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Next batch of MMDCEs to be elected in 2021

The next batch of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) will be popularly elected on multi-partisan basis in June/July 2021 (when the term of office of this current MMDCEs expires). Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, announced this on Thursday in Accra at the launch of the 70th Annual New Year School and Conference …

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Mahama@60: 6 photos that tell the story of his political life

Former Ghana president John Mahama turned 60 on Thursday. As usual, news outlets including YEN.com.gh, politicians and institutions have wished the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader a happy birthday. Mahama has lived over half of his life in the public. After leaving the private sector in the early 90s, the former Member of Parliament (MP) has not ceased to …

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Electroland opens new premium showroom at Spintex

One of the country’s electronic distribution giants, Electroland Ghana Limited has opened a new premium showroom in Accra to bring its products closer to consumers. The company, which has about 15 direct branded and 10 franchised showrooms across the country has its new outlet located on the Spintex road. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Mark Badu Aboagye, Chief Executive …

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Parliament endorses GH¢73 billion financial request from Government

Parliament on Thursday granted a request by the Government of Ghana to withdraw over GH¢73 billion from the Consolidated Fund and other government funds to finance development projects. This follows the House’s approval, after a marathon motion debate on the 2019 budget and financial policy statement of government presented to the House by Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta two weeks …

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86 abandoned Hyundai Gallopers to be auctioned by government after 18-years

The government will auction the 86 hyundai galloper vehicles that have been abandoned at the Institute of Local Government Studies at Madina in Accra since 2001. A Deputy Minister of Finance, Kweku Kwarteng, who revealed this to Citi News said the government is looking to dispose of the vehicles before the end of 2018. According to Kweku Kwarteng, the government …

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Kennedy Agyapong’s account of how Kyeremanteng Agyarko died

Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong has recounted his interactions with late Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko before he died a week ago. The Assin Central lawmaker disclosed how unhappy he was when he saw the dead legislator resting in a couch when he visited him at home after he was discharged …

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Hefty NDC flagbearer fee ‘deterrent to jokers’ – Prof Gyampo

Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Ransford Yaw Gyampo has backed the hefty nomination and filing fee announced by the NDC, the biggest opposition party, for their flagbearership race. Prof. Gyampo believes the GHS420,000 fee will serve as a punitive measure and a deterrent to those who want to take advantage of the process to attract popularity to …

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NAM1 and his Menzgold: When the dust settles, would he be Ghana’s all-time Ponzi king?

Nana Appiah Mensah appeared from nowhere or at least, not much was known about him, just like most others who appeared and then whittled away soon after their true identities were found out. He came up with grand business ideas, spanning music, artiste management and trading in gold, or so he said. The business model looked novel, but much of …

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Two Nigerians, Ghanaian in Court over fraud

An Accra Circuit Court has granted bail to two Nigerians and a Ghanaian in the sum of GH¢930,000.00 with four sureties each. One of the sureties for each should be justified. The three denied the various charges of conspiracy to defraud, defrauding by false pretense, money laundering as well as aiding and abetting of crime. Mr Charles Wilcox Ofori, State …

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Accurate data key to interventions in non-traditional export sector – GEPA

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) says accurate data is key to ensuring that decisions on strategic interventions to diversify the country’s export products and measure performance of its mandate are sound. In an address read on her behalf at a sensitisation workshop for freight forwarders, Ms Afua Asabea Asare, the CEO of GEPA, said data on non-traditional export statistics …

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