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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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Yaa Naa funeral planning committee petition Otumfuo over frustrations

The Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II Funeral Planning Committee has petitioned the Chairman of the Committee of Eminent Chiefs, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II over what it describes as “fresh obstacles to the performance of the funeral of Ya Naa Yakubu Andani II.” According to the Funeral Planning Committee, the continued stay of the Regent of Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV, …

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Police intervention saves Menzgold properties from being burnt

But for the timely intervention of the police, some aggrieved customers of embattled gold dealership company, Menzgold, would have burnt down the company’s Amakom branch office. The customers Tuesday morning defied orders from the police service and stormed the Amakom branch of the company to demand a refund of their investments. Even though the Ashanti Regional Police Command has earlier …

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IGP pays courtesy call on Chief Imam

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr David Asante-Apeatu, has congratulated the National Chief Imam His Eminence Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu for being an epitome of peace through his leadership and proactive steps to resolve major conflict in the country. The IGP made this known when he paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam at his residence at …

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