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Rename a house in Parliament after Bagbin- Some Western Chiefs

Following a request by some Constituency Executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Tema East Constituency to be renamed after Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, some traditional rulers are asking that that request be revised higher. They want a Committee block in Parliament House, rather than a Constituency, to be named after the longest serving MP in ...

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University of Ghana saddened by the death of Kofi Annan

The University of Ghana says it is deeply saddened by the death of former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General and its immediate past Chancellor, Kofi Annan. A statement signed by Ms Stella A Amoa, Director of Public Affairs, said the Principal Officers – Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse, the Chancellor, Professor Yaw Twumasi, Chairman of the University Council and Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, ...

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Dr Obengfo’s alleged murder case duplicate docket before AG

Duplicate docket on the alleged murder case involving Dr Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh, Proprietor of Obengfo Hospital at Weija, has been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Department for advice, Prosecution told the Court on Thursday. Detective Sergeant Rose Animah who held brief for the substantive prosecutor, told an Accra Central District Court that the police was waiting for the said advice ...

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Tributes begin to pour in for the late Annan

Tributes are pouring in for Ghana’s celebrated diplomat – former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who died in the early hours of Saturday in the Swiss capital, Berne, at the age of 80. He passed on in a hospital after a short illness, with the wife Nane Marie Lagergren and their Children, Anna, Kojo and Nina by his side. ...

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Parliament to probe collapse local banks

The Finance Committee of Parliament is ready to conduct investigations into circumstances that has led to the collapse of seven local banks since 2017. As part of the probe, the committee is expected to summon the Bank of Ghana (BoG), KPMG, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and shareholders of the collapsed banks to appear before its hearing slated for September 5 ...

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Ghana’s Lower courts to be merged – Chief Justice

Justice Sophia Akuffo, the Chief Justice, on Tuesday stated that plans were underway to merge all lower courts in one big compound so that access to justice would be in a broader space and made easy. She said prototype drawings were being developed for the lower courts as expandable plans for them and this would also prevent people from travelling ...

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Ghana EC must get back to work – outgoing US Ambassador

Mr. Robert Porter Jackson, outgoing Ambassador of the United States of America to Ghana said the country must work towards getting the Electoral Commission (EC) back in position to play its role as a neutral arbiter in the next elections. He said the EC had been largely paralysed by the impeachment process against the former Chairperson and needed to get ...

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Government to connect communities on mobile broadband

Government intends to cover all communities across the country with broadband connectivity, through the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) in collaboration with telecommunications operators. Mr Abraham Kofi Asante, the Administrator of GIFEC, who made this known at a press soiree in Accra, organised by the fund, said as at 2017, about 1,020 communities in Ghana were identified to ...

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Tourism sector to employ 150,000 youth

The Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture is set to engage over 150,000 youth in its flagship programme, the Marine Drive Project. The sector Minister, Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, who made this known, said aside reinvigorating and transforming the face of the tourism and hospitality industry, the project, would also help to reduce the unemployment situation in the country. ...

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Private helicopter carrying gold forced landing at Kumikrom

A private helicopter carrying boxes of gold bars from Chirano Mines in Bibiani to Accra, developed a mechanical fault and made an emergency landing in a harvested corn field at Kumikrom near Asamankese. According to Police Sergeant Francis Gomado, Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer who briefed the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Asamankese Police Service was called in ...

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Account for Mills Library Funds- Oguaa Youth calls

Mr Kwabena Spio-Garbrah, Spokesperson for the Cape Coast Youth Development Association (CCYDA), is demanding accountability from Mr Totobi Quakye, the Chairman of the Committee that supervised the construction of the Atta Mills Presidential Library. Mr Garbrah made the demand when scores of irate youth from Cape Coast on Tuesday morning besieged the premises of Atta Mills Presidential library in Cape ...

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Galamsey fight: Medium Scale Mining in the offing

Government is taking steps to introduce Medium Scale Mining as part of the road map to address some of the challenges in the small scale mining sector and control illegal mining (galamsey) in the country. The initiative is part of the Multi-sectoral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) being implemented by government in its quest to resolve the “galamsey” menace. Deputy Minister ...

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Paediatric Society of Ghana advocate for quality nutritional

The Paediatric Society of Ghana (PSG), has issued a communiqué advocating for high quality nutritional and lifestyle choices in childhood and adolescence. The communiqué which was jointly signed by Dr Maame Yaa Nyarko, the President, and Dr Naa Djama Glover, the Secretary of the PSG respectively, at the end of the Annual General and Scientific Meeting (AGSM), held in Kumasi, ...

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