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Big contracts will be awarded to Party Executives – N/R Minister

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has disclosed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government will discriminately churn out “big contracts” to only “few” party executives to strengthen their financial base to be able to assist party faithful. The minister did not elaborate on how hoarding government contracts to party executives alone will reduce jobelessness and poverty in the region …

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E/R: Man arrested for attacking 75-year-old ‘witch’

A 36-year-old electrician, Kwadwo Akomea Jonas has been arrested by the Akyem Osino Police in the Eastern region for catapulting the right eye of his 75-year-old mother, Salomey Korang after accusing her of witchcraft. The suspect has been remanded by a Koforidua Circuit Court. The Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Solomon Keelson told the Court that the complainant in the case, Vida …

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Govt will borrow, “even America does” – Asibe

A member of the government’s Economic Management team Dr. Mark Asibe Yeboah has said the Akufo-Addo government will continue to borrow to embark on developmental projects . He said the NPP government will not stop borrowing from the international market however it will make ‘smart borrowing ‘ where loans sourced will be injected into the productive sectors instead of the …

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Kwahu chiefs can’t force dress code on revelers – Minister

The Eastern regional Minister Eric Kwakye Darfuor has appealed to the Kwahu traditional authority to tone down on their call for decent dressing as revellers head for the mountains to celebrate Easter. According to the Minister, the situation where chiefs in the area attempt to restrict merry makers on dress codes does not augur well for the celebration . He …

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‘Young’ Mahama could lead NDC again – Apaak

Former President John Mahama has a right to stage a come back in 2020 as flagbearer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), former Presidential Staffer Dr. Clement Apaak has stated. The Builsa South Member of Parliament believes the return of Mahama who suffered an emphatic defeat in the hands of the New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akufo-Addo at the 2016 …

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Family Petitions IGP After Son Dies In Police Custody

Family of late Assuah Buah has accused the Half Assini Police of killing their relative and has, therefore, petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to investigate the cause of his death in police custody. The late Mr Buah was charged for stealing but died in Half Assini police cells. Following his death, the angry residents of Ekpu stormed and …

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24 Notaries Public Take Office

Twenty-four persons, including private legal practitioner, Kwame Boafo Akuffo, have been sworn in as Notaries Public. Justice Jones Dostse of the Supreme Court, who administered the oath of office, said that Notaries Public must uphold professional standards. Having been appointed after over 15 years of practice at the Bar, lawyers must bring their experience gathered over the years to bear …

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Five Die In Small Scale Mining At Gbane In Talensi

W have gathered from the Upper East Regional Hospital that five miners have been confirmed dead in the Gbane community in the Talensi district of the Upper East Region following a mining accident that occured underground, while working in a mining pit on the dawn of Friday, April 7, 2017. This number is contrary to the 7 deaths earlier reported in …

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Marwako Pepper Manager Files For No Case

Lawyers of Jihad Chaaban, the embattled Ablemkpe branch manager of Marwako Restaurant, have served notice to file a submission of ‘no case’ in the assault case brought against him (Jihad). Julio Demedeiros, lawyer for Jihad who dropped the hint yesterday, believes his client has no case to answer in respect of the charges preferred against him, although the court had …

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