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Police Commander hot over seized rosewood; faces legal suit

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Kwesi Ampofo Duku faces legal action over the seizure of a truck of rosewood and the illegal detention of the driver of the truck belonging to Empasteele Company Limited. He together with the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General have been sued in the sum of $40,000 by the company over the …

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Electricity must be appropriately priced – Kwame Pianim

Renowned economist and investment consultant Mr. Kwame Pianim has called for fair pricing of electricity to ensure producers are able to cover their costs and make a fair return on their investments, while on the consumption side waste is contained. He was speaking as a panelist at the second edition of the Ghana Energy Summit 2019, which took place in …

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Assign petroleum hub project to a dedicated entity – BOST MD

The Managing Director of BOST, Mr. George Mensah Okley, has said there is a need for the petroleum hub project to be assigned to an entity that would be solely responsible for its operations, in order to ensure proper accountability and sustainability. He was speaking as a panelist on the first day of this year’s edition of the Ghana Energy …

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20 Customs officials transferred after Finance minister’s visit

Some 20 Customs officials at the Tema Port have been put on transfer after Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta and Transport Minister, Kweku Ofori Asiamah paid a surprise visit, Thursday. They were put on immediate transfer for what sources are describing as “continued” non-performance by these officers. First quarter data from the Ghana Revenue Authority showed that the Tema port …

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Government in crunch meeting over NAM1

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s economic management team is currently locked up in a crunch at the Jubilee House over the arrival of embattled Chief Executive of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah. Sources within the meeting tell Ghanacrusader the government has been rattled by the political ripple effects of the nature the Mezgold saga has been handled and is seeking …

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ROPAA contempt application against EC dismissed

An Accra High Court on Thursday dismissed a contempt application against the Electoral Commission and its commissioners over the delayed implementation of the Representation of the Peoples Amendment Act (ROPAA). Applicants had asked the court to commit the commissioners for contempt of court, claiming the EC deliberately refused to implement the ROPAA as directed by the court. The EC Chairperson, …

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Testimonies from ladies who have used Mama Gee’s ‘charm’ stuns Ghanaians

The Food and Drugs Authority yesterday arrested famous Ghanaian lady, Mama Gee who has been selling unlicensed herbal mixture which she claims can charm men and enhance sex Ghpage following her arrest chanced upon a number of testimonies from some ladies who have bought and used Mama Gee’s Herbal charm. Interestingly, all the prophesies were heaping praises on Mama Gee …

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UK ambassador to US quits amid Trump row

Sir Kim Darroch has resigned as UK ambassador to the US, as a row over leaked emails critical of President Trump’s administration escalates. Theresa May said Sir Kim’s departure was “a matter of deep regret” after the ambassador said it was “impossible” for him to continue. Tory leadership candidate Boris Johnson has faced strong criticism for failing to fully support …

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AfCFTA a game changer for Ghana – Trades & Industry Minister

Minister for Trades and Industry Alan Kyeremanten is optimistic the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be a game changer for Ghana and Africa. The agreement, according to him, will go a long way to attract foreign direct investments to the country. “I can tell you this is a very big thing. If we have not reasoned up to …

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Digitisation of premix fuel distribution soon – VP Bawumia

The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has served notice that the digitisation agenda of President Nana Akufo-Addo will soon extend to the distribution of premix fuel in Ghana in order to increase efficiency of its delivery to fishermen. According to Vice President Bawumia, introducing digital technologies in premix distribution will ensure that fisherfolk, for whom the product …

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