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List of new districts, municipal assemblies

Government on Thursday November 16, 2017, laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of some new districts in the country. The LI, which will mature in the next 21 sitting days, seeks to also carve some municipalities from other assemblies, and also elevate some existing districts to municipality status. Speaking to journalists after presenting the LI, the …

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From $50 in his pocket to $500,00 prize; Patrick Awuah’s story

The founder of a university college in Ghana and campaigner to raise the quality of higher education in Africa has won a major global education award. Patrick Awuah left Ghana in the 1980s with “$50 in his pocket” to take up a scholarship in the US. But after a career with Microsoft, he returned to found Ashesi University College, and …

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Mugabe’s legacy, dignity must be protected – Rawlings

Former Ghana leader JJ Rawlings has called on power holders in Zimbabwe to protect the legacy of the country’s beleaguered President Robert Mugabe as power appear to be transitioning in the country. Mugabe, who has been ruling the country since 1980, is said to be confined to his home in Harare while unconfirmed reports say his wife Grace, who was …

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Billions were not siphoned from COCOBOD account – Seth Tekper

The Akufo-Addo led government can continue to blame the erstwhile Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration for siphoning billions of cedis from the Ghana Cocoa Board’s accounts indicating that the claims are untrue. “They can continue to blame us but the claims are baseless”, Finance Minister in the previous administration, Mr. Seth Terpker said. According to him, officials of the …

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Maurice Ampaw to name judges involved in sex scandals

Private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw says he has in his possession a list of some Ghanaian judges in both the lower and higher courts involved in series of sex scandals. He claims victims of act confided in him considering how he has always waged a crusade against sexual harassment in society. According to him, he was presented with ‘incontrovertible evidence’ …

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Otiko Djaba’s cleavage causes stir in Parliament

Otiko Afisa Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, caused a stir in parliament on Thursday, 16 November when her partly exposed cleavage got MPs chattering and murmuring in the chamber as she walked in to present a statement to commemorate International Men’s Day which falls on Sunday, 19 November. Some of the MPs as well as the Clerk …

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Consultative forum to engage government on church legal processes

The clergy, church leaders, government, media, civil society groups, academia and other legal experts will converge on Thursday, 23 November 2019 to engage government on church legal reforms in Ghana. The ‘Ekklesia Roundtable Series -1’ is an initiative of Kingdom Equip Network (‘KEN’) and seeks to interrogate and build consensus on policy initiatives that enhance the governance of churches and …

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Angry Chinese national storms Tamale palace to arrest chief

A Chinese national has accused a sub-chief of Tamale of stealing his vehicle three months ago and stormed his palace Tuesday night to cause his arrest. The Chinese national and his Ghanaian worker flew in from Accra to take custody of the vehicle and demand arrest of Mohammed Hafiz, Chief of entertainment at the Dakpemah Palace and head of the …

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1 Constituency, $1m funds to be used to build toilets – Ofosu Kwakye

The government’s much-trumpeted $1m per constituency has been ridiculed as a mere slogan as the building of public toilets are to be constructed under the fund, former Deputy Communications Minister, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has claimed. The one-million-dollar-per-constituency policy, aimed at alleviating poverty in the country is one of the major pledges the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) made in the …

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Free SHS impacts lives in Assin, hawkers return to school

Notwithstanding the barrage of infrastructural challenges, apprehensions and frustrations that characterised the implementation of Government’s free Senior High School (SHS) policy, the story has been that of joy and excitements for traders and hawkers at Assin in the Central Region. Before the implementation of the policy, the phenomenon of children hawkers selling sachet water (pure water), toffees among other items …

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