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Two Chinese illegal miners arrested in Amansie West enclave

Two additional Chinese illegal miners have been arrested by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining in the Amasie West District of the Ashanti Region enclave in days.

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Dompoase-Fabi, residents go without water for months

Residents of Dompoase-Fabi electoral area in the Asokwa municipality of the Ashanti region and are resorting to unhygienic sources following a water shortage blamed on Kofi Job construction who is working at the Ahinsan-Bosomtwe Highway.

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Tension mounts over encroachment on Asantehene stool lands at Abuakwa

Tension is mounting at Abuakwa Boaso in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District over alleged attempts by some unidentified estate developers  to seize a parcel of Abuakwa Boaso stool land belonging to the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II but is been taken care of Boaso Hene for estate development.

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Afram Plains: Army, police rescue 16 of 24 trafficked children

The Eastern regional police command has said it has arrested nine suspected human traffickers in the Afram Plains North Constituency and did not kidnap them as being alleged by the MP for the area, Betty Krosbi Nana Afua Mensah.

The MP, in a statement on Sunday, 28 April 2019, alleged that some military and police personnel stormed her constituency, specifically Edrakpota, one of the Island communities amidst heavy gunshots and kidnapped nine of her constituents in Rambo style.

She said children and women had to run into the bush for cover, adding that seven of the children who sought refuge in the bush have since not been found.

The lawmaker also said neither the police nor the army has given any indications as to where the order to storm the community came from.

According to her, there is also no information on the whereabouts and wellbeing of the nine men who were arrested by the uniformed men, adding that the whole community has been thrown into a state of fear and panic.

But the regional police command said the children, who are victims of human trafficking, were rescued during an operation by the anti-human trafficking unit of the Ghana Police Service and the military, who also arrested the nine suspected traffickers in the process.

The PRO of the regional command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, told Class News: “What we did in the area was a legitimate police operation to rescue 24 children who have been trafficked from all over the country. From places like Kasoa, Asesewa Ningo, Prampram and some other towns.

“They have been trafficked to the area and they’re being used for hazardous jobs. They use them for fishing expedition to disentangle, especially nets when they get entangled in the water during fishing expeditions. And we have had situations whereby some of the children have died as a result of that.

“So, based on intelligence, the police went to the area to rescue those children and it was an operation carried out by the anti-human trafficking unit. We carried out the operation to rescue them and to arrest the perpetrators and deal with them.

“Part of those arrested were foster parents who are keeping some of those kidnapped children. We’ve rescued 16 out of the 24 and the eight, we’re still pursuing to rescue them. The nine we’ve arrested we are investigating and when we conclude we shall take them to court.”

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Some tax collectors are thieves –Assin North MCE jabs

The Assin North Municipal Chief Executive Hon Nicholas Fiifi Baako has alleged some tax collectors in the municipality have found a dubious means of stealing the monies they collect from taxpayers, adding, “there are so many leakages in the revenue mobilization team of the assembly”.

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Chico workers curse and threaten strike action

Ghanaian laborers of a Chinese firm, Chico Construction Company have laid down their tools and also denounced curses on their Bosses if they decide to sack and replace them with new workers.

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Kumasi: NDC replies Regional Minister over comment

Executives and of NDC in the Ashanti Region have replied the Regional Minister, Mr. Simon Osei Mensah over his comment referring their leader Mr. John Mahama as ‘Dirty Pig’.

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Youth admonished to stay away from drugs

Youth in the country have been advised to stay away from drugs as their residual effects or consequences are hard to control said, Airport Divisional Commander of Ghana Police Chief Superintendent Bismark Agyapong.

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