Archive for Local News

  • October 22, 2020

    AstraZeneca, J&J...

    The firms’ COVID vaccine trials, which are backed by the US’s Operation Warp Speed, were temporarily halted when participants fell ill. British drugmaker AstraZeneca and partner the University of Oxford last month temporarily stopped tests of its COVID-19 vaccine after a trial participant fell ill [File: Jason Alden/Bloomberg] Moncef Slaoui,...

  • October 22, 2020

    No Seized...

    The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, says government has not sold any seized mining excavator and asked anyone with contrary information to provide better and further particulars to support his or her claims. He said, currently, there are 157 excavators after the Ministry took an inventory of...

  • October 22, 2020

    Geological Survey...

    As part of measures to ensure earthquake preparedness and risks reduction, the Geological Survey Authority (GSA), has installed three earthquakes early warning equipment at the Weija-Gbawe municipality and the NADMO head office. Additionally, plans are far advanced to install five new earthquake early warning devices at the Jubilee House, the...

  • October 22, 2020

    Church Collapse...

    A total of 14 people have been confirmed dead in the church collapse disaster at Akyem Batabi in the Asene Manso Akroso District, Eastern Regional Minister Eric Kwakye Darfour has said. Rescue efforts are still continuing with the help of five excavators and sniffer dogs. Meanwhile, the District Chief Executive...

  • October 22, 2020

    Self-Acclaimed Konkomba...

    A self-acclaimed Konkomba chief, Peky and 10 of his adherents in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti region have been arrested by the Police for violent conduct leading to the death of one person and many suffering machete wounds. Superintendent of Police, Mr Samuel Lartey Lawson, Nkwanta South Municipal...

  • October 22, 2020

    The State...

    The multi-storey church building belonging to the Church of Prosperity collapsed at Akyem Batabi in the Eastern Region, trapping some worshipers. The building, prior to its collapse, served as the place of worship for several people in the region and other parts of the country. Accroding to report, the church...

  • October 22, 2020

    60-year-old dumpsites...

    The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Wenchi Municipality in the Ahafo Region, Dr Patrick Kwakye Afriyie, has said the evacuation of three dumpsites in the municipality formed part of the government’s priorities to ensure that dumpsites sited close to residential communities were evacuated to prevent any disaster. Speaking to journalists...

  • October 22, 2020

    Former PDS...

    Some contractors who were engaged by the former managers of defunct Power Distribution Services (PDS) are calling on the government to facilitate payment for work they have executed since 2019. A spokesperson for the group, Alhassan Abubakari, who Spoke to Citi Business News said all efforts including petitioning the presidency...

  • October 22, 2020

    Members of...

    Members of the West Mamprusi municipal assembly in the North East Region have called for the Walewale constituency to be divided into 3 or 4 distinct parliamentary constituencies. At a press briefing in Walewale, the Presiding Officer of the Assembly, Sebiyam Ibrahim, stated that splitting the current constituency into 3...

  • October 22, 2020

    Juaboso-Bia forestry...

    The Juaboso-Bia Forestry Commission in the Western North Region has donated 300 mono-desks to the Juaboso Bia West and Bia East district assemblies. The donation is to help ease infrastructural deficit in some public schools in the districts. During the presentation at Sefwi Adabokrom in the Bia East district, manager...

  • October 22, 2020

    Vivo Energy...

    Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and marketer of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has held its annual Safety Day across the whole company, reinforcing the importance of Health, Safety, Security, and Environment & Quality (HSSEQ) at Vivo Energy. Safety Day is an opportunity for all employees and contractors at...

  • October 22, 2020

    Violence can’t...

    Akufo-Addo President Akufo-Addo who is the ECOWAS Chair has called for calm in Nigeria after reported cases of violence in the country. Akufo-Addo in a tweet said the parties should use dialogue in resolving the impasse in Nigeria. “I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use...

  • October 22, 2020

    State drops...

