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Saturday 16 December 2017


[N] Akyem Asuom: Ursula Named Nkosuohemaa
[N] Funding for Free SHS not a problem -Assibey Yeboah


[N] E/R: Driver, 19, Jailed 8 Years For Kidnapping And Defiling Girl, 13
[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
[N] Police blame Kasoa violent attacks on under-staffing


[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
[N] Visitors pay GHc2 to see prisoners
[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
[N] If our bond was issued at 20% it would have been oversubscribed- Kwarteng hits b
[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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General News

[ 2017-10-09 ]

President Akufo-Addo consoling the mother of the late reporter.

Nana Addo to personally pay for presidential correspondent’s funeral
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised
to personally bear the cost of the burial of
Mohammed Ashley, a member of the presidential
press corps, who perished in last Saturday’s gas
explosion at Atomic junction in Accra.

The president disclosed this when relatives of the
late cameraman and management of Kencity, owners
of Net 2 TV and Oman FM, paid the president a
visit at the Flagstaff House, to formally inform
him of the demise of Ashley.

Reports indicate that, the deceased, who lived
close to the area, rushed to the scene with his
camera upon hearing the explosive sounds.

While recording, he reportedly jumped off the
footbridge because he panicked and suffered an
excruciating death.

According to the CEO of Kencity, Stella Agyapong,
a visit to the morgue, showed that the late
reporter sustained severe injuries to his head and
burns from the explosion.

Chief Executive Officer of Ken City, Stella
Agyapong eulogized the late reporter.

“Mohammed being a camera man took the other
direction when everyone was running in the
opposite direction so he could get footage. We
went to the morgue to see him and he was severely
burnt, ” she lamented.

A total of seven people perished, whereas 132
others sustained various degrees of injury. Six of
the dead are yet to be identified.

Mohammed Ashley, a muslim, is expected to be
buried tomorrow [Tuesday]. Mohammed is not
married, and has no kids. He is the second of
seven children.

Ghanaian Times Presidential correspondent died in

A Ghanaian Times reporter, Samuel Nuamah, also a
member of the presidential press corps, died in a
car accident in 2015, whiles some of his
colleagues sustained injuries.

The journalists were returning to Accra from the
Volta Region after covering then President, John
Dramani Mahama, who had delivered a speech at the
Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church convention.

The accident occurred around Dawhwenya in the
Greater Accra Region.

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