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Dep. Chief Fire Officers trade blows over handover notes, one sustains bite wound in the palm

NEWS DESK REPORT TWO DEPUTY Chief Fire Officers of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) on Tuesday defied all security regulations and turned the premises of the headquarters of the service in Accra into a boxing arena to engage in open trading of blows in front of junior officers. One …

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Inflation drops to 9.5%

BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI THE CONSUMER Price Index that measures the change over time in the general level of prices of goods and services that households acquire for the purpose of consumption in the month of October dropped to 9.5%. Mr Baah Wadieh, Acting Government Statistician, when briefing the press …

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Creation of new regions: S/Court to rule on Nov. 28

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH     |      muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh A SEVEN–MEMBER Supreme Court panel has set Wednesday, November 28, 2018, to deliver its ruling on the suit challenging the constitutionality of the government’s decision to create six new regions. The panel, chaired by Justice Sophia Adenyira, took the decision after all the …

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‘Agya Koo’ gives evidence in Major Mahama trial

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH   |   muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh KOJO NFUM, alias Agya Koo, a farmer who tried to be the Good Samaritan to help Major Maxwell Adams Mahama escape death, has begun testifying in court as the fourth Prosecution Witness (PW4) in the case. Agya Koo, who is also an Okada rider and …

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No digital address, no Ghana card – NIA officials tell Adenta residents

THE INSISTENCE of the National Identification Authority (NIA) on demanding digital addresses from residents of Adenta, a suburb of Accra, before issuing them with national ID cards has angered the people. Officials of the NIA are currently at Adenta where the mass distribution of the Ghana card has commenced following …

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Special Prosecutor office “almost hopeless” – Amidu

BY KOBINA WELSING THE SPECIAL Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has stated that his office finds itself in an almost hopeless situation a year after it was established by President Nana Akufo-Addo. According to Mr. Amidu, the office of the Special Prosecutor one year after its establishment has only a small three bed …

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GIJ, AUCC, others face-off in 2018 Newsroom contest

THE 2018 edition of the annual Newsroom competition between communication and journalism schools in Ghana kick-starts today Monday, November 12, 2018. Schools competing in this year’s edition include Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), African University College of Communications (AUCC), Wisconsin International University College (WIUC), Islamic University College (IUC) and Jayee …

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2019 budget: Cut down many projects to avert economic instability — IFS cautions govt

RENOWNED ECONOMIC Think Tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), has cautioned the government to urgently re-examine its many programmes and policies and prune them down to avert economic instability. According to the IFS, though the government has recognised the need for broad-based economic growth as a means to tackle …

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Madina residents block highway over accidents, police fire tear gas

Irate residents of Adenta and Madina in Accra have blocked the main Adenta-Madina-Aburi highway in protest of the increasing fatal accidents on that road. The protest started Thursday afternoon after a pedestrian was knocked down and killed on the highway. The residents blocked the highway as part of the protest, …

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African Heights Foundation trains court correspondents

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh Members of the Judicial Press Corps have been urged to focus on human right abuse cases, especially at the lower courts. The call was made at an Open Society Initiative for West Africa sponsored training programme organised by African Heights Foundation at the Fiesta Royal Hotel …

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