    The state has withdrawn charges against 60 persons who were arrested following violence in the Volta Region attributed to separatists. The accused persons, said to be members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, were arrested in September 2020 for blocking roads, attacking police stations and the STC company in Ho....

  • October 22, 2020

    Death toll...

    The number of bodies retrieved from the rubble of a collapsed church building in the Eastern Region has risen to 15. This is an addition of six more deaths from the initial nine reported on Wednesday morning at Akim Batabi near Oda where the six-storey building is located. Eight survivors are...

  • October 22, 2020

    Young Persons...

    The Young Health Advocates (YHAG), an association of young people living with HIV and AIDS in Ghana, has climaxed its first-year anniversary in Accra, calling for an end to stigmatization against them. The YHAG, also called for the inclusion of the health needs of young people in national development planning...

  • October 22, 2020

    Population, Housing...

    President Akufo-Addo has announced that the next Population and Housing Census, PHC has been scheduled between April and May 2021. He said funding had been secured for the census, and that the government was committed to conducting the exercise, in spite of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. President...

  • October 22, 2020

    Three Fear...

    Sad news coming in suggests that an Audi car with the registration number GE 1719 20 has been involved in an accident at Ngerensia, a suburb of Sekondi – Takoradi in the Western Region. The eyewitness at the scene of the sad incident narrated what happened to us by saying”...

  • October 21, 2020

    Tolanibaj Celebrates...

    Fans of Tolani Baj who was a contestant in this year’s Big Brother Naija known as TForce have taken over the internet with her birthday celebration. Tolanibaj who was known for causing some drama in the BBNaija house was born in the early 90s. Even though there are more pressing...

  • October 21, 2020

    Major Mahama:...

    Accra, Oct. 20, GNA – An Accra High Court, hearing the trial of 14 alleged murderers of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, will resume trial on October 29, 2020. At the last adjourned date, February 28, before the outbreak of the COVID-19, the Court admitted a video recording of

  • October 21, 2020

    [Update] E/R:...

    A three-storey church has collapsed on worshippers at Akyem Batabi in the Asene Manso Akroso District of the Eastern Region. Six persons, all women have been confirmed to have died in the disaster. The congregants of the Church of Prosperity, numbering more than 60, had converged on the church premises...

  • October 21, 2020

    Parliament approves...

    Parliament on Tuesday approved two separate loans of over 81 Million Euro to finance the Secondi-Takoradi Water Supply Rehabilitation and Expansion Project. The loans are: Oeke-Backed agreement amounting to €70,733,432 and commercial loan amounting to €10,500,000 between Ghana represented by Ministry of Finance and Commerzbank Aktingesellschaft. The credit facility is...

  • October 21, 2020

    Nobody was...

    The two royal gates of the Yilo Krobo say nobody has been affirmed ‘Konor’ for the Yilo Krobo Traditional Area by the National House of Chiefs, contrary to what some persons have been seen circulating on social media. According to the spokesperson of the Ologo and Akrobeto gates, King George...

  • October 21, 2020

    Used fridge...

    Dealers in used refrigerators are planning to hit the streets in protest if the government does not reconsider its ban on used fridges. The Ghana Association of Importers and Sellers of Used Fridges says the ban has rendered over 100 thousand people jobless. “The lives of members have never been...

  • October 21, 2020

    CODA Engages...

    The Coastal Development Authority (CODA) has engaged stakeholders in the fishing industry on Government’s initiatives and interventions. The engagement was part of efforts to deepen stakeholder participation in the sector and to eradicate poverty among fisher folks. More than 4,000 fishermen, fishmongers, head porters and traders as well as representatives...

  • October 21, 2020

    Akufo-Addo commissions...

    President Akufo-Addo has commissioned the newly constructed Naval Training Command at Nutekpor, in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region. According to President Akufo-Addo, the Command Centre, which has been the long-held vision of several Chiefs of Naval Staff, “is going to accommodate all the training schools of the...

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