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Update: Marwako gas leakage threat neutralised

Threats of a gas explosion at Marwako restaurant at La in Accra have been neutralised, Fire service officials have said. This was after workers in and around the Marwako restuarant were evacuated by Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) officers following fears of a possible gas leakage. Residents and commuters said they could smell the …

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STC, VIP clash over terminal; one arrested

Clashes between leaders of the state-owned State Transport Corporation and VIP in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi has led to the arrest of one person. Both transport companies were fighting over a piece of land at the heart of the city. The clashes started at the Asafo bus terminal where …

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2 arrested for allegedly forging V/R Director of Health’s signature

Two officials of the Ghana Health Service have been arrested by the Police for allegedly forging the signature of the outgoing Volta Regional Director of Health, on release letters. The two, Bright Paul Yebbi, 32 and Penidas Fordjour, 33, were picked up upon a report by Dr Jospeh Nuertey that the suspects …

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“Massive” gas leakage fears force evacuation at two filling stations

Staff of the Total and GOIL filling stations at La in Accra have been evacuated from their stations by Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) officers following fears of a possible gas leakage. Residents and commuters said they could smell the leaked gas, prompting fears of a similar explosion as the October …

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SITA technology to drive expansion at Ghana’s new International terminal

SITA is providing its world-class passenger and baggage processing technology as well as its airport management solutions to Ghana’s new Terminal 3 at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, helping cement the airport’s position as a vital regional hub. Ghana’s largest airport is expanding its capacity to meet significant growth in …

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Diabetes Association President ‘undersupplying’ free insulin meant for children

Investigations by Joy News have uncovered how the President of the National Diabetes Association of Ghana, Elizabeth Denyoh undersupplied hospitals with free insulin meant for children with diabetes. The Association signed a memorandum of understanding with donor agency, the International Diabetes Federation to provide free insulin for diabetic children under …

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99% of gas stations do not comply with safety precautions – Gas Technician

Mr. Samuel Constant Kwaku, a Gas Technician has claimed almost all gas refill stations operating in the country have consistently failed to comply with safety regulations in their operations. According to the former NPA staff, a monitoring exercise conducted on some refill centres “didn’t find one station complying” with the …

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PURC Executive Secretary sacked

The Executive Secretary of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Samuel Sarpong, has been sacked amidst pressure from staff union. A letter signed by the secretary to the President Nana Asante Bediatuo, named his replacement as Mami Dufie Ofori. Samuel Sarpong has the next 24 hours to clear his desk. …

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More than 100 students denied admission over lack of accommodation

More than 100 students have been denied admission into St. Charles Senior High School (SHS) due to lack of accommodation. The headmaster of the school, Polycarp Beyale said the school declared a vacancy for 150 first-year students but had 282 students posted there. According to him, the school does not have …

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Robbery in Ghana drops from 50 to 15 cases a week – CID boss

The Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) says there has been a reduction in armed robbery incidents in residential areas across the country. The Department said the average 50 robbery incidents recorded weekly from 2002 to 2008 has reduced to 15 cases. Director-General of the Department, Bright Oduro told some Ghanaians …

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