Category: Regional News

Education on Mining Law to Prevent Forest Destruction Vital – Nana Bosompem

The District Forestry Manager of Atwima Nwabiagya in the Ashanti Region, Nana Opoku Bosompem has called on the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, and other corporate institutions to embark upon vigorous media sensitization on new mining law that was passed in 2015 by parliament in order to minimize the illegal mining operations “galamsey” in the state forest. Nana Bosompem, made the call during an interview with the Republic in his office at Nkawie, adding that the new mining act has fines against those who mine in the forest and other communities. He lauded the media for sensitization on...

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Kedzi Outdoors Togbui Acolatse V As New “Dufia”

The chiefs and people of Kedzi in the Volta Region have out-doored a new chief as Dufia of Kedzi at a mini ceremony. Togbui Joachim Acolatse V was outdoored with his “Agbotadu”, for the first time, one chief has a pair of twin as Agbotadu. Togbui Joachim Acolatse V succeeded the late Togbui Joachim Acolatse IV who was buried some two years ago. He was introduced to the family and the people of Kedzi and Keta. Togbui Joachim Acolatse V is known in private life as Joseph Koku Acolatse. He is a business man with interest in the oil...

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Tree Fell On GHANASS Students; Killed One, Injured 6 Others

A first year male student of the Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS), Koforidua in the Eastern Region has died, with six others seriously wounded after a tree on their campus fell on them. The deceased, 16-year-old Edmund Amoako according to reports, was sitting under the tree together with other students when the unfortunate incident happened on Saturday, 21st January, 2017. Reports say,  he was pronounced dead on arrival by authorities of the St. Joseph hospital in Koforidua-Effiduase. However, the other six students who suffered varying degrees of injuries have been treated and discharged. The Effiduase District Police Commander, ASP...

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Photo Report: President Mahama Opens New Headquarters For Academy Of Arts And Sciences

President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated the new headquarters of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in Accra on Friday, 30th December, 2016. The GETFUND funded project consists of an auditorium, a secretariat with conference rooms, and a library. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the President said the decision to assist the academy is because of the important role it plays in expanding the frontiers of knowledge, including its impact on national development. Speaking at the inauguration, President Mahama acknowledged the role of the academy in harnessing knowledge in the sciences and arts in fueling national development. “The decision...

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Photo Report: NDC Supporters Cry As President Mahama Cuts Sod For Eastern University

NDC supporters at Somanya in the Eastern region could not hold back their tears Thursday as President John Mahama arrived in the town to cut sod for the university of Environment and Sustainable Development. The aggrieved supporters were seen wailing as the president started exchanging pleasantries at the ceremony grounds, Starr News’ Kojo Ansah reported. The Eastern University was one of President Mahama’s key promises to the people of the Eastern region during the 2012 electioneering. He said the move was intended to achieve equality since every region, except the Eastern, had a public university. But the President failed...

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