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Most Ghanaian websites not secured – FOGET

BY PHILIP ANTOH Philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh THE FOUNDATION of Generational Thinkers (FOGET) has revealed that a number of online portals and websites in the country, including state agencies, risk hacking. The various web portals and sites lack adequate protective security features, hence vulnerable to hackers. A statement issued over the weekend by …

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FDA’s delay over Banku deaths unacceptable – Advocacy group

BY JONATHAN ADJEI THE CONSUMER Advocacy Centre (CAC), a local chapter of Consumer International has berated officials of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) for what it says is the authority’s inaction in suspected cases of food poisoning. The group’s concern comes after some 6 persons reportedly died weeks ago …

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Jailed Dr Ali Gabass to be pardoned?

By Muntalla Inusah muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh IT APPEARS Dr Ali Gabass, once a medical doctor of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region who was jailed 25 years for sodomising  a 16-year-old senior high school boy would receive amnesty or presidential pardon. Dr Gabass has since his incarceration in 2015 …

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Tarkwa: 8 Goldfields workers arrested

EIGHT WORKERS of Goldfields Ghana Limited have been arrested after a demonstration yesterday [Monday] morning. The irate protestors blocked access to the mine, preventing other workers from going to work. Four people were injured in the process after a joint police and military team had to intervene with tear gas …

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Own your future – Gifty Anti to students

WOMEN’S ADVOCATE and broadcaster, Oheneyere Gifty Anti, has called on female tertiary students to be focused and own their future. Speaking at the Ghana Tertiary Women’s Summit 2018, Madam Anti called on tertiary women to be conscious of time when it comes to achieving their goals in life. “You have …

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Education is bedrock of women empowerment – Samira

THE SECOND Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia, has pointed out that the struggle for gender equality will be meaningless, unless the girl-child is empowered through education. She said access to education plays a crucial role in women empowerment and has therefore bemoaned the alarming figures of girls of school age who …

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Parents murder disabled son..Mother remanded, one convicted

THE ODA Magistrate Court, presided over by His Worship, Akwasi Appeatse Abaidoo, has convicted one Alex Odame to sign a two- year bond of good behaviour. In default, he would serve a one-year prison sentence for his role in the burial of a two-year-old boy allegedly murdered by his parents at …

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Relocate Happy Sunshine Company – Residents appeal to govt

BY BENJAMIN TANDOH RESIDENTS OF Willow Court, Kuntuse, in the Ga West District, have intensified their call on the government to relocate Happy Sunshine Company, a tomato paste factory, situated at the place. According to the residents, the activities of the factory have caused problems on their health and safety. …

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Kwabenya cell break: Judge angry over delays

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh   THE ACCRA Circuit Court presided over by His Honour Mr Aboagye Tandoh has expressed his dissatisfaction at the delay in the trial of the remaining 10 persons involved in the incident at the Kwabenya Police Station which led to the death of one police officer …

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Over 3,000 mad people jailed, Prison Service worried..appeals for treatment, not punishment for convicts

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE GHANA Prisons Service (GPS) is disturbed by the rate at which persons who are mentally troubled are being sentenced to prison terms as their punishment instead of giving them treatment. According to the Service, 25% of 13, 500 prisoners in the country needs psychiatric treatment …

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