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Nigeria borders to remain closed until 2020 despite protests

Nigeria’s land border with neighbouring countries to remain closed until 2020 as the government intensifies what is seen as a radical move, to check smuggling of goods into the populous African nation. Though unilateral border closures go against all commercial and freedom of movement treaties signed under the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Nigeria has justified its decision. …

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Ghanaian businesses recording huge losses following Nigeria border closure

Some members of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) say they are recording huge losses following the closure of the Nigerian border with Benin. They fear this may escalate further if the government does not fix the issue immediately. Nigeria has closed its borders to neighboring Benin over issues of smuggling of goods into the country. The …

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Protesting law students finally present petition to Presidency

The leadership of the protesting law students demanding reforms to legal education have finally been able to present their petition to the Presidency. This is after they were prevented from doing so during their #OpenUpLegalEducation protest last week. The law students marched in protest against the General Legal Council on October 7 but were stopped by police at the Ako-Adjei …

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I am not the one – Asiedu Nketia denies ‘colonial’ suit man suggestions

General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has refuted suggestions that he is the man in a colonial suit standing by former President Jerry John Rawlings as captured in a photo at a public event during the revolution days. The image of a man believed to be a translator to the former military leader …

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Association of Catholic Teachers urges President to honour promises

Members of the Association of Catholic Teachers (ACT) Ghana, have called on the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to fulfil his promise of handing over the management of mission schools back to the various missions. According to the association, one of the major promises made by the President during the 2016 campaign was his readiness to hand over management of …

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Chinese trawler fined $1m for fishing with illegal nets in Ghana

The Lu Rong Yuan Yu 956 was apprehended at sea having caught at least 13.9 tonnes of ‘small pelagic’ fish in a single day, a significant proportion of which were undersized juveniles. These fishes were caught using nets with a mesh size below the legal limit. After detaining the vessel on June 16, 2019, the Marine Police brought charges against …

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Police warn troublemakers ahead of Tuesday demo by aggrieved GCFM customers

The Accra Regional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service has issued a strong warning to aggrieved customers of struggling Gold Coast Fund Management who are planning a demonstration in Accra on Tuesday, October 15. The demonstration will start from the Obra Spot through the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue and end at the Jubilee House. According to the police, “adequate” plans …

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72-year-old trader petitions President, Otumfuo over relocation of traders as Christmas approaches

A 72-year-old trader of the Kumasi Central market, Madam Akosua Serwaa has petitioned the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to consider suspending the roll out of the 2nd phase of the Kejetia project. She wants the commencement of the 2nd phase of the project suspended till Christmas is over to enable them earn …

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I promote Ghanaian culture with my music – Shatta Wale

Ghanaian Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has said that the songs he produces are to promote Ghanaian culture. He disclosed that dancehall music does not pay and since he is business-minded, he does any genre to fetch him money. “People know me as dancehall artiste and they feel always I should do dancehall but that’s why I tell people this is …

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MTN sees customers as their priority – Human Resource Director

The Human Resource Director of MTN Ghana, Amma Benneh-Amponsah has asserted without mincing words that the organization works in the best interest of their customers. According to Mrs. Benneh-Amponsah, MTN Ghana researches into the best ways to satisfy customers’ needs. “We look for best practices, not just within our industry but other industries as well. We actually aspire to be …

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