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Gyan and Muntari’s return will revive Ghana Premier League – Gladson Awako

Accra Great Olympics midfielder Gladson Awako has said that the return of Black Stars duo Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Ali Muntari will revive the Ghana Premier League. According to the U20 World Cup winner, the excitement of the Ghana league will bounce back should the duo decides to participate in the league. Rumour had it that, the duo has been linked with a sensational …

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ECG details how prepaid customers can benefit from electricity relief

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is asking prepaid meters users to either swipe or insert cards into meters before topping up at various vending points. This move, by the power distribution company will enable it get accurate consumption data to ensure a smooth implementation of the Government of Ghana’s electricity relief. The electricity relief program is a three-month free …

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Government to construct 200,000-capacity warehouse to store food

Government is constructing 80 warehouses with the capacity to store up to 80,000 metric tonnes (MT) of food items, as part of deliberate steps to ensure that there is food security in the country. Each warehouse would have the capacity to store 1,000 MT and is expected to be ready by June, this year. Speaking at a media briefing to …

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Ghana Link/UNIPASS saga: GGAGG petitions Akufo-Addo

The Good Governance Advocacy Group of Ghana (GGAGG) is petitioning President Akufo Addo to look into what it calls some ‘integrity issues’ that led to the abrogation of an agreement between the government of Sierra Leone (represented by their Ministry of Trade and Industry) and Africa Link Inspection Company (ALIC) a subsidiary of Ghana Link, the company that signed the …

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Household Registry begins emergency data collection

The Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) has commenced an emergency data collection on poor and vulnerable persons in the Greater Accra Region. Dr Prosper Laari, the GHHR National Coordinator, stated at a press briefing in Accra that the exercise was part of measures by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to update its data on the poor and …

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Road projects commence in parts of Accra to ease traffic

Work has commenced on 49-kilometres of road in Accra with the construction of critical links and overpass, which when completed, would ease traffic congestion and boost socio-economic activities. The project, valued at GHC149 million, is in two phases and scheduled to be completed in 24 months by Oswal Investment Limited. Mr Kwasi Amoako-Attah, the Minister of Roads and Highways, who …

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Coronavirus: 221 foreigners arrested in Ashanti Region – REGSEC

The Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has threatened to deal ruthlessly with persons facilitating the movement of foreigners into the Region without recourse to security protocols and checks. A statement signed by Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, said: “anybody who is caught transporting foreigners into the Region in such large groups would be dealt with in accordance with …

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20 Burkinabés arrested after entering Ghana illegally

The Ghana Immigration Service has confirmed the arrest of 20 Burkina Faso nationals at the Babile inland post near Lawra in the Upper West Region. They were onboard an O.A branded bus with registration number AS 699- 09 from their home country en route to Sampa, Techiman and Kumasi on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, GIS officials told Dailymailgh.com. The ECOWAS …

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Prices of foodstuff increases in markets in Koforidua

Prices of some basic foodstuffs have increased at some of the markets in the Koforidua Municipality in the Eastern Region. This came to light when the Ghana News Agency (GNA) conducted a market survey. At the Agatha Market, a bunch of plantains, which cost GHC20.00 in January this year now sell above GHC30.00 depending on the size. A sack of …

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Bad loans shoot up to GHS6.33bn

Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) contracted further by 4.5% to record GHS6.33 billion in February 2020, according to the latest Banking Sector Report. This follows a decline of 14.4% a year earlier. The positive effect of the decline in the stock of NPLs on the NPL ratio, the report pointed out was underpinned by the rebound in gross credit. This resulted in …

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