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Nigerian trader charged for impersonating three Ministers on Facebook
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Nigerian trader charged for impersonating three Ministers on Facebook

A Nigerian trader accused of impersonating three Ministers of State to defraud victims of monies of over GHC10,000.00 has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. Vivian Sajida Imran and her husband Prince Joel, now at large, are said to have used the names of the Ministers of state to defraud two victims of over GHC 10,000.00 under the pretext of securing them jobs. Vivian and her husband Joel portrayed to the victims that they could secure jobs for them at COC0BOD, Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) and Ghana Gas Company Limited for them. They are alleged to have collected GHC 6,000.00 from one Seth Samuel Tetteh to provide him with a job at TOR and five others of different sums of monies for job opportunities at COCOBOD and Ghana Gas Company limited. They therefore impersonated Kojo Op...
First Muslim takes office as Supreme Court Judge
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First Muslim takes office as Supreme Court Judge

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu, into office as the first Muslim Justice of the Supreme Court. Present at the historic ceremony were the National CHief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Chief Justice Anin Yeboah, and Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei OpareSome Members of Parliament, Chairman of the Council of State, the Attorney General, and friends and family of the new Justice of the Supreme Court were also present at the ceremony. President Akufo-Addo urged him to discharge his duties without fear, favour, or any consideration and appealed to him to work to uphold the constitution and the rule of law.  He expressed confidence in Justice Tanko, considering his years of experience ...
Vice President Bawumia cuts sod for Ghana Armed Forces Inner Roads construction
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Vice President Bawumia cuts sod for Ghana Armed Forces Inner Roads construction

The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has cut sod for works to begin on the upgrading of inner roads within all the Garrisons of the Ghana Armed Forces across the country. The 250 kilometres of asphalt, bituminous surfacing and reconstruction forms part of the ongoing Barracks Re-generation Project, which has seen President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commission among others a 64-block housing unit at the Duala Barracks of Burma Camp, Armored Fighting Vehicles and vehicles of all types including pickups/patrol vehicles, over 50 comfortable buses as well as several ongoing projects across the garrisons across the country. Vice President Bawumia re-echoed Government’s commitment to resourcing the Ghana Armed Forces on Friday, 22 May 2020 when he joined the Minis...
Man arrested for inflicting cutlass wounds on mother for his impotence.
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Man arrested for inflicting cutlass wounds on mother for his impotence.

Kennedy Kwaku Adu, a 45-year-old farmer at Twifu Mampong in the Twifo Atimokwa District of the Central Region has inflicted cutlass wounds on his biological mother. He blames his mother for his impotency. Kwaku Adu has not been able to get his wife pregnant after years of marriage Confirming the incident to the Ghana News Express, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Addai Boateng, the Twifo Praso District Commander said the suspect and his wife, Gifty Anku, had been married for quite a long time without a child.  As a result, he said the home where the accused, his wife, and the victim (his mother) all reside has not known any peace.  According to the District Commander, the suspect returned home on the night of the incident drunk, and started hurling insults on his mother and ...
Consider challenge in Parliament as blip-Prez Akufo-Addo to Justice Clemence Honyenuga
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Consider challenge in Parliament as blip-Prez Akufo-Addo to Justice Clemence Honyenuga

President Nana Addo Dankwa AKufo-Addo has urged the newly sworn-in Jusice of the Supreme Court, Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga to overlook the challenges he faced on his way to become a Justice of the Apex Court. Justice Clemence Honyenuga, after his vetting by the Appointment Committee of Parliament, failed to secure unanimous approval from the committee when he appeared before it couple of weeks ago. The committee voted 10-7 in his favour. When Justice Honyenuga went before the Appointment Committee, the Tema East law maker, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, drew his attention to how he was recriminated for making a statement at a durbar of chiefs and the people of the Afadzato South District in the Volta Region, praising the President.  In his defense, Justice Hony...
Former Asante Kotoko defender John Kuffour granted bail for biting girlfriend’s nipple
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Former Asante Kotoko defender John Kuffour granted bail for biting girlfriend’s nipple

