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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

[ 2017-10-10 ]

Operation to ban public smoking in Tamale to be activated after six arrested in
A joint military and police team on Monday
arrested six suspected criminals in the Tamale
Forest Reserve in the Northern Region as part of
efforts to rid the forest reserve and the
metropolis of criminals and restore sanity.

The almost two-hour swoop came on the heels of
suspected illegal and criminal activities
including the peddling of marijuana and
theft-associated activities by some individuals
and groups in the forest reserve. The Tamale
metropolis has two main forest reserves which are
located in Nyohoni and Gumani.

However, the supposed protected areas have become
homes to all criminal activities.

People walk in to purchase marijuana, and exchange
monies for stolen items especially motorbikes. A
chunk of residents in the metropolis are privy to
these activities but authorities including chiefs
have done little to curb this menace.

Children of school-going ages – both male and
female – under the supervision of gang leaders
have made the reserves an abode where they
comfortably transact their illegal businesses.

Ironically, persons who have lost their property
have been directed to these reserves.

Surprisingly, they are made by the leadership of
the gangs to pay for their ‘retrieved’ items.
These instances prompted the swoop led by the
Mayor of Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior, who upon
giving these peddlers a 21-days ultimatum stormed
the forest in the late hours of Monday.

Large parcels of dried weeds suspected to be
marijuana were seized by the security agencies and
six were sent to the Tamale Metropolitan Police
Command for investigation.

Musah Superior indicated that he has had
encounters with some of these individuals who are
mainly minors and have established that most of
them have dropped out of school due to financial

He said the Assembly is in a position to help the
minors who were rescued and are set to be returned

“From my interaction with them, I have realized
that genuinely some of them want to do great
things for themselves but they are engaged in what
they are doing because their parents could not
afford their school fees and they are now school
dropouts,” he told journalists.

“The Assembly is going to support those ones.” He
also revealed the Assembly will from next month
commence an operation to stop smoking in public.

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