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Police begin investigations into Wulugu lynching
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Police begin investigations into Wulugu lynching

Police in the North East Region have begun investigations into the lynching of a 27-year-old at Wulugu. The victim, Sanugu Abdulai, a truck driver’s assistant, was travelling with his master to Burkina Faso, on the Tamale–Bolga highway, when he was mistaken for a robber by an angry mob. The mob attacked him with sticks and stones, lynching him before incinerating his body. Fifty-four-year-old, Baro Drasa, the deceased’s master, narrating to Joy News what happened said they had made a stop at the Wulugu town following an ongoing robbery operation by two armed men on a motorcycle. He said out of fear his mate came down from the vehicle thinking the robbers were targeting them. According to him, his panicked mate run in the direction of the escaped robbers and wh...
TEWU suspends strike after reaching agreement with gov’t
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TEWU suspends strike after reaching agreement with gov’t

The Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union, (TEWU) has suspended the industrial action against the government. This comes after the leadership said they have reached an agreement with the government over their demands. They embarked on the strike to demand a better condition of service. However, a statement issued on Monday January 18 said “The Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union, TEWU, National Leadership in consultation with the Local Executives of the Public Universities hereby resolve to suspend the industrial action embarked upon by the Union in demand for some conditions of service. “We have come to an agreement with Government on the issues we presented and therefore there is the need to suspend the strike action for now. “We therefore call on our members on...
Swiss government outlines strategic foreign policy for Africa
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Swiss government outlines strategic foreign policy for Africa

The Government of Switzerland says it will prioritise and promote issues of peace, security and human rights as strategic foreign policy in the Sub-Saharan Africa over the next four years (2021-2024).It has also identified the issues of migration, prosperity, sustainability and digitalization as core elements of the Swiss Government's foreign policy strategy in Africa. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr George Appiah Korang, Media Liaison Officer and Political Advisor at the Embassy of Switzerland, Accra, on behalf of Mr Philip Stalder, Switzerland Ambassador. The statement said the Embassy's Team was excited about the path that was ahead for Switzerland and the Sub-Region, where Ghana plays a significant and multilayered roles.   "The Switzerland Government has ap...
Supreme Court dismisses Election Petition-related Interlocutory application
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Supreme Court dismisses Election Petition-related Interlocutory application

The Ghana national flag, center, flies in front of the Supreme Court building in the city of Accra, Ghana, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Ghana's judicial service says seven high court judges have been suspended following corruption allegations by a journalist. In a statement released Monday, the Judicial Council said the decision was made following the judges' "stated misbehavior." (AP Photo/Christian Thompson) The Supreme Court has dismissed an interlocutory application filed by Tsatsu Tsikata, counsel for the petitioner in the 2020 Presidential Election Petition, seeking answers from the EC Boss on issues pertaining to the mode of transmission of election results. Dismissing the application, the Court noted that the interlocutory application was discretional and  must also raise relevanc...
Security agencies must be resolute in enforcing COVID-19- Peace Council
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Security agencies must be resolute in enforcing COVID-19- Peace Council

The National Peace Council (NPC) has declared its support to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufu-Addo's directive to the security services to collaborate and enforce the COVID-19 safety protocols. This follows an upsurge in the number of active cases and the discovery of new variants of the pandemic in the country. “The security agencies must intensify their operations to arrest such recalcitrant members of the public who are flouting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols as well as perpetuating crime.” Mr Charles Ohene Amoh, the Executive Secretary of the Central Region branch of the NPC, said they must be determined and resolute in discharging their constitutional mandate regardless of one's socio-political status and religious affiliation to serve as a deterrent to othe...
Police caution youth against lawlessness
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Police caution youth against lawlessness

Mr Samuel Monney, Commissioner of Police (COP) the Director General, Technical Unit of the Ghana Police Service, has cautioned the youth against vandalizing Police Stations and other public property. He said Police Stations were public property, communities ought to protect such premises and officers posted to serve primarily in their own interest. COP Monney gave the caution, when he inaugurated the Kranka Community Police Station in the Nkoranza North District of the Bono East Region and tasked Police personnel to forge stronger police-civilian relationships to get support from the public towards crime combat. He expressed concern about acts of lawlessness among the current generation of youth, and warned especially the youth in that community against unruly behaviours or b...
IFJ remembers Ahmed Hussein-Suale
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IFJ remembers Ahmed Hussein-Suale

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), on Monday, marked the second anniversary of the murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, an investigative journalist and pledged to “demand justice and for an end to impunity.”    “Today we honour the memory of our brother Ahmed Hussein-Suale and pledge our solidarity, support and unending commitment to standing with you all to demand justice and for an end to impunity,” said the Federation. A statement signed by Anthony Bellanger, IFJ, General Secretary, described Ahmed Hussein-Suale as a brave investigative journalist who shed light on the darkness of corruption in Ghana and “paid the ultimate price for his work.”      It said two years after his murder, the “material and intellectual perpetrators of his killing remain free…this is u...
Veep donates GHC100,000 towards construction of Mother Theresa Soup Kitchen Centre
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Veep donates GHC100,000 towards construction of Mother Theresa Soup Kitchen Centre

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has pledged to provide GHC100,000 seed capital towards the construction of Mother Theresa Soup Kitchen Centre at Osu in the Greater Accra Region. He also promised to sponsor the secondary school education of four young boys from the Christ the King Soup Kitchen. The Soup Kitchen is an initiative of Reverend Father Andrew Campbell, Parish Priest of the Christ the King Catholic Church, Accra, which supports and feeds street children and the less privileged in the society. It also provides skill training to help them earn a decent living and move away from the streets as well as reintegrate them with their families. Vice President Bawumia, speaking as the Special Guest at the Fifth Anniversary of the Christ the King Soup Kitchen on Monday, e...
E/R: Queen mother bans naming ceremonies over teenage pregnancies
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E/R: Queen mother bans naming ceremonies over teenage pregnancies

The Queen mother of Oyoko in New Juaben Traditional area of the Eastern Region has banned outdooring and naming ceremony for teenage nursing mothers in the community. The decision, according to Nana Ankomah Serwaah Bonsu II, is part of measures to curb the alarming teenage pregnancy menace in the community. “I have instituted a traditional bye-law that if you are not above 18 and 20 years and you give birth, there will be no outdooring and naming ceremony for you. If you will do so do it in your room. This is part of measures to curb increasing teenage pregnancy in this community. It has helped a lot, Teenage pregnancy is indeed reducing” The Queen-mother who doubles as Adontenhemaa for New Juaben Traditional area also expressed worry over increasing consumption of alcohol, s...
Odikro of Nkawkaw Domeabra, MP and philanthropists donate to aged group
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Odikro of Nkawkaw Domeabra, MP and philanthropists donate to aged group

Nana Onwona Asare, the Odikro of Nkawkaw Domeabra, Mr Joseph Osei Frimpong, the Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw Constituency and other philanthropists of Kwahu Obomeng have donated items estimated at Gh¢5,000.00 to 130 aged persons within Nkawkaw Domeabra in the Kwahu West Municipality as part of efforts to put smiles on their faces. The package included; prepared food, bags of rice, canned fish, bottles of cooking oil, canned tomatoes and boxes of Magi cubes. Presenting the items to them, Nana Asare said the gesture was  done annually with the help of some other traditional leaders, philanthropists of Kwahu- Obomeng and Nkawkaw Domeabra communities to give back to society and to unite the aged for recreational purposes. He said old age was not meant for an individual as it ...
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