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The Government of Ghana has approved an agreement with the United States of America to set up a military base in Ghana and also allow unrestricted access to a host of facilities and wide-ranging tax exemptions to the United States Military.

According to the document intercepted by the Starrfmonline.com, the US military will use Ghana as a base to deploy its soldiers. US Military personnel may also “possess and carry arms in Ghana, while on duty if authorized to do so, by their orders, such authorization being made in consultation with the appropriate authorities of Ghana. Military personnel may wear their uniforms while performing official duties.”

According to the document, “United States Contractors shall not be liable to pay tax or similar charge assess within Ghana in connection with this agreement”. The US military is also authorised to control entry to the facilities meant for the exclusive use of their forces.

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has assured that the National Identification Authority (NIA) will begin the rollout of processes for the issuance of the new National Identification Card in April, 2018.

In the latest assurance on this project, Dr. Bawumia said enough measures have been put in place to ensure a successful roll-out of the identification cards system.

The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Cape Coast, Ernest Arthur has advised traders who have been allocated shops at the refurbished Kotokuraba market but have not occupied them to do so or risk losing them.

Mr. Arthur gave this caution last Friday at the inauguration of a ten-member task force mandated to clear the city’s commercial areas off traders who ply their trade on the streets. The task force, consists of personnel drawn from the police and the Metro assembly.

Some traders at the Kotokuraba market have vehemently voiced their displeasure at what they describe as the unfair distribution of stalls at the market. Many who complain of poor patronage at the renovated market have now moved their trade to the streets causing traffic.

A class six pupil of Green Academy School at Assin Bereku in the Assin North district of the Central Region is reported to have committed suicide.

Justice Adu, who is described by neighbours as a lively and energetic child, was found on Sunday afternoon with his bath sponge around his neck hanging in a room he shares with his family.

According to Elisha Sarpong, who narrated the story to ATL FM News, the deceased had returned home from church Sunday afternoon and unsuspectingly picked his bathing sponge and entered his room.