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In a latest twist to Tuesday’s fire that gutted the 10th floor of Job 600, Joy News has gathered smoke alarms fitted on the floor did not work at the time of the fire outbreak.

Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has revealed on Joy FM’s Newsnite Wednesday he was on the floor with other leadership of the House when their attention was drawn to the fire.

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has called on Parliament to enact a law against political vigilante groups that has in recent days become a threat to the security of the nation.

CODEO said such a law will help address the legal issues surrounding the menace of political party vigilantism in the country and enhance the country’s democratic credentials.

Businessman, Ibrahim Mahama

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The Attorney-General (A-G) may drag former President John Mahama’s brother to court if investigations into tax underpayment by two of his companies are concluded.

Gloria Akuffo told Joy News Evans Mensah Tuesday she had reviewed an initial docket submitted to her office on Ibrahim Mahama's companies and has asked for further investigations to be done.

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) had cited the two companies - MBG Limited and Holman Brothers - for issuing dud cheques to clear a total of GHS12 million debt.

Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Elijah Adansi Bonah

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The Obuasi Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region has laid off 22 of its over 70 casual workers as part of strategies to safeguard its Internally Generated Funds (IGF).

The move is as a result of a recommendation by the Finance and Administration Committee after it conducted a headcount of casual workers paid by the assembly through its IGF.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Elijah Adansi Bonah, told the Daily Graphic in an interview that the assembly was receiving only 40 per cent of its IGF, a situation that called for the need to increase its tax collection.

An Accra High Court General Jurisdiction 5 has dismissed an application brought to it by Nana Obiri Boahen, Abronye and David Asante to dismiss a defamation suit brought before it by the National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams.

The presiding judge dismissed their application and slapped them with a cost of GH¢3,000.00.

The 2016 and 2012 flag bearer of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has asked the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to put the elections behind him and work towards providing jobs for the mass unemployed youth.

In a tweet hours after the President's maiden media encounter last Tuesday, the PPP founder member reminded President Akufo-Addo that the 2016 general election was all about "jobs, jobs, jobs" so he should channel his energies into that.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has expressed disappointment in President Akufo-Addo’s choice to defer some questions asked him at his maiden encounter with the media.

Describing the President’s style as “not too inspiring” and “not too encouraging”, Mr Ablakwa said it was an indication that he was not on top of issues in the country.

President Akufo-Addo at his maiden encounter with the media on Tuesday deferred a question posed by Accra-based Citi FM’s Benard Avle about why the country has in the last 6 months borrowed almost half of its GDP despite earlier assurances that his government would use its internal resources to develop the country to Vice President Dr Bawumia.

Ms Gifty Twum-Ampofo

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, Mrs Gifty Twum-Ampofo, has presented a modern ambulance to The Community Hospital (TCH) at Kukurantumi in the East Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region.

The ambulance, which cost GH¢94,000 including freight charges, is to render clinical services to the hospital and surrounding communities in the municipality.

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo has reiterated his commitment to fight galamsey to the core.

Recognizing the important role minerals play in the development of the country, the President noted, it is important for those who engage in mining activities to do so within the confinement of laid down procedures.

He made the statement in a “meet the press encounter” at the Flagstaff House Tuesday afternoon. This is the second time the President is making such stern pronouncements with regard to the fight against corruption.

President Nana Akufo-Addo

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President Nana Akufo-Addo is blowing loudly the horn of a seeming macro-economic stability in the first six months of his administration.

In his first media encounter with selected journalists and practitioners, the president did not fail to chronicle the rather weak economic foundation he inherited and how his government has worked towards stability.

According to him, key on his agenda when he was sworn into office was how to stabilize the economy which had been ravaged by debts, high inflation and depreciating cedi.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the success of his government will be measured by the number of jobs created in the country.

He noted the greatest challenge the country faces over the years has been the creation of jobs.

At his first encounter with news editors held at the Flagstaff House Tuesday, the President said he shares in the frustration of the unemployed youth.

“Their parents are even more anxious about the future of their children,” he said.

Former President John Dramani Mahama’s intention of contesting for the flagbearership race of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is no longer shrouded in secrecy as he has kicked-off his campaigns with regional visitations.

According to this paper’s sources close to the former President, he has snubbed the recommendations of the Prof Kwesi Botchwey Committee's report which recommended that the party should put together a group of credible and eminent members of the party to undertake a peacebuilding and healing of the country and has started his campaigns to make the grounds good for him before NDC officially open nominations.