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Asante-Apeatu was sacked – Arhin

The Jubilee House has said the immediate past Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu was fired from the post. It comes after some Ghanaians continue to wonder why the president didn’t allow the police chief to serve the remaining one month left on his contract at the job. A statement from the presidency announcing his removal said “The President thanked …

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Cocobod plans distribution of 60 million hybrid seedlings to farmers

COCOBOD will this year distribute about 60 million hybrid cocoa seedlings free of charge to farmers across the cocoa growing districts to plant to increase their yield and incomes. Kwadwo Danso, Ashanti Regional Manager of Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) of COCOBOD, who announced this said the new hybrid cocoa trees were tolerant and resistant to diseases and pest …

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President Akufo-Addo tours Western, Central regions this week

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Tuesday, July 23, resume his national tours with a visit to the Central and Western regions. The President’s tour give him an opportunity to interact with citizens, stakeholders and opinion leaders, inspect ongoing development projects as well as cut sod for new projects to commence. Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information Minister, at …

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Three billion cedis road infrastructure projects to start nationwide

Government has announced plans to start road infrastructural development in the second half of the year, amounting to three billion cedis. The road projects are expected to see a major boost nationwide upon the resumption of the cocoa roads projects. It will be recalled that cocoa road projects were discontinued for audit and re-scoping and proper alignment of funds to …

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Ex-IGP Executive Secretary rides bicycle to file NDC parliamentary primary nomination

Resigned Executive Secretary of the Inspector General Police, Superintendent Peter Lanchene Tuubo on Friday rode a bicycle to the Wa West constituency office of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to submit his forms ahead of the parliamentary primary. Flanked by his supporters, he was cheered on and seen beaming with smiles as he presented the requisite documents and corresponding …

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Minister directs contractors to engage local workforce

Construction firms executing infrastructural projects for the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) has been directed to engage the local workforce to create jobs for the people. The firms must furthermore procure building materials from the locally-established hardware stores to boost the local economy. Mr Augustine Collins Ntim, a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, in-charge of Rural …

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Clergy, traditional rulers must condemn Afoko’s bail denial – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has questioned the judicial system’s handling of Gregory Afoko’s case. According to him, government’s posture on the case undermines the rule of law. Mr. Afoko is one of the suspects in the murder of the former NPP Upper East Regional Chairman, Adams Mahama. He was granted bail in March 2019 by an Accra High Court …

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Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China

Hong Kong actor and film producer Simon Yam has been stabbed while speaking on stage at a promotional event in China. The star, who has appeared in numerous award-winning films, was in the city of Zhongshan when the incident happened. Video shared on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, shows a man approach the stage and lunge at the actor …

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I want to be an MP that is available to the people – Kpessa-Whyte

A Research Fellow at the Institute Of African Studies at the University of Ghana believes the time is right for him to assume the parliamentary seat for the people of Shai Osudoku in the Greater Accra Region. Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte in an interview explained that he derives his confidence from his established camaraderie with the people of Shai-Osudoku constituency as …

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COCOBOD to distribute 60 million hybrid seedlings to farmers

COCOBOD will this year distribute about 60 million hybrid cocoa seedlings free of charge to farmers across the cocoa growing districts to plant to increase their yield and incomes. Mr Kwadwo Danso, Ashanti Regional Manager of Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) of COCOBOD, who announced this said the new hybrid cocoa trees were tolerant and resistant to diseases and …

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