The N8 highway that links Ahwian Nkwanta in Ashanti Region and Yamoransa in Central Region has a new 31.2-kilometer section from Assin Fosu to Assin Praso, which was inaugurated by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Dr. Bawumia said that this road project, which was funded by a 58 million US dollar grant from Japan, demonstrates
A group of volunteers in Tamale, known as the Aboabo Pilots-Fong, have confiscated and burned a large amount of Tramadol 120 and 225, valued at over GH¢700,000. Tramadol is a powerful painkiller that can cause addiction, overdose, and death. It can also affect the brain and nervous system, leading to seizures and breathing problems. The
Amanda Amoah, whose husband Callistus Amoah was shot dead by robbers at Ablekuma Fan Milk on Thursday, June 22, has spoken out about her last moments with him. She said she had received money from him shortly before he was killed. She told reporters on Friday, June 23 that she had called him earlier to
Starting from July 1, 2023, all cash transportation in Ghana will be done using armoured vehicles, according to Alhaji Iddi Sumaila, the President of the Association of Bullion Operators Ghana (ABOG). He made this assurance on Eyewitness News on Citi FM, saying that the association is determined to make sure that all banks in the
Kwadwo Safo Kantanka Jnr, the CEO of Kantanka Group, has expressed his sorrow and frustration over the death of a policeman in a bullion van robbery at Ablekuma Fanmilk. He said that the tragedy could have been avoided if the Interior Ministry had not seized Kantanka’s bullion vans. The CEO posted a tweet to convey
Four people have lost their lives in different parts of the Ashanti Region after a heavy downpour on Wednesday, June 21st. A report by Adom FM said that three people were swept away by floodwaters at Atafoa, Sepaase, and Tafo. Another person died on Thursday, June 22, when he tried to retrieve the body of
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) have been urged to ensure that banks use armoured bullion vans for Cash-in-transit (CIT) operations to reduce the frequency of robbery attacks on these vehicles. The call was made by George Ayisi, a Government Spokesperson, on TV3’s Big Issue on Friday, June 23.
From July 1, banks in Ghana will use armoured bullion vans for cash-in-transit, says Alhaji Iddi Sumaila, President of the Association of Bullion Operators Ghana (ABOG). He adds that some banks have not yet completed the agreement with ABOG to provide them with armoured bullion vans. He made these remarks on Friday June 23 on
The Ketu North MP, Abla Dzifa Gomashie, has urged the government to remove all taxes on sanitary products to make them affordable and accessible for girls during their periods. She lamented the high taxes on sanitary pads, which she said have pushed many girls into transactional sex in order to afford them. “Some of these
A lawmaker who serves on the Defense and Interior Committee of Parliament, Peter Lanchene Toobu, has called for a comprehensive probe into the daylight robbery of a bullion van at Ablekuma Fanmilk in Accra, which resulted in the death of a policeman. He said that the CCTV footage of the incident, if properly analyzed, would
A police officer escorting a bullion van lost his life when four armed men attacked him at a gas station in Ablekuma Fanmilk, a suburb of Accra. The robbers fired shots randomly around the station as they snatched two boxes containing cash from the van on Thursday, June 22, 2023. An eyewitness who spoke anonymously
The officer, identified as Amoah by his name tag, was escorting bankers in a pickup vehicle when four armed men attacked them on Thursday, June 22, 2023. According to eyewitnesses, the robbers followed the bullion van until it stopped at the Finest Oil Filling Station Agbajena, Ablekuma, where they opened fire and looted the money.
The criminal trial of James Gyakye Quayson, the former MP for Assin North, witnessed a tense exchange between his lead counsel, Tsatsu Tsikata, and the Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, on June 21, 2023. Tsikata, a renowned Ghanaian academic and lawyer who is also affiliated with the National Democratic Congress (NDC), accused Dame of making
The mother of the man who stabbed his girlfriend to death in Koforidua has spoken out about why she decided to hand him over to the police after he confessed to her. Nana Dede Klottey, who is also the Suhum-Nifa Ankobiahemaa, said she was at an event in Accra when her son, Kwabena, called her
The Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) was taken by 7,728 aspiring teachers last month, but only 1,277 of them succeeded. This means that 6,481 candidates, or 83.5 per cent, failed the exam, which is meant to license qualified teachers. According to the Registrar of GTLE, Dr Christian Addai-Poku, all the candidates had taken the exam
According to Richard Kumadoe, a Security and Fraud Prevention Consultant, low salaries of contract workers in banks are a major factor in the rising cases of fraud in Ghana’s banking sector. He made this remark in relation to the recent conviction of Martha Amakye, a contract worker of Stanbic Bank Ghana who stole GHc 1,800,000