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Bagre dam disaster: Declare state of emergency, Security analyst tells govt

BY MOHAMMED AWAL  A SECURITY analyst, Adam Bonah, has called for the immediate declaration of a “state of emergency” in the three northern regions following the devastating twin occurrences of the spillage of the Bagre Dam and weeks of torrential downpour which have killed 18 people with over 100,000 rendered homeless. …

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Encroachers destroy rare species of CSIR

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH  |   muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE COUNCIL for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the foremost national science and technology institution in the country, is on the verge of losing its foreign partnership should the government fail to take immediate steps to halt encroachment on CSIR lands. The council, established in …

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CAGD boss going? As Prez scouts for new Accountant General

A SOURCE at the seat of government has hinted that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is currently searching for a new Controller and Accountant General. This follows massive protest from some workers at the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) and some high ranking members of the ruling party over …

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A-Z Preparatory & JHS runs to Akufo-Addo to save future of 20 pupils

THE MANAGEMENT of A-Z Preparatory and Junior High School has appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to assist in safeguarding the future of some 20 pupils of the school. According to the distraught management, the results of the pupils, who re-sat the examination  after their papers were withheld and …

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Heartless: Blind woman raped, impregnated and left with HIV together with newborn baby

BY ALICE ARYEETEY IMAGINE BEING blind, raped and in the process, got pregnant and after giving birth, you get to know you and your newborn baby have contracted Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This is not a tale told in a movie, it is the sad story of a 44-year-old blind …

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Kofi Annan laid to rest

THE MORTAL remains of Ghana’s illustrious son, Busumuru Kofi Annan were laid to rest at the Military Cemetery at Burma Camp today, Thursday, September 13, after a state funeral attended by world leaders. The funeral service held at the Accra International Conference Centre attracted past and present Heads of State, …

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Krowor MP schools 1,304 students at 2nd annual free Pre-SHS classes

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH |  muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE SECOND Edition of the annual Pre-Senior High School (SHS) extra classes sponsored by the Krowor Constituency Member of Parliament (MP), Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye attracted a total of 1,304 participants, 454 more than the 850 who participated last year. The free one month exercise organised …

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Land guards seize Ashalaja – Residents beg govt for help

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH |  muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh RESIDENTS OF Atia Farms, a suburb of Ashalaja in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra region have registered a strong protest against some land guards who are terrorising them over what they called “our own lands.” According to the residents, some of whom were …

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Govt to demolish 434 structures at Agbobloshie, 1,118 residents affected, Amnesty Intl criticizes move

BY PHILIP ANTOH  |   philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh THE DAILY HERITAGE has chanced upon a letter written by Amnesty International, Ghana to the Minister of Railways Development, Mr Joe Ghartey to immediately halt an impending demolition of some 434 structures at Agbobloshie, near the Accra Brewery. The impending eviction exercise sanctioned by the …

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Don’t contest 2020 polls – Nunoo Mensah advises Mahama

BY EMMANUEL OHENE GYAN CHIEF of Defence Staff during the Rawlings Administration and National Security Coordinator under President John Evans Atta Mills, Brigadier General Nunoo Mensah, is adding his voice to that of the President of the African University College of Communications, Mr Kojo Yankah, who advised former President John …

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