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The Central Regional Police Command apprehended 15 suspects during the Oguaa Fetu Afahye celebrations. The suspects were arrested for various petty offenses including pick-pocketing and phone snatching.

The Command has been able to gather evidence on three suspects who are before court while 12 are under investigations.

Central Regional Public Affairs Officer for the Police Command, ASP Irene Serwaah Oppong who made the disclosure to ATL FM News noted that although the command’s priority is to safeguard lives, most of the complainants are unwilling to write their statements.

A total of 310, 000 out of the 427,000 students who qualify for admission into senior high schools (SHSs) have been placed in various schools and have all printed their admission letters through the Ministry of Education’s portal for submission.

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, a Deputy Minister of Education, made this known at a press conference in Accra on Thursday to update the media on the progress made by the Ministry on the placement of qualified students.

He said about 156,000 students did not get placement by the computerised system and were given the opportunity to do self-selection.

The Obuasi Circuit Court, presdided over by Justice F.W.K. Nawura, last Wednesday fined seven of the 11 persons arrested at Akrokerri in the Ashanti Region on August 30, 2017 by the Joint Taskforce GH¢2,400 each for engaging in illegal mining.

This is the first conviction of the 308 persons so far arrested by the Operation Vanguard, Joint Taskforce.

The 11 persons were all charged on two counts of conspiracy to commit crime (undertaking small scale mining without licence) and undertaking small scale mining without licence.

Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid

The government says a directive requiring owners of disabled vehicles to pay for their towing does invalidate the law mandating vehicle owners to remove all obstacles from the road.

Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, stated on Joy FM Friday, that the “plan as it exists now remains”.

The policy remains that “Vehicles [must be] removed [and] owners should be surcharged,” Mr. Hamid told Super Morning Show host, Kojo Yankson.

The government was compelled to abandon the implementation of the LI 2180, which mandated vehicle owners to mandatorily pay an annual levy at the point of renewing roadworthy certificates, to cater for towing services. 

The decision to ditch the policy was preceded by huge public disapproval of the public over the decision of the implementing agency, National Road Safety Commission to award the contract to a private firm, Road Safety Management Services Limited and other allied agencies.