FOUR JAILED FOR DUMPING WASTE AT UNAUTHORIZED PLACE IN KUMASI

FOUR JAILED FOR DUMPING WASTE AT UNAUTHORIZED PLACEIN KUMASI. Four tricycle riders arrested for dumping waste at an authorized place have been sentenced to one month imprisonment each by the Kumasi Magistrate Court. They are Kwadwo Abedi, Stephen Ampong, Karim Mohammed and Ishau Abukom. The court, presided over by Mrs. Doreen Smith Arthur, ordered that they additionally signed a bond not to indiscriminately dispose of refuse for one year. They would serve another five months in prison should they breach the bond. The court handed down the punishment after they pleaded guilty to the offence. The convicts had been using their tricycles for waste collection and were caught emptying heaps

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PARLIAMENT APPROVES $48.85 MILLION LOAN TO CLEAN, PROVIDE WATER IN ACCRA

PARLIAMENT APPROVES $48.85 MILLION LOAN TO CLEAN, PROVIDE WATER IN ACCRA. Parliament on Wednesday approved a $48.85 million agreement between the government and the African Development Fund to finance the Greater Accra Sustainable Sanitation and Livelihood Improvement Project (GASSLIP). The agreement is a concessionary one with a concessionary component of 35.97 per cent, which is slightly above the government concessionary requirement of 35 per cent. The project is to support government’s effort to increase access to adequate, safe and affordable water, improved environmental sanitation and hygiene education.The aim is to ensure a favourable state of health of the general population. The approval of the agreement followed the presentation of the

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING BUSTED

HUMAN TRAFFICKING BUSTED. Sheriff Abubakar Sheriff Abubakari, 39-year-old technician, has been arrested by the police for allegedly attempting to traffic three Ghanaian women to Saudi Arabia. The ladies (names withheld) aged between 20 and 22, were rescued while checking in at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on Tuesday evening. Abubarkari, who was with them at the airport, was immediately apprehended by personnel of the Anti Human Trafficking Unit and conveyed to the CID headquarters. Recently, government, through the Ministry Of Employment and Labour Relations, placed a ban on the recruitment of Ghanaians for domestic work in the Gulf countries by all employment agencies. This formed part of government’s efforts to

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9,100 TEENS PREGNANT IN FIRST HALF OF 2017

9,100 TEENS PREGNANT IN FIRST HALF OF 2017. A total of 9,100 adolescents reportedly got pregnant in the Ashanti Region during the first half of this year. Mr. Simeon Kwabena Acheampong, the Regional Manager of Marie Stopes International, Ghana, an international NGO, providing contraception and safe abortion services, said three teenage pregnancy related deaths were also recorded during the period. Nationwide, 57,000 teenage pregnancies with 31 deaths, were seen. He was speaking at a three-day adolescents’ camp meeting organized jointly by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Kumasi. It brought together members of the adolescent health ambassadors clubs in senior high schools (SHS) across

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PHOTOS: RAWLINGS ADVISES MUSICIANS TO JOIN IN FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

PHOTOS: RAWLINGS ADVISES MUSICIANS TO JOIN IN FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION. Former President Jerry John Rawlings has tasked musicians to join in the fight against corruption and other social ills with their works. The Former President gave the advice when a delegation from the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and the family of the late Paapa Yankson paid a courtesy call on him to inform him of the death of the musician. According to former President Rawlings, the current President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo needs the support of all and sundry, to prosecute the war against corruption. He said that just as Paapa Yankson used his talent to sing about social ills

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ASANTEHENE TO PHARMACISTS: UPHOLD INTEGRITY

ASANTEHENE TO PHARMACISTS: UPHOLD INTEGRITY. The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has entreated members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) to close their ranks and be united in order to contribute their quota to national development. He said unity was a sine qua non for development and “you can effectively harness your potential, but if there is disunity and internal squabbling there is no way you can meaningfully contribute to development.” When that happened, he noted that all resources that should be channelled into productive ventures would be spent on struggles for power and superiority.According to the Asantehene, the need for unity was fundamental for harnessing “our potential for

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MEDIA URGED TO PROMOTE GHANA

MEDIA URGED TO PROMOTE GHANA. Minister for Business Development, Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, has urged the media to support the government’s plans to brand Ghana as a ready market and open for business. He noted that the President had communicated the desire to make Ghana the most business friendly nation in Africa and so the media should take that as a brand and promote Ghana as being ready and open for business. “It means that the media must help the government to champion and remove all obstacles to business and help create environment that will make business thrive”, Mr Awal said. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal Speaking at the a forum on Media

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DON’T LOSE HOPE – NANA ADDO TELLS FILMMAKERS

DON’T LOSE HOPE – NANA ADDO TELLS FILMMAKERS. President Akufo-Addo President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaian filmmakers that his government will not relegate the country’s film industry to the background. The president, in a speech read on his behalf by Ambassador Ayikoi Otoo, High Commissioner to Canada, at ‘Ghana 60 Years On Film Summit’ said, “Government is still committed to the promises it made to the tourism and creative arts industry in the New Patriotic Party manifesto ahead of the 2016 general elections.” He called on the film industry players not to lose hope. The summit was organised by the Film Directors Guild of Ghana (FDGG) at the Accra International Conference

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