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BOST Board Chairman resigns over collapse of Sovereign Bank

Board Chairman of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) has resigned from office over the collapse of Sovereign Bank, one of five banks the Bank of Ghana shut down recently over breach of banking regulations. Kwame Acheampong Kyei resigned as the Board Chairman of the now defunct Sovereign Bank shortly before the revocation of operating licence by the …

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Spio-Garbrah outlines ‘pillars’ to strengthen NDC, return party to power

Presidential-candidate hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has outlined what he believes are the strategic pillars to strengthen the party. He said these pillars, which include the establishment of decent offices in constituencies, will make the party attractive to win power in the 2020 general elections. He said the well-crafted plan would fortify the party intellectually, economically, …

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‘I came with love’ Asantehene praises golf partner Okyenhene

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has stepped foot in the kingdom of his traditional rival, Okyeman. It is one small step for the king, one giant step for Asanteman-Okyeman relations. When an Asantehene tried to step foot in Okyeman some 301 years ago, one shot sunk the warrior into a watery grave in the Pra river. That day in 1717 was …

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Mahama only seeking to make history – David Agbee

Former President John Mahama declaring his intent to contest presidential primaries of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is just to make history, according to the Executive Director of Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS), Mr. David Agbee. He explains that the latter passed through the ranks needed to assume the highest office hence, Mr. John Mahama seeking to become …

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Akufo-Addo elevated Otiko from ‘Honourable’ to ‘Her Excellency’ – Wontumi

The Chairman of the Ashanti Region New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, aka Chairman Wontumi, seems to have no grief for former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, following her resignation from active politics. To the maverick politician, the re-assignment of Madam Djaba as the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection to Italy as …

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Otumfuo storms Ofori Panin Fie in historic return visit

Otumfuo Osei Tutu of the Ashanti kingdom will today embark on a historic return visit to the Ofori Panin Fie to meet the Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin. The Ashanti Monarch is the special guest of honour at a grand durbar to mark the 75th anniversary of the late Okyenhene, Sir Ofori Atta. The Okyenhene is the host of the …

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Mante is new Presby Moderator

Rev. Prof J.O.Y. Mante has been confirmed as the new Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG). All contenders stepped down for him to go unopposed. He takes over from Right Rev Professor Cephas Narh Amenyo who is currently indisposed. The General Assembly of the PCG took a decision on Friday, 17 August 2018 to declare the Moderator’s seat …

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Home-based carrier to be established by end of year – Aviation Minister

Cecilia Abena Dapaah, outgoing Aviation Minister has disclosed government will “by the end of the year move towards the establishment of a home-based carrier.’’ This follows Cabinet’s approval for the Ministry to negotiate with Africa World Airlines, Air Mauritius and Abu Dhabi Aviation while continuing discussions with Ethiopian Airlines, amongst other investors. Government, in October last year granted a policy …

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Minority writes to IMF to stop Akufo-Addo from accessing $2bn Sinohydro Chinese facility

The Minority, in a letter written to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has asked the international body to stop the Akufo-Addo government from securing a Chinese facility to embark on a robust infrastructural development in the country. In a letter written on 10th August 2018 and signed by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, the opposition NDC opined that under the …

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Muslims in Tema Celebrate Eid-Ul Adha

Muslims within the Tema Metropolis have celebrated this year’s Eid-Ul Adha with a call on the faithful to fear Allah and look to the provisions he has made for their future. The celebrations, which is to offer sacrifices to Allah, gives Muslims the opportunity to ask Allah for forgiveness and renew their commitment to their maker. Speaking to a large …

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