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We Are investing in Infrastructure; Not Rearing Flying Guinea Fowls – Bawumia jabs Mahama
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We Are investing in Infrastructure; Not Rearing Flying Guinea Fowls – Bawumia jabs Mahama

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has hit back at former President Mahama for claiming that there is nothing to show for the amount of money the government has borrowed since 2017. The former President claimed recently in a media interview that the Akufo-Addo government has borrowed excessively with nothing to show for it. But Vice President Bawumia hit back swiftly with a detailed post on Facebook, telling the former President to "read" his post and be informed of what the Akufo-Addo government has done in terms of infrastructure development in all sectors. "The former president, John Mahama recently asked what the Government of the NPP has used the monies it has borrowed during its term for. I will provide the former president with some answers and only ask that he t...
Nkaseim chife praises Akufo-Addo for ending 40-year wait for a Region
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Nkaseim chife praises Akufo-Addo for ending 40-year wait for a Region

The Twafohene of Nkaseim Nana Sarfo Kantanka, has on behalf of the Chiefs and people of Nkaseim and Ahafo, commended President Akufo-Addo for ensuring that their over 40-year wait for a region is over. Speaking at a durbar of Chiefs and people of Nkaseim in the Asutifi South Constituency during the visit of Dr. Bawumia on Tuesday, Nana Sarfo Kantanka said, for over 40 years, Ahafoman had unsuccessfully pursued successive governments for a region to be created for Ahafo, until the emergence of Nana Akufo-Addo. "Our elders started this search for an Ahafo region 40 years ago. This vision was hatched here in Nkaseim but it didn't materialize. Since then, governments have come and gone and we were not successful until Akufo-Addo came," the Chief said. "Our elders, the Divisional ...
Kwapong Women Ditch NDC for NPP
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Kwapong Women Ditch NDC for NPP

A group of known NDC supporters in Kwapong, in the Asunafo South Constituency of the Ahafo Region, have ditched their long-time party, the NDC for the New Patriotic Party. The former NDC stalwarts, numbering about 100, announced their defection at a grand durbar of Chiefs and people of Kwapong during the visit of Vice President Bawumia on Tuesday. The women said their defection to the NPP was informed by the good policies of the Akufo-Addo government, especially the flagship Free Senior High School policy, which they said has relieved many parents the difficulty of funding their children's secondary education. Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia warmly welcomed them into the elephant fraternity, and symbolically took a group photograph with them. The Ahafo Regional Chairma...
It Is Time For Us To Vote NPP For More Development – Mo Traditional Council
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It Is Time For Us To Vote NPP For More Development – Mo Traditional Council

Traditional rulers in the Mo Traditional area have told Vice President Bawumia that after 28 years of voting for the NDC, it is time to back the NPP to show gratitude for what the Akufo-Addo government has done in the area. Presenting a smock from the Mo Traditional Authority to Dr. Bawumia at a durbar of Chiefs and people of the Mo Traditional area in Kintampo on Thursday October 22, Nana Agyei Adinkra II, Krontihene of the Mo Traditional area, assured Dr. Bawumia of their decision to vote for the NPP and be part of the wind of development blowing around the country. "On behalf of the Chiefs of Mo Traditional area, I present to you this smock, which will always remind you of this visit to Kintampo. "Not just that, we want to seal it with a promise right in front of you that ...
Yamfo Health Centre gets OPD Block
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Yamfo Health Centre gets OPD Block

