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Bad leaders have misled Ghanaians to be corrupt – Victor Smith

The immediate past Ghana’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Victor Smith has stated that corruption is endemic in Ghana due to bad leadership the country has had. He said leaders have preached anti-corruption and integrity at every turn but many turn around to do otherwise to undermine the high moral ground proffer to uphold. “Our Country has serious issues to …

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I stopped government taskforce from seizing my car – Akua Donkor

Founder and leader of Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor says she resisted an attempt by government taskforce to seize her vehicle. According to her, some people approached her a month ago to seize her 4×4 Pajero with registration number GT 6028 – 16 but she put up a fierce resistance. Ex-ministers who served under former president John Mahama …

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Jon Benjamin is a “media whore” – Apaak

A former presidential staffer under the John Mahama administration, has described the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin as a “media whore” who enjoys being the center of discussions in the media. According to him, the diplomat deliberately leaked a letter he sent to the Speaker of Parliament informing him of the UK’s decision to slap a travel ban …

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VRA still owes gas suppliers – WAPCo

Citi Business News can confirm that Ghana is yet to settle outstanding debts owed Nigeria Gas Company and subsequently, the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo). There were recent reports that government had settled all debts owed N-Gas hence WAPCo. But WAPCo has denied receiving any payment for the debts estimated at 100 million dollars. The erstwhile NDC government last …

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Parliament’s image smeared again by ‘Visa fraud’ allegations – ACEPA

Africa Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA), has described as unfortunate the recent allegation of immigration-related offences by some current and former Members of Parliament. According to the civil society organization, the allegation dents the legislative body’s integrity. The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, in a letter leaked to the media earlier this week, announced that four legislators including …

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140 security men deployed to flush out illegal miners in Ashanti

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has deployed 140 security peronnel to flush out illegal miners in the region. The exercise is being done in conjunction with the military. The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah, revealed this during a visit of the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, to the Regional Police Command. The Regional Minister has been touring security …

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Cocaine went missing at Tema Port – Finder Editor insists

The Editor of the Finder Newspaper, Elvis Darko, has rubbished claims discounting the discovery of cocaine at the Tema Port, that reportedly went missing. The Sector Commander of the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), at the Tema Port, Confidence Nyadzi, had earlier dismissed claims that 500 kilogrammes of cocaine worth about $30 million …

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Former MP to sue UK High Commission over Visa fraud claims

Lawyers for embattled former MP for Asunafo South constituency, George Boakye have asked the British High Commission to reverse its travel ban imposed on the former legislator. According to the lawyers, the grounds for the imposition of the ban were unfounded. The British High Commissioner, Jon Benjamin, in a letter leaked to the media earlier this week, announced that 4 …

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Barclays bank says one-off charges hit Q1 bottom line

London (AFP) – British bank Barclays, whose chief executive faces a regulatory probe, said Friday that first-quarter net profits sank by more than half on a large impairment at its Africa division. Profit after taxation dived to £190 million ($245 million, 225 million euros) in the first three months of 2017 after taking a vast £884-million charge on its Africa …

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FDA Orders Recall Of Adonko Bitters From Market

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has ordered the manufacturers of Adonko bitters to recall the product from the market. This is after the authority suspended the license of Angel Group of Companies the manufacturers of the bitters, slapping it with a GHs25, 000 fine for flouting regulations in organizing a concert. Photographs circulating on social media show scores of …

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