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BoG governor to resign?

Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) Dr Henry Kofi Wampah is likely to exit from the bank soon as pressure mounts on him to do so. Dr Henry Kofi Wampah for some time now has been criticized over his approach in managing a number of issues in the sector he regulates. Top among them is the management of the ...

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British ‘drug lord’ pleads not guilty

David McDermott, the fugitive son-in-law of governor of the Bank of Ghana Kofi Wampah has appeared in court. McDermott pleaded not guilty to an Accra Court that sat on his case, for the first time. He was arrested last week as the last man wanted in connection with a plot to import 400 kilos of cocaine into the United Kingdom. ...

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Mahama slams critics of Ghana@59 speech

President John Dramani Mahama has slammed critics of his speech delivered at the 59th Independence Day, saying they lack the understanding of the speech he delivered. The President had said among other things that the vision of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to demonstrate to the world that Ghana can lay a foundation for a unique African identity has been realised. ...

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Auditor uncovers GH¢80,000 embezzlement at Senior High Schools

The Auditor General has called for the arrest and prosecution of some accountants at some government senior high schools in the country following revelations of embezzlement. The accountants are accused of falsifying documents which made it possible for them to steal over GH¢80,000. The Auditor General captured the revelations in the 2014 audited report of pre-university educational institutions. According to ...

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Extradition process for UK fugitive McDermott begins

Extradition processes have begun for British fugitive David McDermott who was arrested in Accra last Friday. The 42-year-old is wanted for his role in a conspiracy to import £71 million worth of cocaine into the UK in 2013. UK High Commissioner Jon Benjamin says his country is awaiting the issuance of the extradition warrant. “The process has already started but ...

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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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