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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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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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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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NDC race: Your honesty will make you beat them all — Axim chief tells Bagbin

THE ACTING President of the Upper Axim Traditional Council, Nana Kwaw Tendele II, has urged the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, to continue pursuing his dream of becoming President of the Ghana. He said the intent of Bagbin to contest the flag-bearer position of the National …

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Wood World Mission cuts sod for GH¢1.5m voc. & tech. sch complex in K’dua

BY KOJO ANSAH WOOD WORLD Mission, the charity wing of the Power Centre Church, a United Kingdom-based Church, has cut the sod for the construction of a GH¢1.5-million ultra-modern vocational and technical school complex in Koforidua Asokore in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The project is an extension of a basic school already established …

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Review sanctions against OMCs — COPEC to NPA

BY BENJAMIN TANDOH THE CHAMBER of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC), Ghana  has called on the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to review sanctions regime meted out to petroleum companies which flout the laws of the authority. Though they commended the NPA for its recent action against some Oil Marketing Companies (OMC), the …

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Electricity consumption and the quality of life in Ghana

BY DR ISAAC NEWTON ACQUAH THE RATE of electricity consumption of a country is taken as a measure of its quality of life. Hence the immense inequalities that exit between nations, as stated in the 10th goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), can be perceived readily. This correlation between …

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Residents express rage over bad roads

BY PHILIP ANTOH RESIDENTS OF Lartei, a community in the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipality in the Nsawam District of the Eastern Region, get isolated whenever it rains as the area is cut off due to floods and bad roads that link the communities. According to the livid residents, pregnant women and …

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GCB assures service personnel of full allowance

BY PHILIP ANTOH THE DEPUTY Public Relations Officer (PRO) of GCB Bank Limited, Mr Emmanuel Kwarteng, has assured all National Service Personnel serving under the bank that his outfit is going through the process to pay the increment on service allowance announced by the government in April. Mr Kwarteng’s assurance …

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Inflation for April is 13.0%

BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI Rosemond.adjetey@dailyheritage.com.gh   THE YEAR-ON-YEAR inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of April 2017 went up to 13.0%. This indicates that inflation went up by 0.2 percentage point from the 12.8% recorded in March 2017. The Acting Government Statistician, Mr …

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