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I didn’t call for licensing of journalists – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has denied media reports claiming that he has called for the licensing of journalists in Ghana. The former President and statesman is reported to have made the call at the launch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) 70th anniversary on Tuesday,...

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Government is committed to develop the North – Vice President

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Thursday reiterated government's commitment to solving critical developmental challenges facing the northern part of the country to promote inclusive development. He said adequate investment in critical sectors including; education, health and agriculture was necessary to change the story of the...

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NDC to embark on ‘Ye Npene/Baa Mu Yada’ demonstration against EC on Monday

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region has hinted of plans to embark on 'Ye Npene/Baa Mu Yada' demonstration against Electoral Commission over the incoming District Assembly Elections on Monday in Kumasi. The EC plans to undertake a limited voter registration exercise ahead...

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Government to wage war against crime with ‘8,000 additional CCTVs’

Government has said it will soon deploy some 8,000 Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) across the country to improve the fight against crime. Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia said on Wednesday that government wants the police’s fight against crime to be supported with real-time data. “We’ve deployed about...

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‘Parliament approved $200m loan for 5,000 units’ Saglemi Housing Project

Parliament documents intercepted by the Daily Graphic indicate that the House did, indeed, approve a $200 million loan agreement for the construction of 5,000 housing units for the Saglemi Housing project in Accra on October 31, 2012. The documents have challenged the claim by officials of...

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I’ll investigate reports of shoddy works One-village, One-dam initiative

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said he will investigate reports of shoddy works on dams being constructed under the One-village, One-dam government initiative. According to the President, he was aware of claims by a section of the media that some residents of beneficiary communities were...

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You can’t legislate the holy spirit – Sam George tells Parliament

The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has cautioned Parliament against attempts to regulate churches in Ghana. According to him, any such attempt will amount to a sacrilege, and pointed to the country's statutes. "...the constitution states that everybody will have the freedom of...

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Ellembele DCE commends Tullow Ghana for supporting education

Tullow Ghana, operators of Ghana's Jubilee Field has been commended by the District Chief Executive for Ellembelle Kwasi Bonzo for targetting preschools and investing in them. "Look at education as putting up a building. The weaker the foundation, the fragile the building, which is why it...

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Former TV Presenter graduates from Harvard

Kojo Frempong, the 2014 Television Host of the Year in Ghana, on Thursday earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The former host of Viasat One’s lifestyle show ‘Boys Boys’ and TV 3’s Sports Station has been...

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Three confirmed dead in Wednesday downpour

Three people lost their lives in Wednesday’s heavy downpour in Accra, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has confirmed. According to NADMO, even though there could be more harm in connection with the downpour, they do not expect to register any more deaths. The heavy rainfall...

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Anyone who jumps red light is either ‘mad or a criminal’ – COP Kofi Boakye

The Director-General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, has called for strict enforcement of road traffic regulations in the country to reduce the high level of indiscipline on roads. He said such petty crimes pose a long-term threat to national...

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Government won’t succumb to pressure to release Short report – Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said the President will not be stampeded into releasing the Emile Short Commission report on the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence. He was responding to the Minority’s demand at a press conference for the report to be published...

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Mac Manu fingered in $1.5 billion MPS deal

Board Chairman of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Peter Mac Manu, is facing allegations of conflict of interest and outright bias in the scandalous $1.5 billion concession agreement with Meridian Port Services (MPS), according to credible reports. The former National Chairman of the ruling...

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Sports Transfer Paper Talk Regional

Paper Talk National Regional Romelu Lukaku was told he can leave Manchester United during showdown talks on Wednesday. Tottenham's live screening of the Champions League final on Saturday has sold out. Liverpool's team bus got stuck in a tunnel below Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium - the...

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Sports Transfer Paper Talk Regional

Paper Talk Regional National Regional LONDON EVENING STANDARD Leeds youngster Jack Clarke and Fulham twins Ryan and Steven Sessegnon are on Tottenham's summer shortlist. Gary Cahill believes Chelsea can build on their Europa League success and still be a major force next season - despite facing...

