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Monthly Archives: August 2019

GBC, New Times Corporation get new bosses

The National Media Commission (NMC) has, in consultation with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, appointed development communication expert, Prof. Amin Alhassan, as the new Director-General for the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. The commission has in accordance with the 1992 Constitution also appointed multiple award-winning sales leader, Frederick Amissah as the new Managing Director of the New Times Corporation. Ghana Broadcasting Corporation …

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Transport fares to go up as fuel price increment takes effect

Transport operators in the country are scheduled to meet on Friday, August 2 to deliberate on whether to increase transport fares following the announced increment in the Energy Sector Levy effective today. Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta while presenting the 2019 mid-year budget review to parliament on Monday announced increment in the levy with the view to raising the needed revenue …

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19-year-old jailed 12 months for faking her kidnapping

A 19-year-old, Beatrice Naa Lamley, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for faking her own kidnapping. Beatrice, a mobile money vendor, on June 24 this year, conspired with three others to fake her kidnapping and demanded GH?10,000 as ransom from her family. A statement released Wednesday by the Accra Regional Police Command said her family reported the incident …

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Construction of new stadium: Employ and train the youth of my constituency – Titus-Glover

Member of Parliament for Tema East, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover has called on the contractors of the Tema Manhean sports complex to engage youth in the Tema East constituency during the construction of the facility. According to him, engaging the youth will equip them with the needed skills which will be essential to them for prospective job opportunities in the …

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BoG Governor co-chairs Swiss-based Financial Stability Board

Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison, has been appointed as one of the Co-Chairs of the Regional Consultative Group for Swiss Based, Financial Stability Board. Joy Business is learning that he was appointed on July 1 2019. The Governor is expected to work with Governor of the Reserve Bank of South Africa, Lesetja Kganyaga to jointly Chair …

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Chinese kicking us out of business – Fashion entrepreneur

Chief Executive Officer of one of Ghana’s foremost fashion hubs, Akaal Dekor, Hawah Braimah, has bemoaned the growing trend of Chinese fashion businesses giving their Ghanaian counterparts a good run for their money. Ms. Braimah, who doubles as the Principal of Akaal Fashion College at Kwamo in the Ashanti region blamed this development on the Chinese offering their products and …

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PDS fiasco: Finance Minister fingered!

Energy expert Kojo Opoku says the blame for the failure of due diligence to be done over the concession agreement between government and Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited must be laid at the doorstep of the Minister of Finance and not any other. He says it took a Qatari company to alert government of the fraudulent documents tendered in …

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Philip Addison to contest Klottey Korley parliamentary seat again

Philip Addison, lead counsel for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 election petition case, has picked up nomination forms to contest for the Klottey Korley parliamentary seat in the NPP’s parliamentary primaries. The Former Greater Accra Regional Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Yusif Fofana, who picked up the forms on behalf of the …

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PDS saga: Culpable appointees must be punished – Agyemang Duah

A former UN adviser on governance Prof. Agyemang Duah has urged President Akufo-Addo to name and punish officials in his government who are culpable in the failed PDS-ECG concession deal. In his view, the suspension of the deal by government few months down the line is an indication of a shoddy work done “We’ll have to fault government and some …

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Otumfour Osei Tutu breaks silence on Prophet Badu Kobi’s tribal comments

The Manhyia Palace has noticed the tribal comments made by Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi and has offered a response to that effect. Social media was on fire last weekend when Prophet Badu, during a sermon in his church, insulted Ashanti women, saying they are disrespectful, greedy and full of trouble. Several people came for his head, including celebrities like Samini, …

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