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Some eighteen suspected criminals in Cape Coast have been apprehended by the police in a swoop. According to the central regional Police commander, COP Rev. Nenyi Ampah Benin, the exercise formed part of the command’s effort to protect staff of the Cape Coast Metro Hospital (CCMH).

Concerned staff of the CCMH have raised concerns over the lack of security at the facility leading to criminals attacking them at the least opportunity. They, in a letter, gave management of the facility a one week ultimatum to ensure their security or risk the neglect of night shifts at the hospital.

As part of the police command in the region’s effort to beef up security, COP Ampah Benin noted that patrol teams have increased their surveillance in the area and have, in a swoop, arrested some 18 suspected criminals.

Staff of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), have welcomed news of the dismissal of Mr. Samuel Sarpong, the Commission’s Executive Secretary.

According to the Union, although they have no personal issues with Mr. Sarpong, they believe that his exit will spur the Commission on.

The Vice Chairman of the Workers’ Union, Israel Amenfia, PURC told Richard Sky on Eyewitness News that, Mr. Sarpong’s exit “it’s a welcoming news to us. Once the president speaks, you have nothing to doubt. So we as a workers’ union will look at the way forward.”

Some fuel stations at Mankessim which were ordered by a task force led by the Municipal Chief Executive [MCE] of Mfantsiman, Kenneth Kelly Essuman to be closed down have been reopened.

ATL FM News has gathered these fuel stations started operation on Thursday after providing evidence of documents granting them the permit to operate.

On Monday, the Municipal Chief Executive of Mfantseman, Kenneth Kelly Essuman ordered the closure of some fuel stations in his municipality for failing to produce certificates authenticating their operation within the area.

Kotokuraba Market

The Cape Coast Metro Assembly CCMA is yet to carry out its enforcement order of clearing hawkers from the Central Business District area in order to increase patronage at the new Kotokuraba Market.

Majority of the traders who have secured allocations in the new market have refused to move in with an excuse that business is very slow there. Some of the traders prefer the pavements where business is comparatively more brisk.

The CCMA identifies activities of hawkers as the cause of congestion, unsanitary practices, and loss of revenue.