ROPEAK Limited, a Ghanaian civil engineering company working with the Newmont Goldcorp Ahafo Mine, has constructed and handed over an Out-Patients Department to the Yamfo Health Centre (YHC) to facilitate healthcare delivery.    Mrs Eva Aryee, the Tano North Municipal Director of Health Services, said the collaboration with health directorates by corporate bodies helped to enhance access to quality health care in the country.    She expressed gratitude to ROPEAK for the kind gesture and said the intervention was timely as the fight against the COVID-19 continued.    Touching on the COVID-19 testing in the Municipality, Mrs Aryee said 275 people were tested and 74 proved positive while four deaths had been recorded and added that Yamfo had not recorded a case.    She mentio...
We are tackling waste and good health of citizens-Akufo-Addo
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We are tackling waste and good health of citizens-Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said the government's efforts to tackle the country’s waste problems were to make sure that citizens were always in a good health to go about their various duties. “The projects undertaken nationwide in relation to tackling waste issues were aimed at ensuring good health of the nation.” President Akufo-Addo said this when he addressed a durbar of Chiefs and people of Dambai and cut-the-sod for the construction of the Oti Solid Waste Treatment facility at Dambai to climax his two-day tour of the region. “The various projects that I am here to initiate in this region were essential and I tell you that the development projects that are ahead of the region in the years ahead will come gidigidigidi…” He noted that the construction of t...
Canadian kidnappers’ trial: Court to hear evidence from victims’ parents via conference
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Canadian kidnappers’ trial: Court to hear evidence from victims’ parents via conference

An Accra High Court will on November 27 hold a conference call to hear testimonies of the parents of the two Canadian who were allegedly kidnapped in Kumasi in June last year by four persons. The victims, students; Ms Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley and Ms Bailey Jordan Chilley both 19, were kidnapped in Kumasi after participating in a youth programme on June 4, 2019. The four accused persons; Sampson Aghalor, aka Romeo, Elvis Ojiyorwe, Jeff Omarsar and Yusif Yakubu have all been charged with conspiracy to kidnap and two counts of kidnapping. They have all pleaded not guilty to the offence. At the court, the first Prosecution Witness, an officer of the Bureau of National Communication was discharged after he was subjected to further cross-examination by Longinus C...
Akyem Batabi: Six vicitms of the collapsed church building treated and discharged
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Akyem Batabi: Six vicitms of the collapsed church building treated and discharged

Report gathered from the Akim Oda Government Hospital indicated that six victims rescued from the collapsed church at Batabi, were treated and discharged as at Thursday morning. Mr Kwame Ampadu-Agyei, Administrator of the Akim Oda Government Hospital briefing the media said, about 24 victims were sent to the hospital with 15 already dead, six treated and discharged, one referred to the St Joseph hospital in Koforidua while one died on Thursday leaving one, on admission. Meanwhile, rescue efforts were ongoing to save dozens believed to be trapped under the debris, by the combined rescue teams including; the Ambulance Service, Military, Ghana National Fire Service, Police and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).   Mr Amo Lartey, Director of Operations at NADMO...
Ho Municipal dumpsites receive attention
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Ho Municipal dumpsites receive attention

 The Ministry of Sanitation has commenced major maintenance works on refuse dumpsites in the Ho Municipality. Four sites are cleared to make way for the increasing solid waste and litter, in an exercise that would also close down all unapproved collection points in the Municipality. Mr Prosper Pi-Bansah, Chief Executive of the Municipality who was inspecting works on one of the largest temporal dumpsites at Ziavi- Adukofe, said the refuse management system was over-burdened for some time now. He said the Assembly was working to complete the construction of a faecal sludge treatment plant and a compost processing facility at Ziavi- Blorkpokofe. Mr Aaron Amedzro, Municipal Environmental Health Officer said the dumpsite maintenance exercise would curb the breeding of flies, w...
Aflao residents accuse security forces of harassment
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Aflao residents accuse security forces of harassment

Residents of Aflao in the Ketu South Municipality have raised concerns about a recent swoop by security agents in the area describing it as a show of force and harassment. The Aflao Police with support from Military and Immigration officers on Thursday night carried out an operation to arrest about 28 persons suspected to be dealing with drugs including; cannabis and other hard drugs. Some of the affected persons, who spoke to the GNA accused the security officers of harassing innocent citizens including; a nursing mother, who had her child strapped at the back just upon a mere suspicion. Mr Mensah Tay, a commercial motorist said he was on his way to buy medication from a chemical store around Timber Market, Aflao when he was arrested and made to spend the night away from hom...
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