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Police rolls out new strategy against bullion van attacks
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Police rolls out new strategy against bullion van attacks

The Police Administration has given hints of plans to review strategies for the safety of movement of cash across the country. The new plan, details of which are yet to be made public, was made known when the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, held a meeting with officials of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Association of Bankers to discuss security issues in the banking sector. The meeting was held as a result of recent attacks on some cash-in-transit operations, mainly by bullion vans. Information made available by the Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service indicated that the meeting was held to build stronger partnership between the police and bank regulators. Among other things, the meeting highlighted new strategies being mapp...
Police Service Introduces Shuttle Services for Personnel
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Police Service Introduces Shuttle Services for Personnel

The Ghana Police Service has introduced shuttle services for its personnel. The intervention is meant to facilitate the movement of personnel to and from their places of residence to various duty points. The programme which has been implemented in fifteen (15) out of the eighteen (18) Police Operational Regions is intended to ease the burden of commute on officers, as well as to ensure that personnel who carry weapons for duty, do so under safe conditions. The Police Administration has, therefore, deployed buses on designated routes with pick-up and drop off points to ensure the safe and easy transportation of personnel, especially during the rush hour when movement along the roads is usually a struggle. The Administration acknowledges that some members of the general publ...
Desist from “Worldremit” scheme, it’s fraudulent – BoG to public
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Desist from “Worldremit” scheme, it’s fraudulent – BoG to public

The Bank of Ghana is warning the general public to be wary of a money-doubling scheme operating in Ghana under the pseudo name “Worldremit”, saying, the scheme is fraudulent and does not reward investors as promised. According to the Central Bank, this fraudulent scheme is distinct from the globally renowned Fintech, “WorldRemit” which is in the business of international fund transfers. “This scheme encourages customers to select preferred packages, following which a code is generated by the fraudsters with which they obtain the WhatsApp accounts of their victims for spurious purposes”, it pointed out in a statement. “The general public is cautioned against patronage of this and other similar unsanctioned schemes. Bank of Ghana states that it has not licensed any entities or ...
We’ll support new Special Prosecutor to fight corruption – Mahama
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We’ll support new Special Prosecutor to fight corruption – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama is hopeful that the new Special Prosecutor, Kissi Adjebeng, will deal with corruption in the country. John Dramani Mahama has constantly accused President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of being unable to deal with corrupt officials in his government. Speaking on Koforidua-based Sunrise FM during his thank-you tour of the Eastern Region, the former president said he is hopeful the newly appointed Special Prosecutor, will discharge his duties in the interest of Ghanaians. “If President Akufo-Addo keeps exonerating his appointees engaged in corruption, the act will never stop. The government must take steps to stem corruption in the country. We have a new Special Prosecutor. Looking at how he has started his work, we are all hopeful that h...
President Akufo-Addo receives Serbian highest national award
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President Akufo-Addo receives Serbian highest national award

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Monday received the Medal of the Republic of Serbia, the highest state Order, for scaling up ties and cooperation between Ghana and Serbia. The Order was awarded by decree of the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vučić, at a ceremony at the seat of the Presidency in Belgrade. A citation accompanying the award said President Akufo-Addo was decorated with the Order “for exceptional merits in developing and strengthening cooperation and friendly relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Ghana.” The ceremony took place on the sidelines of the 60th Anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the Balkan State.
‘We thank Special Prosecutor for allowing fairness to prevail’
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‘We thank Special Prosecutor for allowing fairness to prevail’

Defence Counsel for Mahama Ayariga, Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, has thanked the Special Prosecutor, Mr Kissi Agyebeng, for dropping charges against the MP. Mr Godwin Edudzie Tamaklo said in line with  the processes of discovery, the prosecution shared with them the evidence they intended to tender, which included letters from the Societe’ Generale Bank. He said the letter indicated that it was a car loan payable through deductions from the MP’s salary, adding there was evidence that the Bank had started its deductions. “It was inconvincible to proceed with the prosecution of the MP. This has not come as a surprise. The new Special Prosecutor, in his good conscience, decided to file a Nolle Prosequi and he rightly indicated that evidence of standards in crimin...
Traditional Ruler supports Anti- LGBTQI+ Bill
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Traditional Ruler supports Anti- LGBTQI+ Bill

The Paramount Chief and Overload of Weta Traditional Area in the Ketu North Municipality, Torgbuiga Akpo Ashiakpor VI,  has called for wider support for the passage of the Anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer and its related activities (LGBTQI+) Bill currently before Parliament into law.He asserted that traditional leaders are the custodians of customs and traditions hence the need to get them protected at all cost. "Every nation is built on traditions and customs and we are the custodians of these customs and traditions of the people," he said. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Tema on the position of the traditional leaders on the debate on passage of the promotion of proper human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values Bill, 2021 and the opposi...
Cybersecurity service providers to be issued licenses
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Cybersecurity service providers to be issued licenses

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, says cybersecurity service providers will be issued licenses for legal recognition to operate. This is in line with Section 49 of the Cybersecurity Act 2020, which mandates the licensing of all cybersecurity service providers. The Minister said the licensing would ensure that there was sanity within the industry in terms of capabilities and acceptable ways of conducting such sensitive services in Ghana. She said for a cybersecurity service provider to gain such recognition, the institution or individual must apply for a practicing license and be granted the license if the Cyber Security Authority (CSA) was satisfied with meeting the necessary requirements.Mrs Owusu-Ekuful said this on Monday at the Fo...
Four remanded over alleged conspiracy to kill Asona Royal Family head
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Four remanded over alleged conspiracy to kill Asona Royal Family head

The Agona Swedru District Magistrate's Court has remanded four people from the Asona Royal Family of Agona Kwanyarko into police custody for allegedly conspiring to kill the family head. The pleas of Kennedy Adjie, Gyasie Oduwa also known as Joseph Koomson, Eric Frimpong and Lawrence Amoo aka Sokodie, who are all from the Kwanyako Asona Family, were not taken. The Court, presided over by Mr Isaac Appeatu, remanded them to enable the police to conduct further investigations into the matter to re-appear on Thursday, October 14. Narrating the facts of the case before the court, the Prosecutor, Police Inspector Mariam Maboah, said an informant reported to the Ofaakor Police that three men at Agona Kwanyarko in the Central Region with sponsorship from a chief had contracted him to...
LGBTQIA+: I didn’t say Ghana risks becoming Muslim-majority – Most Rev. Naameh
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LGBTQIA+: I didn’t say Ghana risks becoming Muslim-majority – Most Rev. Naameh

Most Reverend Philip Naameh, the President, Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference, has refuted media reports that he said: "Ghana risks becoming a Muslim-majority country if LGBTQIA+ is allowed". "I wish to state categorically that the statement attributed to me is false and does not in any way reflect the actual content of the conversation with CNN and other media on the Church's support for the LGBTQIA+ bill", he said. Most Rev Naameh, in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the position of the Catholic Church on LGBTQIA+ remained the same that such practices were against not only Christian values but Muslim and traditional values as well. "I have the feeling that the false publication sought to cause disaffection for me and break the front of the formidable Coali...
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