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26
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Ghana Police peacekeepers deported over sex allegations

Forty-six Ghanaian police personnel keeping the peace in Southern Sudan under a United Nations (UN) mandate have been sent back home for allegedly sexually exploiting internally displaced women under their protection.

The deported persons are from the Formed Police Unit (FPU) – formerly Armoured Car Squadron – serving in the restive part of North Africa.

The FPU is an operational unit of the Ghana Police Service highly regimented and responsible for among other duties, manning the law enforcement agency’s fleet of armoured cars.

In South Sudan where the unit has been for some time now, it has been charged with protecting internally displaced persons in a place called Wau, northwest of Juba, capital of South Sudan.

The UN Mission in South Sudan, in taking the action, explained that it was intended to pave way for investigation into the allegation that the police officers had sexually exploited the women they were charged to protect.

Thu
22
Feb
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Accra ‘will see a remarkable difference’ by June – Criticised Sanitation Minister assures

Despite criticisms that he is failing at his job to keep the country clean, the Minister for Resources & Sanitation is confident of proving his detractors wrong, promising a major improvement in the sanitation condition in Accra soon.

Kofi Adda says Nana Akufo-Addo’s promise to make the capital city the cleanest in Africa is on course and has revealed a plan has already been mapped for implementation.

“We have just concluded the implementation plan and the allocation of the resources that have been pledged by the President. We are waiting for news from the Finance Ministry to begin to move on. That is where we are now. We have sensitised everybody to get them ready in order to move along,” he said in an interview on current affairs programme, Upfront, on the Joy News channel on MultiTV, Wednesday.

Mr Adda has been fending off public criticism for allegedly sleeping on the job while many parts of the city are engulfed with filth.

Tue
13
Feb
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In Tantra hill : Eight people die in car accident

Eight people have lost their lives in an accident involving a 207 bus in the early hours of Tuesday 13 February 2018.

According to an eye witness , the bus heading to Accra from Nsawam got its back tyre burst at Tantra Hill which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The bus then somersault in the process leading to the death of at least eight people with several injured, according to eyewitnesses.
There is a heavy traffic on the busy carriageway as the police and fire service engage in rescue efforts.

Tue
13
Feb
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Super OD is dead

Veteran Ghanaian actor Asonaba Kwaku Darko, popularly known as Super OD is dead, Zionfelix.net can confirm.

Son of the actor, Simon on Tuesday morning confirmed the demise of his father on Hitz FM to Andy Dosty in an interview. According to Simon, Super O.D died at the hospital on Tuesday, 13th February 2018.

“He was sick though. When we took him to clinic, they said the sugar level shot up. Due to medications, it dropped. It was normal for him to live even though he had been suffering from diabetes. He couldn’t talk well, he eat nicely so we took him to the hospital. Later, they said we should buy some medicine. We did; he was responding to treatment.

Fri
09
Feb
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20 Year-Old Ghanaian Rising Artiste, Ebony Reigns Dies In Fatal Car Accident

It has been reported that 20 year-old rising Ghanaian artiste, Ebony Reigns, real name Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, died in a fatal car accident that happened late Thursday night on the Sunyani-Kumasi road, Ghana.

The young singer was reported to be on her way to Accra in a jeep with her three escorts when it collided head on with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi.

Ebony is known as the ‘bad girl’ of Ghanaian music industry because of her provocative style of dressing and her performances. She is also known as the dance hall queen for her hit singles Poison and Kupe.

Ebony is supposed to celebrate her 21st birthday, next week the 16th of February.

Fri
09
Feb
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Government signs $600m deal with Dubai firm for medical university, hospital

Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai-based Thumbay Group for the establishment of a Teaching Hospital and a medical university in Ghana.

The deal came three months after Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia toured the facilities of the company and campus of the Gulf Medical University at Ajman in the United Arab Emirates.

The university expected to be built in Ghana would be known as Gulf Medical University (GMU).

The Thumbay Group will liaise with the Education and Health Ministries to facilitate the establishment of the Ghana campus of the Gulf Medical University and the Thumbay Teaching Hospital in the Greater Accra Region.

The two projects are expected to take between five to eight years to be completed at an estimated cost of $600 million.

Mon
05
Feb
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Bono-Ahafo Police arrest 27 applicants over forged documents

Twenty-seven applicants for recuitment into the Police service have been arrested by the Bono-Ahafo Regional Command of the Service for presenting forged information and fake documents.

The Regional Police PRO, Chief Inspector Kingsley Augustine Oppong told Journalists that the culprits were seven males and 20 females.

He said they are currently on Police enquiry bail and were from Techiman, Nkoranza, Sampa, Dormaa-Ahenkro and Nsoatre, adding that the highest number of suspects were from Techiman.

Chief Inspector Oppong said the suspects have had been asked to report frequently to the regional Police headquarters to assist in investigations.

He said before the commencement of the exercise, the Police warned people with fake documents through the radio stations not to apply but some ignored the warnings and were therefore going to face the full rigours of the law.

Fri
02
Feb
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Police officer detained over death of girlfriend in Konongo

A police officer with the Konongo Divisional Taskforce has been detained over the death of her girlfriend.

Sergeant Bright Opoku was picked up following the death of Vida Frema, a 30-year-old tutor of the Kumasi Girls' Senior High School.

The officer has since been transferred to the Kumasi after the Regional Police Criminal and Investigations Department (CID) takes over the case.

The deceased was found hanging on a rope in the suspect's residence at Low Cost, a suburb of Konongo.

Unconfirmed reports suggests that the suspect returned from work to find his girlfriend dead on Monday.

Relatives of the deceased, however, suspect foul play and are calling for justice.

A blood-stained knife is said to have been found in the corner of the room where the deceased is alleged to have committed suicide.

Police have declined comment.

Thu
01
Feb
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Dome market gutted by fire

The Dome Market in Accra has been gutted by fire.

Several properties have so far been razed as the fire spreads through the market.

Traders and passersby were seen helplessly capturing the devastation on their mobile phones with virtually no power to douse the inferno.

Fire Service personnel from the Ga East District of the Greater Accra Region have currently been dispatched to help put out the inferno which started on Wednesday night.

The Ghana National Fire Service has begun investigations into the cause of last night’s fire incident at the Dome Market here in Accra.

The fire which started around 7: 40 gutted 15 metal container shops and destroyed properties worth thousands of cedis. There were no casualties recorded.

It took two fire tenders to bring the situation under control.

Wed
17
Jan
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GBC boss fired

The Director General of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Dr Akuffo Annoff-Ntow, has been asked to proceed on leave with immediate effect.

Various media sources quoted the GBC Board Chairman, Rev Prof. Emmanuel Addo-Obeng, as saying Dr. Anoff-Ntow is being asked to proceed on leave because of his poor handling of the television licence fee issue.

Prof. Addo-Obeng said the decision was taken on Monday and said the regulator – National Media Commission (NMC) – had been officially notified about the decision.

He said “the duration for the leave will depend on consultation with the NMC.”

The Board Chairman said on Radio Ghana operated by GBC, “We are going to immediately engage NMC to discuss a whole lot of issues affecting GBC and the future of the state broadcaster,”

Rev Prof. Addo-Obeng further explained that one board member and two directors of GBC are supposed to steer the affairs of the corporation until the issues are ironed out.

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