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June 3 victims to gather at disaster site, demand compensation

Victims of the 2015 June 3 flood and fire disaster  will today gather at the site of the incident, near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, where over 150 people died. They are massing up to demand compensation they feel they have been denied. Some of the victims have complained of economic hardships and have accused the government of neglecting them. One ...

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GOIL going upstream; a venture or an adventure?

Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Goil Company (GOIL), Mr Patrick Akorli

News about the leading and indigenous oil marketing company, GOIL venturing into the upstream sector of the industry, could be a feather in the cap of local content participation as well as inclusive growth. Because it will lead to a significant increase in Ghana’s participation in this God-given resource. Although the upstream is considered one of the very profitable areas, ...

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Mallam Junction section of Accra-Kasoa road reopens Saturday

The Mallam Junction section of the Accra-Kasoa road that was closed to vehicular traffic, to make way for work on the Mallam Junction drainage project, will be opened to traffic by Saturday, June 2. This will bring great relief to motorists who ply the road who have been under intense stress since their routes were diverted for the GAMA Sanitation ...

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Tumu: One Dies As Police Clash With Locals

One person has been confirmed dead by the police following a swoop in a town called Hain in Tumu of the Upper West region. Confirming the incident to Starrfmonline.com, the regional commander DCOP Otchere Boapea said the deceased, Kanwei Hanidu, 21, was part of a wee-smoking gang escaping arrest Thursday, May 17, 2018 after a SWAT patrol team spotted them smoking ...

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We’ll demolish structures on waterways to curb flooding – AMA

Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Mayor of Accra

The Accra Metropolitan Authority (AMA) may demolish all structures in the capital that are in waterways. This will be in addition to constructing and desilting major drains in a bid to deal with the annual struggles with flooding during the rainy season. Speaking to Citi News the AMA Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, said his outfit would also embark on ...

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Revenue from cocoa and oil to support trade balance in 2018 – Standard Bank

Ghana’s balance of trade is set to receive support from cocoa export and oil production revenues this year according to researchers at Standard Bank, parent company of Stanbic Bank Ghana. This was contained in the April edition of the African Local Markets Monthly report prepared by Standard Bank. According to the report, “after strong economic growth in 2017, reaching 8.5 ...

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LPG retailers to strike on Monday over cylinder circulation policy

The Association of LPG retailers will embark on a strike across the nation on Monday over the government’s plan to implement the cylinder re-circulation policy. This means consumers will not be able to buy the product at various retail outlets from Monday. The Operators, who are opposed to the policy, say their businesses will collapse if the government goes ahead ...

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IGP Calls For Professionalism; Cooperation In The National Interest

IGP-David-Asante-Apeatu

Mr David Asante-Apeatu, the Inspector General of Police, Thursday, called for calm following the tension arising from Wednesday’s clashes between some Police and military officers in Tamale. He said Military-Police cooperation engendered better national security, citing operations Vanguard and Calm Life as positive examples. Addressing the opening ceremony of the Cadet Officers’ Course 48, at the Police Academy, in Accra, ...

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Drug Agencies Declare War On Tramadol Abuse In UWR

Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in partnership with Narcotics Control Board and Pharmacy Council on Tuesday engaged stakeholders in a six-hour forum on combating Tramadol abuse and illicit drugs in Upper West Regional capital, Wa. The Agencies entrusted to fight illegal drugs and drug abuse in the country decried the growing abuse of Tramadol, the medicine meant for relieving moderate ...

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ALARMING: Over 6,000 HIV-AIDS Mothers Not On Treatment

It has emerged that an estimated 6,215 mothers with HIV and AIDS in need of antiretroviral (ART) drugs are not on the treatment. According to available data, out of an estimated 18,263 mothers who need Prevention of Mother-to-Child-Transmission (PMTCT), only 12,048 mothers are receiving it. These were contained in the 2017 HIV Sentinel Survey (HSS) and Estimates Report, jointly released ...

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