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Where were you when I was beaten at Talensi and whipped at LMCA protest? – Gabby asks Mahama

Influential Nephew of president Akufo-Addo, Gabby Asare Otchere is asking former President John Mahama of his whereabouts when he was whipped at a Let My Count Alliance protest and during the Talensi By-election, MyNewsGh.com has filed. Gabby Asare Otchere Darko who was part of protesters of the Let My Vote Count Alliance were whipped in Accra in an “unprovoked and …

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Probe Bryan Acheampong over Ayawaso West Wuogon violence – IDEG to Police

A Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Dr Kwesi Jonah has charged the police to probe the Minister of State in charge of National Security, Mr Bryan Acheampong, for the violent attacks during the by-elections at the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency last week. His comments come after the Abetifi MP said the gunmen involved in the …

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Ayawaso violence: ‘No amount of security explanation can justify barbaric act of violence’ – Rev Martey

Former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Prof Emmanuel Martey, has waded into the ongoing condemnation of the Ayawaso West Wuogon electoral violence, saying the deployment of masked heavily-built men under the guise of National Security is “barbaric”. He says their participation was unnecessary and no amount of security explanation can justify such a cruel and monstrous display …

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Ethiopia passes continental free trade deal

Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers on Saturday approved the country’s membership to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which aims to create the largest common market in the world. Over 40 African countries signed a historic trade agreement in March 2018, looking to enable free cross-border trade on the continent. The AfCFTA agreement is expected to create a market for …

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Takeaways from Richard Commey’s world title victory

Richard Commey wasted little time once the bell went for the IBF title fight against Russia’s Isa Chained on Saturday at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas and who could blame him. He had waited 3 years for this opportunity and lost twice in that time in controversial circumstances. His shot at one of the golden boys of the fight …

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CSOs must monitor activities of Upstream Petroleum Chamber – IES

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has urged civil society groups to closely monitor the activities of the newly formed Upstream Petroleum Chamber. The formation of the chamber is to promote upstream oil and gas exploration in the country. Some of the companies that are part of the chamber include Tullow Oil Ghana, Kosmos Energy Ghana and Eni Ghana. In …

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Trade organizations happy with level of engagements on cargo disinfection exercise

Trade organizations have lauded the level of consultation among them, the Ministry of Health and LCB Worldwide towards the implementation of the cargo disinfection exercise at Ghana’s sea ports. The organizations in 2018, raised concerns over the absence of stakeholder deliberation on the disinfecting of cargos, cars, vans and other vehicles visiting the ports leading to the suspension of the …

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Excessive security at by-election compromised EC’s integrity – Franklin Cudjoe

IMANI Africa President, Franklin Cudjoe believes the overwhelming security presence during the Asawasa West Wuogon by-election has compromised the credibility of the Electoral Commission (EC). Though the government has justified the heavy security, which included masked personnel, deployed to the constituency, Mr. Cudjoe said it “destroyed the integrity of the process.” Controversy erupted when there was a shooting incident near …

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‘It was a political metaphor’: Akufo-Addo apologises for ‘deaf, blind’ comment

President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has apologised to persons with disability after comments some have said slighted visual and hearing impaired persons. The Federation of Disability Organisations had condemned the comment and demanded an apology from the President. The President made the comment on a campaign platform ahead of the just ended Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. The President had said, among …

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Gender Ministry receives items worth thousands of cedis for adult shelter

Government has donated items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to the Gender Ministry for a state-operated adult shelter. The cost of items estimated about GHC180,000 comprises of bunk beds, mattresses, bed sheets, pillows, fridge, cups, bowls, towels, furniture, TV sets, cooking utensils, mower, gas stoves and many more household appliances. The adult shelter which is the first of its kind …

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