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Tow tax implementation suspended – Titus Glover
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A Deputy Minister for Roads and Transport, Titus Glover, has announced the suspension of the controversial towing tax for vehicle owners until further notice. Confirming the decision on Eyewitness News on Monday,  the Deputy Minister, said the suspension, which is in response to public concerns over the fees, will give Parliament time to reassess the Legislative Instrument supporting the fee. “We are suspending it to ensure that the right things are done. If I say right things are done, I mean the...

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Monday, 19 June 2017
3 People Trapped . . . As Kumasi Zoo Floods
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Three workers of the Kumasi Zoo were trapped when the facility got flooded after torrential rains destroyed parts of the wall. Luckily, all the three persons, whose lives were in danger, were rescued on time to prevent possible deaths. The heavy rains also trapped the wild animals in their cages for several hours, but luckily all the animals were saved. Dr. M.Y. Ziekah, the Kumasi Zoo Manager, made the disclosure when the Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi, visited the facility....

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Monday, 19 June 2017
Woyomegate: Shares in 11 companies to be charged
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The Supreme Court has granted an order imposing a charge on any and all shares held by businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome in some private companies in which he has beneficial interests. The order was granted upon an application filed by Chief State Attorney, Mrs Stella Badu of the Civil Division of the Attorney-General’s Office on May 17, 2017. This is part of government’s efforts to retrieve 51.2 million cedis wrongfully paid to the National Democratic Congress financier which the Supreme...

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Monday, 19 June 2017
IU study may explain how Wolbachia bacterium prevents mosquitoes from transmitting deadly diseases
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A new study from Indiana University may explain how a bacterium called Wolbachiaprevents mosquitoes from transmitting deadly diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus and Zika. Published today in the journal PLOS Pathogens, the study is one of the first to identify a specific biological mechanism that prevents mosquitoes infected with this bacterium from transmitting diseases to humans. It could also potentially open a path toward methods to block disease transmission without Wolbachia, an organism whose long-term effect on the...

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Friday, 16 June 2017
Nigerian arrested for smuggling meth worth $1.7M in South Korea
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A Nigerian (whose identity) is yet to be disclosed has been arrested in South Korea by the Police for smuggling methamphetamines into the country. According to a report by Punch, the Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency in South Korean made this known on Wednesday, June 13, 2017. The police also disclosed that the Nigerian nationality, a 46 year-old, was arrested smuggling large amounts of meth valued at $1.7million, into the country through international mail from China. Yonhap, a Korean news agency...

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Friday, 16 June 2017
Spare Parts Dealers Jubilate Over Scrapping Of Import Duties
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Spare parts dealers at Abossey Okai and Suame Magazine have expressed joy at parliament’s passage of the Customs Amendment Bill that effectively scraps import duties on spare parts. The minority in parliament received the bill which was passed Wednesday with apprehension arguing that the impact of the said bill is far fetched and hence its passage will not improve the lots of spare parts dealers. But most of the dealers believed the move will shore up their market and encourage...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017