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Voltic Ghana Limited, producers of natural mineral water together with six other companies and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) have been dragged to the Kumasi High Court (Commercial Division) over unfair trade practices.

These companies are Nivaansh Manufacturing Limited, A.R. Zare, Adat Water Limited, Straight Gate Ministry, Tasty Urban Water Limited and Right River Enterprise. 

Valuation officers, accompanied by armed security operatives Tuesday morning went to the Kokomlemle residence of businessman, Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome to value the Accra property, which is located near Caprice.

The team also went to his other homes at Abelemkpe and Trassaco Valley, all in Accra to value the properties, Graphic Online gathers.

The move followed a court warrant dated September 13, 2017.

The Minister of Information, Mr Mustapha Hamid has defended the President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr Roland Affail Monney on the statement he issued to caution journalists about investigative reporting.

According to him, Mr Monney committed no crime in the issuance of the said statement because the statement was in the right direction.

One person was killed while three others sustained gunshot wounds when armed robbers attacked a mobile phone and money transfer shop at Walewale, the capital of the West Mamprusi District Monday evening.

The deceased was identified as Osman Sulemana, a Kumasi based businessman who was hit by a stray bullet whilst passing by.

Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei

General News

The Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei, has reiterated his commitment to sanction ministers who failed to spend within their approved budgets.

He said his ministry would, therefore, push for the passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act, which among other things, sought to check the expenditures of ministries.

An aerial view of the Old Parliament House showing the portion that was demolished

General News

The Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr Joseph Whittal, has said the whole structure of the Old Parliament House has not been pulled down, thus the allusions by Ghanaians to CHRAJ destroying the facility are misplaced.

He said as an occupant of the Old Parliament House, CHRAJ had an interest in maintaining the facility and keeping it intact for all.

Mr Eric Quaye (standing) addressing the forum, while Mr Stephen Antwi (2nd right) President, GGEA and other dignitaries listen

General News

A three-member team of auditors from the Food and Veterinary Office of the European Union (EU) is in the country to assess the quality of Ghana’s vegetables.

The audit will enable the EU office on food safety to reconsider a three-year-old embargo on vegetables export from Ghana to the EU Market.

Mr William Hanna (4th left) and Mr Benito Owusu Bio (5th left) with some of the participants

General News

The country’s Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) aimed at taming illegal mining and restoring sanity to the mining sector will be launched next month, a Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Benito Owusu Bio, has said.

According to him, the project would improve the mining sector by tackling illegalities and also dealing with the environmental scourge that illegal mining had inflicted on the country.

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto (left) answering questions at the Public Accounts Committee sitting

General News

The 2015 Auditor-General's Report has cited the Ministry of Food and Agriculture of committing various financial infractions in the district offices.

The infractions included failure to retrieve payments for tractors from farmers and engaging in uncompetitive procurement processes.

For instance, the report indicated that GH¢16 million for the sale of tractors to farmers at Sekyere Odumasi in the Ashanti Region was still outstanding.

Mr Albert Siaw-Boateng, Director of Free Movement and Tourism, ECOWAS, making his remarks at the launch.

General News

A regional Monitoring Mechanism for the free movement of inter-state passenger vehicles, persons and goods within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is being introduced on a pilot basis in eight states to build a unified space free of obstacles in West Africa within which people, goods and services can move freely.

Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria are the countries in which the mechanism is being progressively extended and piloted.

Casual labourers packing the items back into the container after the examination.

General News

The Tema Command of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has detained a container belonging to Semana Logistics Limited for allegedly attempting to evade import revenue to the tune of GH¢65,000.

The 40-footer container, which contained 50 assorted items and weighed 270 metric tonnes, was declared as holding Knapsack sprayers, cutting rings, a jaw crusher frame and bucket ears for excavators.

Dr Asare explaining a point to journalists on the pilot nursery

General News

A team of researchers of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences of the University of Cape Coast has developed rapid yielding sugarcane types to support the development of raw materials to adequately feed the Komenda Sugar Factory.

After several months of research, the team of researchers has developed "assertions" (used until varieties are fully accepted) of sugarcane which are high yielding and disease resistant.

