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NDC Contracts $600m Loan From A Clay-Maker

The New Statesman can disclose that the 442 million Euros (US$585m) loan agreement presented to Parliament recently by the Mills-Mahama Cabinet for the provision of 200 ambulances and the construction of 12 district hospitals, is with a company from the Czech Republic, Opus 7, that makes clay

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Joint Ghana, US military exercise ends

The Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2011 jungle exercise, conducted by personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the United States Marines, has ended at Achiase Jungle Warfare in the Eastern Region. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt General Peter Augustine Blay who addressed the ceremony, said, it will help integrate the two armies, facilitate world peace and curb terrorism

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Mills Begins Campaign, Konadu leans toward 2012 run

President Mills is expected to embark on a nationwide tour, beginning this week. At least, officially, the purpose of the tour, is to familiarize himself with the implementation of his ‘Better Ghana’ agenda on the ground. But the New Statesman can report that the visit, beginning this week, marks the start of a campaign tour by the President ahead of the presidential primary of the ruling National Democratic Congress

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NPP: President Mills must sack Kobby Acheampong

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on President Mills to remove Mr. Kwabena Acheampong from the position of Deputy Minister of State. The party said the Deputy Interior Minister’s “insulting behavior, rudeness and arrogance does not befit the high position of Deputy Minister and is a disgrace to governance in our country.”

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Kennedy Agyapong: I am Sorry, I Was Set-Up

The Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong says he was sorry for his comments about Multimedia CEO, Kwasi Twum. Speaking to Adakabre Frimpong Manso, host of Adom FM, Kennedy Agyapong said he had a lot of respect and admiration for Kwasi Twum for how he carries himself and had expected him (Twum) to

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Obed Asamoah Rejoins NDC

Credible Reports available to The Chronicle newspaper indicate that the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), led by Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah has finally retraced its root under the umbrella of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). According to reliable sources within the rank and file of both parties, strong overtures made by the ruling party to the DFP, might have led to this reunion

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Forbes: Ghana is eleventh friendliest nation

Ghana has been adjudged the eleventh friendliest country in the world, making it one of the most preferred tourism destinations around the globe. Ghana was the only African country that was ranked high in a survey undertaken by Forbes, a reputable international magazine

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Nana Akufo Addo Is Untidy And Mad: Kobby Acheampong

Not long after describing people from Kumasi and other cocoa-growing areas as typical villagers, the deputy Minister of Interior, Kobby Acheampong, has gone on another insulting spree, virtually calling Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, New Patriotic Party (NPP) flag-bearer, a mad man. The deputy minister labeled Nana Akufo-Addo, “fruit cake,” somebody who is crazy and lashed out at other NPP chieftains. ...

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Members of Parliament to get 300% pay raise

The Committee for Joint Action (CJA) has spoken out against the proposal to increase the salaries of Parliamentarians by more than 300 per cent. In a statement issued in Accra the CJA said the level of increment for MPs should be within the range for civil and public servants. The full text of the statement is published below

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Mills: God is the President of Ghana

The government of Ghana and opposition parties declared Monday of a “Day of Thanksgiving” for the unity of the West African country. It comes one week after Ghana marked its 54th anniversary of independence from Britain. “There were several hours of national prayer to thank God for keeping Ghana stable,” reports Peter Clottey from the capital, Accra

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Second explosion strikes Japan’s nuclear power plant

A second explosion has rocked a nuclear power plant in Japan. The plant is in an area that was devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami on Friday. The explosion occurred mid-morning Monday, while workers were battling to bring down temperatures inside the Fukushima Number One nuclear power plant's number three reactor

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Nana Addo: We can transform Ghana in 10 years

The Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party has stated that his party is preparing a comprehensive programme of industrialization and modernization that can transform Ghana’s economy in a matter of one decade. “What Ghana needs is a structural transformation of her economy. We cannot improve the lives of the mass of our people if we remain a raw material producing nation,” Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated

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Mahama: Government To Extend Electricity To 500 New Communities

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government would this year extend electricity to 500 communities as part of the “Better Ghana” agenda. He said government has also embarked on robust health infrastructure to eliminate the high rates of child and maternal mortality in the country. Vice President Mahama announced this when he symbolically inaugurated five district Polytechnics at Janga in the Northern Region

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