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Western Chiefs warn gov’t over 10% claims

Chiefs from the Western Region are furious with members of the Parliamentary Select Committees on Finance, Mines and Energy over the rejection of a ten percent demand of oil revenue for the Western Region’s development. One of the Chiefs, Awulae Annor Adjaye III of the Western Nzema Traditional Area told

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82 prisoners freed

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Eighty-two remand prisoners at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison whose cases have not been heard since their incarceration have been released under the Justice for All Programme. Their release followed the issuance of a motion at the High Court in October 2010 by the Centre for Human Rights and Civil Liberties (CHURCIL)

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Police intensify search for cop-killer

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has launched a full-scale investigation into the shooting to death of an officer by suspected armed robbers. Five unidentified gunmen killed 45-year-old Detective Sergeant Reuben Akakpo, after shooting him in the left shoulder several times at close range on the Effiduase-Kumawu road

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World Bank: Ghana is best reformer

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank has hailed Ghana as the global best reformer in improving access to credit. In its 2011 Report – Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs – the world body pledged its support for the government to implement investment

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Sex for Job NYEP boss fired

The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) coordinator for Bibiani-Anwianso-Bekwai district in the Western region who abused his office by having sex with female employees has been sacked with immediate effect. Abdul Samad Mohammed, a former Junior High School (JHS) teacher, was dismissed

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Minister drags Daily Guide to NMC

Minister of Information John Akologu Tia has dragged the Editor of the Daily Guide Newspaper to the National Media Commission for what he says is an attempt by the paper to destroy his reputation through its reportage and editorials. The Minister wants the paper to retract and render an unqualified apology to him for comments made about him

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NDC must unite for progress – Mills

Pres. Atta Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills has called on members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to use the loss of the Northern Regional Chairman of the party to unite for progress. He urged the Party members to strive to consolidate their hold on power and assured them that, come 2012 the NDC

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Zita Okaikoi’s Husband Dupes Businessman

The husband of Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, Andrew Okaikoi, is under pressure to refund Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis to one Isaac Kumodze, a businessman he allegedly used his wife’s office and GIPC to dupe. The Tema International Hotels brought hotel equipment from China this year, incurring a clearing cost of Thirty Four Thousand Ghana Cedis

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Defense Team To File Application Of No Case in Ya-Na trial

Lawyers of some fifteen persons standing trial for the murder of the Late Ya-Na Yakubu Andani, say they will file an application of no case when the prosecution finally closes its case. Mr. Atta Akyea disclosed that Counsels for the accused persons had planned to file the application on Monday November 22, but could not do so because the prosecution at the last minute had notified the Court that it had one more witness to call

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Battle Over Oil Cash

MEMBERS OF Parliament (MPs) have decreed against the demand of the chiefs of the Western Region for a 10 percent share of the expected oil revenue for the development of the region, with a Deputy Minister of Energy arguing that granting such a demand could create confusion in the country

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Ghana needs a larger tax base – Paa Kwasi Ndoum

Dr. Paa Kwasi Nduom, former presidential candidate for the Convention People’s Party (CPP) said the solution for more internal revenue is to broaden the tax net and lower tax rates. Speaking on GTV’s Talking Point on Sunday night, Mr. Ndoum acknowledged that taxation was very crucial to the growth of the country but insisted that it should not be done to the detriment of the citizenry

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Fifa warns Ghana over government interference

Fifa has warned that it will not hesitate to clamp down on governmental intrusion in the Ghana FA following recent skirmishes. The world governing body has revealed it is constantly monitoring developments in the country should any governmental inference issue erupt again. Fifa has been alerted by attempts by government elements to impose Abedi Pele as the Ghana FA’s candidate for a vacant CAF post even though Kwesi Nyantakyi had already been approved to contest the post

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