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Kidnapped Tadi girls : We know where they’re – Bryan Acheampong

The Minister of State in-charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong has also disclosed that the security agencies know the country kidnappers are hiding the three Takoradi girls and are doing everything within their powers to bring them to Ghana to reunite with their families. According to him, information available to them indicates that the girls are fine allaying fear that …

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‘Show us this idiot’: Nigerian community wants to meet suspect in missing Takoradi girls case

The Nigerian community in Ghana has offered to assist police to find the missing Takoradi girls by speaking to the key suspect, a Nigerian identified as Samuel Udotek Willis. The Igbo King of the Nigerian Community in Ghana, His Royal Majesty Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu and Leader of the Ghana Chapter of Nigerians in the Diaspora, Ogbonna Kaycey, said Tuesday that …

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Ghana to host International Coconut Day in September

Ghana will host the maiden International Coconut Festival in Accra to provide a platform for diverse and high coconut industry players from across the globe to discuss the development and promotion of coconut. The Festival scheduled from 24 to 26 September 2019 would be on the theme: “Promoting Export Diversification through a Robust Ghanaian Coconut Industry.” The event would be …

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Government re-positioning mining sector for economic growth

The Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of Petroleum, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, has said government will reposition the mining and energy sectors to deepen its contribution to economic growth. He stated that with the country’s track record in mining, it had become necessary to deepen the contribution of the sector by making it attractive for investments and business opportunities. …

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EU to invest €4.5 billion in Africa; to generate 10 million jobs in 3 years

The European Union (EU) is to invest €4.5 billion of its budget in Africa to generate about 10 million jobs on the continent in about three years. The Vice-President of the EU Commission for Jobs, Growth and Investment, Mr Jyrki Katainen, who announced this, called for the strengthening of co-operation and partnerships between the EU and Ghana to ensure a …

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Nigerian Professor arrested; charged with incitement and breach of peace

Nigerian Professor, Austin Nwagbara has been arrested according to MyNewsGh.com sources at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service. He has been charged with incitement to breach of peace following the contents of a leaked tape in which he was captured making damming remarks about Ghana’s educational sector and alleged harsh treatment meted out to Nigerian resident …

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Judge throws out Speaker of Parliament immunity letter again

An Accra High Court has for the second time, dismissed the Speaker of Parliament’s letter urging respect for MP privileges in the prosecution of Mahama Ayariga. Justice Afia Serwah Asare Botwe stressed, the rules of her court are entirely within her discretion and shall not be dictated by an MP’s privileges. She quoted Justice Adinyira in the Ex-Parte Francis case …

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Upper Manya Kro rural bank records 20% growth

The Chief Executive Officer of the Upper Manya Kro rural bank, Andrew Akyampong has advised financial institutions in the country to adequately capitalize to curb the surge in panic withdrawals in the banking sector. According to him, the rural bank has survived the banking sector turmoil which saw many financial institutions fold up because ‘they chose liquidity over profitability’. Mr.Akyeampong …

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GH¢43m saved after clearing pension’s payroll – SSNIT

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has saved a whopping GH¢43million as of April this year after deleting over 6,300 ghost pensioners from its payroll. The Trust in February last year began an exercise to clean the pension’s payroll of ghost names in collaboration with the banks, which monitored dormant accounts over time and terminated those it deemed …

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Ghana Bauxite Company workers stage violent protest

Some contract staff at Ghana Bauxite Company in Awaso in the Western North Region staged a violent demonstration on Monday over their “meagre” remuneration. The workers, who also complained of poor working conditions, want increment in salary. 3news.com gathered the workers are calling for a 10 percent increment in the GH¢ 300 payment they receive as monthly allowance. The rampaging …

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