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From $50 in his pocket to $500,00 prize; Patrick Awuah’s story

The founder of a university college in Ghana and campaigner to raise the quality of higher education in Africa has won a major global education award. Patrick Awuah left Ghana in the 1980s with “$50 in his pocket” to take up a scholarship in the US. But after a career with Microsoft, he returned to found Ashesi University College, and …

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Government is struggling with ‘419’ paperless system – Isaac Adongo

Member of Parliament of Bolgatanga Central has said that government is struggling to implement its touted paperless ports system adding that it has failed to deliver the intended results. This follows claims by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta in his 2018 budget presented to parliament, in which he revealed government’s introduction of the paperless transactions at the country’s ports as a …

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We’ll support Gyan to succeed with Baby Jet Airways – Dapaah

Aviation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah has said the Akufo-Addo government will support Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan to succeed with his planned airline. President Akufo-Addo announced the player has secured the necessary documentation to operate an airline when he opened the first Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition of West Africa, dubbed “African Airshow” at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra Wednesday. The …

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Kwabena Donkor grilled over $510m ‘stinking’ AMERI deal

After two hours of grilling of the former Minister of Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor, by the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament at its special sitting to look into the AMERI Energy contract on Friday, the ex-minister conceded that the Africa & Middle East Resources Investment Group LLC (AMERI) was smart in making a windfall of $150 million from that …

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Declining Fish Stock Frustrating James Town Fishermen

  Fishermen at the James Town beach in Accra are lamenting over the declining fish stock in Ghana’s territorial waters due to illegal fishing methods as well as the changing weather pattern. The assertion follows a recent report of a sharp drop in the fish stock along Ghana’s coast line, threatening the growth of the fisheries sub-sector. A fisherman at …

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Graphic to operate TV station next year

The Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) will by the second quarter of next year begin operating a television station. A transactional advisor will be appointed by the end of this month after the company, in November last year, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mega-Choice Digital Network, the mother company of Crystal TV, to jointly produce news programmes for …

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Version:1.0 StartHTML:000000253 EndHTML:000008967 StartFragment:000004712 EndFragment:000008913 StartSelection:000004712 EndSelection:000008913 SourceURL:https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/NCA-sanctions-131-radio-stations-586087 NCA sanctions 131 radio stations | General News 2017-09-29 The National Communications Authority (NCA) has sanctioned a total of 131 FM Authorisation Holders found to have committed various infractions pertaining to their authorisations to operate as contained in Section 13 of the Electronics Communications Act (2009), Act 775. A further 13 FM …

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We will sue government over withdrawal of exploration permit – Exton Cubic

Exton Cubic Group Limited has said it will turn to the court over government’s revocation of its exploration license for bauxite in the Tano Offin Forest reserve. The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Peter Amewu, had explained that the directive was issued because the company’s three mining leases were invalid. Mr. Amewu explained that the company’s failure to provide …

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Former Capital Bank CEO predicted bank’s collapse

The writing was on the wall for the collapsed Capital Bank as far back as at least 2014, according to memo sighted and published by the Insight Newspaper in January 2015, which went under the radar at the time. The Insight Newspaper obtained information indicating that the Capital Bank, then First Capital Plus Bank, was on the verge of collapse …

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CILT-Ghana calls for wider consultations on Tow Tax

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), a leading professional body in supply chain, logistics and transport management, has urged the government to widen stakeholder consultations and review aspect of the Tow Tax Contract with the Road Safety Management Ltd. before its implementation. CILT believes government failed to do due diligence in its consultations hence the negativities being identified …

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