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Furious Mike Oquaye directs Clark to record Minority’s walkout

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has directed that Hansard records the walkout of the Minority caucus during proceedings in the House in Accra on Thursday. The Hansard is the official transcript of Parliamentary proceedings. Prof. Oquaye’s directive followed a concern raised by a Deputy Majority Whip, Matthew Nyindam, who during the correction of votes and proceedings at …

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Running mate saga: Mahama’s delay sparks panic in NDC

Following his election as the presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2019, former president John Mahama, is facing perhaps his biggest test in politics, as time appears not to be on his side in naming his running mate for the 2020 general elections. President Akufo-Addo, who by filing his nomination as the only presidential aspirant for …

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Napo, Adow Safo, Baffour-Awuah fingered in GETFund scandal

The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) Scholarship scheme audited for the period 2012 to 2018 has revealed appointees in the NPP administration taking state cash to go to school. The disgraced appointees – Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Education Minister, Sarah Adwoa Safo, Procurement Minister and Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Employment and Labour Relations Minister, as well as other …

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Alex Mould tears into Akufo-Addo over Aker Energy deal

A former Chief Executive Officer at the Ghana National Petroleum Commission (GNPC), Alex Mould, says the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led-administration has bestowed massive historical damage on Ghana’s oil and gas industry – a situation which could have far-reaching consequences on the Ghanaian economy. He says the damage done to the sector by government is incomparable with that of the shambolic agreement …

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Judge in Opuni case declares support for Akufo-Addo

The Opuni case, has been cited among the cases the Akufo-Addo government is prosecuting against appointees of John Dramani Mahama, as a testimony of the corruption which existed under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government. The Court of Appeal judge, who is presiding over the case as additional High Court Judge, had declared support for President Akufo-Addo and the …

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‘Dumping passengers in Ghana was to embarrass FG’

The shabby treatment Nigerians who boarded foreign airlines from their respective destinations to Lagos got in the last two weeks has once again brought to the fore the urgent need to support domestic airlines who are already doing international flight and encourage those who are yet to, to commence international operations. More than 1,500 Nigerians were stranded in Accra, Ghana …

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Do you know how many kids were around when Jesus turned water to wine? – Shatta Wale to FDA

Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has hit out at the Food and Drugs Authority following their directive to disallow celebrities from promoting alcoholic beverages in the country. According to the FDA, the directive is in line with a World Health Organization policy. Wendy Shay recently expressed her dissatisfaction with the issues. With news breaking that Ghanaian companies were looking to …

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Maxwell Konadu is not a village coach – Ibrahim Tanko

Head coach of Ghana’s home-based side Ibrahim Tanko believes Aduana Stars trainer WO Tandoh did not act well in labelling the Asante Kotoko boss a “village coach”. Tandoh and Konadu have seemingly fallen out following their clubs’ controversial clash in the Ghana Premier League on Wednesday. Courtesy of a Samuel Bioh 94th-minute strike, Aduana emerged 1-0 victors in a match …

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Manufacturing grew by 0.8% in January – GSS

Manufacturing rate for January 2020 was 9.6 per cent, a 0.8 percentage point higher than figures for December 2019 which recorded 8.8%, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), has announced. In the mining and quarrying subsector, the producer inflation rate decreased by 1.5 percentage points in January 2020 relative to the rate recorded in December 2019 (33.7%). Regarding utilities, the rate …

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How will you pay depositors funds? – Seth Terkper to govt

The Former Finance Minister Seth Terpker is raising questions on where government intends to secure funds to pay customers of defunct savings and loans companies. Seth Terkper, speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Friday, said there is no provision for the monies in the 2020 budget. Speaking on JoyNews, the former finance boss said the 2020 budget makes no …

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