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A/R: Ex-convict busted for robbing KNUST students

An ex-convict who is part of a gang of four robbers has been arrested by police for attacking and robbing students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) at their hostel at Ayeduase, near Kumasi. The robbery incident occurred on Monday May 23, after which police managed to apprehend the suspect. Mallam Sulemana, alias Romeo, who is currently in custody, identified Abass, Akwasi, a ...

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$1.2m GSA rot: Ex-Board Chair welcomes probe

A former Board Chairman of the Ghana Standard Authority (GRA), Amadu Sorogho, has said he welcomes the intention of the Akufo-Addo government to conduct a forensic investigation into the alleged $1.2million bribery allegation against the former Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Dr George Crentsil. Dr Crentsil has been indicted for taking bribe worth $1.2million from Lemet Construction Company, the f ...

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Rot at Minerals C’ssion fuelling galamsey – MP

Joseph Albert Quarm, Member of Parliament for Manso-Nkwanta, has observed that corruption at the Minerals Commission, the regulatory body of mining activities in Ghana, is impeding the fight against the illegal small-scale mining menace (galamsey) in the country. According to him, some officials at the Commission believe that the Mining and Minerals Act is in their bosom, hence they can interpret it to suit ...

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Galamsey worsened under Mahama: Martey

Illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) had a field day under the Mahama administration, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Professor Emmanuel Martey, has said. The cleric told journalists in Koforidua on Monday, 22 May that the government of Mr John Mahama identified the cause of galamsey but failed to deal with it despite his promptings. “I don’t want to go into politics but it was in Mah ...

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Some Akufo-Addo appointees ‘corrupt’: Martey

There are some corrupt appointees in the Nana Akufo-Addo government, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Prof Emmanuel Martey, has said. Speaking to journalists in an interview on Monday, Prof Martey said: "NPP also has bad elements. “Even some of their appointees are not correct...they are corrupt." Meanwhile, Prof Martey has also said illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) had a field day ...

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Speaker leads delegation to Morocco

Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Aaron Oquaye, has led a seven-member delegation to the Moroccan city of Rabat for a three-day visit to that country’s House of Representatives. While there, the Speaker is expected to hold talks with high profile officials of the Moroccan government, including the President of the Rabat Senate as well various sector ministers. The visit is at the invitation of the Pr ...

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Tatale shooting: Police, chief differ on number killed

Three persons, according to the Northern regional police command, lost their lives after gun-wielding armed robbers attacked traders at a busy market at Tatale at the weekend. Northern Regional Police Commander Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Patrick Adusei Sarpong told that there were seven armed robbers on motorbikes and the police managed to gun down two of them while an individu ...

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Ridge Hosp. still closed

The Greater Accra Regional Hospital, formerly the Ridge Hospital, remains closed to the public in spite of plans to reopen it to the public today, Monday May 22. The ultra-modern facility, which was opened to the public on Wednesday 17 May during its official inauguration, was closed to the public on Friday, 19 May. The hospital authorities attributed the closure to the need to sanitise the facility after i ...

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Akufo-Addo to name, shame corrupt officials

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said his government intends taking the fight against corruption a notch higher by naming and shaming state officials who engage in graft. Speaking at the CEO’s Summit in Accra through Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo, on Monday 22 May, Nana Akufo-Addo said he will create an office in at the presidency where businesspeople can directly report corrupt state officials whose names w ...

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‘Don’t depend on connections to succeed’

Ghana must move to an era of good governance as a bedrock for businesses to thrive, Senior Minister Osarfo Maafo has said. Mr Maafo said these when he delivered a speech on behalf of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, at the CEOs’ Summit in Accra on Monday, May 22. With an emphasis on proper administrative structures, Mr Maafo said: “Businesses must not succeed because we have connections to high places, becau ...

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