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Gold smuggling imminent in Ghana- Exporters

Ghana’s gold sector is under threat as news of smuggling becomes rife. According to the Association of Gold Exporters of Ghana (AGEG) the reports are alarming. They are blaming it on the high taxes imposed on gold export.loading... “The 10% withholding tax that was introduced was finally reduced to 3%. If I am going to buy gold and you ask …

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I have over 100 houses in Kumasi – Chairman Wontumi

Maverick Politician and Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bernard Antwi Boasiako, aka Chairman Wontumi has revealed that he built his first 25-bedroom house at age 22. According to Wontumi who claims he made money very early in life, he has over hundred houses only in Kumasi. Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat Wednesday, Chairman …

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Akufo-Addo deploys 205 combat soldiers to assist ECOWAS oust Yahya Jammeh

President of the Republic and Commander of the Ghana Armed Forces, Nana Addo Dankwa-Addo, has deployed 205 Ghanaian combat soldiers to ECOWAS. The mission of the team is to assist the regional bloc to oust President Yahya Jammeh from power and also ensure that the newly elected leader of the West African is peacefully sworn into power. Jammeh who lost …

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I Need Home-Cooked Meals – JB Danquah’s Killer Requests…

A suspect involved in the murder of late Abuakwa North MP J.B Danquah Adu has requested an Accra Magistrate court to permit his family to bring him food. Daniel Asiedu, one of the accused persons standing trial for the death of the late MP, told the court that the police had refused to give him adequate food since December 30, …

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Cocoa Shortage Looms In Ghana

Cocoa shortage is looming in Ghana as illegal diamond and gold mining activities are killing cocoa farms in mining communities in the country, Today investigations have revealed. Farmers from cocoa growing communities in Ashanti, Western, Brong Ahafo and the three Northern Regions—Northern, Upper East and Upper West— told Today that they are being forced by their chiefs and landowners to …

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Senior Minister role unconstitutional – Ayariga

President Nana Akufo-Addo’s appointment of Senior Minister nominee, Osafo Maafo is unconstitutional, Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga has said. President Akufo- Addo nominated the former Finance Minister under the erstwhile Kufuor administration as Senior Minister last week. Osafo Maafo’s position will require him to supervise the activities of all other appointees and ensure discipline at all levels. …

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Police Have No Right To Seize Keys Of Uncooperative Drivers – MTTD Boss

The Commander of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Patrick Adusei Sarpong, has warned that it is unlawful for police to remove the ignition keys of vehicles while on duties on roads. He has also warned that police officers have no right to remove stickers of drivers when they are arrested for road …

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Afoko ‘Dying’- Health Deteriorating

It has emerged that the health condition of Gregory Afoko, who is facing trial for the murder of Adams Mahama, former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), is deteriorating. He has since last year been spotting a swollen arm and has been receiving medical attention at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. But at the hearing yesterday, Chief …

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Brouhaha over Rawlings’ 4 acres land unnecessary — Kofi Adams

The former spokesperson of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Kofi Adams, has stated that there is nothing wrong with the state giving former presidents lands as part of their retirement packages. According to him, the brouhaha following reports that the previous government leased over four acres of unnumbered plots of land to former president Rawlings is unnecessary. Speaking in an …

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