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Give Chocolates As ‘Gift Of Love’ On Special Occasions’

The Minister for Tourism and Creative Arts, Barbara Oteng Gyasi has encouraged Ghanaians to consider patronising and giving out 'Made In Ghana' chocolates as gifts to special people during occasions. According to her, this move will not put money in the pockets of the sellers but also boosts the country's economy. Speaking on the theme; “My Chocolate Experience: My Holistic Well-Being" at the launch of the 2020 National Chocolate Day in Accra, the Minister said "Patronising Made in Ghana Chocolate will help position our cocoa and chocolate experience as a strong element in Ghana's tourism experience" The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Arts in 2005, coined the National Chocolate Day which occurred at the same time with Valentine‘s Day with the aim of promoting the purchase and eating of Made-in-Ghana chocolate and other cocoa products. She added that Digital Campaign Competition will be held where participants will be asked to upload a picture of themselves hav..

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Rotary Club Partners Forsports Foundation To Equip Hospitals With Medical Suppliers

Government commitments of improving quality healthcare infrastructure for national development and healthy population is beginning to catch on with some individuals and organizations as the Forsports Foundation, a non-governmental organization which uses sports especially football for social development and community cohesion has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Rotary Club of Sunyani East to source and procure medical equipment to needy Hospitals and Health Centers in some of the deprived communities in Ghana. The MOU provides the framework to foster collaboration and participation of both organizations for the underprivileged in society to have access to better Healthcare and for this reason, the agreement facilitates the establishment of channels of communication that permit the creation and interchanging of information to develop proposals for sourcing and procuring hospital equipment’s and humanitarian aids to be distributed in deprived areas of Ghana. Mr. Eric ..

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Ho West Tension: Taskforce Allegedly ‘Kills’ Resident

Angry residents of Dzolo Gbogame in Ho West District of the Volta Region have torched a vehicle belonging to the assembly and destroyed portions of the assembly building after one of its cars allegedly run over and killed a resident. The task force which was collecting revenue on Wednesday morning clashed with one Wisdom Dake who was said to have been owing the assembly. When he could not produce the required money, his shop was locked up by the task force. In protest, Wisdom Dake stood in front of the task force’s vehicle. But the car is said to have ran over the protesting man leading to his death. The Community subsequently protested over the development. The residents first attacked some journalists present before moving to the assembly where they vandalized property and set fire to one of its vehicles. —citinewsroom

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Tension In Ho West As Youth Chase DCE, Burn Assembly Vehicle

There is high tension at Dzolo- Gbogame and Dzolokpuita; capital of the Ho West District where irate youth have attacked the assembly office and set a vehicle ablaze. They also set tyres ablaze at the entrance and chased the District Chief Executive (DCE), Ernest Victor Apau and his staff out of the office. Journalists who had gone to ascertain facts on the ground were chased away. The attack came minutes after the assembly's vehicle is alleged to have killed a resident when staff of the assembly were collecting revenue at Dzolo-Gbogame and adjoining community to Dzolokpuita, where the assembly office is located. The youth blocked the main road at Dzolo-Gbogame for more than two hours, refusing vehicles from either side from moving until the Police intervened and picked the corpse from the side of the road where the incident had happened. Although the DCE, Ernest Apau confirmed the incident, he declined commenting further for what he described as a security and sensitive issu..

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Mankessim Cop Killing: IGP Vows To Seek Justice For Family

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh and other members of the Police Management Board have visited the Mankessim Roman Catholic hospital where two police officers are receiving treatment, following a gun battle with robbers who attempted robbing the Zen filling station in Mankessim. According to police reports, at about 2am today [Wednesday] a Police patrol team responded to a distress call from the Zen filling station at Mankessim and upon arrival, some suspected armed robbers opened fire injuring two Police officers in the process and killing another. The Police administration assured the family of the deceased, Lance Corporal Kingsley Boaheng who was in civil cloth and met his untimely death 200 metres away from the crime scene, to remain calm as the police conducts investigations into the matter. According to the IGP, a team of senior investigators have been brought from the Police headquarters to join the regional investigation team to bring the perpetrato..

