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Heavy Rains In Daboya Render Hundreds Homeless

Monday, April 21, 2014 Hundreds of residents in Daboya in the North Gonja District of the Northern Region have been displaced by a rainstorm that hit the area Sunday. The downpour that lasted for more than two hours, destroyed property worth thousands of Ghana cedis, Joy News correspondent Hashmin Mohammed reports. ...

Killer of banker makes 6th appearance in court

Monday, April 21, 2014 Abraham Baah Kwame Oyortey, 25, who is on a provisional charge of murder over the killing of Ms Rosemond Nyampong, a banker, was on Thursday remanded into prison custody by a Tema Magistrate Court. He is to re-appear before on May 19. A duplicate docket on the case has been sent by the court t ...

Farmer jailed 10 years for stealing cassava

Monday, April 21, 2014 Yaw Nkrumah, 28, Akokoaso based farmer in the Akyemansa District, has appeared in court for stealing cassava valued GHc500 belonging to a colleague farmer. Nkrumah pleaded guilty to stealing and the presiding judge of the circuit court at Akim Swedru, Mr Yaw Atta Sampong, sentenced him to 10 yea ...

Christ's resurrection not a metaphor - Otabil

Monday, April 21, 2014 The Death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is not a metaphor or a fairytale for simple minds, Pastor Mensah Otabil, General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church said on Easter Sunday. This reality he said has become a source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity and a stumb ...
Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, (M) With Other Policy Makers And Scientists Addressing The Media

West African Countries Urged To Indigenise Biotechnology Law

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture has advocated to governments in the West African sub-region to indigenise a legislative law on biotechnology.He noted that it is appropriate to indigenise the biotechnology law within the ECOWAS region to ensure conformit ...

Strange weeds invade Central Region beaches

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Residents along the coastal belt of the Central Region are worried about strange weeds said to have been washed ashore during the week. Fishermen along the coast also say the brownish substances are impeding fishing activities. Central regional correspondent Richard Kojo Nyarko reports that ...

Alan Kyerematen registers NHIS at Joy FM Easter Soup Kitchen

Sunday, April 20, 2014 New Patriotic Party presidential aspirant, Mr. Alan Kwadwo Kyeramaten on Sunday acquired his first instantbio-metricNational Health Insurance card when he joined thousands of underprivileged children to celebrate this years Joy FM Easter Soup Kitchen charity program at the Efua Sutherland Children ...

Easter festivities unite two communities in the Volta Region

Sunday, April 20, 2014 A well attended Easter durbar on Saturday brought together the chiefs and people of Abutia -Kissiflui and Abutia Kpogadzi, both in the Volta Region, for the first time in several decades. The durbar marked the end of a protracted chieftaincy dispute between the two communities and paved way for ...

Prez Mahama to honour St. John's Grammar 60th anniversary

Sunday, April 20, 2014 President John Mahama will be one of the dignitaries at the 60th anniversary celebrations of St Johns Grammar Senior High School on May 17 this year. Other dignitaries will include Prof. Otoo Ellis, Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyKNUST and Baffour Asa ...

Make Jesus the centre of Easter - Otabil

Sunday, April 20, 2014 The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church ICGC Pastor Mensa Otabil has admonished Christians to put Jesus at the centre of activities to mark this years Easter. He says Easter must not be used by Christians to have fun since the season is not about our own fun. Pre ...

University of Education to confer honorary doctorate on Rawlings, two others

Sunday, April 20, 2014 The University of Education, Winneba UEW is to confer honorary doctorate degrees on former President Jerry John Rawlings and two others for the various roles they have played in the development oftheir respective countries. The other recipients are former Nigerian President, General Abdulsalam ...

Police exonerate Canadian oil firm over forged Minister's signature

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Police in Accra have exonerated managers of the oil firm accused of forging the signature of the Energy Minister to lay claim over a piece of oil rich area, off the coast of Western Region. The police insist initial investigations point to a former employee of the firm who was arrested on Wednes ...

Government allocates rice production targets to regions

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Mr Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture has announced that government has allocated rice production targets to all regions in the country to become self-sufficient by 2017. He said Ghana had already become self-sufficient in yam, cassava and maize production and a breakthrough in rice p ...
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