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Nicholas Opoku a doubt for Black Stars game against Qatar
Sports

Nicholas Opoku a doubt for Black Stars game against Qatar

Ghana defender Nicholas Opoku is not likely to feature in Monday’s game against Qatar after suffering a bruised muscle in his right leg in Friday’s 3-0 loss to Mali. Opoku hobbled off in the 79th minute after he went in for a tackle against Mali striker Coulibaly Lassana and was replaced by Joseph Aidoo. The medical team of the Black Stars led by Prof. Dr. Chris Adomako is currently working to get him back to full fitness. Ghana will on Monday play against Asian Champions Qatar in another friendly game at the Titanic sports complex in Antalya, Turkey.
Afghan security forces free dozens from Taliban prison
World

Afghan security forces free dozens from Taliban prison

Afghan security forces freed 43 civilians and military personnel from a Taliban prison in southern Zabul province during a secret operation, the country’s Ministry of Defence said on Saturday. Twenty of the prisoners were taken to the provincial capital, and the rest returned to their military units, according to a ministry statement. The operation was confirmed by a spokesman for the provincial authorities. The Taliban, which has been particularly powerful in the province and controls large parts of it, has not yet reacted to the news. The operation comes against the backdrop of talks between the government and the Taliban, which included as a precondition a large prisoner swap. The Afghan government released some 5,000 Taliban prisoners, and the militants released 1,0...
Ex-convict grabbed for allegedly impregnating step-daughter
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Ex-convict grabbed for allegedly impregnating step-daughter

A 54-year-old tailor, who allegedly had sex with his 15 year old step daughter and impregnated her at Adabraka in Accra, has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. Seth Kwesi Asare, who is an ex-convict, is being held for defilement. Police said investigations revealed that Asare had previously been jailed on a similar offence.       In the presence of his lawyer, in court, Asare denied the charge of defilement and placed on bail in the sum of GHS60,000 with three sureties, two to be justified with landed property. The Court, presided over by Mrs Christiana Cann, ordered that the title deed of the landed property should be deposited at the registry pending the final determination of the case. It also ordered for a DNA test to be conducted to ascertain the father of the unb...
Australian High Commissioner inaugurates Youth Development centre in Sunyani
News

Australian High Commissioner inaugurates Youth Development centre in Sunyani

Mr Gregory Andrews, the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, has inaugurated a Youth Development Centre in Sunyani to offer employable skills training to young people in Sunyani and Sunyani West  Municipalities. The centre, funded by the Australian government through its Direct Aid Programme, is in line with an “Integrated Sewing Project” being implemented by the Sunyani Youth Development Association (SYDA) to support vulnerable people and groups to acquire employable skills. It will create an industrial hub, as part of the Association’s 14-module training programme to build the entrepreneurial capacities of school drop-outs, teenage mothers, people with disabilities and street children. Mr Andrews said the Australian government was determined to support Ghana to address ch...
We shall revive and modify small scale mining-Mahama
Politics

We shall revive and modify small scale mining-Mahama

Former President and Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John  Dramani Mahama, has assured the people of the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai constituency that a new NDC government would revive small scale mining in the area.  He said the next  NDC government would return all seized excavators and mining concessions to their owners. “We shall use graduates of the Tarkwa School of Mines to offer technical support to small scale miners to improve upon their work to meet local and international standards, thereby giving them sustainable livelihoods. We shall also do this without discrimination to create jobs for the youth in the area,” he stated. Mr Mahama was addressing a rally at Bibiani as part of his four-day campaign tour of the Western North Region. The NDC ...
EPA works towards certification of LPG operators
News

EPA works towards certification of LPG operators

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to ensure that only properly trained persons could operate in the gas value chain. Mr Ebenezer Appah-Sampong, the Deputy Executive Director of the EPA, said the move was to help end the wrongful handling of the product from the point of transportation to the final consumer. It would also curb the many accidents that had engulfed the sector over the years. Mr Appah-Sampong said this at the training of LPG dealers, station attendants, technicians and members of the LPG Marketing Companies’ Association in Takoradi in the Western Region. He said gas was an essential service, which must be handled more safely. The Deputy Executive Director said though the sector had witnessed many incidents in the past, education and train...
Peace Council moves to eliminate vigilantism
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Peace Council moves to eliminate vigilantism

The National Peace Council (NPC) has called for the support of stakeholders in efforts to ensure a peaceful and violent-free general election. It said violence perpetrated by party-affiliated vigilante groups had become a major threat to Ghana’s democracy and the peace of the nation, hence the need to work as team to eliminate the canker.     Mr Osei Yaw Owusu Sekyere, a member of the Governing Board of the NPC, made the call at a sensitisation workshop on advocacy against vigilantism in Ghana, held at Bibiani in the Western North Region. The programme, organised by the Western Regional Peace Council, with support from the Danish Embassy, brought together representatives of the two major political parties; the New Patriotic Party and National Democratic Congress, religious gr...
NDC debunks claim of building mortuaries in Zongo communities
Politics

NDC debunks claim of building mortuaries in Zongo communities

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has debunked claims that the party was going to build mortuaries in the Zongo communities when voted into power.      He explained that 'the people's manifesto' of the NDC had rather indicated to collaborate with public hospitals across the country to designate special places in the mortuaries for Islamic burial and not to build mortuaries for them, as being circulated.      Mr Ofosu-Ampofo gave the explanation when he joined Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman to pay a courtesy call on Eastern Regional Chief Imams and Zongo Chiefs in the New Juaben South Constituency, as part of a five-day campaign tour of the Eastern Region.      Mr Ofosu-Ampofo said upon interactions with the Association of Coun...
Vote for me base on my track record – President Akufo-Addo
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Vote for me base on my track record – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to voters in the Upper West Region to vote massively for him in the December polls based on his remarkable track record. He said in 2016 he came to solicit their support with promises but this time he was back asking for their support based on his track record with regards to development. President Akufo-Addo made the appeal when he paid a courtesy call on Wa Naa Seidu Fuseini Pelpuo IV, the Overlord of the Waala Kingdom, as part of his two-day working visit to the Upper West Region. He said the Government’s three-and-half years’ record in the region was almost at par with that of the many years in office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and, therefore, appealed to the chiefs and people to retain the New Patriotic Pa...
EP Church loses moderator of general assembly
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EP Church loses moderator of general assembly

Rt. Rev. Dr Seth Senyo Agidi, the 13th Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana has died.      The Office of the Clerk of General Assembly, Reverend Dr Emmanuel Komla Amey, who broke the sad news on behalf of the Standing Committee of the General Assembly, said the Moderator died at the Ho Teaching Hospital on Saturday morning.      The late Rt. Rev. Dr Agidi, on Friday, addressed a press conference on the stand of the Church on the activities of the Western Togoland Restoration Front, in the Volta Region.      He was elected in August 2014 and inducted into office on 11th  January 2015 as the 13th Moderator of the Church, to serve a six-year term.      Rt. Rev. Dr Agidi’s tenure in office was to end on December 13th, this year.  A p...
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