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AMA removes  unauthorised signages in median along John Evans Atta Mills High Street in Accra
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AMA removes unauthorised signages in median along John Evans Atta Mills High Street in Accra

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has removed unauthorised signages mounted in the median along the John Evans Atta Mills High Street in Accra. The exercise forms part of measures to rid the city of wrongly sited signages and other out of home advertisements especially those mounted without the requisite permit and obstructing traffic which is becoming a road safety menace.  According to the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Accra who sanctioned the exercise, no institution or religious body had been given a permit to mount signages in medians within the AMA's jurisdiction. He noted that under the AMA Billboard or Signage and Advertising bye-law 2017, a  person shall not erect, site or hang a billboard or sign-board or paint a building or any open space for purpos...
S.Africa’s AngloGold’s new CEO to tackle ‘enormous’ discount
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S.Africa’s AngloGold’s new CEO to tackle ‘enormous’ discount

AngloGold Ashanti's (ANGJ.J) newly-appointed chief executive officer Alberto Calderon told Reuters on Tuesday he will take action to remove a roughly 80% discount in value relative to its gold mining peers and dismissed merger rumours. After a nearly 10-month search, the South Africa-headquartered bullion miner said on Tuesday Calderon would take over as CEO from Sept. 1. Following the news, AngloGold shares rose more than 4%, outpacing its Johannesburg-listed gold mining peers Harmony Gold (HARJ.J) and Gold Fields (GFIJ.J), before giving up some gains to be 1.89% higher at 1405 GMT. Calderon is an industry veteran, who previously headed Melbourne-based explosives maker Orica Ltd (ORI.AX) and worked as a senior executive at mining giant BHP Group ...
MTN FA CUP: Razak Abalora return to face Asokwa Deportivo
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MTN FA CUP: Razak Abalora return to face Asokwa Deportivo

Goalkeeper Razak Abalora has returned to face Asokwa Deportivo in Asante Kotoko's round of 16 FA Cup game at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium. The former WAFA shot stopper after being dropped by head coach of the side starts in post ahead of Felix Annan for this afternnon's duel. Kotoko will be without their coach Mariano Barreto and Skipper Emmanuel Gyamfi due to their ban handed them by the GFA. Today's captain Samuel Frimpong will play in defense with Ibrahim Imoro, Andrews Appau and Yusif Mubarik with Emmanuel Keyekeh, Kwame Adom Frimpong and Fabio Gama in midfield. Solomon Sarfo Taylor, Andy Kumi and inform striker Evans Adomako will lead attack. Below is the team to Asokwa Deporivo:
Menzgold case adjourned over NAM 1’s cough
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Menzgold case adjourned over NAM 1’s cough

The Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold Ghana Limited Nana Appiah Mensah has been taken ill and has been asked to see his doctors. Nana Appiah Mensah, affectionately called NAM1 was not in court on Tuesday, July 6, for the Case in which he has been arraigned for fraud. Before the Circuit Court in Accra presided over by Her Honour Mrs Evelyn Asamoah, his lawyer Audry Twum holding Kwame Akufo’s brief said their client is “coughing.” “My Lady, our client is not well. He has been coughing and we have asked him to see the doctors this morning. Our apologies to the court for his absence,” his counsel told the court. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Slyvester Asare, the Prosecutor in the case said the accused has always been in court and for the sake of his absence, he pr...
NDC, others hit the streets to ‘March for Justice’ [Photos]
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NDC, others hit the streets to ‘March for Justice’ [Photos]

The Youth Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has begun the much-anticipated street protest dubbed ‘March For Justice’. The protest is to demand justice for persons who lost their lives as a result of “state-sponsored thuggery” in the hands of the police and the military under the current administration. Supporters have gathered at the converging point for the demonstration, which will culminate in two petitions presented to the President, first, and then the Speaker of Parliament. Some of the placards captured from the grounds mentioned some of the victims of the recent police-cum-military brutalities: ‘Abdallah Ayaric deserved to live’, ‘#We are all Kaaka’, among others. Below are some photos of the protesters: NDC embarks on demo NDC embarks on ‘March For ...
Kennedy Agyapong blesses 37 Military Hospital again
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Kennedy Agyapong blesses 37 Military Hospital again

Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, has presented a cheque of USD100,000 to the 37 Military Hospital. This comes barely a few weeks after he cut the sod for the construction of Cardiothoracic Centre. The money is to facilitate the training of medical personnel in India to man the ultra-modern Cardiothoracic Centre under construction within the hospital. A total of eight medical personnel are expected to benefit from his benevolence. The eight are said to include; Lt Col. Kwame Acheampong Adomako – Surgeon, Dr Gordon Offei-Larbi – Surgeon; SQ LDR; Benjamin Toboh, Cardiologist and Dr Nana Yaa Kyei-Frimpong – also a Cardiologist. The rest are, CDR. Titus Enninful – Cardiac Anesthetist; Melvin Michael Asamoah – Perfusionist; MAJ. Gloria Adda...
Pay Pension Lump-Sum Top-Up – TUC
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Pay Pension Lump-Sum Top-Up – TUC

THE TRADES Union Congress (TUC) has expressed concern over the delay in the payment of pension lump sum top-ups to some workers who retired in 2020 under the three-tier pension scheme – Act 766. According to the TUC, these workers retired with inferior lump-sum benefits, compared to what they would have received if they had retired under the old pension scheme – PNDCL 247. Dr Anthony Yaw Baah, General Secretary of the TUC, made the call recently in a press statement dated July 5, 2021 following a TUC general council meeting at Kasoa in the Central Region. “Government has agreed to top-up the lump-sum benefits of these retirees. It is close to a year since government committed itself to pay the top-up but they are yet to receive their lump-sum top-up. The delay in the payment ...
Ashanti Regional Minister appear before Ejura Committee
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Ashanti Regional Minister appear before Ejura Committee

The Ashanti Region Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, is the first to appear before the three-member ministerial committee probing the disturbances that rocked Ejura exactly a week ago. Mr Osei-Mensah, who also doubles as the Head of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), was led to swear an oath before hearing began on Tuesday, July 6. The committee led by Court of Appeal judge Justice George Kingsley Koomson is sitting to gather evidence and eye-witness accounts on the possible reasons that led to the unrest in Ejura on Tuesday, June 29. The unrest resulted in the killing of two and injuring of four. They have 10 days within which to present their report. Having been constituted on Wednesday, June 30, the committee, also made up of Dr Vladimir Antwi Danso and Juliet Amoah ...
‘We’re Tired of Akufo-Addo’s Dictatorship’ – NDC supporters Cry As They March
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‘We’re Tired of Akufo-Addo’s Dictatorship’ – NDC supporters Cry As They March

Members of the opposition National Democratic Congress have slammed President Akufo-Addo describing him as a “dictator” as they hit the streets of Accra to protest.Supporters of the NDC are also decrying what they say is the growing injustice in the country under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo.The party said the “march will also signal the beginning of public sensitization activities to compel the government to rid the security agencies of NPP hoodlums and misfits who have been recruited and are being used to terrorize innocent and peace-loving Ghanaians. The march will also be in solidarity with the silent majority of security personnel who are concerned about the undue politicization of recruitment and appointments to the detriment of professionalism and discipline”.Meanwhil...
Expatriate In Hot Waters For Assault
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Expatriate In Hot Waters For Assault

The police are investigating a case of assault brought against an expatriate who is the CEO of mining contracting firm BCM Ghana Limited. Paul List allegedly manhandled a Ghanaian employee, Jonathan Adongo, who is the Administration Manager and Company Secretary of BCM, and has worked for the company for about 30 years. Mr. List, believed to be an Australian and married to a Ghanaian woman, is alleged to have physically assaulted Mr. Adongo, 62, leaving him with ear, shoulder and hip injuries at about 1pm on Sunday, June 13. Mr. Adongo is claiming that Mr. List had demanded access to some company files to enable him to take over the company established with other shareholders of BCM, and as the Administration Manager and Company Secretary he (Adongo) had declined to hand over...
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