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Ayi Mensah-Peduase road to be closed down for 5 months

The Ghana Highway Authority has announced the closure of the Peduase Lodge-Ayi Mensah road for five months. This according to them is to pave way for repair works to be executed on the hill along the road. A statement issued by the Highway Authority said the closure will begin tomorrow [Wednesday] June 22 to November 19, 2016. “As an alternative, …

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Surcharge ex-SADA boss for blowing GHc186,000 on trips – PAC

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has ordered the management of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), to surcharge its former boss, Alhaji Gilbert Seidu Iddi for wasting over GHc186,000 on a trip to Turkey, four years ago. The directive follows a recommendation by the 2013 Auditor General’s report that Gilbert Seidu Iddi be surcharged for the unauthorized payment. At …

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Defiled 5-year-old needs GH¢15,000 for life saving surgery

The health of a five-year-old girl in Offinso in the Ashanti region is deteriorating after she was defiled by a relative believed to be a cousin. The victim, named only as Afia needs GH¢15,000 for corrective surgery as an infection in her vaginal area worsens by the day. She was diagnosed with Cystitis, an infection of the bladder, which makes …

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Energy Commission distributes 200,000 rooftop solar panels to homes

As part of efforts to encourage the use of renewable energy in Ghana, the Energy Commission has announced plans to distribute 200,000 rooftop solar panels to homes. The move will reduce the power consumption on the national grid by 200 megawatts, representing about 15 percent of the country’s total consumption capacity. But before one can benefit from this, the beneficiary …

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Sexual violence on the rise in Ghana

Almost 1,300 girls in Ghana were defiled in 2014 while the recorded cases of rape increased from 290 in 2012 to 342 in 2014, that’s according to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit, DOVVSU. Additionally, 19 percent of Ghanaian women aged 15-49 has experienced sexual violence. Defilement also continues to be on the rise, accounting for around 66 percent …

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Ford gift to Mahama not a bribe – South Tongu MP

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for the South Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region, Kobla Mensah Woyome, has refuted claims by some opposition parties and pressure groups, that a Ford vehicle gift said to be worth about $100,000 from a Burkinabe contractor to President John Mahama, was an inducement for contracts. A 2010 Ford Expedition offered the …

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‘Witches’ on the run after death of man

Alleged witches are on the run after they were accused of killing 37-year-old man at Kpene, a community near Sagnarigu in the Northern region. The deceased, Muniru Dokurug was said to have died mysteriously Saturday after a short illness. There was chaos after his sudden death with his friends threatening to lynch the alleged witches they claim killed him. The …

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Fuel for power to cost Ghana US$1bn

More than US$1.18billion is needed this year to buy fuel required to fire thermal power plants in order for the country to meet its electricity demands, Ghana’s energy outlook report has said. The report authored by the chief energy policy adviser to government, the Energy Commission, says the amount required will expended on natural gas, light crude oil, diesel and …

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NDC hasn’t fulfilled 60% of promises – Blay

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the Mahama administration of failing to deliver on, at least, 60 per cent of promises made to Ghanaians in its 2012 manifesto. Acting NPP chairman Freddy Blay, who spoke in an interview with Class News, said the NDC government is clueless about how to solve the economic challenges that have bedeviled the …

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Stop twisting Supreme Court rulings – Asantehene

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has urged Ghanaians to stop twisting rulings by the Supreme Court and the 1992 Constitution to suit their parochial interests. He wondered how Ghana could strive to achieve growth in the democracy if Ghanaians were not truthful and honest with themselves. “We have all decided to be committed to democracy, but then if you …

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