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Atuguba displayed intensive knowledge during 2012 election petition – Sophia Akuffo

Justice William Atuguba exhibited good and intensive knowledge of law during the 2012 election petition case, Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo has said. According to her, he brilliantly guided the contending parties and led the country through eight months of election petition amidst controversies with some suggesting the court verdict was rigged. “I’ve known and admired Atuguba for many years. It …

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Prioritize the needs of the masses – Christian Council to new E.P. Church Ministers

Seven (7) pastors of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana have been ordained into the Holy Ministry of Christ after fully serving a two year probation period stipulated by the church for commissioned pastors. They are Revd.’s Ishmael Doglo, Nelson Joshua Sefakor Tam, Senyo Attipoe, Saint Dela Asiwome Amegbe, Victor Etornam Akpi, Eleworlasi Ankah and Johnny Davis Timpong. Rt. Rev. Dr. …

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State Housing Company to build 100 affordable houses in Kumasi

The State Housing Company (SHC) is putting up affordable houses for sale in Kagyasi, suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. Managing Director of the rejevenated state agency, Kwabena Ampofo Appiah, in a Facebook post, said: “Ground broken for new homes in Kumasi. State Housing Company LTD making home ownership easy,” giving hope to many accomodation seekers in Kumasi. He …

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Pay your debts to Unibank to prevent collapse – KPMG tells gov’t

The new administrator of Unibank is asking government and its allied institutions to pay its debts owed the bank in order to prevent the local bank from total collapse. A June 22, 2018 letter written and signed by Simon Dornoo on behalf of KPMG, to the Finance Minister said the government must pay the debts at its earliest convenience. As …

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Doctors defend planned strike; say public must hold government

Doctors have defended their intended strike over outstanding emoluments, arguing that they are not insensitive. Rather, they say the public must hold government to its social contracts with the people, including medical professionals. In an interview last Saturday moments after their news conference on the intended strike, president of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr Frank Ankobea, said doctors were normal …

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Akufo-Addo approves ‘New AMERI’ deal by executive order

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has by executive order approved the renegotiated AMERI deal which is currently awaiting Parliamentary approval. A statement by the President’s secretary, Nana Asante Bediatuo stated that “the President of the Republic of Ghana has granted executive approval for the Novation and Amendment Agreement dated July 20, 2018 between (i) the Government of the Republic of …

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National interest must override implementation of political promises – Addae-Mensah

A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana has described attacks on those who have publicly criticised government’s double track policy including the president as unfortunate. Prof Ivan Addae-Mensah, who warned government earlier about the wholesale implementation of the free SHS policy, says national interest should override political parties fulfilling political promises to score points. His voice is the latest …

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Osu chiefs name outgone U.S. Amb. ‘Nii Nortey Jackson’

The Osu Traditional Council, led by Paramount Chief of Osu, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, on Wednesday, 25 July 2018, conferred the name ‘Nii Nortey Jackson’ on the outgone U…   The Osu Traditional Council, led by Paramount Chief of Osu, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, on Wednesday, 25 July 2018, conferred the name ‘Nii Nortey Jackson’ on the outgone …

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Law exams leakage: Dissolve Ghana Legal Council – Azar

US-based Ghanaian legal practitioner Professor Kwaku Asare has backed calls for the dissolution of the General Legal Council (GLC). His call follows a similar one by some LLB graduates who are enraged over an alleged leakage of their exams. The supposed questions together with answers and marking scheme were seen on social media hours before the exams. The development, according …

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Gov’t renegotiated Ameri deal to take Ghana out of ‘danger’ – Energy Ministry

The Ministry of Energy has rejected claims that the renegotiated Ameri deal is worse than the original agreement signed by the government in 2015 at the peak of Ghana’s energy crisis. Communications Specialist at the Energy Ministry, Nana Kofi Oppong Damoah, maintained the new deal currently awaiting parliamentary approval, was renegotiated taken into accounts the interest of Ghana. Some experts, …

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