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‘Deceitful’ NPP never promised ‘1 Constituency-1 Ambulance’ – Asiedu Nketia

General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], Johnson Asiedu Nketia, says the ruling New Patriotic Party [NPP] lied about their “One Constituency, One Ambulance” initiative. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday commissioned and distributed the 307 ambulances procured to help augment operations of the National Ambulance Service [NAS]. The new ambulances are to be distributed in all …

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MoFA to distribute 6,000 oil palm seedlings in NJSM

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in the New Juaben South Municipal Assembly is to distribute 6,000 oil palm seedlings to farmers in the Municipality this year, under the Planting for Export and Rural Development programme. According to Mr Kofi A. Tweneboa, Municipal Director of Agriculture, the seedlings would be given to 100 oil palm farmers to support the …

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GRA gears up to exceed GHC55 billion target

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has celebrated its success achieved in revenue collection for last year with a renewed energy to exceed the GHC55 billion targets for 2020. At an interfaith thanksgiving service, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, urged the staff of GRA to demonstrate the transformation of ethics and values in the sense of professionalism when dealing …

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Ayariga, Akpaloo exchange blows at a meeting over new voter’s register

Two politicians exchanged blows at Ghana’s Electoral Commission during a crunch meeting over the compilation of a new voter’s register ahead of the 2020 elections. The Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting ended in a stalemate after five hours on Thursday. The meeting saw a presidential candidate hopeful, Mr Kofi Apaloo, who is the leader and founder of the Liberal Party …

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Drama in court as Ofosu-Ampofo trial witness denies statement

The prosecution yesterday called its first witness in the trial of the National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, and a Communications Officer of the party, Anthony Kwaku Boahen. The first Prosecution Witness, Benjamin Osei Ampofo Adjei, a broadcast journalist with Accra-based Adom FM being led by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), denied his police …

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IPAC meeting hits rocks, IPRAN to occupy EC Tuesday

The meeting between the Electoral Commission, its Eminent Advisory Committee and the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) over the election management body’s decision to compile a new voter roll, ended in a deadlock on Thursday, 30 January 2020. While the EC reiterated its manifold reasons to justify its decision to compile a new register, the biggest opposition party, the National Democratic …

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Odartey Lamptey weeps as he talks about ex-wife, Black Stars coach

In the wake of the marital scandal that hit former Ghana player Odartey Lamptey and his ex-wife Gloria Appiah, names of a number of personalities were bandied about as having had affairs with the lady. Among the names which were widely speculated is another former Ghana player and now coach of Black Stars Charles Kwablan Akonnor. The rumors thrived for …

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Musician and doctor Knii Lante lauds government over 307 ambulance distribution

Musician and doctor Knii Lante has lauded government for releasing 307 ambulances for public use. His words comes after the government of Ghana led by President Nana-Akufo Addo yesterday in a ceremony released 307 ambulances to all districts and major hospitals across the country. In a social media post, he stated how grateful and passionate he has been about this …

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Media tarnishing the Miss Ghana brand – Reigning beauty queen tells media

Winner of Miss Ghana 2019, Rebecca Nana Adwoa Kwabi has asked the media to desist from “parading” all sorts of appalling news about the brand. The pageant has been saddled with contentions including the incessant resignation of beauty queens in the last couple of years plus the unsubstantiated claims of scam, fraud, ‘pimping’ and tyrannical leadership has since left questions …

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Over GHC5 billion paid to road contractors since 2017 – Minister

Government has so far paid over five billion Ghana cedis as outstanding arrears to road contractors since 2017, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, the Minister of Roads and Highways, announced this in Accra, on Wednesday. Government made the payment through the Consolidated Fund and the Road Fund to contractors with Interim Payment Certificates (IPCs) at the cut-off date of August 2019. Government …

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