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Akufo-Addo trumpets economic achievements

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that his administration is working seriously to place Ghana’s economy as an enviable one on the African continent. Delivering the 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday in Parliament, he said, “Our current account deficit is shrinking, interest rates are declining, and the average annual rate of depreciation of the cedi is at …

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Akufo-Addo, NPP National Executives abandon presidential advisor’s funeral

The funeral of Tommy Amematekpor, one of the biggest names in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), as far as the Volta region was concerned, recorded a sorry spectacle over the weekend, as senior party members, failed to attend and accord him the expected burial that the NPP is known for. Many of the known faces, including President Akufo-Addo, National Chairman, …

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The dangerous games of the Electoral Commission – IMANI Africa’s report

The EC has blatantly and consistently lied about the true facts of the current biometric system and its ongoing effort to procure a new one. The EC’s claims that it will cost just $56 million to procure a new system whilst the cost of refreshing and maintaining the existing one would cost $74 million are dangerous untruths. A sham tender …

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The controversial question that ‘shook’ NDC presser after walkout

The Minority staged a walkout when President Akufo-Addo was about to present his 4th State of the Nation Address in Parliament, Thursday. After the walkout, they held a press conference to tell Ghanaians the reason for their action and during the question and answer section, a journalist asked if they were going to apologize for “walking out when the National …

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State seizes late Daniel Batidam’s vehicles

Barely two weeks after the burial of one of Ghana’s foremost anti-corruption campaigners, Daniel Batidam, his family members are yet to meet and take stock of his assets and liabilities. But before they do that, there is already a fierce challenge from the Presidency, which the family, say has left them traumatized. Last Wednesday night, six-armed policemen and two civilians …

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UCC condemns ATL-Oguaa Hall clash, vows to deal with perpetrators

Management of the University of Cape Coast has condemned Saturday’s violent clash between residents of the Atlantic Hall (ATL) and Oguaa Hall, both of the University. University authorities have described the actions of the students as criminal and unfortunate. In a statement signed by the Registrar of the University, it says that “with the support of relevant security agencies, especially, …

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We’ve begun implementing 20% Container Business – GPHA

The Ghana Ports and Habours Authority says it has begun a limited implementation of the 20% Container Business since the beginning of February 2020. In a statement in reaction to the Maritime and Dockworkers Union’s unhappiness about the delay in granting 20% Container Business to the GPHA, the Authority said: “Efforts are being made by the GPHA to finalise the …

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Most wanted armed robber gunned down, 5 accomplices flee

The Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Ghana Police Service has killed a suspected armed robber said to be on their wanted list at Accra close to a spot along Nsawam-Akwamu road. According to police sources available to MyNewsGh.com, they had information the suspect and his accomplices were embarking on a robbery spree when they were trailed by the armed police. On …

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GhanaWeb wins Google funding to help journalism thrive in the digital age

Ghana’s first and most popular news portal, GhanaWeb, has won the first Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge for its novel GhanaWeb Reporter project which will inject new ideas into the global news ecosystem. Announced in February 2020 by Google, the GhanaWeb Reporter is among 21 projects from 13 countries in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region to receive …

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Akufo-Addo delivered the ‘State of Another Nation’ address – Asiedu Nketia

General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday, February 20, 2020, delivered the State of Nation address of a different country other than Ghana. According to him during the delivery, he was convinced that the President was living in another country and talked about their state other than …

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