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Terrorism: Ghana not ready to foil attacks – Irbard

Ghana’s security agencies are not ready to foil possible terrorist attacks in the country, security analyst Ibrahim Irbard has said. His observation comes on the back of recent attacks in the Ivory Coast and Turkey. On Sunday March 13, unidentified gunmen killed at least five people at a beach resort in southern Ivory Coast. The assailants fired on beach-goers in ...

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‘Dumsor’ most challenging task so far – Mahama

President John Mahama has described the four-year power crisis (Dumsor) that plagued the country as the most challenging part of his reign. Speaking to TV Station TV 3 Monday, he said ‘dumsor’ is the one thing that has gained a significant part of his attention throughout his administration. “I’ve had the most briefs from the Minister of Power than any ...

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Prez Kenyatta liked Indece brochure, he didn’t notice he was named Prez of Ghana

President John Mahama says Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta liked Ghana’s 59th Independence Anniversary celebration brochure and did not notice that it was riddled with mistakes. The President said his Kenyan counterpart who was the Guest of Honour at the event was excited by the pictures in the brochure and did not notice he was even named Ghana’s president. Organisers of ...

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Akufo-Addo saddened by Ivory Coast attack

Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned the terrorist attack on Ivory Coast over the weekend. The extremists vented their anger on the West African nation at the Grand Bassam beach resort on Sunday, March 13, 2016 and killed 16 persons. “Like all Ghanaians, I have been deeply shocked and saddened by Sunday’s news of a terrorist attack on the ...

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DCOP Angwubutoge Awuni has died

The Eastern Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Angwubutoge Awuni, has died. He died at the Police Hospital in Accra after a short illness, police sources confirmed to Joy News. The Deputy Eastern Regional Commander, ACP James Abass, said he was transferred to the Police Hospital, from the region. He had been on admission for a few days before ...

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Brochure gaffe embarrassing, unpardonable – Konadu

Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, has condemned the government over the error-ridden anniversary brochure distributed during the celebration of Ghana’s 59th Independence Day at the Black Star Square in Accra on Sunday. The brochure, characterised by incomprehensible grammatical expressions, poor spellings and a host of other inaccuracies, has provoked outrage and condemnation among a section of the public. Among ...

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Fuel tanker overturns at Weija, passengers run for cover

A fuel tanker has overturned at Tetegu near Weija on the main Kasoa Highway, forcing drivers and passengers to run for safety. Police say no casualty has been recorded yet although the driver of the fuel tanker was severely injured. Citi News’ Franklin Badu Jnr, reports that “both sides of the road have been blocked leading to a massive traffic”. ...

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My husband will deliver – Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, wife of the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has appealed to Ghanaians to entrust the mandate of leadership into the hands of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo come November 7, assuring that “he will deliver on all the promises he has made.” According to her, Ghana, a country blessed with abundant natural and human ...

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I nearly committed suicide – Nunoo-Mensah

Former National Security Advisor Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah (rtd) has revealed he nearly committed suicide two years ago, upon learning that Ghana’s parliament had imported furniture from China to furnish the legislature. “Was it last year or last two years, when our parliament imported furniture from China? I nearly committed suicide. “If you can’t produce furniture here in Ghana after ...

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AG begs for time over ‘censorship’ law

State Prosecutors wants more time to file their statement of case in respect of the suit filed at the Supreme Court by the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) over a new media content law by the National Media Commission (NMC). According to Grace Ewoo, a state Attorney, the A-G had filed a notice for extension of time to enable it ...

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38 students collapse over mayor’s long speech

The unending speech of the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Isaac Ashai Odamtten had a negative effect on pupils and security personnel, who took part in this year’s Independence Day parade held in the metropolis. A total of 38 school children from some selected schools who participated in Ghana’s 59th independence celebration held at the Tema Sports Stadium collapsed as ...

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Kperisi fires Pelpuo for criticing Bawumia over desk promise

The Landlord of the Kperisi community School at Wa in the Upper West Region, Bagilinye John, has condemned the Member of Parliament for Wa Central, Rashid Pelpuo, for criticizing Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s decision to provide desks for pupils of the Kperisi Basic School, who were hitherto learning on the bare floor. Dr. Bawumia, Vice Presidential Candidate of the opposition New ...

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Ghana needs a new constitution – Akuoko Sarpong

The Omanhene of the Agogo Traditional Area, Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong, has called for a new constitution that will reflect the realities of the Ghanaian system. He said the current Constitution was a blend of the Westminster and the American systems which had failed to tackle the realities of the Ghanaian situation. For him, rather than resorting to a constitutional ...

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NDC group wants Rawlings’ girl out

A group calling itself Klottey Korle Grassroots Supporters Network of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is putting a lot of pressure on Dr. Zenator A. Rawlings, daughter of Ex-President J.J. Rawlings, to step aside as the party’s parliamentary candidate in the constituency for the November general election. According to the members, Dr Rawlings has been found not to be ...

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Justice Apau rewarded after “hatchet” job – NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has made a sensational claim that Judgement Debt Sole-Commissioner, Justice Yaw Apau, was appointed to the Supreme Court by President John Mahama because of the ‘hatchet’ job he did for the government on its (NPP’s) flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. According to the NPP, the ruling NDC, led by its General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, ...

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