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8-12-2014

ETHNIC-BASED RIVALRY UNHEALTHY –PRESIDENT DECLARES AT NAFAC

President Mahama has said the deliberate attempt to create division and rivalry among Ghanaians on the basis of ethnicity is unhealthy for national development.

COLLAPSING BUILDINGS KILLS 1 PERSON, INJURES 12 One person was crushed to death at Cantonments in Accra when a four-storey building he was working on with others collapsed Saturday night.

ABOADZE THERMAL PLANT NOW 100% ON ATUABO GAS The thermal generation units of the Volta River Authority (VRA) at Aboadze are currently operating with 100 percent gas from the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant in the Ellembelle District in the Western Region.

BLOWS AT NDC CONGRESS – BALLOT BOXES SNATCHED The National Youth Delegates’ Congress of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ended in confusion on Saturday as some blood-thirsty delegates and party activists who claimed Abigail Elorm A. Mensah, their preferred candidate for the second deputy youth organizer position, had been cheated, chased away the EC officials were about to declare the results of the polls.

COCAINE RUBY BUSTED ON 7 TH TRIP It has emerged that the Ghanaian lady arrested at Heathrow Airport in London for carrying 12.5 kilogrammes of cocaine, travelled to Europe, particularly the United Kingdom, frequently, the last one being her seventh this year.

BNI GRILLS NPP ORGANIZER The new Juaben Constituency Youth Organiser of the NPP, Abubakar Alhassan popularly known as ‘Bee Wassa’ has been grilled by the BNI over Face book comments.

ACCRA JOINS 35 MOST RESILIENT CITIES IN THE WORLD The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has won the challenge to become on e of the most resilient cities in the world to benefit from the Rockefeller Foundation’s US$100 million commitment to help cities around the world build resilience to the social, economic and physical challenge that confronts them.

FAMERS ANGRY Recipients of 2104 Eastern Regional Best Farmers award became embittered and sad when they were each presented with three pieces of toilet rolls and two bottles of Joy Dadi bitters, as part of the rewrd for their contribution to sustainable agriculture in the country.

THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY LOOMS Information available to the General Telegraph indicates that security threat looms as the Ghana Refugees Board is fast running out of food to feed over 8,000 refugees in the country.

POLICE CLOSE IN ON KILLERS OF BANK MANAGER Hours after the gruesome murder of Abrepo Branch of Ecobank in the Ashanti Region, Mr Richard Sallah, the police under the command of DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye, have arrested a middle-aged man suspected to be part of the group of people who killed the bank manager.

NSS JOINS IN SANITATION DAY The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, DR Michael Kpessa-Whyte, has underscored the importance of keeping the environment clean.

NEW ATM FRAUD HITS GHANA A new form of ATM fraud that involves withdrawing monies from ATM machines without cards is fast growing in Ghana.

GRA, GOV’T OFFICIALS TOP CORRUPTION LIST Officials of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Government have been named the most corrupt institution in the country.

TERKPER REGRETS RISING TAX BURDEN Finance Minister Seth Terpker says he “regrets” his inability to remove form the 2015 budget temporary taxes – such as special import and the national fiscal stabilization levels introduced in 2013 following several shocks to the economy.

GHANA GAS TO ENTER WEST AFRICAN PIPELINE Efforts are underway to tie the West African Gas pipeline and that of Ghana Gas to enable a reverse flow of gas from Aboadze to Tema when the commodity becomes abundant.

MANGO FARMERS COUNT RAINFALL COST Production figures of mango are expected to dip significantly by the end of the year, as the unpredictable rainfall pattern has affected farm produce due to what the farmers call ‘flower abortion’.

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