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The Volta Regional House of Chiefs has suspended the Paramount Chiefs and Queen Mothers of Nkonya and Alavanyo indefinitely for their inability to maintain peace between the two traditional areas.

The sanctions are in response to a shooting incident at Nkonya purported to have been done by unknown assailants from Alavanyo on Wednesday, which led to the death of two people leaving the third, severely injured.

The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin

The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has discredited allegations that he is neck-deep into illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, in his jurisdiction, hence his inability to fight the illegal activity.

He said the allegations were mere fabrications by his detractors, including some of his family members opposed to his enstoolment.

Two people believed to be Nkonyas have been shot dead and two others injured in renewed clashes at Nkonya in the Volta Region, hours after the curfew in the area was reviewed.

The Kpando divisional Police commander Chief Superintendent Prosper Ahlorgya has confirmed the incident happened around 7 and 8pm on Wednesday, April 19.

Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei

The US$2.25 billion domestic bond issued recently by the government of Ghana did not need to go to parliament for approval, Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei has said in response to a demand by the Minority in Parliament that the bond issue should have gone to the chamber.

Also, the Minority in Parliament said Mr Trevor G. Trefgarne, a director at Franklyn Templeton, the institution that bought 95% of the bond, is also a Director at Enterprise Group Limited, a company of which Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is co-founder, thus, raising issues of transparency, conflict of interest and suspicion.

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