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ISWAP kills 3 Civilian JTF, 13 others, abducts three humanitarian workers in Borno

Report indicates that about 16 people, including three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), have been killed in multiple attacks coordinated by suspected members of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) in Borno State. In a publication sighted on Daily Trust, ISWAP fighters shot dead 13 metal scavengers in Goni Kurmi village in Bama Local Government Area …

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CHRAJ Calls On The Citizenry To Put An End To Child Labour

Fatimata Mahami, Tema Regional Director, Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has reiterated calls for the citizenry to put an end to child labour and allow the youth to enjoy their growth. She said UNICEF data indicated that of all children in Ghana aged five to 17 years, about 21 per cent were involved in child labour and …

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Ofori-Atta’s disrespect must end, he’s never appeared before PAC – Clement Apaak asserts

Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr. Clement Apaak, has said the failure of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to show up in parliament can be described as disrespectful. He said the no show in parliament could attract punishment. The lawmaker says the Minister is the only personality who has failed to appear before the Public Accounts Committee since he was appointed by President Akufo-Addo. “Ofori-Atta …

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Repair works to start on ‘death trap’ Kojo Ashong bridge – Ga West MCE

The Ga West Municipal Assembly has said engineers from the assembly will be deployed to commence repair works on the deplorable Kojo Ashong bridge. According to the Chief Executive, Clement Wilkinson, his outfit will fix the situation before any major accident happens on the bridge. This comes on the back of complaints from motorists who say driving on the bridge …

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There’s no food shortage in Ghana—Minister

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister for Food and Agriculture, has reiterated that there is no food shortage in Ghana. “There is no food shortage in Ghana as is being speculated, the food situations in the regions are enough evidence, however we recognise that food is relatively expensive due to external factors”. The Minister said, increase in prices of food …

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I’m baffled as to why the Executive is silent on Adwoa Safo’s absence – Ricketts-Hagan

Kweku George Ricketts-Hagan, ranking member on the Privileges Committee of Parliament has said he is completely baffled as to why the Executive arm of government has refused to take a decision against Gender Minister Sarah Adwoa Safo after months of abandoning her ministerial duties and staying outside of Ghana. Speaking on the KeyPoints show on TV3 Saturday, he said, “What baffles me …

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Plastic tank manufacturing firm ordered to halt operations after gas explosion

A plastic tank manufacturing firm working within the Kumasi Shoe Factory has been asked to suspend operations following a gas explosion at their premises. The incident which happened around 11:00 am, Friday also left two cars burnt and other buildings destroyed. The gas tanker is reported to have been discharging fuel into the company’s cylinder when it caught fire. Firefighters …

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C/R: Eight armed robbers who shot Five people at Assin Praso arrested

Eight armed robbers who attacked and shot five people including the Chief at Adanse Praso in the Assin North District have been arrested by the Youth in the Community. The suspects were arrested Friday, June 17 on a Cocoa farm. They have been handed over to the New Edubeasi Police for an investigation. It will be recalled that Starr News’ Yaw Boagyan …

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Allow gays, lesbians to be free – Freddy Blay

The National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Freddy Blay has called on the public to stop the hypocrisy and allow people who want to be gays to live a free life. Mr Blay added that even though he does not subscribe to the practice of homosexuality, the public outcry and discussions are unnecessary. “I don’t subscribe …

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Probe GH¢38m Free SHS T-shirts deal – Educationist to parliament

An Educationist, Samuel Zigah, has called for an independent investigation into the 38 million Ghana cedis printed Free Senior High School (FSHS) T-shirts to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the initiative. Speaking to Starr News, the educationist further demanded that the culprits in the printing scandal must be brought to book. “In the first place, I just don’t want to …

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