Pension funds the world over have been identified to be a major source of long-term funding for governments to transform an economy.

Unfortunately, this has not been the case in Ghana in spite of huge sums of money accrued to the pension scheme. Against this background, the time has come for pensions to be taken seriously as a major driver for economic transformation.

President of UTAG, Harry Agbanu

Editorials

The right to demonstrate or raise our voices against any decision, especially in the public sphere, is protected by the Fourth Republican Constitution.

Article 21 Clause 1 of the Constitution states: “All persons shall have the right to -

Make Free SHS policy successful

Editorials

The Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV, has observed that the implementation of the free SHS policy will help liberate Ghanaians from poverty.

Speaking at a durbar to round off activities marking this year’s Eteza (Yam Festival) of the chiefs and people of the Asogli State in the Volta Region, Togbe Afede lauded the government for doing something that would help create wealth and, indeed, “break the neck of poverty” in the country.

Mr Ernest Arthur, the Metro Chief Executive (left), Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi (middle) and Mr Stephen Amoah (right) interacting with pupils and teachers of St Lawrence Catholic School

Education

A deputy Minister of Education in charge of Basic Education, Mrs Barbara  Asher Ayisi, has advised students to break away from telenovela addiction and study hard to become responsible persons in the future.

The deputy minister gave the advice when she and her entourage visited some selected schools in Cape Coast to formally welcome pupils on “My First Day in School”.

Teachers entreated to offer their best (Library photo)

Education

The Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Simon Kweku Tetteh, has entreated teachers to offer their best to pupils at the lower primary to lay a good foundation for their future.

He said for children to excel academically in their respective chosen future careers, a good foundation must be laid, for which reason teachers and other stakeholders should lend their support towards the effective teaching and mentoring of pupils in schools.

The first batch of medical students at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), who have successfully completed their pre-clinical training in the basic sciences, have begun the clinical phase of their training.

The clinical aspect of their training requires the students to apply their knowledge in the basic medical sciences by working in the wards and operating theatres.

Manasi sheds cotton tears every day

Odd News

Residents of Pachkhura village in India have been thrown into a state of shock for the past two weeks after an 11-year-old girl started producing 35 to 40 small white pebbles believed to be cotton from her eyes every day.

Manasi, a sixth-grader from the village of Pachkhura, apparently started producing the strange “white cotton” in the form of tears on August 25.

A man addicted to plastic surgery has been left with a permanent and painful erection after a nose job.

Neven Ciganovic was left with a priapism – an unwanted, long-lasting and painful erection that is not accompanied by sexual desire.

The 45-year-old Croatian said: ‘I was in Iran for rhinoplasty for the documentary film that British Channel 4 is filming covering my life.

A 59-year old woman from the central Chinese city of Wuhan transformed her appearance through plastic surgery in order to avoid 25 million yuan ($3.71 million) of personal debts, state news agency Xinhua said.

In a case highlighting the challenges facing China as it tries to establish a "credit society", police officers were reported to be "astonished" after apprehending the woman, who fled to the southeastern Chinese city of Shenzhen after a court in Wuhan ordered her to pay off her debt.

The Executive Director of RISE-Ghana, Mr Awal Ahmed Kariama explaining a point during the sensitization durbar at Kayoro community

Health

The Executive Director of the Rural Initiatives for Self-Empowerment- Ghana (RISE-Ghana), a Bolgatanga based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Mr Awal Ahmed Kariama has admonished expectant mothers in the Kasena Nankana West District in the Upper East Region to patronise both antenatal and post-natal services in order to help reduce newborn and maternal deaths in the district.

He said both maternal and neonatal deaths continue to pose a great threat to the healthcare sector in the district and the country as a whole.

More than 500 residents in Dome Kwabenya and its environs in Accra have undergone a free medical screening exercise organised by the Foundation Faith Church at Dome Kwabenya.

The exercise was aimed at improving the well-being of the people in the area.

It may be regarded as one of the most basic and unexotic sex positions but missionary is actually one of the most dangerous, according to doctors.

In a new study called the 'relationship between sexual position and severity of penile fracture' from the International Journal of Impotence Research, doctors analysed which sex positions were the most dangerous for men.