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Adam Bonaa wants ‘unfit & incompetent’ IGP out

International security analyst Adam Bonaa has stated that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, has been incompetent in fighting crime in the country, thus must be chucked by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He said crime fighting is at its worst in the country and that the President should not delude himself into thinking it is going to go …

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Ghana to produce COVID-19 vaccines

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the Government is mobilizing resources for the local production of the coronavirus vaccines. To that end, he said his administration was keen, in the light of the geopolitics of vaccines, to provide state health institutions all the assistance to achieve that objective as soon as practicable. The President said this in relation to a …

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ECOWAS considering proposals to establish Forum of National Security advisors

In view of the increasing terrorist attacks and violent extremism in the West African sub-region, ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council is examining proposals to establish the Forum of National Security advisors. The Forum would reinforce the security architecture of the sub-region and ensure concrete and full operationalisation of the Maritime Centre in the Gulf of Guinea. Ms Shirley Ayorko Botchwey, …

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Minority calls for protection of Police and citizens

A daylight gruesome murder of a Police officer escorting a bullion van and a by-stander at James Town, in Accra on Monday, has elicited a reaction from the Minority Caucus in Parliament. As Police proceed with investigations, with threats to withdraw their officers for escort duties if fortified armoured vehicles are not provided for their duties, the Minority at a …

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Police requests CCTV footage of murder of wife of GNPC boss’ aide

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has requested CCTV footages to facilitate its investigations into the murder of Madam Pokuaa Sarpong, also known as Nana Achiaa, at the Airport Roundabout in Kumasi last Saturday. “We are liaising with the National Security to sample through the CCTV images captured around the crime scene,” Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godwin Ahianyo, the Regional …

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NCA, NMC sign cooperation deal to regulate broadcast content

The National Communications Authority (NCA) and National Media Commission (NMC), Tuesday, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to collaborate to regulate contents of broadcast media organisations to sanitise the broadcast landscape in the country. The memorandum is a mechanism by which the two State agencies will work together to address the challenges of unwholesome broadcast contents on radio and television …

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Some immigration officials are aiding foreigners to stay illegally – Judge express worry

..as he urges Minister to reconsider use of discretion by immigration officers A High Court judge in Kumasi has expressed grave concern about how some immigration officials are aiding foreigners to stay illegally in the country by circumventing it’s immigration laws. He has therefore, appealed to the Minister of the Interior to reconsider the use of the discretion by immigration …

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‘Ghana will push for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines at UN Security Council’

Ghana will use her position at the United Nations Security Council to push for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines for Africa, Ms Shirley Ayorko Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, said on Monday. She said it was a shame that Africa, with a population of 1.2 billion, had received less than 15 million doses of the Covid-19 …

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59th ECOWAS Ordinary Summit will come off in Accra June 15 – 19

Ghana will host the 59th Ordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government from Tuesday, June 15 to Saturday, June 19, in Accra. The meeting would deliberate on pertinent issues threatening the peace and stability of the West African sub-region and find solutions to them. It would be attended by 15 Heads of State in West …

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C/R: Notorious armed robber grabbed by youth at Assin Fosu

A notorious armed robber, Gideon Addai, aged 27, who has been terrorizing the lives of residents of Assin Fosu has been arrested by the youth of the town. He was grabbed Monday dawn after attacking a victim at gunpoint and subjected to severe beatings. Four accomplices took to their heels after his arrest. A timely intervention from a police patrol …

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