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An Accra High Court has admitted into evidence the audio conversation between Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame and businessman Richard Jakpa. The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame and the third accused, Richard Jakpa, are both parties involved in the ongoing ambulance case. Mr Jakpa had alleged professional and prosecutorial misconduct by the Attorney General in the case he has been accused of causing the state a €2.3 million loss. According to him, the AG had repeatedly sought his assistance to implicate the Minority Leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, also an accused in the case. The AG’s team objected…

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The Ministry of Health has denied allegations that locked containers from the Global Fund at the Tema port contain essential drugs for tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS treatment. The response from the Health Ministry follows concerns raised by some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) regarding the government’s reluctance to clear some containers from the Global Fund recently. The CSOs alleged that Ghana’s supply of medicines from the Global Fund was at risk if the government failed to clear the containers at the port. READ ALSO: Health Crisis Looms As Global Fund Ceases Shipments To Ghana Responding to the issue, the Public Relations…

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A seriously sick woman believed to be in her late 60s who was allegedly dumped at a bush at Gomoa Ojobi in the Central Region on Tuesday has died. She reportedly passed on Thursday morning, and her body has been conveyed to the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital morgue. Information gathered indicates that the frail and immobile old woman was dumped with her wheelchair on Tuesday, June 11, 2023, at around 8:30 pm. Both legs of the woman were in a Plaster of Paris (POP) cast as she remained motionless. According to a police source, the victim was on admission and…

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A Deputy Finance Minister, Dr Alex Ampaabeng, has disclosed that the government will not impose new taxes in the upcoming mid-year budget. Businesses and economists have expressed worry about the heavy tax burden, urging a reduction or elimination of some taxes to alleviate financial pressures. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, June 12, Dr Ampaabeng confirmed the government’s decision not to introduce a supplementary budget, as communicated by the Finance Minister, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam. He highlighted the government’s intention to explore alternative avenues to enhance revenue while emphasising its commitment to avoiding new taxes. He indicated that the current…

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The Finance Minister, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, says Ghana has satisfied all conditions for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approval of the third tranche of funding support of $360 million after its review. He expressed optimism after the government made a significant milestone in its debt restructuring journey with bilateral creditors. The government has reached an agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its Official Creditor Committee. The agreement on the MoU will allow the IMF to review Ghana’s performance under a three-year economic support programme. He made the statements at a press briefing in Accra on June 12,…

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Eleven persons, including two minors, drowned on Tuesday evening when a boat they were travelling on capsized in the Oti River. Seven people have been rescued, but the others are still missing. Assembly member of Dambai Lakeside Emmanuel Atali said that soon after the news was announced, Navy officials and local boat operators launched a massive rescue operation. Immediately, four women, including a baby girl, were found and rushed to the intensive care unit at Dambai Health Centre. The boat, which took off from Dambai, was heading towards Njari, a farming and fishing community under Krachi East Municipality of the…

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The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Wassa Amenfi East, Ernest Frimpong, has been granted a police enquiry bail. Mr Frimpong was released on Wednesday evening after providing a statement regarding his comments in a viral video. He was detained following the circulation of a video in which he appeared to urge miners to retaliate against police officers and soldiers who attempted to extort money from them. The Wassa Amenfi East NPP parliamentary candidate has denied these allegations, asserting that he neither endorsed illegal mining nor encouraged miners to fight military personnel. According to Mr Frimpong, his remarks were taken…

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More than 80 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have died after the boat they were travelling on sank, President Felix Tshisekedi has announced. The accident on Wednesday occurred on the Kwa River, about 70km (43 miles) from the city of Mushie in Mai-Ndombe province. “The President of the Republic is calling for an investigation into the true causes of this unfortunate incident, to prevent such a disaster from happening again in the future,” the presidency said in a statement posted on X. Tshisekedi “sends his condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims,” the statement…

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The world’s second largest cocoa producer Ghana is looking to delay delivery of up to 350,000 tons of beans to next season due to poor crops, five sources told Reuters in a further worsening of the outlook for the global chocolate industry. Chocolate makers around the world are raising prices for consumers after cocoa more than doubled in value this year alone following a third year of poor harvests in Ghana and Ivory Coast, responsible for 60% of global production. The market had previously estimated Ghana would roll forward some 250,000 metric tons of cocoa, equivalent to about half its…

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The Ghana Statistical Service’s (GSS) recent Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report has uncovered significant disparities in poverty rates within the Greater Accra Region. The Greater Accra region has a relatively low poverty rate of 11.7%, while the Savannah region recorded a starkly higher rate of 49.5%. The figures underscore the uneven development and persistent poverty challenges within the country. According to the report, Greater Accra’s household population stands at 5,384,171, with an intensity of poverty measured at 43.3%. intensity metric reveals the severity of poverty among the region’s poor, illustrating how far they fall below the poverty line across multiple…

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