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Thursday, August 20th, 2015


Two arrested for stealing fuel

A fuel attendant and a security man at a fuel service station at Gbetsele, near Michael Camp, near Tema are in the grip of theDodowa Police for allegedly siphoning fuel from the underground storage facility of their employer. A police patrol team arrested the two after they found the fuel attendant, Nicholas Kwawu, 34, sweating, palpitating and near suffocation in the underground oil tank where he was siphoning the fuel into gallons. The security man at the Compass Oleum fuel service station,Bernard Nyarko, 40, who is said to have deceived theRead More

Supreme court bans UNICOF’s case against ADB IPO

The Supreme Court has banned the Union of Commerce, Industrial and Finance(UNICOF) from filing any other case in an attempt to halt the Agricultural Development Bank’s Initial Public Offering. UNICOF filed a case at the supreme court in August to place an interlocutory injunctions on ADB’s IPO on grounds that the Bank failed to follow due process in initiating the process to float some74 million shares. UNICOF filed the case at the  Supreme Court after the Accra High Court threw out  the union’s initial attempts to halt the IPO. TheRead More

Striking doctors will go to hell – Labour expert

Labour consultant, Austin Gamey has called on government to sack the striking doctors who according to him are ‘deliberately slaughtering patients’ by their strike action. The punishment for doing so, he said in an interview would be that they (striking doctors) would be condemned to hell fire because they have the blood of innocent people on their hands. “We don’t need them to take care of the patients, they should get out…we are tired…why should doctors contribute deliberately to the slaughtering of people so that an employer would feel bad…theRead More

EC convenes IPAC meeting over voters register demands

The Electoral Commission (EC), is calling for an emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting tomorrow to deliberate on calls for a new voters register. Opposition The meeting comes on the back of calls by the opposition, New Patriotic Party (NPP), to the EC to compile a new register before the 2016 election. The NPP is of the opinion that the current register is bloated and not credible for the next general election. Tomorrow’s IPAC meeting is expected to deliberate on the issue with the political parties, so a common groundRead More

Notorious Armed robber Kombian sentenced to death

An Accra high court has sentenced Notorious armed robber Johnson Kombian to death by hanging. The sentenced was arrived by a seven member jury put in place to hear the case. Kombian  was charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder in October 2010 after he was accused of ambushing and killing two police officers and leaving another injured in the Nakpanduri area in the Northern region. He broke from jail in Tamale in 2010 under very weird circumstances as described  police and prison authorities and escaped twice from theRead More

NLC directs doctors to call off strike

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has directed striking public sector doctors to call off their three-week old strike. This follows a meeting with the doctors and government on Wednesday. Members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) are on strike to demand improvement and codification of their conditions of service. The GMA has already expressed lack of confidence in the ability of the National Labour Commission (NLC) to resolve the impasse between striking doctors and government. But a statement by the NLC said it met the employer represented by the ministry ofRead More

Oscar Pistorius early release put on hold

South Africa’s justice ministry has suspended the release of athlete, Oscar Pistorius from prison on Friday. He said the decision to free the athlete after serving 10 months of his five-year sentence “was taken prematurely” and with “no legal basis”. The decision has now been sent back to the parole board for review. Pistorius was convicted of manslaughter last year for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, whom he says he mistook for an intruder. It is not clear whether the decision on his early release could be reinstated beforeRead More

Cuban doctors won’t be engaged for free – GMA to govt

The Ghana Medical Association has strongly challenged government’s contingency plan to fly in 177 Cuban doctors to assist in healthcare delivery as doctors continue their strike over conditions of service. According to the GMA, they have no qualms with the move but noted that the Cuban doctors would not be engaged for free. In a press statement issued and signed on Wednesday by DrKwabena Opoku-Adusei and Dr Frank Serebour, President and General Secretary, the GMA said the irony of the matter was that the Cuban doctors were better paid thanRead More

NDC accuses NPP of engaging in tribal politics in quest to discredit voters register

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated that it is poised to make meaningful contributions to ensure further gains in the electoral processes in its effort to implement policies and programmes to transform the country. It asked the leadership of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to find an antidote to the string of poor showings at the polls by soberly reflecting on how to pull the party from the brink and halt its rapid descent into chaos and internecine feud. According to the party, the present state of affairsRead More