Former Asante Kotoko defender, John Kuffour has granted bail to the sum of 50 Thousand Cedis, with two sureties for biting off his girlfriend’s nipple. The Ejisu District Court presided over by Mr. Kwaku Baah Frempong, also ordered the families of the former Asante Kotoko defender and the girlfriend to jointly assist the victim undergo an urgent surgery and for the accused to report to the court again in seven days. Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Emmanuel Appiah Kubi, explained that the complainant , Dennisa Hagan , 36 , who is a hairdresser has been fiancée to John Kuffour for the past six years,according to report monitored on GCR – Kumasi. However, the two parties had a row in their relationship. The prosecutor narrated that on the 1st of January, 2017 Kuffour visited Dennisa in ...
Over 200 illegal Ghanaian migrants in Kuwait to return on Saturday
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Over 200 illegal Ghanaian migrants in Kuwait to return on Saturday

Two hundred and forty-five Ghanaian illegal migrants in Kuwait are expected to arrive in Ghana on Saturday, May 23. The government of Ghana has made a petition to the Kuwaiti government to deport them. The Illegal Ghanaian Migrants are expected into the country despite the closure of the country's borders to prevent the importation of the COVID 19. The government took the decision at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, May 21 after weeks of bilateral discussions on the status and welfare of the Ghanaian citizens, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told reporters in Accra today.  Kuwait has informed Ghana about its intention to deport the illegal migrants. Kuwait also expressed the commitment to bare the cost of their trip via a special charter arrangement. Subsequently, the g...
Justice Honyenuga officially takes office as Justice of the Supreme Court
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Justice Honyenuga officially takes office as Justice of the Supreme Court

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn into office, Mr. Clement Jackson Honyenuga as Justice of the Supreme Court at a colorful ceremony at the Jubilee House on Friday. Justice Honyenuga took the oath of Allegiance, Judicial Oath, and Oath of Secrecy and pledged to discharge his duties without fear or favour, and without any discrimination.  Present at the ceremony were Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Chief Justice Anin Yeboah, Speaker of Parliament Prof Mike Oquaye and Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei Opare. Also present were some Members of Parliament, Chairman of the Council of State, the Attorney General, and friends and family of the new Justice of the Supreme Court.  Justice Honyenuga thanked the President, Council of State, Judicial Council a...
We will generate interest in rice cultivation in Ghana-Prez Akufo-Addo
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We will generate interest in rice cultivation in Ghana-Prez Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the government will continue to work to generate interest in Rice cultivation in Ghana.  Already, he said there is a big interest in rice production in the country, adding that young people are now taking the lead in the planting and harvesting of rice. In a meeting with the traditional leaders from the Anlo Traditional Area on Wednesday, said the government will keep assisting rice farmers to increase the production of the grain in Ghana.  "We are witnessing across the country now, a big interest in rice production. In several areas in the country today, young people are taking the lead in the planting and harvesting of rice" "If we have a situation whereby rice is grown all over Ghana, we will reduce our dependence on imported rice,...
Corruption and political interference hindering Ghana’s fight against human trafficking
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Corruption and political interference hindering Ghana’s fight against human trafficking

Essi Abbam is a 32-year old mother from Moree, a fishing community in the Central Region of Ghana whose 12 year-old daughter (Mary not her real name) became paralysed after she was forced to work for her aunt.Mary was sent to live with her aunt in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region by her father. After several weeks of daily fish trading in the market, she was taken to the hospital where doctors’ examination showed a spinal cord damage.  This was due to carrying heavy loads on her head.Asked whether she was ready to report her daughter’s perpetrators to the police, Essi said no, with the reason that the people involved are her in-laws. “The police will only collect money from me, they will not do anything”, she said; “I cannot go through the frustration at the court”,&n...
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