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National Security Officer busted at galamsey site

National Security

The Nkawkaw Divisional Police Command in the Eastern Region have arrested a suspect claimed to be a National Security officer, Victor Ataba, 38, with nine others operating an illegal mining at Kofi-Dede in the Kwahu-West Municipality on Wednesday morning. The suspects, Yaw Boakye, 51, linguist from the village community; Bright Ofori, 32, Kwabeng; Isaac Afuakwa, 42, Kumasi; Roland Njuah, 51, ...

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Abraham Attah’s fame won him Free SHS Ambassadorship – Minister

Abraham Attah

The Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has disclosed why the ministry chose young Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah as an ambassador for government’s flagship programme, Free Senior High School. Dr. Opoku Prempeh, spoke to the media after a short ceremony to unveil Abraham Attah for the role on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Ministry of Education in Accra. “We ...

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US withdraws protocol visas for former Presidents, MPs

Protocol Visa

The United States government has withdrawn protocol visa allocation to top Ghanaian government officials including Members of Parliament and former Presidents on non-official visits. Per the directive, the officials have the option of booking a private appointment or join the queue of countless Ghanaians who seek US visas on a daily basis. Explaining his outfit’s position to members of the ...

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Ghana loses GHȼ4.6 billion to child malnourishment annually

Malnourishment

Mr Mohammed Hashim Abdullah, the Mion District Chief Executive (DCE) on Wednesday said Ghana loses GHȼ4.6 billion annually to fight child malnourishment, a situation impacting negatively on the country’s economy. He said the “Social and Economic Impact of Child Under-nutrition on Ghana’s Long-Term Development report indicates that the economy of Ghana is losing some GHȼ4.6 billion, approximately US$2.6 billion or ...

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NACOB destroys two million dollars worth of drugs

NACOB

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) on Thursday destroyed narcotic substances estimated at two million dollars at Bundase Training Camp of the Ghana Armed Forces at Pampram in the Greater Accra Region. This follows a court order for NACOB to burn the narcotics intercepted from drug peddlers for the past 13 years after those cases were dealt with. Mr Michael Addo, ...

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Accra Passport office issued Nigerian kidnapper Ghanaian passport with fake name

Kidnapper

A document from the Nigerian Police Intelligence Response Team has revealed that the Accra Passport office issued a passport to the arrested billionaire kidnapper with a fake name- Asare Nelson. Even though his real name is Chikwudubem Onwuamadike, officers of the Accra Office contrived to issue the passport to the billionaire kidnapper under the name Asare Nelson on 10 January ...

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June 26 is a public holiday – Interior Ministry

holiday

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has announced Monday, June 26, 2017, a statutory public holiday. A statement signed by the Interior Minister stated that the public holiday which is Eid-Ul-Fitr must be observed throughout the country. The Eid-Ul-Fitr is an important religious day celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. This ...

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NACOB donates Nayele assets to rehabilitation centres

NACOB

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has donated some items confiscated from Night Angels, a shop belonging to jailed Ghanaian/Austrian drug queen, Nayele Ametefe, to three rehabilitation centres in Ghana. The items including furniture were donated on Wednesday, 21. Nayele Ametefe was arrested at Heathrow Airport in 2014 and sentenced to 8 years 8 months imprisonment by a court in the ...

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Five state vehicles retrieved by task-force

State Vehicles task-force

The assets retrieval task-force has retrieved five vehicles belonging to the state at Nsawam in the Eastern Region. The vehicles include two Toyota Landcruisers, BMW saloon cars and a Mitsubishi Pajero. The vehicles were parked on a private property belonging to one William Baah, an auctioneer. According to the assets retrieval officer who led the task force, Akwesi Abrebrese, the ...

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GRA declares Agambire wanted over GH₵14m unpaid taxes

Agambire

Mr Roland Agambire, the Group Chairman of Rlg Communications, has been declared wanted by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), the national tax regulatory agency for defaulting tax obligations. The National Co-ordinator for the Task Force at the GRA, Henry Sam, explained that all attempts to reach Mr Agambire to live up to his tax obligations proved futile. Mr Agambire has ...

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