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Ho West Tension: Killer Reports Himself To Police

The individual believed to be responsible for the death of a resident at Dzolo Gbogame in Ho West District of the Volta Region has reported himself to the Police in the region. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the Public Relations officer of the Volta Region Police Command, Corporal Prince Dogbatse, revealed that the individual, who is yet to be named, is currently assisting with investigations. “Thankfully enough, the one who was responsible for this incident has actually reported himself to the police and is currently assisting us in our investigations,” he stated as he called for calm. The police are yet to come out with a definite account of what caused the death of the resident, who has been identified as Wisdom Dake, because of conflicting accounts from the ground. “There are bits and pieces of information out there but we need to refine it to give credible information to the public,” Corporal Dogbatse said. Initial reports indicated that a task force collecting revenue for the ..

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Multimedia Incurs Jubilee House Wrath As Frank Asiedu Bekoe Threatens Suit Over Cheap Auctioned Cars Report

Listen to articleDirector of Political Affairs to the Chief of Staff at the Office of The President, Frank Asiedu Bekoe, has given the Multimedia Group a seven-day ultimatum to retract and apologize for defaming him or face legal action. Joy News, a member of the Multimedia Group, had accused Mr Bekoe in a publication last week of undertaking ‘shady’ deals in respect of auctioned vehicles, causing the state to lose huge amount of money in revenue. Gary Nimako Marfo, counsel for Mr Bekoe, in a three-page letter of notice to Multimedia Group, which was copied to TISHDIALY.COM, argued that the publication in question is false, defamatory and has the tendency of lowering the hard-earned reputation of his client. He, therefore, asked the Multimedia Group to retract the story and apologise to Mr Bekoe or face legal action. The letter also responded to the issues raised in the report by Joy News, including accusations of Mr Bekoe declining to comment when contacted by the Joy New reporter..

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Multimedia Incurs Flagstaff House Wrath As Frank Asiedu Bekoe Threatens Suit Over Cheap Auctioned Cars Report

Listen to articleDirector of Political Affairs to the Chief of Staff at the Office of The President, Frank Asiedu Bekoe, has given the Multimedia Group a seven-day ultimatum to retract and apologize for defaming him or face legal action. Joy News, a member of the Multimedia Group, had accused Mr Bekoe in a publication last week of undertaking ‘shady’ deals in respect of auctioned vehicles, causing the state to lose huge amount of money in revenue. Gary Nimako Marfo, counsel for Mr Bekoe, in a three-page letter of notice to Multimedia Group, which was copied to TISHDIALY.COM, argued that the publication in question is false, defamatory and has the tendency of lowering the hard-earned reputation of his client. He, therefore, asked the Multimedia Group to retract the story and apologise to Mr Bekoe or face legal action. The letter also responded to the issues raised in the report by Joy News, including accusations of Mr Bekoe declining to comment when contacted by the Joy New reporter. In..

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2 Jailed 10yrs For Kidnapping Boy,10

The Techiman Circuit court presided over by Alexander Graham, has sentenced two persons to 10 years imprisonment with hard labor for kidnapping a 10-year old boy. They are to spend the years behind bars at the Sunyani Prisons. It will be recalled that the Yendi Divisional Police Command arrested and handed over the suspects to the Kintampo police in the Bono East region where the crime was committed. The Yendi Divisional Police Commnder, ACP Peter Ayirezang who confirmed the arrest of the suspects told DGN Online that one of the suspects, Mohamadu was arrested for kidnapping a 10 year old boy from Kintampo. During police interrogation, the suspect confessed he had an accomplice named Tahidu Latif 25 , a Burkinabe resident at Sabari who was subsequently arrested. The police in Kintampo in the Bono East region is on a manhunt for the victim's uncle who is currently on the run. Background Information gathered indicated that one of the suspects who is a herdsman for the victim&#..

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U/E: Over 150,000 Households Not On Social Protection Programmes – Report

Listen to articleThe 2018 Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) Report has revealed that, 156,452 households out of 184,125 in the Upper East Region do not benefit from government’s social protection programmes. The programmes include; LEAP, Free school uniforms and school feeding, free maternal health care, block farming and labour-intensive public works project. Out of a population of 1,066,812 enumerated in 1,706 communities in the region, 295,404 members representing 28% are extremely poor followed by 398,132 representing 37% being poor while 373,276 representing 35% are non-poor. The report shows Garu-Tempane as the poorest district while the Bolgatanga Municipal and Builsa North district made strides in poverty alleviation at the household and individual levels. GNHR National Coordinator, Dr. Prosper Laari, at a data dissemination workshop in Bolgatanga indicated that, 301,830 females representing 55% and 28,898 persons with disabilities representing 80% in the region are..

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