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Monday’s downpour collapses billboards in Accra [Photos]

Monday’s downpour collapses billboards in Accra [Photos]

Ghana News, Lifestyle & Social
A downpour in parts of Accra on Monday morning, May 6, left in its wake the usual flooding on some streets in the capital. The rain, accompanied by strong winds, brought down two billboards on the Korle Bu road. One of the billboards mounted at the Korle Bu Traffic Light intersection fell on the part of the road from the Bukom Boxing Arena towards the Lavender Hill at Korle Bu. Another billboard also fell on the same stretch. At the time of filling this report, Police officers from the Motor Traffic and Transport Department were at the scene to clear the road to aid the movement of vehicles. There was however, no casualty recorded. Motorists and pedestrians have often expressed concern about the state of some billboards in the city, as such incidents are ofte...
Ten fire incidents recorded in Accra on Sunday

Ten fire incidents recorded in Accra on Sunday

Ghana News, Headlines Today
The Ghana National Fire Service says ten fire incidents were recorded on Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Accra. This comes after a bakery and some shops were burnt at Kotobabi Abavanna Down and a similar incident at Circle Tiptoe Lane which also led to the destruction of several shops. Although no casualties were recorded, properties worth thousands of cedis were lost to the inferno on Sunday. Speaking to Citi News, an official at the Public Relations Department of the National Fire Service Headquarters ADOII Alex Nartey urged the public to take precautionary measures against such incidents in the rainy reason. “We are in the rainy season; we are cautioning people to be cautious of their activities. People should learn to be abreast with safety measures. Between 1am to 5am on Sun...
Earth tremors hit parts of Accra; social media users react

Earth tremors hit parts of Accra; social media users react

Ghana News
Barely an hour after a couple of earth tremors hit some parts of the Greater Accra Region, some social media users have taken to their timelines to share their experience. Trending at number two on Twitter, some tweethearts are still in shock while others sought to confirm if what they felt wasn’t peculiar to them. The tremors are said to have occurred around 10:00 am and 11:53 am respectively at an estimated magnitude 4.0, 10 km from Gbawe. Some residents of Kokomlemle, Kaneshie, Achimota, Adenta, Circle, Osu, Ablekuma Manhean, Accra, New Town, Legon, Dansoman, Kasoa, Haatso, Kwashieman, Teshie, Nungua, McCarthy Hill among others said they felt the earth tremor. Meanwhile the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) is yet to officially comment on the incident. https://tw...
World Milk Day marked in Accra

World Milk Day marked in Accra

Ghana News, International, World News
ARLA Foods, producers of Dano milk, has marked this year’s World Milk Day celebration with pupils and staff of the Kotobabi Cluster of Schools. The event, also celebrated by the company’s regional team in other jurisdiction was to recognise the significance of milk and its nutritional benefit to the human body, especially children. It is also to help strengthen actions and behaviours that create a sustainable environment. Speaking at the event yesterday in Accra, the Manager Director of Arla Foods, Vytautas Petronis, said “at Arla foods, we have made it a point not to make this day “one-of-those-days,” but to add value and ensure that World Milk Day is duly recognised through a series of activities that highlights the importance of milk and dairy products in our lives, in the econom...
Accra-Tema Rail Services To Resume Next Week After Two Years

Accra-Tema Rail Services To Resume Next Week After Two Years

Ghana News
The Accra-Tema passenger train service will resume full operations next week after it was suspended for nearly two years, the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL) has said. The Company said it had initially planned to resume operations earlier this week after series of successful test runs, but had to reschedule to next week after another test run on Tuesday, March 08, 2022. “We have conducted series of successful test run. The plan was to start the commercial running on Tuesday but yesterday there was another test run. We are yet to get the actual date for the commercial running, but it will not go beyond next week,” Mr Ernest Ahene, Acting Personnel Manager, GRCL said. He said the company would in due course communicate the actual resumption date to the general public. The A...
Aggrieved Public Sector Workers to stage demo in Accra today

Aggrieved Public Sector Workers to stage demo in Accra today

Africa News, Ghana News
A group calling itself the ‘Aggrieved Public Sector Workers’ will stage a demonstration in Accra today, Wednesday, August 18, 2021. The group is embarking on the protest against the 4% salary increment the government has proposed for public sector workers, as well as what it calls poor working conditions and general high cost of living. The group wants public sector salaries to be increased by 25% instead. The Ghana Police Service has given assurances that it will provide security during the protest. According to the Service, adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure an incident-free demonstration. The protest is expected to begin from the Obra Spot through Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Cedi House, and end at the Independence Square. In a press statement signed by th...

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