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Ghana not doing enough to prevent corruption – GII

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) says Ghana’s fight against corruption is insufficient and may not yield desired results if more targeted efforts are not made. Fundraising Manager, Michael Boadi said while there appears to be a lot of talk against the menace, the commitment needed to nip the menace in the bud is lacking. “We are not doing enough to …

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Uganda Airlines relaunches nearly 20 years after it vanished

After a delay to flights that lasted nearly 20 years, Uganda Airlines has once again taken to the skies above Africa, restoring its status as the country’s national carrier. Commercial services resumed on Tuesday with a flight from Entebbe to Nairobi in neighboring Kenya that the airline hoped will usher in a profitable new era for the formerly debt-ridden brand. …

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Probe resignation of BOST MD – COPEC to government

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, Ghana (COPEC, Ghana) wants the government, to as a matter of urgency, investigate the circumstances leading to the resignation of the Managing Director (MD) for Bulk Oil Storage and Transport (BOST), George Mensah Okley. Chief Executive Officer of COPEC, Duncan Amoah, says the situation requires thorough investigations considering the complex and polarised nature of BOST. …

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SEC to increase minimum capital requirement to GH¢ 2million

The Securities and Exchange Commission will increase the minimum capital requirement of Ghana’s fund managers to 2 million cedis ($365,260) from the current 100,000 cedis. The Director-General of the SEC, Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh told Bloomberg that, fund managers who will not be able to meet the new capital will have to “fall out”. He said the directive, which will require …

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Why red wine in moderation could be good for your gut

Red wine could be good for the gut, increasing the number of different types of helpful bacteria that can live there, according to researchers. The benefits are likely to come from polyphenols – compounds that white wine, beer and cider have far less of, the King’s College London team says. A glass a fortnight was enough to make a difference, …

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GJA boycotts NDC events following attack on Adom TV reporter

The Volta Region branch of the Ghana Journalist Association has directed its members to “stay away” from covering functions organised by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Nkwanta South Constituency. This follows an attack on the Oti Regional Correspondent for Adom TV, Benjamin Owusu, by the party’s Constituency Secretary, Prince Succeed Fiagbedzi, during the just ended primaries in Nkwanta. …

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RTI Coalition names 13-member implementation committee

The Coalition on the Right to Information, Ghana (RTI Coalition) has announced the formation of a 13-member technical committee known as the Civil Society RTI Implementation Committee. It began working on Thursday, 8 August 2019, according to a statement issued on 27 August 2019. The Committee, according to the statement, will collaborate with key stakeholders to get Ghana ready for …

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Mahama lambastes government for abandoning E-Block projects

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has expressed worry over government’s failure to continue the Mpaha Community Day School in the Central Gonja District. The former president finds it disappointing that a project in the Yapei Kusawgu Constituency of the Savanna region, which could transform education in the area is left to rot under this current …

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President leaves for 7th TICAD conference in Japan

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for Japan to attend the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), at the invitation of the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. The conference is to promote high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners. Japan is a co-host of the conference, with the co-organisers being the United Nations Office …

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Amanda leads NDC in Suhum while Adi leads in Ayensuoano

Ms Amanda Okyere has been elected to contest parliamentary seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) for the Suhum Constituency in the Eastern Region. She polled 821 votes to beat two other contenders in the Party’s parliamentary primary election. Her other two contenders, Lucy Anim Konyo and Mary Ago had 126 and 58 respectively. A total of 1,129 …

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