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Parliament approves ECG concession agreement

Parliament has ratified the concession agreement between the government of Ghana and the consortium of investors led by the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) for private sector participation in the Electricity Company of Ghana. The arrangement is within the terms of the Second Millennium Challenge Compact, which was laid in Parliament by Mr Boakye Agyarko, Minister for Energy. Mr Emmanuel Kwasi ...

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Stakeholders discuss media impact on women in politics

The Progressive Advancement for Women’s Advancement (POWA) has held its second forum with a call on female politicians to take advantage of social media and become more visible on the political landscape. Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, the Head of the Department of Communications at the University of Ghana (UG), who made the suggestion urged women in politics to take advantage of ...

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President unhappy with Wa Poly’s delay to effect name change

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed unhappiness with the Wa Polytechnic for the delay to change the institution’s name to Hilla Limann Polytechnic several months after the announcement was made. President Akufo-Addo in January 2018 renamed the Polytechnic to Hilla Limann Polytechnic following a recommendation by the governing Council of the Polytechnic who unanimously proposed to the Minister for ...

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CWG Ghana rewards UG’s 2016/17 best Computer Science graduate

CWG Ghana, a full-service Information Technology Company, has presented an award to Edwina Borteley Abam, for being the best graduating student in Computer Science at the University of Ghana for the 2016/17 academic year. The presentation is part of the Company’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. CWG Ghana has sponsored the best graduating student from the Computer Science Department ...

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Too much sex caused Bukom Banku’s defeat – Spiritualist

Bukom-Banku

A member of the Hare Krishna Movement, Jnana Chaksus Das, has attributed Bukom Banku’s 7th round technical knockout by Bastie Samir in last Saturday’s boxing to ‘too much sex.’ According to him, the controversial boxer who openly boasts of the number of women he has been sleeping with, does not have enough energy to concentrate on the fight as a ...

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NPP youth invade police station, free suspects in Karaga

Supporters of feuding executives of the New Patriotic Party in the Karaga constituency clashed Tuesday night vandalizing party installation, an alleged military van and invading a police station in a spread of violence that continues to rock the Northern region. The violence began Monday afternoon with an attack on the Youth Employment coordinator who is also the constituency youth organizer, ...

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ECOWAS leaders pledge to fast-track common currency programme

ECOWAS leaders have committed to fast-track measures leading to the creation and use of a single currency for the economic bloc by 2020. At the Fourth Meeting of the Presidential Taskforce on a common currency for the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) that took place in the Nigerien capital, Niamey on Tuesday, the leaders pledged to ensure that the sub-region ...

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Two charged for defrauding Indian

Thompson Opoku Agyemang, unemployed and Maxwell Cobbinah, Transporter on Tuesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court, accused of defrauding an Indian businessman of 40,000 dollars under the pretext of transporting gold bars to him in Dubai. The two however denied the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and defrauding by false pretenses. The third accused, Musah Nabie, a Sierra Leonean ...

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US committed to Ghana’s strengthening of cybersecurity

The United States (US) is committed to supporting Ghana to strengthen its cyber security capacity to enable Ghanaians to educate themselves through internet access to compete in the 21st century economy. Mr Robert P. Jackson, the US Ambassador to Ghana, explained that this would help lift Ghana’s economy to new heights. “I am pleased that the government of Ghana is ...

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Government establishes fund for Major Mahama

The government has revealed that it would establish a Trust Fund in the name of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama. The fund which would be called “Major Mahama” Trust Fund is to cater for the welfare his wife and children. Mr Dominic Nitiwul, Minister for Defence made the revelation to the media after he presented a Bill to Parliament ...

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Leaked Botchwey report doctored – Allotey Jacobs

Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has said that the Kwesi Botchwey report that probed why the party lost the 2016 elections circulating in the media has been doctored. According to him, though some aspects of the report are factual, others are fabrications “just to create a civil war in the NDC”. The highly ...

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Traditional authorities in B/A affirm commitment to end child marriage

Traditional Authorities in the Banda and Tain Districts of the Brong-Ahafo Region have reaffirmed their commitment to fight against child marriage in the two areas. Chiefs and Queens have attributed child marriage, which is rife in the two Districts, to teenage pregnancy and traditional practices. At a news conference in Sunyani, the traditional rulers commended Action Aid Ghana, (AAG), a ...

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Ghana Armed Forces commences 2017/2018 special medical intake

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has commenced the 2017/2018 Special Medical Intake enlistment process as advertised in the Saturday October 21’s edition of the Daily Graphic and Monday, October 23’s edition of the Ghanaian Times. A statement issued in Accra from the Public Relations Directorate of GAF and copied to the Ghana News Agency indicated that he scratch cards for ...

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Court to rule on ECG Concessionary case

An Accra High Court has set October 31 for the ruling on an application for interlocutory injunction by 1,001 workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), challenging moves to hand over the operations of the Company to a concessionaire without any redundancy package for them. Mr Martin Kpebu, Counsel for the ECG Workers, in their application, are seeking the ...

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