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PassionAir explains how a Kumasi bound flight ended up in La Côte d’Ivoire

Domestic airline, PassionAir has explained that its flight OP152 that departed from Accra on April 17, 2021 for Kumasi unfortunately had to land in Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) due to deteriorating weather conditions at the destination(Kumasi) airport. According to the airline, unable to land in Kumasi or return to Accra, a decision was made to proceed to the planned alternate airport, ...

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Techiman South: EC presents original documents on election to NDC for inspection

The Electoral Commission (EC) has presented the original documents on the Techiman South parliamentary election to the Wenchi High Court. The documents have since been inspected by the parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Christopher Beyere Baasongti, who is challenging the results of the parliamentary election in the constituency. The presentation of the documents to the court followed ...

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Gov’t steps up protection of water bodies

Government has announced a ramping up of efforts to protect Ghana’s water bodies from the activities of small scale miners. The renewed efforts include the enforcement of the ban on mining on water bodies across the country. This was announced by Water and Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah at the start of a national tour of water bodies. Minister Abena ...

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Fire consumes Mampong Technical administration block

The administrative block of the Mampong Technical Institute in the Ashanti region has been gutted by fire, starrfm.com.gh has gathered. The fire reportedly started at about 8:00 am today April 19 from one of the offices. Fire Service personnel have been able to stop the fire after eight offices including the accountant’s office were completely burnt. According to a staff ...

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Akuapem Poloo files application for bail pending appeal; Court hears on Wednesday

Convicted actress Rosemond Alade Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo has through his lawyer filed an application for bail pending appeal. Her lawyer Andrews Kudzo Vortia on Monday, April 19, 2021, filed a notice of appeal and application for bail against their actress’ custodial sentence at the same time. The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court is expected to ...

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GIPC to ensure $2.7b investments yield full benefits

Government has assured that the $2.7 billion in investment inflows reported by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) for the year 2020 will be put to prudent use for the benefit of Ghanaians. Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Sunday, April 18, 2020, Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the government will continue to assiduously pursue worthwhile ...

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Lawyer to appeal Akuapem Poloo sentence today

Lawyer of convicted actress Rosemond Alade Brown aka Akuapem Poloo is expected to file an application seeking to appeal against the custodial sentence of his client. Lawyer Andrews Kudzo Vortia served notice of an appeal against the sentencing on Friday in interaction with Journalists after the ruling. Akuapem Poloo is awaiting a Covid-19 test result to begin her 90-day jail ...

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Fire destroys 30 shops at Kumasi Central Market

File photo Firefighters in the Ashanti Regional capital battled a huge blaze which engulfed at least 30 shops at the Kumasi Central Market. The fire started just before 9 p.m Sunday at an enclave mainly occupied by cobblers. Items including finished shoes, petroleum and wooden products running into millions of cedis were destroyed by the blaze. Firefighters spent about two ...

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CJ to set up tax court soon

The Judicial Service is set to establish a tax court in the system to consider and hear tax-related cases in the country. A copy of a letter dated April, 16, 2021, from the Office of the Chief Justice addressed to the National President of the Ghana Bar Association and sighted by Kasapafmonline.com, said the court will specifically deal with the ...

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Football fans allowed to return to league centres – Youth & Sports Ministry

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) has announced that football fans can return to the various League centres to watch both domestic and international competitions. This is subject to observing all the national Covid-19 Protocols and the GFA Matchday COVID- 19 Protocols. The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) in a press release issued on Friday, April 16, 2021, ...

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