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Mine workers ‘mad’ at govt over plans to sack 1,700 workers..Union to embark on demo March 13

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE NATIONAL Executive Council of the Ghana Mine Workers’ Union of the Trade Union Congress TUC) will embark on series of industry-wide sympathy strike action in solidarity with their colleague workers at Goldfields Ghana Tarkwa mine on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. According to the union, the …

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ECG to name and shame power thieves

BY KOJO ANSAH THE EASTERN Regional branch of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is to use a ‘name and shame’ strategy in tandem with prosecution of culprits to deal with growing illegal connection in the region. The region, through the efforts of the Revenue Protection Unit (RPU), retrieved GH¢ …

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Klo-Agogo SHS wins GH@61 Ind. Day quiz..Despite sharing Dining Hall with goats

THE KLO –AGOGO Senior High School (SHS) in the Yilo Krobo District of the Eastern Region has outclassed two other schools including West Africa Senior High School (SHS) to win the Ghana @61 Independence Day ‘What Do You Know’ contest. The school, despite being frustrated with infrastructure challenges, defied all …

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We want power to prosecute SSNIT contribution defaulters — NPRA

BY PHILIP ANTOH philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh THE CHIEF Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), Mr Hayford Attah Krufi, has called on the government to give the authority prosecutorial powers to prosecute employers who fail to pay social security contributions. Mr Krufi said the core mandate of the authority, …

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Tension in GPRTU As court quashes election of Gen Secretary

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE HIGH Court in Accra, presided over by Justice Kwaku Tawiah Ackaah-Boafo, has annulled the Ghana Private Road Transport Union’s (GPRTU) 2015 elections that elected Mr Musah Khalifah as its general secretary. According to the court, Mr Khalifah, who contested the election and won by 80.61% …

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Agric Minister hot over demolition at Nungua

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE LEADERSHIP of the Nungua Traditional Stool has dragged the Minister of Agriculture, the Attorney General’s Department, the Ghana Police Service and the Legon Farm Manager to court for allegedly demolishing their building without obtaining a court permit. According to them, the minister, Dr Afriyie Osei …

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Two rubbers gunned down at Haatso, another arrested

Two suspected armed robbers have been gunned down in a shoot-out with the Police at Haatso a suburb of the capital, Accra regional commander DCOP George Alex Mensah has revealed. According to DCOP Mensah, the two armed robbers Raymond alias Dragon and Kwame alias Mafia have been on the Police …

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Coalition of NGOs in Health donates solar refrigerator to Bumpata Island

THE GHANA Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Health has donated and installed solar powered vaccine refrigerator at the Bumpata Island CHPS compound in the Affram Plains South district of the Eastern Region. The presentation was made by the vice chairman of the coalition, Mr Bright Amissah, accompanied by other …

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Immigration boss inspects new airport terminal

THE COMPTROLLER-GENERAL of Immigration (CGI), Mr Kwame Asuah Takyi, has inspected ongoing airport terminal ‘three project’ at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra. The CGI was accompanied by the Deputy Comptroller-General in-charge of Finance and Administration (DCG/F & A), Mrs Judith Dzokoto-Lomoh and Deputy Comptroller-General in-charge of Command Post …

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ECHTS condemns ‘sale of children’

BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI Rosemond.adjetey@yahoo.com EBAN CENTRE for Human Trafficking Studies (ECHTS) has condemned the ‘sale of children’ in the country. A statement signed by Mr Rex Osei Sarpong, Executive Director, ECHTS, stated that the 2015 regulations against the ‘sale of children’ provide specific guidance on sentencing of culprits depending …

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