NEWS

Govt settles outstanding arrears

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has released GH¢596.1 million to settle arrears that stood on government books as of the end of December 2010, including arrears to 137 road contractors. The arrears relate to unpaid invoices and certificates for various works executed before December 2008, as well as delayed transfers to statutory funds

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Tamale Hospital Gets More Doctors

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) in 2009 and 2010 saw a significant improvement in the number of doctors and other staff posted to the hospital. The doctor population increased from 58 as at December 2009 to 102 as at December 2010 bringing the total number of doctors in the hospital as at now to 110

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John Tia: Ghanaian Media Should Promote Local Arts and Culture

Mr John Tia Akologu, Minister of Information, on Friday urged media professionals to promote the various local arts and cultures and remove the misconceptions peddled about the country. He said the country had a rich cultural heritage but there was a need to show it to the world by highlighting its true and soft image. Mr Akologu who was speaking at the Awards Night of the 2011 NAFTI Film Lecture on the Motion Picture Industry in Accra

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Ghana’s finance minister adjudged best in Africa

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, has won the prestigious Finance Minister for Africa award for 2011 after beating six other African finance ministers shortlisted for the award. The authoritative London-based magazine, The Banker, published by the Financial Times Group

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Naadu Mills advises parents

The First Lady of the Republic, Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, has called on parents to make the education of their children their priority and make it a pledge to keep. She said when children are sent to school, they will grow into responsible adults who will be of benefit to not only their communities but the nation at large

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Essien Has No Respect For Ghanaians: Alhaji Grunsah

Alhaji Abdul Karim Grunsah, founder and bankroller of Kumasi-based King Faisal FC, says Ghanaians should forget about Michael Essien returning to the Black Stars. According to him, there are equally good players who are even better than Essien so if he is not ready to return to the senior national team, then we should forget about him and concentrate on our football

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Zongo women declare support for Konadu Rawlings

A group calling itself NDC Zongo Women has declared its unflinching support for the former first lady Nana Kondau Agyeman Rawlings’s presidential ambition. The group which is made up of NDC Zongo women across the country held a press conference in Kumasi on Saturday and declared its unalloyed support for the candidature of Nana Konadu as the party’s presidential candidature for the 2012 elections

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Sir John: “Sack Asiedu Nketsiah”

The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka “Sir John” has called on President John Evans Atta-Mills to demonstrate his will to fighting corruption by backing his words with action. “In President Mills’ state of the nation address last Thursday, he stated that one governance issue that remains close to his heart is the fight against corruption

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World Bank funds skills development program

The World Bank under a Youth Enterprise Development Project (YEDP), is supporting the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) with 65 million US dollars to help to train the youth in entrepreneurial skills that would enable them to set up businesses of their own

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Kweku Baako dismisses Mill’s call for cocaine case to be re-opened

The Editor in Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has dismissed President Mills’ decision to reopen investigations into the MV Benjamin cocaine case. President Mills during his state of the Nation Address on Thursday February 17, stated that he had ordered investigations to be reopened in the MV Benjamin cocaine saga in which over 70 parcels of cocaine disappeared into thin air

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Investigations Into MV Benjamin Cocaine Case To Be Reopened: Mills

President J. E. A. Mills has announced government's intentions to reopen full scale investigations into the MV Benjamin cocaine saga, in which 77 parcels of cocaine disappeared from the police board under mysterious conditions. President Mills, who announced this during his third state of the Nation Address to Parliament, said there was the need to get to the root of the matter since the parcels of cocaine were not found

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Mills: I’m Sorry For Snubbing Kufuor and CJ

President John Evans Atta Mills has apologised for his failure to recognize former President John Agyekum Kufuor and Chief Justice Georgina Woode when he acknowledged the presence of dignitaries in Parliament when he delivered his third State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday February 17

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Ablakwa: Only Blood Thirsty Warmongers Will Describe Mills’ Address As Divisive

A Deputy Information Minister has taken a swipe at critics who have described President John Mills’ third state of the nation address as divisive. Samuel Okuzdeto Ablakwa minced no words in describing such critics as war mongers. The minority leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu was appalled by what he said was the most partisan, divisive address ever to have been presented by a president of the country

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Auto Sprayer Jailed 50 Years For Robbery

A Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Justice Emmanuel Amo-Yartey, has ordered a 29-year-old auto sprayer to be held in prison for 50 years in hard labour for robbery. Thomas Frimpong alias "Owen" denied the offence. His three accomplices, identified only as Tuga, Issah and Billy are on the run. Mr Emmanuel Kwadwo Otoo-Boison, a State Attorney

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