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Pres. Mills to sign $273 million loan from China

President John Evans Atta Mills is expected to sign a 273 million dollar loan agreement with the EXIM Bank of China when he pays a state visit to the republic of China in the latter part of September 2010. The agreement which is being facilitated by the government of China will see to the construction of the Kpong Water Project to provide 40 million gallons of water for those living in that environs

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Tony Aidoo fires back at the Church

The Head of Policy Monitoring and Evaluation at the Presidency, Dr. Tony Aidoo has fired back at Christians who describe his comments about speaking in tongues as derogatory to the Christian faith. Dr. Tony Aidoo incurred the wrath of a section of the Ghanaian Christian community when he said during a radio interview that Christians who speak in tongues are mad

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Konadu Boys Warn President Mills

President Atta Mills has been accused of secretly sponsoring persons within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to run down ex-President Jerry John Rawlings and his family. The President has also been warned that if the attacks on the Rawlingses continued, it would soon unleash “legitimate violence” to protect the former first family and that no one should be blamed for the consequences and after effects

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British woman loses $100,000 in Ghana dating scam

A British business woman who planned retiring into a new life with her new found internet lover has been defrauded of $100,000. Mary Little had transferred part of her life-long savings to her supposed lover, Frederick Stalke, a retiring American Colonel, for him to prepare his New York house as part of plans for Little to move in. It turned out the money went into a cedi account at reputable bank in Accra

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Gas shortage Hits Accra and other Towns

The country, especially Accra, has been hit by a devastating shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), leading to many households resorting to the use of charcoal. For automobiles which use LPG as fuel, these are terrible times as they have to wait in queues for hours at locations where gas is available

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Kufuor back home from three-nation tour

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor arrived back home Tuesday night after working visits to Nairobi, Kenya; Dar-Es-Salam, Tanzania; and Seoul, South Korea. In Nairobi, former President Kufuor was among a host of dignitaries invited to participate in the launch of the new Kenyan Constitution which replaces the current one drafted during the colonial era

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AFAG calls resignation of IGP

A Pressure Group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) says it intends to make a formal complaint to the Ghana Police Service, for the immediate resignation of the Inspector General Police, Paul Tawiah Quaye. The group has accused the IGP of failing to defend the constitution, which upholds judicial independence

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Volta Radio Throws Out Akufo-Addo

The Volta Region branch of the Opposition New Patriotic Party has condemned the decision taken by the GBC’s Volta Region Management to deny NPP flag-bearer, Nana Akufo-Addo access to its state-run FM station, Volta Star Radio

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NDC secretly recruiting footsoldiers into military – Jake

The National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party says he has gathered information that the ruling National Democratic Congress is secretly recruiting foot soldiers into the security services. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Tuesday September 7, Mr Obetsebi Lamptey said he was told on Monday that some people within the NDC have started recruiting foot soldiers of the party without going through the proper process

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A.M.A to shut down 90% of Churches

The 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Ocquaye has welcomed the decision by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to clamp down on all ‘illegal’ churches in the capital. According to Professor Mike Ocquaye the City Authorities must intervene to regulate the level of noise making by Churches to balance the interest of all Ghanaians

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Teaching hospital Upgrade for Cape Coast

President John Evans Atta Mills has assured that the Central Regional Hospital in Cape Coast will be upgraded to a teaching hospital. This, he said, was to support the training of medical doctors at the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS)

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India pitches for stake in Ghana’s energy sector

India has sought a greater role in Ghana’s energy sector, pitching for more tie-ups between ONGC Videsh (OVL), the overseas exploratory and acquisition arm of the state-run upstream major, and oil companies of the African nation. Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma, who visited Ghana as part of India’s “Focus Africa” policy, discussed this in his talks with Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills and ministers

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