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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has revealed that the destructive activities of illegal miners are affecting its operation in some parts of the Eastern region.

The company explained that the illegal miners sometimes prospect for gold around both high voltage and low voltage poles rendering the poles vulnerable to collapse from the slightest rainstorm.

The 15 percent increment in Transport fares will take effect today, Thursday April 6, 2017, across the country.

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) had earlier justified the 15% transport fares increment saying fuel prices and prices of the spare parts have gone up since the last review of transport fares last year.

A total of 289,207 students across the country are writing this year’s ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The students are drawn from 916 schools.

More than 500 persons were killed in 2,890 motor accidents in Ghana in the first quarter of 2017, according to reports.

Between January and March 25, Ghana recorded 2,890 road crashes in 2017 as against 2,830 recorded over the same period in 2016, state-run Ghana News Agency (GNA) said on Wednesday quoting the Police.