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Saturday 16 December 2017


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[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

[ 2017-10-11 ]

Mahama Ayariga

Mansco Gas must compensate explosion victims – Mahama Ayariga
The Chairman of Parliament’s Subsidiary
Legislation Committee, Mahama Ayariga, wants the
owners of the Mansco Gas Station to be compelled
to pay compensation and foot the medical bills of
the victims of the Atomic Junction gas explosion.

According to him, such an action, if backed by a
court order would serve as a deterrent to
operators of such Liquefied Petroleum Gas refill
points not to compromise on safety regulations and

The Former Environment Minister’s comments follow
the explosion on Saturday that has so far claimed
seven lives, and rekindled conversations about
safety and the possible complicity of stakeholders
in fuel distribution.

Speaking to Citi News, Mahama Ayariga indicated
that, victims should consider taking legal action
against the owners of the gas depot.
He reminded that, there were legal remedies
available and “said [a class action lawsuit] was
one of the things that needed to happen.”

After some major explosions in the past, the
government has stepped in to foot medical bills of
victims and sometimes paid for funeral costs.
But Mr. Ayariga believes the government’s
intervention allows the companies involved in
these accidents of the hook.

“Very often, after all the talking, that doesn’t
happen so facility owners who have caused such
damage get away with it. There is no reason why
our tax money should be used to pay compensation
to those who suffer injury as a result of this

He added that the person who caused the accident
and the insurance companies “should also feel it a
bit by being held accountable so that next time
insurance companies will increase the premium, and
then if the person loses his property in an effort
to pay compensation and damages, he will be more
stringent with his managers.”

LPG distributors shift blame

The LPG Marketing Companies Association of Ghana,
has tried to downplay concerns that LPG stations
are slowly becoming death traps amid calls for the
cessation of on-site dispensing of LPG, and the
expected Cylinder Re-circulation module.

A spokesperson for the LPG Marketing Companies
dismissed these assertions and attributed
Saturday’s incident to a failure by the attendants
at the gas station to use the electric discharge
pumps which had been put in place for the
dispensing of gas into the Bulk Road Vehicles

However, the Fire Service is yet to conclude
investigations into the explosion to ascertain the
exact cause.

Source -

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