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9 Trek court 311 times without trial, judge begs Akufo-Addo to grant pardon to decongest prisons

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH   |   muntalla.inusah@dailyjeritage.com.gh NINE PERSONS accused of murder who have been held at the Ho Central Prisons after making a combined 311 appearances in court without trial have been granted bail under the Justice for All Programme. The nine comprised Kwame Gbeve, who made 80 appearances, Dotse Abegeveda, …

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IFS praises 2019 budget .But cautions govt to anchor planned infrastructure dev. on long-term national plan

RENOWNED ECONOMIC think tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), has, after a critical examination of the 2019 Budget Statement presented by the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, commended the 2019 Budget. The IFS, however, pointed out key areas the government could focus on to achieve the needed economic transformation …

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NPP chair’s murder trial…: Afoko opens defence today

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH   |    muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh GREGORY AFOKO, the main man who is at the centre of the acid incident which led to the death of the  Mr Adams Mahama, once the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), is expected to open his defence today. This …

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36,253 die in road accidents in 18yrs

BY PHILIP ANTOH   |     philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh GHANA HAS for the past 18 years lost 36, 253 people to road accidents, making it one of the leading causes of deaths in the country. The worrying statistics were recorded between 2000 and 2018 by the Ghana Police Service, the National Road Safety …

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Banks’ collapse… : Mahama blasts govt for political witch-hunt of contractors who took huge loans from banks

BY SENANU DAMILOLA WEMAKOR FORMER PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama has blamed the collapse of indigenous banks in the country on the refusal of the government to pay contractors for work done under his administration. He said contractors took loans from the banks to execute projects so the delay in payment …

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NDC aspirants are also Ghanaians – Mahama replies Akufo-Addo

  BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh FORMER PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama has replied President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s claims that he does not respond to aspirants but elected presidential candidates only. According to Mr Mahama, President Akufo-Addo should pay heed to concerns about his governance by presidential aspirants of the NDC …

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Vote for executives we can trust – Mahama to NDC delegates

  BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE FORMER President, John Dramani Mahama has called on delegates of the National Democratic Congress who will vote at the party’s 9th Delegates Congress today to elect executives “we can trust.” He said citizens of the country are looking up to the NDC to rescue …

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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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