NEWS

Fraudster Uses Kevin Prince Boateng’s Name

A 30-year-old man, has been arrested by the police for allegedly using the names of Kevin Prince Boateng, the Ghanaian international footballer, and other prominent personalities, including Lawyer Sam Okudzeto and the late President Eyadema of Togo to commit various acts of fraud

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Court orders Bawku Central MP to file response

The Supreme Court, by a 6-3 majority decision, Wednesday directed the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mr Adamu Daramani Sakande, to file his response and statement of case to a writ challenging his nationality. Lawyers for the MP had filed a preliminary objection against an application filed by Mr Sumaila Biebel

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Ghana can achieve MDGs Four and Five – Dr Sory

Dr. Elias Sory, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Wednesday expressed optimism that the country would achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Four and Five, which are focussed on reducing infant and maternal mortality. He said Ghana has what it takes to reduce maternal and infant mortality and asked medical superintendents and the health facilities to wake up to their responsibilities

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Minority MPs demand resignation of deputy tourism minister

The Minority Caucus in Parliament has demanded the immediate resignation of the Deputy Tourism Minister, Kobby Acheampong, over comments they consider as ethnocentric and an affront to the dignity of Ashantis and people living in cocoa growing communities. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday October 20, the aggrieved MPs from cocoa growing areas, notably Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Western Regions led by Hon. Kwame Osei Prempeh

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Ghana Ambassador in Sex Scandal

Ghana’s ambassador to Brazil, Samuel Kofi Dadey, 59, paid R$45,000 to a former employee to stop, via the settlement, a lawsuit in which he was accused of sexual harassment. The case involves allegations of sex, threats, dismissal and an unusual ingredient: the immunity from prosecution of the accused, him being a diplomatic representative of another country

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Pres. Mills deserves grade A for doing nothing – Sir John

The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as ‘Sir John’ has strongly criticized the grade B rating given President Mills by the Africa Watch Magazine for his performance in foreign policy. According to Sir John, President Mills has been a total failure in terms of foreign policy and would have been more content if the President was rated A for doing nothing

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UN Foundation Board Meets in Ghana

The UN Foundation Board of Directors, will meet in Ghana and confer with government and non-profit organisations to learn and share strategies for advancing progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The directors include former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and UN Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner

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We pay taxes, UTAG Fires back at Tony Aidoo

The University Teachers Association of Ghana UTAG is up in arms against Dr. Tony Aidoo, Head of Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at the Presidency, over some comments he made recently about their strike action. Dr. Tony Aidoo had asserted that the strike by UTAG was illegal and pointless particularly when most allowances received by UTAG members were not taxed

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Group replies Quansah on allegations of Government interference

Alliance for Responsible Opposition, (AFRO) a pressure group, has dismissed allegations of Governmental interference by sports journalist Ebo Quansah in the affairs of the Ghana Football Association (GFA). Quansah was said to have cited Governmental interference in the administration of the GFA in a letter addressed to the world soccer governing body, Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) few weeks ago with indications that its disciplinary rod will fall on the FA

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NPP’s Amoako Atta sworn in as MP for New Atiwa

Mr. Kwesi Amoako Atta, was on Tuesday sworn into office as Member of Parliament for Atiwa in the Eastern Region, by the Speaker, Mrs. Joyce Bamford Addo. Mr. Amoako Atta of the New Patriotic Party, swore the Oath of Allegiance, promising to uphold, protect and defend the constitution and faithfully discharge his duties as a Member of Parliament

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Chief Justice Caught In Fraud

Investigations by The Herald at the Lands Commission have plunged the Chief Justice, Mrs. Georgina Wood, into an intricate web of lies. Her much publicized letter dated February 9, 2009 revoking her interest in the stolen land is non-existent, and all attempts to trace it have proved futile. Officials of the Lands Commission told The Herald that they heard about that letter only for the first time in the media

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Minority Leader Rated Ghana’s Best Politician

African Watch Magazine has released a survey on the performance of Ghanaian Politicians including President John Atta Mills. According to Africa Watch Magazine's Political Performance Index, (PPI) minority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu was graded as the best performing politician

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Ghana calls for urgent UN Security Council Reforms

Ghana has on the eve of 65th anniversary of the United Nations called for urgent reforms, especially on the composition of the permanent membership of the UN Security Council. "Africa's exclusion from the list of permanent members of the Security Council is an anomaly," Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, told the Ghana News

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Ablakwa Is “Minister of Misinformation” – Ursula

The Vice President of FIDA International and New Patriotic Party sympathiser, Ms Ursula Owusu, has labeled Deputy Information Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa as a "minister of misinformation". She said Mr Ablakwa has consistently twisted facts for purposes of propaganda - he said 1.6 million jobs had been created and also claimed that people stole state lands without evidence

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Kufuor Back From Two-Nation Tour

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, arrived back home on Monday from Kigali, Rwanda, where he opened the national stakeholder conference of the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP), on the democratic and integration process in that country

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Nana Addo: Vice Pres. Mahama also wanted State lands

The camp of NPP Flag bearer Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has added a new dimension to the raging political firestorm over the alleged indiscriminate sale of government lands during the Kufuor administration’s tenure of office, accusing Vice President John Dramani Mahama of seeking to acquire state lands during the period under review

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