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850 students attend pre-free SHS classes at Nungua

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH   | THE MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Krowor Constituency, who is also the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, was the subject of appreciation by over 850 students who took part in the MP’s maiden free pre-senior high school (SHS) …

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E/R operates only one ambulance

BY KOJO ANSAH THE NATIONAL Ambulance Service (NAS) has stated that out of the 18 ambulance stations in the Eastern Region, only one station located at Begoro is operational. The rest have been out of order for several months. The stations with broken-down ambulances are Koforidua, Kpong, Nkawkaw, Suhum, Kade, …

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Mahama’s lawyers hold crunch meeting as Govt cancels Exton Cubic’s mining contract

BY KWAME LEH THE MINISTRY of Lands and Natural Resources has revoked three mining leases issued to Exton Cubic Group Limited. Addressing a press conference yesterday at the Ministry’s conference room, the sector Minister, Mr John Peter Amewu, said failure of the company to obtain environmental and operational permits, as …

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NPP has a history of tribal insults – Baba Jamal

BY NANA KWABENA AGYARE FORMER MEMBER of Parliament for Akwatia in the Eastern Region, Mr Baba Jamal, says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has a history of making tribal comments that are offensive. He stated he could recall several instances where NPP folks had made similar statements. According to him, …

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Forestry Commission commends judge over sentence of 29 foreign illegal miners 

  BY KOJO ANSAH THE EASTERN Regional branch of the Forestry Commission of Ghana has commended the Presiding Judge of the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’, Her Honour, Mercy Adei-Kotei, and the office of the Attorney General’s Department in the region for the swift prosecution of the 29 foreigners arrested in …

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NBF-GH to hold maiden forum on Sept. 22

BY RAMSON ACQUAH-HAYFORD  THE NIGERIA Business Forum Ghana (NBF-GH), a platform engineered to explore business opportunities in the Nigerian, Ghanaian and international marketplaces, especially by Ghanaians and neighbours Nigerians, will on Friday, September 22, hold its first forum at Holiday Inn in Accra to discuss Diaspora business exchange and celebrate …

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Stop using mobile phones while driving — NRSC chair appeals to drivers

BY PHILIP ANTOH   | THE NEWLY appointed chairman of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Rev. Ismaila Awudu, has stated that the new Board and management will embark on massive education to sensitise Ghanaians to the need to reduce carnage on the road. According to him, education …

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No classroom for free SHS at Asesewa

BY KOJO ANSAH AUTHORITIES OF Asesewa Senior High School (SHS) in the Upper Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region may not be able to admit all free SHS beneficiaries posted to the school due to infrastructural challenges. The infrastructure problem of the school has worsened over the past two …

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Kenya presidential election cancelled by Supreme Court

Kenya’s Supreme Court has annulled the result of last month’s presidential election and ordered a new one within 60 days. The ruling, citing irregularities, makes Kenya the first African country to invalidate a presidential poll. The election commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner by a margin of 1.4 …

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Afotey-Agbo hot: Asked to resign for accepting chieftaincy post

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH   | RENOWNED LEGAL practitioner, Lawyer Martin Kpebu, has called on the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kpone-Katamanso, Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, to step down as a legislator with immediate effect. The MP was recently enstooled as Regent of Katamanso to take up the affairs of the …

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