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[N] Special Prosecutor could wait till 2019 if parliament misses 2017 passage   
[N] Petroleum Revenue Mgt. Act breached for 7-yrs running – PIAC
[N] CEDTAG Strike action leaves colleges of education deserted
[N] Nduom is not presidential material -Maurice Ampaw
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[N] GMA indicts gov't for failing to employ medical doctors
[N] Ministers are not allowed to use sirens; Police order immediate removal
[N] Stay focused and deal with your controversies – Nana Addo to Zoomlion Boss
[N] We will face criminals boot for boots with ‘Father Xmas’ Operation -Ken Yeboah
[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
[N] School Feeding Coordinators Trade Insults Over Naabu & Otiko
[N] Major Mahama bill passed


[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
[N] Girls with excessive make ups may have ovary tumour – doctor
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[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
[N] Colleges of Education still closed as talks over arrears fail  
[N] Economic policies paying off - Prez
[N] Cancer disfigures head of 2-year old, sticks mother with ˘12,000 bill
[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
[N] 3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims


[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
[N] ‘Bawumia is only confident, he knows nothing’- Minority
[N] A/R: Queen mothers grateful to 1st lady for KATH mother & baby unit
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[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again


[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  


[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
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[ 2017-04-20 ]

25 killed, 93 injured in road crashes during Easter - MTTD
Twenty-five people were killed in 120 road crashes
across the country during the just-ended Easter
festivities, whilst 93 sustained various degrees
of injury.

He stated that 26 pedestrians were also knocked
down by vehicles during the same period. However
no road accidents were recorded in Kwahu in the
Eastern Region during the festivities.

The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD)
of the Ghana Police Service which confirmed the
figures said there were 17 fatalities on the roads
during the celebrations last year.

Accidents recorded from April 14 to 17 this year,
involved 73 commercial vehicles, 91 private cars
and 30 motor cycles.

The breakdown of the accidents in the regions are;
Greater Accra 48, Tema – seven,Eastern -16,Central
-six,Western -10,Brong-Ahafo – four,Ashanti -18,
Volta -seven,Northern -two with Upper West and
Upper East recording one each.

The Head of Education Research and Training of the
MTTU, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)
Alexander Obeng told The Ghanaian Times in Accra
yesterday that the causes of the accidents
included speeding, indiscipline on the roads and
unlawful changing of lanes.

DSP Obeng said as part of efforts to ensure sanity
on the roads, the police in collaboration with
stakeholders in the transport sector including the
Driver Vehicle and Licenses Authority and the
National Road Safety Commission have embarked on
its vigorous sensitisation programmes.

“We will sustain the pre-Easter education to
ensure drivers obey best practices,” adding that
“police on the roads will ensure the enforcement
of the law.”

DSP Obeng said the MTTD has observed that some
drivers either do not have licenses or were using
unapproved ones, and cautioned that they soon
would embark on an exercise to arrest and
prosecute them.

He further warned vehicle owners not to release
their vehicles to unlicensed drivers. DSP Obeng
urged drivers to tow their vehicles off the road
when they develop mechanical faults, adding that
the police can be contacted on emergencies lines
such as 191 and 18555 for support.

He urged drivers to abide by the road safety
regulations to ensure that precious lives and
property were saved. Relatedly, our correspondent,
David Kodjo, reports from Koforidua that 32 people
died in 275 vehicular accidents in the Eastern
Region alone between January and March this year.

The Eastern Regional MTTU, Assistant Commissioner
of Police (ACP) Ebenezer Larbi who disclosed this,
added that 495 people were also injured while 101
pedestrians were knocked down by vehicles within
the same period.

Speaking at a regional road safety education
programme, ACP Larbi described the situation as
very alarming.

The campaign was organised by the commission to
create awareness and reduce the number of road

The Eastern Regional Road Safety Manager, Kwasi
Tibi Yirenkyi said the region has some of the most
dangerous roads and urged drivers to exercise
caution when plying on them.

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