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Friday Editorial Presenter Kevin Taylor Threatens Ghana with Rain of Brimstone & Fire Over the EC Boss Jean Mensah...

In a recent video posting by the presenter of Friday Editorial, a likely social media platform, one could see Kevin Ekow-Baidoo Taylor, raving and ranting in condemnation and bastardization of the Chair of the Ghana Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensah. I wish I could find the...

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MMDCE election to end winner-takes-all syndrome – Local Govt Minister

Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama says the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) on partisan basis will be a key solution to the ‘winner-takes-all’ syndrome in Ghana’s democratic environment. Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen show, the Minister,...

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Misguided NPP elements ‘threatened’ 2016 victory – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said some members of the now-governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) who harboured “misguided ideas” almost destablised the party and threatened its victory in the 2016 general elections but for the courageous intervention and guidance of the late C. K. Tedam. “In the...

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Fighting corruption akin to fighting demons – Bawumia

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has said fighting corruption in Ghana could be likened to a battle against ‘demons and principalities’. “When you are fighting corruption, as I say, you are fighting ‘demons and principalities’. So you always have to be on top of it because they...

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Pension scheme for MPs soon

The Speaker of Ghana's Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has charged the House Committee of Parliament to take steps to implement a pension scheme for MPs to cushion them during the retirement. Some ex-MPs have been known in the past to lament about their impoverished situation...

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Church terror scare: Unite against the enemy – Veep charges Muslims, Christians

Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia has called on Muslims and Christians to unite against the emerging threat of terror, targetting religious groups. Dr. Bawumia said the time had come for people of both faiths to unite against the enemy. He was speaking at the Annual Night of...

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Owusu Bempah reacts to MPs call to deal with ‘fake’ pastors

Founder and Leader of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, has reacted to Members of Ghanaian Parliament’s call for action against pastors and churches preying on the gullibility of the public. ALSO READ: Local governance expert throws weight behind election of MMDCEs According...

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Close collaboration needed to implement RTI law – Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has called for a close collaboration of all stakeholders in the implementation of the Right to Information Law. The Law, which was assented to by President Akufo-Addo in May 2019 provides the framework for the public to have access...

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We’re demystifying EC – Jean Mensa

Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) has stated that the commission is being demystified and brought to the doorstep of stakeholders and the EC will not only wait for them, rather it will take the initiative to visit people and organisations it...

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‘People now call me oluu’ – Kufuor reflects on agony of old age

His voice is as booming as ever, but the body has taken a bit of a battering from 80 years of the hustle and bustle of life generally. President John Agyekum Kufuor arrived at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra to perform the inauguration ceremony to kick...

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Five NPP executives arrested for forcibly ejecting Krachi West DCE from office

The Volta Regional Police command has arrested five ersons believed to be former constituency executives of the New Patriotic Party Party (NPP) for forcibly removing the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Krachi West, Douglas Osei-Nti from his office. The suspects also locked the office after throwing...

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Local Government workers worry over attacks

THE LOCAL Government Workers’ Union (LGWU) has expressed worry over what it termed as unprovoked attacks on public servants at the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) across the country. According to LGWU such attacks have the potential of discouraging professionals from accepting postings to deprived...

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Gunmen raid Forex Bureau, kill man for GHC600,000

Details are emerging about how two armed robbers on a motorbike killed a forex bureau operator at Dawhenya in Tema and made away with an amount of GH¢600,000 he borrowed from some friends. DAILY GUIDE gathered that the gunmen shot the forex bureau operator commonly called...

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Ghana gets only $2bn from $100bn cocoa industry – COCOBOD CEO

Despite producing about 20 per cent of the world’s total cocoa beans, Ghana gets only $2 billion in terms of revenue from the $100 billion cocoa industry, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Mr Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has disclosed. This is due to...

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Accra floods: World Bank intervenes with $200m

Over 2.5 million people in the Odaw River Basin of the Greater Accra Region (GAR) will benefit from improved flood risk management, solid waste management and improved access to basic infrastructure and services in targeted communities of the GAR, under the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated...

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