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Friday, July 24th, 2015


Cancer-causing chemicals found in River Pra

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has stated that it has identified cancer-causing chemicals in River Pra in the Western Region. According to the Head of Communication at the GWCL, Stanley Martey, those live threatening chemicals-cyanide and mercury have been released into the water body through galamsey operations in the area. He indicated in a report on that the problem is taking a toll on their operations since the company is forced to allocate 30 per cent of its budget to buy more chemicals to neutralise the water. “ThisRead More

Three years: Mills’ legacy still lives – Asiedu Nketia

The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has stated that the legacy of good governance, continuity and servant leadership of the late President Mills still lives. Today is exactly three years since the passing of Professor John Evans Mills at the 37 military Hospital at age 68. His demise shocked many, since that was the first time a sitting President had died. Three years down the line, the General Secretary of the political party on whose ticket he rode to be President has beenRead More

Jordan Ayew’s £12 million Aston Villa bid accepted

Aston Villa have had a bid of £12m accepted by Lorient for striker Jordan Ayew, according to Sky sources. The Ghana international is expected to arrive in Birmingham in the next 24 hours for further talks and a medical. The former Marseille striker will be a direct replacement for Christian Benteke who moved to Liverpool for £32.5m earlier this week. Ayew follows elder brother, Dede who joined Swansea earlier this summer to the English Premier League after the duo previously played together at Marseille where they came through the academyRead More

Electricity Company of Ghana apologizes over power fluctuations

Officials of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Tarkwa District have apologized to residents of the town and its environs, for the intermittent power fluctuations. Addressing journalists and other key stakeholders on the situation, which has caused lots of businesses to run down, Mr. Godwin Amenuvor, the Tarkwa District Manager of ECG, explained that the ECG had problems with its supply source, hence the intermittent power supply, and promised to rectify the situation. The District Manager said, sometimes the Tarkwa bulk supply point serving its customers were takenRead More

Two women drown in abandoned galamsey pits

Two women have drowned in abandoned galamsey pits in separate incidents at Akyem Hia and Akyem Bomaa in the Eastern region. A 56–year–old farmer, Ama Oparebea drowned in an old abandoned mining pit in an attempt to rescue her two-year-old grandson, who was trapped in the pit at Hia, a village nearAkyem Pramkese in the Kwabibrem district. Her body has since been deposited at the St. Dominic Hospital Morgue at Akwatia. The Assembly member for the area, Evans Akpraku who reported the incident to the police said, the deceased wentRead More

US to review Burundi relations and aid over poll crisis

The US will review its relations and level of aid to Burundi over the next two months after the central African nation held a disputed presidential election earlier this week, the US ambassador to the country has said. The US provides training and equipment worth about $80m a year for Burundi’s military and security forces, along with other aid, supporting a nation now in crisis after President Pierre Nkurunziza ran for a third term on Tuesday. Critics say seeking a third term was inconstitutional but Nkurunziza, who cited a courtRead More

Fifa seeks answers over Frimpong abuse

Fifa has asked the Russian Football Union (RFU) to explain an alleged incident of racism inflicted on former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong. Ghana’s Frimpong was sent off playing for FC Ufa against Spartak Moscow on 17 July for a gesture to the crowd after saying he heard monkey chants. The midfielder was banned for two games but Spartak escaped punishment after the RFU found no evidence of racism. Fifa has given the RFU until Tuesday, 28 July to respond to its request. Russia host the 2018 World Cup and haveRead More

Access Bank’s Head of Operations jailed

A former Head of Operations at Access Bank, Samuel Otumfuo was on Wednesday sentenced to a year’s imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for stealing GH¢809, 611. 24 belonging to the bank. This was after an Accra Circuit Court had found Otumfuo guilty on the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and stealing the money between January 2013 and October 2013. The bank’s internal auditors detected that Otumfuo had withdrawn the said amount with duplicate cheques of Chariamatar Ventures, a company that belongs to Pastor Samuel Amanor. Otumfuo and AmanorRead More

Girl arrested for mixing boyfriend’s food with grinded bottles

The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested 19-year-old Abigail Asamoah for attempted murder. Asamoah is accused of mixing grinded bottle with Okro stew to serve her boyfriend, Kwame Djan,29, a mason at Akuapem – Aperede. The suspect accused Djan of cheating on her by dating his divorced wife. The victim has since been treated at the Eastern regional hospital and discharged. According to reports by Starr FM, the Public Relations Officer of the Eastern regional Police Command, ASP Nketia Yeboah said on July 9, 2015, the victim rushed to lodge aRead More

PPP hints of merger ahead of 2016 elections

Next year may just see the other political parties – apart from the two major ones – merging to become a force to reckon with in the general elections. Already, behind-the-scene talks are underway between the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the People’s National Convention (PNC) to contest the 2016 elections as a single force. This played out in the Talensi Constituency by-election on July 7 when the two parties fielded a single candidate, Moses Wombeogo, who came third behind candidates of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and theRead More