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‘I don’t trust the police; I’m doing my own investigations’- Kennedy Agyapong

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Agyapong, has told the BBC that he does not trust the Ghana Police Service in their handling of the killing of Ahmed Suale, an investigator with private investigative firm, Tiger Eye PI. Ahmed Hussein-Suale, known for his work in the investigative piece on corruption in Ghana football, …

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Zylofon FM, TV suspend operations over EOCO order

Following the order by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) to freeze assets of Nana Appiah Mensah, the Chief Executive Officer of gold dealership company, Menzgold, two of its media companies have put their operations on hold. In a statement issued by the Communications Manager of Zylofon FM and Zylofon TV, Samuel Atuobi Baah, the two media networks will, …

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Full list: NAM 1’s properties identified by EOCO

Properties of embattled businessman and Chief Executive Officer of gold firm Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, popularly known as NAM 1, have been identified. The listed properties include Landed Properties and Vehicles of Menzgold Ghana Limited, Menzgold Office Complex, Zylofon Art Complex, Brew Marketing Consult, Star Madrid Football Club, Zylofon Music and Media Company Limited, Brew Energy Company Limited as well …

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‘We are not criminals’ – Teacher unions fire back a Prof Adei

Some teachers unions in the country have condemned comments attributed to former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof Stephen Adei, who is reported to have described pupil teachers as criminals. Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has asked the newly appointed Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) to apologise for the comments …

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Institute of Local Government Studies staff cry over unpaid salaries

Some staff of the Institute of Local Government Studies are angry over what they say is the continuous delay in the payment of their salaries. The last payment according to them, was in November 2018. A senior member of staff, Vincent Kwesi-bi, in a Citi News interview painted a dire picture of the Institute’s woes, saying it would be better …

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Court sentences PWD for defrauding by false pretence

A Circuit Court at Goaso in the Asunafo North Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region has convicted and imposed a fine of Gh¢1,200.00 on an unemployed person with disability (PWD), Mark Adjei, aged 29. The Court in addition asked the convict whose right hand has been amputated to pay an amount of Gh¢4000.00 to one Salifu Halidu, a complainant whom he defrauded. …

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I’ve noted your commitment and I promise you’ll never be forgotten – Mahama assures Volta Region

Former President John Dramani Mahama has promised the rank and file of the opposition National Democratic Congress in the Volta Region that their toil for the party will be amply rewarded in 2020 should the party be victorious. Mr Mahama who received a tumultuous welcome to the region arrived in Golokwati in the Ho West Constituency at the start of …

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Ghana seeks $300m to prop up loss-making COCOBOD

Ghana is in talks with lenders for $300 million in loans to support the country’s loss-making cocoa regulator. Ghana Cocoa Board, which oversees sales and purchases in the world’s second-biggest grower of the chocolate-ingredient, needs 1.1 billion cedis ($223 million) to meet its commitments for the annual season through September, according to a document that was submitted to lawmakers on …

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Traders, drivers at CMB lorry terminal protest against evacuation by AMA

Traders and drivers at the CMB lorry terminal in Accra, staged a demonstration on Monday to protest a planned evacuation by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, AMA, to allow for the construction of a multi-purpose complex. The traders, during the demonstration, accused the Accra Metropolitan Assembly of illegally selling the 3-acre land to a private developer. Though the AMA has asked …

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Sanitation Ministry, Ghana First officials inspect ultramodern toilet facilities at Nsawam

The partnership between the Ministry of Sanitation and Ghana First Company Limited towards the construction of modern toilet facilities across the country to complement the government’s effort of improving waste management and sanitation is gathering momentum. Last Thursday, some top officials from the Ministry, together with Ghana First officials led by its Chief Executive Officer Frank Akuley, toured Nsawam Adoagyiri …

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