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Give Accra fiscal autonomy – Mayor

For the city of Accra to be counted among renowned cities like New York and London, Ghana’s national capital must be given fiscal autonomy, Mayor Alfred Vanderpuije has proposed. “If we really meant the operation of district assemblies then let’s do it right. At 59 [years], Accra as one of the major, oldest cities in West Africa and Africa, should …

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I am not NDC – Asantehene

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has dismissed rumours that he is a member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), saying he is a Ghanaian and a father figure for his kinsmen. He said he was neither a member nor an appendage of a particular group of people but was interested in the well-being of every Ghanaian and the …

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Stan Dogbe fingered in error-ridden Indece brochure

The Chairman of the 59th Independence Anniversary Planning Committee, Commodore Steve Obimpeh, has said questions surrounding the errors in the official anniversary brochure should be directed at Presidential Staffer, Stan Dogbe, because he is “responsible for the brochure.” After an impressive and colourful Independence Day ceremony which was graced by two African Heads of State, the numerous errors in the …

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‘Independence is a state of mind’ – Ghanaians to Mahama on facebook

Some Ghanaians have expressed mixed reactions,mostly criticism, to President John Mahama’s Facebook post in which he stated that the country has never looked backwards in the last 59 years and that independence is a state of mind. Ahead of Sunday’s Independence Day celebration, President Mahama on Saturday night posted on Facebook: “we have, in keeping with our independence looked forward, …

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AMA demolishes structures on waterways in Chokor

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has demolished illegal structures at Chemunaa, a suburb of Chorkor in Accra. These structures are known to block the water ways in the area leading to flooding whenever it rained. Mr Joseph A. Okine, the head of AMA task force that facilitated the demolition exercise, said the structures were sitting on drains and had become …

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Ghana @ 59 preparations Underway

Accra, March 4, GNA – All was set for Ghana’s 59 Independence Day commemorations on Sunday March 6 as the Black Star Square, venue for the national event was undergoing a final facelift. GNA team observed on Thursday that workers were busily painting and re-filling of chippings to level the grounds for easy parade. Special Female Dispatch Riders of the …

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Chiefs, opinion leaders pleading for Zenator – Nimako

Lead counsel in the case challenging the eligibility of Dr. Zenator Rawlings claims some chiefs, opinion leaders and close friends are giving him sleepless night. According to Gary Nimako Marfo, the supporters of the daughter of ex-president Jerry Rawlings are pleading for him to stop pursing the case seeking to disqualify her [Zenator] for not being a register voter in …

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Mahama Snubs Konadu

It seems there is a deep rift between President John Dramani Mahama and Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, former first lady and wife of the founder of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), as the president had allegedly refused to have any kind of meeting with the lady. Members of Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (FONKAR) claim that they had made …

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Gov’t diverted desks for Techiman school to Kperisi – Ablakwa

A Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has revealed that government diverted furniture meant for another school in Techiman in Brong Ahafo region to Kperisi Basic School in the Upper West Region after it emerged that pupils in the school sit on bare floors to learn. “We are currently distributing 57,020 furniture across the country. When the Kperisi case …

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NPP will salvage Ghana’s economy in 2017 – Bawumia

The Vice Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Mahamudu Bawumi, the has bemoaned the poor state of the economy the President John Mahama-led administration is going to leave the country in before leaving office in 2017. The economist lamented that the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has managed the economy so poorly that it is on an …

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