an office, a water supply system and a shed, is to help increase economic opportunities for the women who …

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Fishermen meeting turns sour

A press conference organised by the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council (GNCFC) in Accra on Thursday to respond to issues regarding the 2019 nationwide closed season for artisanal fishery became chaotic as the fishermen were divided in their opinions as to what should be the appropriate timelines to observe the …

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CIMG elects new Governing Council members

The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG) has elected a new Governing Council to steer the affairs of the Institute for a two year period, starting from 2020. The elections were conducted at the CIMG’s 30th Annual General Meeting held recently at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra. At the end …

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Tamale: Bread price up

Following a surge in the price of baking ingredients, the Northern Regional Association of Bakers has increased the price of bread. Information gathered by Class91.3FM at some bakeries in Tamale show that the prices of tea bread, butter bread, cake bread and sugar bread have gone up. Class FM’s visit …

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IMF waves red flag on Sinohydro deal

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised burning questions about some of the terms and conditions in the government’s US$2billion infrastructure for bauxite agreement with China’s Sinohydro. Under the agreement, the Ghana Integrated Aluminum Development Corporation (GIADC) is required to set up an offshore escrow account for revenue generated from …

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MTN shakes up Board

The MTN Group on Friday, 3 May 2019, announced significant changes to the Group Board. It also revealed its plan to establish an International Advisory Board (IAB). The MTN Group Board is of the view that MTN has entered a more stable and settled period which enables it to now …

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Government will pay SSNIT debt – Akufo-Addo

The Ministry of Finance has arranged for the payment of GH¢200 million and a bond of GH¢700 million towards the retirement of the arrears owed the Social Security and National Investment Trust (SSNIT). According to President Akufo-Addo, who made this known yesterday at the Workers’ Day parade held in Accra, …

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