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An Accra Circuit Court has handed a 10-year jail term to George Odum Mensah, a 24-year-old teacher for defiling a minor. The convict was employed to teach the girl at home but ended up defiling her.

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has said it is an electoral offence for a registered person to guarantee for more than 10 applicants, adding that persons found guilty of the act shall be prosecuted.

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The Finance ministry has blamed delays in payments of allowances for front-line health workers on the failure of the health ministry to submit data of the workers. Answering questions on the floor of Parliament, Deputy Minister for Finance, Charles Adu Boahen, disclosed health workers on the Covid-19 front line will be paid their 50% special allowance as soon as the data is made available.

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On July 1, 1960, Ghana became a Republic; an independent state governed by a President instead of a Prime Minister. Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah became the First President of Ghana in 1960 after the country, then called the Gold Coast, gained Republican status, three years after gaining independence from British colonial rule in 1957.

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Two men claiming to be Food and Drugs Authority(FDA) inspectors have been picked up by the Kpone Police command on Wednesday. The suspects are: Emmanuel Okai Sowa, 28 year native of Odorkor and Nathan Tei, 30-year-old native of Madina, all in the Greater Accra Region.

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Ernesto Yeboah, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters has said it is shameful the manner in which the Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo was asked to proceed on leave by President Akufo-Addo. According to Mr Yeboah, the President rsquo;s action smacks of intimidation.

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The ongoing voter registration exercise, by the Electoral Commission (EC) across all 120 registration centres in the Upper West Region has so far been smooth. Out of these 120 registration centres, Wa Municipality has 19, Wa East 12, Wa West 14, Nadowli-Kaleo 11, Daffiama-Buissie-Issa seven, Sissala West eight, Jirapa 14, Lambussie eight, and nine each for Lawra, Sissala East and Nandom Municipalities.

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People who thronged the Local Authority School Centre at Ho Leprosariumo to register have become adamant to advice on the need to maintaining physical distancing. The Ghana News Agency observed that if social distancing was problematic on day one then day two was worse with participants unyielding.

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Nursing mothers who carry their babies to the voter registration centres without any form of protection, are exposing their children to the COVID-19 infection. Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, chairman of the Afigya-Kwabre South constituency who made the observation, said it was sad to see nursing mothers in the queues wearing nose masks, but having their babies without any form of protection.

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It appears that in as much as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many economic activities and led to job losses, other sectors of the economy are making gains. Ghana for instance imports a chunk of its fresh tomatoes from neighboring Burkina Faso, but the closure of borders coupled with low production, has shifted the focus to local tomato farmers at Tuobodom in the Techiman North District of the Bono East Region.

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The Sege District Police Command has arrested a 46-year-old-woman, for allegedly possessing wrapped substances suspected to be Indian Hemp and one piece of compressed dried narcotic leaves Belinda Sorgbordjor, the Police said, was the wife of a popular ldquo;wee rdquo; peddler known in the town as Alale .

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Kwame Adade, an information technology expert, on Wednesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for providing electronic communication service without the required license. Adade, aged 51, is alleged to have rented a place at Premier Towers within the Ministries enclave and installed various electronic communication equipment, which he used to route international calls through unapproved routes to Ghana.

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Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako has served notice he rsquo;ll stop at nothing to drag anyone who makes further malicious allegations against him. The veteran Journalist last week won a GHC100,000 defamation suit against maverick politician Ken Agyapong after the latter alleged that he(Baako) engages in illegal mining locally known as galamsey.

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has urged all eligible Ghanaians registering to vote in the 2020 general elections to adhere to social distancing protocols at the registration centres. EC made the appeal in a statement issued on July 1 the second day of the nationwide registration exercise.

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The Volta Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has given out lands of its Volta Media Village at Adaklu Tsrefe to members. A total of 18 and a half plots of the land, which was donated to the Association by the Adaklu-Tsrefe community, was allotted to members, who had paid the required token.

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Some stranded Ghanaians in India have expressed their unhappiness about the amount being charged by the government to have them undergo the mandatory quarantine when they are evacuated. The Ghanaians last week appealed to the government to give them an evacuation plan to enable them to return home.

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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has announced plans to construct a two-storey isolation centre at the Kaneshie Polyclinic. Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah disclosed this in his sessional address at the first ordinary meeting of the first session of the 7th Assembly.

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President Akufo-Addo has commissioned two water systems in the Central Region under the Additional Financing Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project (AF-SRWSP). They are the Anomansa Cluster Water System, which would provide potable water to more than 7,000 residents from 19 communities in the Mfantseman Municipality and Papase Cluster Water System, expected to benefit more than 48,000 people from 15 communities in the Awutu Senya West District.

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the incumbent MP Lydia Alhassan of busing aliens into the constituency to take part in the ongoing voter registration exercise. At a press conference organised by the Ayawaso West Wuogon branch of NDC in the constituency on Wednesday, the second day of the Electoral Commission rsquo;s registration exercise, the NDC rsquo;s Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency Chairman, Mr Bismarck Abuobi Aryettey, also accused the police of .

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President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 30 June cut a ribbon to open the Anomansa Cluster Water System in the Mfantseman constituency, and the Papaase Cluster Water System in the Awutu Senya West constituency to symbolise the opening of 146 completed rural water systems in the Central Region.

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The Electoral Commission (EC) is asking the public not to wear blue outfits to registration centres. The Commission says the background for taking the biometric photograph is blue. ldquo;We wish to inform the public that the background of the biometric photograph is blue.

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Adansi Asokwa Member of Parliament Mr K.T. Hammond, has reported some media houses to the National Media Commission for publishing stories which claimed he had said the people of the Volta Region are not Ghanaians.

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Ghana needs a special Bill that criminalise the practice of vote-buying during elections. This, according to the Minister for Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, is the only way that menace can be stopped completely.

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A 19-year-old baker has been arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly defiling a 15-year old girl at Chorkor and later transporting her to Koforidua in the Eastern Region. Gideon Tetteh charged with defilement pleaded not guilty.

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