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Contractor ready to fix damaged footbridge on N1 highway

The Ghana Highway Authority has stated plans are underway for work to begin on a damaged footbridge near the Nogahill hotel on the George Walker Bush highway. In a statement by the authority, the footbridge was hit by a vehicle on Thursday January 10, 2019, resulting in the displacement of the deck by a few centimetres. But the authority assures …

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Angry Rawlings wants Menzgold to clear his name from ‘silly’ list

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has vehemently rejected a suspicious list making rounds on social media suggesting he has thousands of cedis stashed with Menzgold Ghana Limited. Brimming with anger, the former president wants his name cleared from the list containing names of past and present politicians allegedly having millions of investments with Menzgold as well as those whose political …

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Menzgold CEO, NAM1 arrested in Dubai

Nana Appiah Mensah, Chief Executive of Menzgold, the self-styled gold dealership at the centre of heated controversy since its collapse in September last year, has been arrested in Dubai. He was detained in Dubai before Christmas. A warrant for his arrest was issued by a circuit court in Accra on 9 January after he failed to pay back monies owed …

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GETFund to start paying arrears owed contractors Friday

The Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFund) is to start paying arrears owed contractors who worked on educational infrastructure development throughout the country. Under the payment plan scheduled to start Friday January 11, 2019, closely 700 contractors who are the first batch would be sorted out. Works certificate of those contractors have been verified and ascertained by the office of the …

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Police exchange gunshots with robbers; stray bullet kills woman

A woman who happened to be on board a taxi caught during a crossfire between police and some suspected armed robbers at Esuekyir near Ankaful in the Central Region has lost her life. She was hit by a stray bullet. Her husband, Aboagye Okyere, 47, who was also on board the taxi, is battling for his life. A schoolgirl, 15, …

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Minority predicts 60% rise in electricity cost as new managers take over ECG

Minority Parliamentarians are asking Ghanaians to brace up for a 60 per cent increase in electricity tariff as a new manager takes over operation of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited is set to take over from the first of February this year. Meralco Consortium, which won the bid to take over the operations …

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Use district websites to showcase gov’t projects – Assemblies urged

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghanadistricts.com is urging metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to use the website to promote government projects. Alexander Akwasi Acquah said by creating functional administrative websites for the assemblies, officials can keep the public up to date on all various government programme and policies. “Websites have recently become the most effective medium of providing citizens …

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Owusu Bempah, Chief Imam ‘smoke peace pipe’

The Head Pastor of the Glorious Word and Power Ministry, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, has thanked the National Chief Imam for his swift action to forestall peace when his church was vandalised recently. He said he considers Sheik Usman Nuru Sharubutu as his father whom for the love shown him after a prophecy during his December 31 church service suggesting …

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Watermelon seller beats man for setting fire to grass

A 40-year-old amputee was last Sunday beaten by a watermelon seller for setting fire on the grass and trees planted at the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange for beautification purposes. The fight which lasted for about three minutes attracted some passers-by who attempted and failed to separate them. Hawkers selling around the interchange have been accused of burning the grass for the …

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Trump demands funding to end border ‘crisis’ in US TV address

US President Donald Trump has demanded funding for his long-promised US-Mexico border wall to halt “a growing humanitarian and security crisis”. But in his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, Mr Trump did not declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build the barrier. In a televised rebuttal, Democratic leaders accused the president of holding …

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