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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Government called upon to employ AEAs

Mr Francis Essuman, the Northern Regional Coordinator of the USAID Advance project has called on the government to employ more Agriculture Extension Agents (AEAs) to support the small farmers to improve on agriculture. He said currently, AEAs from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) was inadequate, which was affecting the smallholder farmers who produced close to 80 per cent …

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We cannot allow Free SHS to fail – Steve Manteaw

The chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Dr. Emmanuel Steve Manteaw has said that Ghana cannot afford to fail the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy. This he said is because, Ghana’s economic indicators at the time of the implementation of the policy in September 2017 are far better than Uganda, the first African country …

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wenty communities in the Western Region to connect to the national grid – Prestea MP

Twenty communities in the Prestea Huni-Valley Constituency of the Western Region are to be connected to the national electricity grid this year, Prestea MP, Lawyer Barbara Oteng-Gyasi has said. Lawyer Barbara Gyasi made the above utterance during her familiarisation tour to some communities to identify problems confronting the people as well as initiate strategies to solve them by bringing local …

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Kweku Adoboli to be deported from UK

Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader who was sentenced to seven years in prison after running up the largest unauthorised trading loss in UK history, is on the verge of being deported to Ghana. The 38-year-old, who caused a $2.3bn trading loss by vastly exceeding his risk limits, has lived in the UK since he was 12 but is a …

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Over 3,600 jobs could be hit by uniBank collapse

A new document sighted by Citi Business News shows that some 3,692 workers could be hit following the collapse of uniBank. The number represents 1,944 of the bank’s staff and 2,018 who make up the employees of other related firms. The document, however, notes that the company was overstaffed compared to others in the banking sector, causing a drain on …

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UGMC to be registered and operated as private health facility

The ultra-modern University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) in Accra is to be registered and run as a private company to ensure its sustainability, authorities have told 3news.com Although the government earlier said the facility will be run as a public institution, the authorities say plans are far advanced in registering the referral health facility as a private company. “The …

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JH Mensah goes home today

THE MORTAL remains of the late statesman, Joseph Henry Mensah, are expected to be laid to rest today at the new Military Cemetery, in Accra. A press release issued by the General Secretary of New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu announcing the funeral arrangements, said Mr. Mensah is going to be given a State Burial on Friday, August 17, 2018 …

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UT Bank collapse: Prince Amoabeng breaks one year silence

The Founder of defunct UT Bank, Prince Kofi Amoabeng has denied reports that he failed to account for 5 million cedis debt repayment to the Board which contributed to the revocation of the bank’s license in August 2017. In his major public comment after the revocation of the bank’s license over a year now, Mr. Amoabeng said he is saddened …

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Police officer brutalizes carpenter at Tepa

A Police officer, Lance Corporal Henry Lamptey, popularly known as Chaka, stationed in Tepa in the Ashanti Region, has been captured in a videotape brutalising a carpenter who is also domiciled in Tepa. According to reports, the carpenter, Kwabena Boateng, was assaulted by the officer and two police assistants, for delaying in completing a task given him. A local journalist …

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Akufo-Addo phones FIFA President Infantino over looming ban

Ghana leader Nana Akufo Addo has phoned FIFA President Gianni Infantino in a desperate bid to avoid a global ban on the country for governmental interference in football. Mr Addo phoned the leader of world’s football governing body on Wednesday just 24 hours after FIFA fired a warning to government over its activities on the local federation. FIFA said that …

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