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Full list of Sir John’s properties

Properties willed to relatives by the Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission late Sir John have sparked anger among Ghanaians following revelations that they included lands in the Achimota forest. FULL LIST: All the 75 properties contained in Sir John’s will Here’s a full list of the properties in Sir John’s will as compiled by Effah…
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Achimota Forest has not, will not been sold – Jinapor

The Achimota Forest in Accra has not ‘been sold and will not be sold’, Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor has said. It comes after reports suggesting the possible reclassification of the forest for commercial development by government hit social media. The Instrument gazetted on behalf of President Akufo-Addo by…
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Oliver Barker-Vormawor rearrested on his way to court

#FixTheCountry convener Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor has been arrested again. Mr Barker-Vormawor was picked up by security personnel this morning. His whereabouts is unknown. Another convener of #FixTheCountry, Benjamin Darko, confirmed his arrest on the Class Morning Show on Class91.3FM. Mr Barker-Vormawor is on a GHS2-million bail…
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Somalia’s new president elected by 327 people

Somalia’s former leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been elected president after a final vote that was only open to the country’s MPs. He defeated the current president, Mohamed Abudallahi Farmajo, who has been in office since 2017. The ballot was limited to Somalia’s 328 MPs due to security concerns over holding a wider election, and one of…
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Ghana Police Horses “Go to University for One Week”

As part of efforts to show police visibility, gather intelligence, engage communities and bring the police to the doorstep of the public, officers from the Police Mounted Squadron together with some Police Divisional and District Commanders took policing to some universities in Accra. For one week, the officers visited the campuses of the…
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Ghana may be attacked by terrorists – Report

The West Africa Centre For Counter-Extremism (WACCE) has said Ghana is prone to terrorist attacks. According to the Centre, irrespective of the fact that Ghana has managed terrorist threats for some time “Yet Ghana has been so close to terrorism.” The report disclosed that already, more than 13 Ghanaians are believed to have travelled to…
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Faulty equipment caused widespread blackouts – GRIDCo

The Ghana Grid Company has explained that the May 7 power outages in parts of the country were a result of a system disturbance caused by faulty equipment on the Takoradi Extension–Winneba line. In a statement, it said this caused all generating plants in Aboadze, Bui and Kpong to shut down. Plants in Tema were also forced to shut down,…
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The Church of Pentecost employs 6,000 Ghanaians

The Church of Pentecost, Ghana's biggest Pentecostal group with a presence in 136 nations, has been hailed as the country's preeminent Christian association, giving position to numerous Ghanaians. As of December 31, 2021, The Church of Pentecost has offered direct work to a sum of 6,000 and 54 (6,054) Ghanaians, making it one of the greatest…
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Akufo-Addo’s 2022 May Day Celebration Speech

Address By The President Of The Republic,Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,At The 2022 May Day Celebration, On Sunday, 1st May 2022, At Independence Square, Accra I am always glad to be in the company of Organised Labour, especially to celebrate May Day, the day set aside to pay homage to those who fought the heroic battles that have made today’s…
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World Bank Gives Ghana $200m For Digitisation

THE WORLD Bank has approved US$200 million to help the Government of Ghana increase access to broadband, enhance the efficiency and quality of selected digital public services, and strengthen the digital innovation ecosystem in Ghana, and help create better jobs as well as economic opportunities. The digital sector is one of Ghana’s…
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Wassa Akropong now ‘China Town

The Western Region, one of the most resource endowed regions in the country, has attracted many investors into the mining and extractive industry. This has given rise to small-scale mining as well as illegal mining, which has become known as ‘galamsey’ in the region. Contributing to the recent spate of galamsey is the “support” that came from…
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Massive blaze sweeps through Opera Square building

Fire has ravaged a Home Appliances shop at Opera Square in Accra, opposite Melcom in the Central Bussiness District. Items such as bags, shoes, and other home appliances have been burnt to ashes. The blaze raged on for hours and destroyed properties at both the GT Bank and the Bank of Africa branches close to the building near Melcom at…
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