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Strictly adhere to the protocols; don’t chase after vaccines – Omane Boamah

Dr. Omane Boamah, who served under John Mahama as Minister for Communication, has cautioned the public against the desire to chase after COVID-19 vaccines, to the relaxation of the safety protocols. He said that while news that successful vaccines for the pandemic have been made around the world, with Ghana already expecting some in the country, it should not steer people off …

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AMERI deal: Government must ensure a successful take-over by VRA – Jinapor

A deputy Minister of Power under the erstwhile Mahama administration, John Abdulai Jinapor wants the government to urgently put in place all necessary protocols to ensure a successful take-over of the 250-megawatt (MW) Africa and Middle East Resource Investment (AMERI) thermal power plant by VRA. Government is to resume ownership of the 250-megawatt (MW) Africa and Middle East Resource Investment (AMERI) thermal …

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Jospong Group secures 50 million Euro contract from Hungary government

Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC), Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong has secured and signed a contract worth 50 million Euros with the Hungary Government. The signing ceremony which took place on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at the Embassy of Hungary in Accra was an agreement which would seek to construct wastewater treatment in Takoradi in the Western …

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Committee tasked to draft ‘Start Up’ Bill to complete work by February

The Technical Committee set up by the erstwhile Ministry for Business Development to draft the Ghana Start-up Bill has resumed sitting. The Committee, made up of the private and public sectors and Civil Society is mandated to consult stakeholders and start-up ecosystem players to draft an all-inclusive Start-up bill. The Bill, when passed will set up an incentive framework for …

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U/W: 16 ECOWAS nationals arrested, deported for entering Ghana illegally

Officials of the Ghana Immigration Service at the Babile inland post in the Upper West Region have arrested 16 ECOWAS nationals for entering the country through unapproved routes. They were arrested at about 03:22 GMT on Friday, January 29, 2021. Preliminary investigations revealed that they had all sneaked into Ghana through unapproved routes. They were arrested in two separate swoops …

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NPP refutes Minority’s claim of not supporting relief for students

Majority New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Parliament has refuted claims by the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) that it did not support the motion to provide reliefs to students of public tertiary institutions. The Majority also refuted assertions from the NDC that it did not want to build consensus on the issues. Deputy Majority Leader, Alex Afenyo-Markin, said this at …

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Reappointment of Frema Opare: Kumasi Traders gather to appreciate Akufo-Addo

Traders of the Ashanti regional capital Kumasi on Friday converged to show a special appreciation to President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo for reappointing Hon. Akosua Frema Opare as Chief of Staff at the Presidency. According to the Kumasi traders who turned out in their numbers, they fully endorse and welcome the reappointment of Madam Frema Opare in the sense that she …

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Election petition: You can’t dictate to us – Nii Kpakpo Samoa jabs NPP

A private legal practitioner and member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo has rebuked spokespersons of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) saying they cannot dictate how his party decides to pursue its Election Petition case. Mr. Kpakpo Samoa Addo said the NDC understands its case better than anyone and will pursue it to the …

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Bawumia donates GH¢20,000 to Police mosque to aid coronavirus fight

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has donated GH¢20,000 to the management of the Ghana Police Mosque to aid in the mosques efforts to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols. He made this donation after Jummah prayers on Friday, January 29, 2021. The Ghana Police Mosque, since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, has put in place measures to ensure that safety protocols …

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Coronavirus: Government to reduce PCR test at KIA to US$50 – Health Minister-nominee

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for Minister for Health, has hinted that President Nana Akufo-Addo has instructed that the fee for COVID-19 tests at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) be reduced. The price of the test at KIA is currently at US$150, but per the government’s new directive, the fee will be reduced to $50. The Minister made this known to parliamentarians …

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