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Day: June 23, 2021

Fabio Gama’s strike sends Asante Kotoko top
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Fabio Gama’s strike sends Asante Kotoko top

A second half penalty converted by Fabio Gama ensured maximum points for Asante Kotoko who beat Karela United 2-1 in a match-day 30 encounter played at the Obuasi Len Clay Sports Stadium. The win ensured Kotoko went to the top of the league temporarily ahead of their arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak yet to feature in their week 30 encounter against Legon Cities on Thursday. Kotoko as expected started the game on the front foot with Emmanuel Gyamfi putting the ball into the net in the 10th minute but the assistant referee flagged for offside. Kotoko was eager for the opener and deservedly scored the opener through Emmanuel Gyamfi in the 21st minute after he calmly slotted past Karela United goalkeeper following a deep run from midfield. The Porcupine Warriors were certainly ...
Accra to experience 22 days of dumsor as ECG releases another load-shedding timetable
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Accra to experience 22 days of dumsor as ECG releases another load-shedding timetable

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has said it is collaborating with the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) to undertake interruptions in power supply. This is to facilitate the work of contractors as part of projects to improve power supply reliability and system voltages, a statement said on Wedne4sday June 23. In this regard, the statement added, load to Trasacco Bulk Supply Point will be managed to enable the construction of towers at the Volta, Accra East and Achimota substations and to complete the stringing and commissioning of a new double circuit 161KV Volta-Achimota transmission. The exercise will lead to a shortfall in transmission of power to Accra during the peak load hours, the statement added. “In view of this the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) ...
Five police officers killed by suspected terrorists in Burkina Faso
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Five police officers killed by suspected terrorists in Burkina Faso

Five policemen were killed in Burkina Faso on Monday evening, in an ambush by unidentified armed individuals. Officers say the attack happened on their post in the village of Bilbalogo, in the north-central province of Sanmatenga, as a team of 22 policemen was on its way to replace another on duty. Burkina Faso’s state news agency says 10 policemen are still missing, while seven others who had been missing have since been found. Joint search operations with the army are under way in the area to find the missing persons, according to state-owned TV station RTB. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Regional authorities meanwhile have set up a crisis meeting. On Sunday, at least six people were abducted by unidentified gunmen in the same Centre-Nor...
Two jailed 25 years each for robbery
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Two jailed 25 years each for robbery

The Nkawie Circuit Court has sentenced two friends to 25 years imprisonment each for conspiring to rob a couple at gunpoint at Abena Ntiriwaa near Adiembra in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region. Kwame Agyei, alias Pizaro, 36, and Adamu Abu, alias Rasta, 23, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit crime and robbery. The Court, presided over by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey, convicted the two on their own plea. Detective Inspector Anthony Acheampong, prosecuting, told the court that Agyei and Abu were farm labourers at Agogoso near Adiembra. He said on May 31, 2021, the accused persons, who often worked on a farm near the cottage of the couple, noticed that they had sold their cocoa produce. The two later met at the house of Abu, where they conspired to rob the co...
Ghana is on top of radioactive safety and security – GAEC
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Ghana is on top of radioactive safety and security – GAEC

The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) says Ghana is competently managing her radioactive sources and related issues to keep citizens safe. Professor Benjamin Jabez Nyarko, the Director-General of GAEC, said the Commission had ensured the security of those sources, over the years, as it continued to closely guard and monitor radioactive source user facilities against any form of sabotage, including external attacks or hazards.   “…Radiation, even if just radioactive sources, have not been used in Ghana by just anybody because we are on top of affairs and have data on all the places that have these sources," he said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency. "We regularly go to these facilities for monitoring and when these equipment are no longer in use, we retrieve them ...
Muslim community should invest in literacy programmes-Assembly Member
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Muslim community should invest in literacy programmes-Assembly Member

The leadership of Muslim communities in the country should mobilize resources to strengthen literacy programmes in their respective areas, Mr Dauda Tahiru, Assembly Member for Gauso in the Obuasi Municipality of the Ashanti Region, has advised. He tasked the leadership to also create the needed awareness on the essence of education to help develop the knowledge base and skills of the youth. The Assembly Member said knowledge was the wealth and prosperity of any society and there was no justification to deny the Muslim youth their right to education. Mr Tahiru made the call when he donated sets of shoe worth GH¢10,000.00 to the Saqquafia Islamic School at Obuasi. The Assembly Member, who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ‘YAA-LATIF’ Engineering Limited, said ...
President commends Upper East for management of COVID-19
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President commends Upper East for management of COVID-19

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended the chiefs and people of the Upper East Region for the successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the area, which has claimed several lives across the world. He said the chiefs in the various traditional areas played a vital role in the fight against the virus. President Akufo-Addo gave the commendation in Bawku when he called on Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II, Paramount Chief of the Bawku Traditional Area, in the Upper East Region. He was on a working visit to the Region and accompanied by Mr Dominic Nitiwul, the Minister of Defence, Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior, Mr Stephen Yakubu, the Regional Minister and other government and former appointees including party executives. “I am very happy with the...
Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulimakom road near completion – President
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Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulimakom road near completion – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says construction of the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulimakom road in the Upper East Region is near completion. He said even though the condition of roads in the Region was not the best, there had been some improvement. “I am happy to see that the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulimakom road is now 80 per cent complete and very soon, it will be 100 per cent,” the President told the Paramount Chief of the Bawku Traditional Area, Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II, at his Palace. “I know how dear the road is to your heart, and that is why I said to you that in my time, I will complete that road, am almost there,” President Akufo-Addo said. The President, who was in the Bawku Naba's Palace to pay a courtesy call on him as part of his working visit to the Region, sai...
GSS deploys 3,793 enumerators, supervisors for Census in Volta Region
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GSS deploys 3,793 enumerators, supervisors for Census in Volta Region

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has deployed 3,793, made up of 3,151 Enumerators and 642 Supervisors for the 2021 Population and Housing Census Data collection in the 18 districts of the Volta Region. Mr Chris Amewu, Volta Regional Director of GSS, who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said a little over 4,000 people were taken through training and that the 3,793 were selected based on their performance. He said the first phase of the exercise, which constituted the identification of structures and assigning specific numbers to households located in a geographical space of the country, was going on smoothly.Mr Amewu said the second phase would be a proper enumeration of individuals in various identified households based on a series of indicators such as demograp...
Tomato traders happy with gov’t plans to improve border security
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Tomato traders happy with gov’t plans to improve border security

Mr Eric Osei Tuffour, the Chairman of the Tomato Traders and Transporters Association of Ghana ( TTTAG), has welcomed the government’s efforts to boost security at the country’s borders. Mr Tuffour said the plans were a major step to save lives and improve businesses, especially that of members of the association. He said members of the association were, especially, relieved by the plans to protect borders that would boost trade between tomato traders and their counterparts in Burkina Faso. The Chairman expressed the association’s appreciation in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region. He bemoaned the robbery cases and attacks on tomato traders and transporters, who suffered various attacks between January and May 2021 on their trave...
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