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Asantehene is not God; that’s blasphemy – Yvonne Nelson fires Okyeame Kwame

Rapper Okyeame Kwame in eulogizing Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II has addressed him as “God” and actress Yvonne Nelson says that is blasphemy, therefore, he should respect “God” the creator and correct his mistake. Her comment quickly sparked a debate. The two had a back and forth beneath Okyeame Kwame’s post via the comments session which is also attracted other …

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I am not rude, Akufo-Addo trained me – Ursula Owusu

Minister for Communications Ursula Owusu Ekuful says she was trained to speak her mind, give her opinions and not tough or rude as some Ghanaians have branded her. Over the years, Ursula has been branded as arrogant and disrespectful mainly because of her utterances. She is mostly firm with her choice of words and the Ablekuma West Member of Parliament …

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PURC to announce new utility tariffs in June

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, PURC, will next month, June 2019, announce new utility tariffs which will take effect from July 1. The PURC in January held a final public hearing on tariff adjustment to reach reasonable electricity and water tariffs. According to the PURC, the purpose of the meeting was to enable the service providers to present their proposals …

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Over 7000 guests visit the Embassy of Ghana in US for cultural tourism day

he sound of live music performance and the aroma of authentic Ghanaian cuisine welcomed the over 7000 guests who visited the Ghana Embassy, USA, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 to experience Ghana’s rich heritage and culture. “Passport DC” was organized as part of the Cultural Tourism DC events that encourages embassies to open its doors to the residents of the …

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India copies Akufo-Addo’s 1D1F policy

India is seeking to adopt President Nana Akufo-Addo’s flagship industrial programme, the One District One Factory (1-D-1-F) policy. Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanteng, made this known on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, while delivering an update report on the 1D1F initiative at the Ministry of Information. He says he was informed last year during his visit to India that the …

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Chinese national, Helena Huang busted for attempting to smuggle Rosewood

A Chinese woman, Helena Huang is in the grips of the Police in Tamale for allegedly attempting to smuggle four containers of Rosewood. The Police say they intercepted two trucks in Tamale loaded with two containers of rosewood belonging to the Chinese national. The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in March this year directed the Forestry Commission to ban …

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Western Togolanders vow to declare ‘independence’ on Thursday, May 9 despite arrests

  The Volta Region-based Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), which is agitating for the restoration of the Western Togoland as an independent state, says it is not perturbed by the arrest of its chairman and seven other leaders by police. The Foundation warned that whatever they had planned to carry out on Thursday, May 9 will happen despite the arrest …

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Ghana, Burkina open bids for railway project

Ghana and Burkina Faso have officially opened bidding for the Accra-Ouagadougou Railway Inter-connectivity Project. Burkina Faso’s Ambassador to Ghana, Pingrenoma Zagre and Ghana’s Railway Development Minister, Joe Ghartey, witnessed the opening of the process on Monday, May 6, 2019, in Accra. It would be recalled that following the publication of the Expression of Interest advertisements in the two countries, 16 …

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Four new airlines to join local aviation space – Aviation Authority hints

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority has hinted that by the close of the year (2019) four new airline operators will join the local aviation space. Speaking to Joy FM, Director of the Civil Aviation Authority Simon Allotey said this will bring about a more competitive local aviation industry. Currently, in Ghana, only three domestic airlines are serving the market, Africa …

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UG Vice Chancellor vows to improve campus security following near-fatal attack on student

Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has announced plans to boost security on campus following an attack on a final year student on Saturday. The near-fatal attack by suspected robbers on Daniel Osei grabbed news headlines on Monday and provoked a safety campaign on Twitter — #MakeUGASafePlaceAgain. Speaking to the media after visiting the scene …

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