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Nine-member Committee set up to review operations of UG

A nine-member high-powered Committee, has been set up to review the operations of the University of Ghana (UG) with the view to enhance effectiveness in the academic and administrative work of the school. Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Vice Chancellor of UG said the review was necessitated by increasing concern among the university community

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Ghana govt. saved 7m on presidential jet

The Government has refuted allegations that it was being dishonest and hypocritical in the acquisition of the Falcon Ex-900 for the Ghana Armed Forces. In a statement issued in Accra and signed by the Information Minister John Tia Akologu, the government explained that, it took the decision to acquire the plane in the best interest of

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Mills to receive international award

President John Evans Atta Mills will in the coming days be decorated with what is being touted as a prestigious international award for his selfless leadership qualities and stance against corruption. The Ghanaian leader came out tops from a shortlisted crop of distinguished African Leaders believed to have

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Thailand to execute four Ghanaians

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Some Ghanaians and other West African nationals languishing in jail in Thailand face execution anytime soon by the Thai prison authorities. The Ghanaians, numbering four, were thrown into jail in 2008 for illicit drugs-related offences, but they are claiming that they were framed up by the Thai authorities

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Kufuor Blew Cash To End Son’s Poverty

It has emerged that whilst former President John Agyekum Kufuor was describing Ghanaians who complained of economic hardships under his government as lazy people, his government was busy eradicating t he poverty of one of his children, by blowing billions of EUROBOND cash on him

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Mills’ Asian tour gives Better Ghana Agenda big boost

President John Evans Atta Mills’ Better Ghana agenda received a major boost in the past few weeks when two Asian economic giants - China and Japan extended very generous assistance to Ghana. For close to two weeks, President Mills was in Asia for state visits to the two countries to conduct real business

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Ghanaian youth urged to create opportunities for themselves

The Okeyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, has urged participants at the opening of a Youth Empowerment Summit in Accra to create good opportunities that would improve themselves and the country. He noted that lack of opportunities for the youth have failed the youth in the 21st Century, but noted that despite the poverty, disease and youth unemployment situations in the country, the youth should still believe in themselves

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Govt. To Buy Eight New Planes By 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday, October 7 announced that the government would buy eight new aircraft by next year. He said the planes would be made up of two light aircraft, four helicopters, one 50-seater aircraft and an Embraer 190 jet from Brazil

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Cabinet Reshuffle – Possible Reasons

Many of the Ministers who worked with ex-President jerry John Rawlings in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government form 1993-2000 knew of his temper, when irritated. They also knew that if the former Flt-Lt. had earmarked them for reshuffling

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NDC foot soldiers Beat up Mills’ DCE

The Upper Manya Krobo District Chief Executive (DCE), Joseph Tetteh Angmor and the constituency organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ebenezer Kwabitey, were allegedly given the beatings of their lives on Monday when they went to a town in the district to restrain the youth from digging trenches across the main Koforidua-Asesewa road

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Kwesi Botchway gets top post in Mills’ gov’t

Twenty two months after assuming the presidency of Ghana, President John Evans Atta Mills has finally given a top post to a former opponent in the race he won to lead the NDC, Dr Kwesi Botchway. Dr Botchway, a former Minister of Finance under the Rawlings-led NDC administration and currently a member of the Economic Advisory Council has been appointed head of a National Gas Development Task Force

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Accra mayor won’t succumb to pressure

Accra Mayor, Dr. Alfred Vanderpuije appears unyielding in the face of growing pressure on his office to end his crusade to give the national capital a new face. Mr. Vanderpuije has, since taking office, taken what has variously been described as bold steps to demolish illegal structures and decongested many streets in the national capital

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Rawlings should be blamed for NDC woes – Bature

Ex- President Jerry John Rawlings has been accused of sabotaging the successes of the government. A confidant of President Atta Mills, Alhaji Iddrisu Bature, said Mr Rawlings must be taken to task over the current woes of the NDC led-Government especially when he, (Rawlings) has developed an appetite for running to town to unnecessarily badmouth the Mills

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