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Qurshigah damns Chief Justice

The Propaganda Secretary of the National Democratic Congress has reignited calls for the resignation of the Chief Justice. Richard Quashigah while addressing students of the University of Cape Coast over the weekend, described the Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Wood as “dangerous,” a woman “with no shame”

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I’m Not For Mills: Konadu Rawlings

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, the first National Vice Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and wife of the founder of the party, is fuming over reports that she had said President Atta Mills would win the 2012 Presidential election

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World Bank Paints Ghana Black

The World Bank, at the just-ended 2010 annual meeting in Washington DC, stabbed Ghana in the back. This was demonstrated by horrible pictures that the Bank displayed about the country on its computers installed on the 3rd Floor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ2 Building located on the 1818 Pennsylvania Street in Washington DC

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Census extended till Oct. 20

The Population and Housing Census exercise has again been extended for three days by the census secretariat. The move is to ensure that those left to be counted in isolated places, particularly within the Greater Accra Region, are covered. Mr. David Kombat, Head of Education and Publicity of the secretariat, told the Times, about 90 per cent of the total population has so far been covered

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14 service personnel arrested for forging postings

Fourteen people have been arrested in Accra, for allegedly forging national service appointment letters. All 14, enrolling for the 2010 national service programme, were arrested for self-posting, contrary to the National Service Act. They are helping the police in their investigations. Times own investigations revealed that there is a syndicate that parades the registration centres convincing prospective personnel that they have people working at the National Service Secretariat who can change their postings for them

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Nana Addo rejected State Land offer – Gabby

It has emerged for the first time that the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was offered a plot of State Land under the erstwhile John Kufuor administration but rejected the offer. A close aide to Nana Addo, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko of the Danquah Institute, a policy think tank disclosed this on

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Obama urged to support oil transparency in Ghana

The US branch of Oxfam International is in the process of gathering 25,000 signatories online across the world to put pressure on President Barrack Hussein Obama to support tougher oil transparency in Ghana. Oxfam is of the view that it is time to give communities even more power over where the oil money goes

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NDC Fights For Mills

Government has ordered the hanging of the portrait of President John Evans Atta Mills in the classrooms of all public schools across the country, even though the educational system is currently on its knees. This move is apparently geared toward dousing the flame of unpopularity of the president among school kids

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Ghana’s Economy Is Strong Due To Prudent Policies – Duffuor

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, says confidence in the country’s economy is now strong due to the prudent policies of the government. He said the private sector’s responses to the macro-economic policies and structural reform programmes of the government had generally been positive over the past 14 months

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Africa needs constitution abiding leaders – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has called for a new leadership in Africa that would adopt pragmatic measures in finding solutions to problems that face the continent and ensure the well being of the people. "The days when we stuck to stringent ideological models are gone. Now, we need leaders who will adopt policies that best serve the interests of their people and not because they are of the left or of the right

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Ghana Armed Forces launch Remembrance Day activities

The Ghana Armed Forces in collaboration with the Veterans Association of Ghana (VAG), on Thursday launched activities to commence the commemoration of the 2010 Remembrance Day, on Thursday in Accra. The activities launched at a methodical Commemorative Military Concert, attended by senior serving Officers and Retired Commissioned Officers

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Police must reduce accidents – Minister

The Minister of the Interior, Mr Martin Amidu, on Thursday charged the Ghana Police Service to device efficient ways of enforcing road traffic laws and regulations to reduce road accidents. He also appealed to the Minister of Transport to make vehicle registration data available to the Police to facilitate on the spot verification and authentication of driving and vehicle documentation

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‘Rawlings would have it difficult in Somalia’

Security Analyst Dr Kwesi Annin says former President Rawlings will have a difficult time trying to restore peace and order to war-torn Somalia. The former Ghanaian leader was recently named the African Union’s Special Envoy to Somalia, a country considered Africa’s most dangerous conflict zone

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Applicants accuse US Embassy of unfair treatment

Scores of angry applicants of the US Diversity Visa lottery who have been denied visas are accusing embassy officials in Accra of unfair treatment. The applicants, who were selected by the programme after a rigorous screening process, say they satisfied all the requirements and were assured they would be given visas

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