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Government lacks direction – Nana Addo

The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has criticized the NDC government for what he says is lack of direction for the country. He says several social intervention programmes started by the Kufuor administration have been rejected by the NDC

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Vice Pres. probes porn saga

Vice President John Mahama has instituted investigations into the circumstances under which ‘hot and spicy pornographic materials were posted on his official website by some unidentified persons. This follows a publication in the Wednesday, September 22, 2010 issue of the Daily Guide newspaper headlined “Porno Hits Veep”

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Straighten your daughter – Anyidoho tells Akuffo-Addo

The Communications Director at the Presidency, Koku Anyidoho, has hit back at Nana Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), asking him to ensure that his home is in order by providing proper supervision for his alleged wayward daughter before poking his nose in the affairs of the government

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Ghana will not repeat mistakes of oil-rich countries – Veep

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday reiterated government's determination to avoid the "Dutch disease", where manufacturing sectors have been sacrificed in oil rich countries. He said government was also working around the clock to reduce dependence on foreign donor organizations and adopt pragmatic measures to cushion the impact of the withdrawal of such support

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Kwesi Botchwey condemns politics of vindictiveness

A Former Finance Minister, Dr. Kwesi Botchwey has condemned the politics of vindictiveness he says has stifled the contribution of the private sector to the development of the country. The Economist, who served under former President Rawlings’ PNDC and NDC administrations, says new governments have been quick to ensure the demise of private businesses that are perceived to belong to persons opposed to the ruling party

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Rawlings has “no balls” between his two thighs – Kweku Baako

The overt acrimony between the Rawlingses and Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide reached perhaps its apex when the senior journalist ripped into the former first gentleman of the land questioning his manliness. Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, who was refuting media allegations that he was paid £24,000 pounds to investigate how he (Rawlings) paid his children’s school fees in Ireland

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Ghana gets another $10 Billion Chinese loan

China Exim Bank and the Government of Ghana signed a $10.4 billion concessionary loan for the development of a railway system from Kumasi to Paga, Ghana's Eastern Corridor roads network and other sectors of the economy. Four billion dollars will go into the railways system, six billion dollars for ancillary energy infrastructure

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Mills says time is not on Africa’s side

President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday urged African diplomats in the People's Republic of China to bring China's development "miracle" to bear on their respective countries on the Continent, stressing that Africa cannot afford any further delay to accelerate her own development

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Rawlings must be arrested – Frances Essiam

A member of the New Patriotic Party, Frances Assiam says they (NPP) would step up their campaign for the arrest of former President Jerry John Rawlings and other NDC executives to provide evidence of the killers of the Yaa Naa and the serial murders of women some years ago

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Eight Ghanaians face execution in Libya

Unless divinity intervenes, eight Ghanaian nationals who were convicted of murder in 2008, under bizarre circumstances in Libya and currently languishing in jail at the Kofiya Rehabilitation facility in Benghazi - a major city in Libya - will have to say their final prayers

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Kotoka is Ghana’s hero – Mike Ocquaye

Political Scientist and 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament Professor Mike Oquaye has defended Ghana’s first coup maker, the late Lt. General Emmanuel Kwesi Kotoka, after whom Ghana’s only International Airport has been named. Professor Ocquaye’s defense follows heightened calls on government by avowed Nkrumaist, Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa, for Government to scrap Kotoka’s name from the Airport

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New presidential jet to be commissioned today

The presidential jet which became the subject of heated debate between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and then opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2008 will be formally outdoored by government Thursday. Officials of the Ghana Armed Forces say they have taken delivery of the Falcon 900 and will commission it at a colourful ceremony later this afternoon

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Mills dodges UN

At a time world leaders are racing to New York to attend the 26th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly meeting, Ghana’s President, John Evans Atta Mills is busily touring China under the pretext of attracting investments and building stronger ties between the two nations

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