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Mps Grill Deputy Minister Over Electricity

Friday, May 29, 2015 Accra, May 28, GNA - Five Members of Parliament (MPs) on Thursday grilled Mr Abu Jinapor, the Deputy Minister for Power, on the extension of power from the national electricity grid to some communities in their constituencies. When it got to the turn of Mr Johnson Kwaku Adu, New Patriotic Party ...

GNFS demonstrates its preparedness for emergencies

Friday, May 29, 2015 Accra, May 28, GNA - The Ghana National Fires Service (GNFS) has demonstrated its preparedness for emergency situations such as fire outbreak, especially in regards to high buildings in Accra. 'We have started the exercise with high rise buildings but we will move to other areas such as the fil ...

Veep joins hundreds to morn Theodosia Okoh

Friday, May 29, 2015 Accra, May 28 GNA - Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur joined hundreds of Ghanaians who defied the earlier morning downpour to attend the burial Service of the Madam Theodosia Abena Kumea Okoh, designer of the national flag. The memorial service for one of the country's illustrious daughters w ...

Airtel receives four awards

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Accra, May 28, GNA - Airtel, one of Ghana's telecommunications network has received four awards at this year's Ghana Telecom Awards. The award which marks the fifth year running that the company has won at these awards is an increase over last year's tally of three awards. A statement issued ...

Commemorative farewell for Late Mrs Theodosia Okoh

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Accra, May 28, GNA - Government on Thursday organised a commemorative state funeral and burial service for the late Mrs Theodosia Okoh, designer of the Ghana National Flag. The colorfully red, gold and green flag with a black star embed in the middle served as national identification symbol for ...

Teenager jailed ten years for robbery

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Kumasi, May 28, GNA - A 19-year-old driver's mate who conspired with two others and robbed a teacher of her cash and other valuables valued at GHâ 2,000.00 has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a Kumasi Circuit. Osei Kwaku was convicted on his own plea when he admitted having robbed ...

Court remands trader for harming nursing mother

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Accra, May 28, GNA - A Nigerian trader, Gloria Emmanuel who is accused of pouring hot water on a nursing mother and another during a quarrel on Thursday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. Charged with causing unlawful harm, Gloria 22 has pleaded guilty. The Court presided over by Ms Ell ...

A-G to study docket of murdered African Americans

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Accra, May 28, GNA - An Accra Central Magistrates Court, on Thursday adjourned to June 8, the case involving six people connected to the murder of two African-Americans at Fihankra, near Akwamufie in the Eastern Region. The adjournment was to enable the prosecution forward the duplicate docket ...

Nii Ankrah elected Greater - Accra Regional GPRTU Chairman

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Accra, May 28, GNA - Mr Emmanuel Nii Ankrah, Chairman of the Odorkor branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), was on Wednesday elected as the Greater-Accra Regional Chairman of the Union, in a keenly contested election at the Arts Centre in Accra. Nii Ankrah polled a total of 2 ...

Accra MCE unhappy with road maintenance works

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Accra, May 28, GNA - Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has called on the Urban Roads Department to exercise its authority on the contractor working on a six- kilometre road in Accra. Dr Vanderpuije registered his protest when he paid a visit to Osu to acquaint ...

Theodosia Okoh goes home on a rainy day

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Accra, May 28, GNA - On a wet Thursday morning, Mrs Theodosia Salome Abena Kumea Okoh, a national asset was laid to rest at the Osu Cemetery in Accra after a State funeral at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra. Mrs Oko who is accredited with the designing of the Ghana National flag and t ...

Six in court for possessing narcotic drugs

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Accra, May 28, GNA - Six persons were on Thursday remanded by an Accra Circuit Court for possessing various quantities of narcotic drug. They were: Nii Ayii, a drinking bar attendant had in his possession 60 wrappers of dried leaves, Baba Sardic, a machine operator, 29 wrappers; and Samuel Quay ...

GJA commends journalists in Upper East Region

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Bolgatanga, May 28, GNA - Media practitioners in the Upper East Region have been praised for exhibiting high professionalism in their reportage on the death of the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Adams Mahama. They were also hailed for the manner they covered the recent ...
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