NEWS

Nana Konadu 2012 Campaign Website Outdoored

Ahead of the presidential primary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings (FONKAR) – a political pressure group championing the purported presidential ambition of the former First Lady, has moved its campaign to a higher pedestal

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Democracy Drives Oil Debates In Ghana

The reasonable debate about how future revenues from Ghana’s new oil find, ahead of its formal exploitation early next year, should be used for development is healthy. It is a lesson in Africa’s development process, where most pressing development decisions have been initiated without consulting the people. Of course, sometimes the debates veer off the urbane contours but the overall opinions are eclectically sound

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Ghana To Ratify UN Convention On Disability

Cabinet has given approval for the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Persons With Disability (PWD) to pave the way for the implementation of the National Disability Act, 2006 (Act 715). The ratification of the Convention will also allow its contents to be incorporated into the draft Legislative Instrument which aims to mainstream disability issues into national development

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NUGS President Removed From Office

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has passed a vote of no confidence in its President, Mr Anthony Abotsi Afriyie. At an emergency congress on Saturday December 4, the union said Mr Afriyie had been removed from office with immediate effect

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Kotoko in danger of Glo League relegation

Asante Kotoko's troubled season continued at the Robert Mensah Stadium where they were beaten 1-0 by Ebusua Dwarfs. The defeat, Kotoko's seventh in the campaign so far was their six in their last seven games. A second half strike by Seidu Banson handed Dwarfs the three points which condemned Kotoko to a new low as they slumped into the bottom three of the table though they have a game in hand. Leaders, Chelsea still maintained their six-point gap at the top after beating Liberty Professionals 2-0 at the Golden City Park

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Fiifi Kwetey: Government Will Not Collateralise 100% Of Oil

A deputy Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Mr Fifi Kwetey has said government does not have any intentions of collateralizing all of the revenue from Ghana's oil find. Mr. Kwettey who was speaking on Joy FM’s Newsfile on Saturday explained that within the heart of government, there have been consistent debates on what the right course is in relation to making efficient use of the revenue from Ghana’s crude oil

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Father beaheads three year old son

Residents of Sea near Assin Gangan in the Assin Fosu District of the Central Region on Saturday December 4, received the shock of their lives when a 24-year-old man, Mensah Adukatse, reportedly decapitated his three-year-old son, Kojo Adukatse, in a nearby bush under strange circumstances

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NDC guru curses former member with voltic water

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Propaganda Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Collins Mahama, has invoked curses on a former NDC member, and now National Coordinator of the Real Democratic Patriot Party (RDPP), Raphael Cubagee (Shamo Quaye), for alleging that he (Mahama) had been giving him confidential information about the NDC and the Regional Executive Committee meetings

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Ghana’s Emerging Oil and Gas sector forum held in Koforidua

Participants at a forum on the Engendering Legislative Frameworks for Ghana's emerging oil sector have expressed worry about the abysmal policy regulatory frameworks in the management of extractive resources of the country over the years. They said the situation had resulted in poor development as well as inequities among sections of the population with respect to the distribution of income

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Ghana Journalists Association vote to form a union

By a majority vote, delegates at the 2010 Emergency General Meeting of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), has authorised the President of the Association to initiate steps to transform the body into a union. The decision, which was reached in Accra on Friday, is expected to empower the GJA to initiate the necessary steps to acquire a bargaining certificate

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Ivory Coast: Alassane Ouattara, Laurent Gbagbo both Sworn in as Presidents

Ivory Coast's presidential candidates took competing oaths of office Saturday, deepening the country's political crisis and raising the prospect of further violence. Last Sunday's presidential vote was meant to reunite the country after a brief civil war. But Ivory Coast is now more sharply divided with dueling presidencies and competing electoral results that threaten to drag the country deeper into crisis

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Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo to be sworn in today, civil war imminent

Ivory Coast's military is backing the president's re-election after the constitutional council overturned vote results showing the president losing to a former prime minister. VOA West Africa Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, the president is expected to be sworn in on Saturday. Armed forces chief General Philippe Mangou lead a delegation of senior officers to congratulate President Laurent Gbagbo. Mangou says military chiefs came to greet the president, to give him their respect, to pledge their allegiance, and to reiterate their readiness to carry out any mission he gives them

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Ghana To Become Food Basket Next Year – Mills

The President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills has declared next year as an action year for the government to undertake major development intervention, particularly in the agriculture sector to ensure that Ghana’s quest to become the food basket becomes a reality

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