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March 20, 2018 7:37 PM Suhum: Prostitutes ‘protect’ brothel, chase away Tourism Authority officers

Workers of the Eastern Regional Tourism Authority were chased away by some alleged sex workers from a brothel at Kotokoli Zongo in the Suhum municipality after they tried to gain access to the structure. The officers from the Tourism Authority, who had gone to the makeshift structure in a bid to ascertain whether the facility was being used as a brothel 5

March 20, 2018 4:39 PM KPMG takes over management of uniBank

The Bank of Ghana has announced that it has appointed audit firm, KPMG as administrator for uniBank. This means that the central bank has taken over the assets and management of uniBank. The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison says uniBank is currently insolvent. Addressing a press conference in Accra, Dr. Ernest Addison stated that KPMG has been appointed 6

March 18, 2018 4:51 PM Kulungugu bridge closed for one-month-long repairs

The Ghana Highways Authority is closing the Kulungugu Bridge on the Missiga to Kulungugu road in the Upper East Region for major repair works to take place. A statement by the Authority copied to said the bridge will remain closed for the next 30 days. The Public Relations Officer for Ghana Highways Authority, Diana Seade, in a Citi News interview 11

March 16, 2018 7:11 AM Poor sanitation to worsen effects of climate change – USAID

The Chief of party to the Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning Project, a USAID funded project, Ananth Chikkatur, has said that Ghana risks being heavily hit by the effects of climate change if the country does not integrate climate change information in its planning processes at all levels of development. Ghana is impacted by various risks and uncertainties 6

March 15, 2018 6:54 PM Govt signs $39m deal to finance planting for food and jobs

Government has signed a 39 million dollar loan agreement with the African Development Fund (ADF) to support government’s planting for food and jobs program. The facility is to finance the Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project (SAPIP). A statement from the Finance Ministry and copied to Citi Business News said the project will be implemented 7

March 15, 2018 6:00 AM Banku deaths: Lab results reveal toxic substance in corn dough

The Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has stated that the six persons who died at Akakpokope, a village in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region after eating Banku and Okro soup, may have died from a “toxic substance” in the corn dough. The deceased persons suffered severe stomach ache after eating the akple and banku, and were admitted at the Hospital 10

March 13, 2018 9:30 AM 35-year-old farmer guns down girlfriend, 19

A 35 year-old farmer is in the grips of the Enchi District Police Command for allegedly shooting his 19 year-old girlfriend to death at Adonikrom in the Aowin District of the Western Region. The suspect, Daniel Gyan, who lives in a cottage at Adonikrom in Enchi, was said to have had a misunderstanding with Emelia, and shot her in the chest through the back. The Enchi 19

March 12, 2018 6:33 PM Gold Fields workers’ protest was illegal – Police

The Police Command in Tarkwa have explained that workers of Gold Fields Ghana who demonstrated today [Monday], did so without notifying them as required by the Public Order Act. “They never sought any permission from the police. No one even gave us notice. The Public Order Act says you have to notify the police,” the Tarkwa Divisional Commander, ACP Edmond 14

March 12, 2018 5:35 AM Banks’ positions on meeting new capital requirement (Audio)

With just nine months left for banks to meet the minimum capital requirement set by the Bank of Ghana, some banks have confirmed to Citi Business News they are in a good position to meet the requirement. The Central Bank increased the minimum capital requirement for banks from 120 to 400 million Ghana cedis to enhance the financial position of banks 12

March 11, 2018 10:58 AM Lassa Fever: GHS monitors relatives of deceased victim

Ninety-two persons are being monitored by the Ghana Health Service for signs of Lassa fever after having physical contact with the victim of the first case of the disease detected in Ghana. The 92 comprised of health workers of the Tema General Hospital who worked on the patient, his friends, family and others, Dr John Yabani, Tema Metropolitan Health 18