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Parliament suspends Vigilante Bill; awaits outcome of NPP, NDC talks

One of the major decisions that culminated the emergency recall from recess of Members of Parliament (NPP) has in the meantime, been suspended, pending the outcome of talks between the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over disbanding political vigilantism in the country. The Vigilantism and Related Offences Bill, 2019, was amongst others, high …

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West Africa Regional Blocs identifies investment projects

The two West Africa Regional Blocs, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) are meeting to identify priority investment projects in the area of transport and energy. The meeting, which is under the European External Investment Plan is a preparatory technical meeting would enable the participants exchange, share ideas and review information …

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Mineworkers commended for contributing to economic growth

Management of the Ghana Mineworkers Union has lauded the contributions of members for the past 75 years through sustained mining activities in supporting the country’s economic growth. The commendation was in a statement signed by Prince William Ankrah, the General Secretary of the Union, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, ahead of this year’s May Day celebration. …

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Funds of 5 collapsed investment companies safe – SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has assured customers of five collapsed fund management firms that their investments are safe. Last week, the S.E.C revoked the licenses of the companies for breaching rules guiding their operations. The companies include; Georgetown Capital Partners Limited, Equity Capital Limited, Index Analytics Limited, DM Capital limited and Oxygen Advisory limited. As a result, they …

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Empower Ghanaians to fight kidnapping – Police told

The Ghana Police service has been urged to empower Ghanaians and the general public to own the process of putting an end to the kidnapping phenomenon. The Africa Center for Security and Counter Terrorism made the call in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Emmanuel M. Kotin. Suggesting measures to curb the rising kidnapping menace, it says the police …

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We are not creating new constituencies – EC denies

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission has urged the public to disregard reports that the Commission is creating 25 new constituencies before the 2020 general elections. According to the claims made by the Minority, out of the 25 constituencies, 17 will go to the governing New Patriotic Party’s stronghold in the Ashanti region and the remaining spread across 12 other regions. …

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Rockson Bukari resigns after Shaanxi bribery exposé

Minister of State at the Office of the President, Rockson Bukari has resigned from his position, days after he was caught on a leaked tape attempting to bribe a journalist to ‘kill’ a story. According to a statement from the presidency, Mr Bukari’s tendered in his resignation letter to President Akufo-Addo on Monday 29th April, 2019. His decision to resign, …

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Aquinas SHS Muslim Old Boys Donate to school library

An old students body (Old Toms) of St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary school in Accra have donated to the school library as part of academic related contributions to their alma mater. The Aquinas Muslim Students Association, AMSA, Old Toms donated a computer set and assorted books at a ceremony held on the school premises last Friday, April 26. 2019 Led by …

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Ghana will never reduce cocoa prices – COCOBOD replies IMF

The authority responsible for producer price of cocoa beans in the country has sent a strong response to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) saying it will not reduce prices of cocoa in the country as being directed. COCOBOD’s last producer price review for the year 2016/2017 season was from GH¢ 6,670 per tonne to GH¢7, 520. Meanwhile IMF reports indicates …

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Leaked bribe Tape: Rockson Bukari ‘lied’ about my involvement – Tongoraan

Tongraan Naab Kugbilson Nalebegtang, Paramount Chief of the Talensi Traditional Area has said he will not stand in the way of the media seeking to genuinely expose wrongdoing by his subjects and companies operating in his jurisdiction. He has refuted claims of aiding to ‘kill’ a story about Shaanxi Ghana Mining Company, a Chinese mining firm operating in the Talensi …

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