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Ghana Deploys 205 Soldiers For Ecowas Mission In Gambia

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 President Nana Akufo-Addo, who doubles as the Commander In Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, has approved and authorized the deployment of a combat team of Two Hundred and Five (205) troops, backed with the appropriate logistical equipment, to the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, as part of an ECOWAS ...

Asantehemaa burial: Gov’t permits closure of Kumasi schools

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The Ministry of Education has given the Ghana Education Service (GES) permission to close all schools in Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, in line with the funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II. The closure of schools forms part of measures put in place by the Manh ...

Mahama gov’t leaves GH¢23m Hajj debt

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The Hajj Board under the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration has left behind a debt of Ghc23 million accrued from organizing last year's pilgrimage to Mecca. Sources in government have told Citi News that, Flynas, formerly Nas Air, a domestic and international low-cost ...

Bawumia pays unexpected visit to Registrar-General’s Department

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on Wednesday January 18, unexpectedly paid a visit to the Registrar-General's Department to identify the bottlenecks to acquaint himself with the activities of the state institution, and also to find out its challenges. Dr. Bawumia interacted with owners of bu ...

IRC Hails The Ministry Of Sanitation And Water Resources And Urges Funding Prioritisation

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The announcement of a new Ministry for Sanitation and Water Resources by the new government has come as pleasant surprise package for the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector of Ghana. At IRC, we welcome the announcement and fully support the move, considered by many sector stakeho ...

Respect Gambia’s constitution – ECOWAS to Jammeh

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that the Constitution of The Gambia must be respected amid President Jammeh's appeal to the sub-regional body. President Jammeh of The Gambia telephoned the ECOWAS Chairperson on Sun ...

Ayariga’s ‘senior minister’ argument senseless – Atta Kyea

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Minister-nominee for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Kyea, has watered down Mahama Ayariga's suggestion that Nana Akufo-Addo's creation of the Senior Minister portfolio is unconstitutional. The Bawku Central MP had argued that, Nana Addo breached the constitution by making that appointment because ...

Mahama Ayariga’s ‘senior minister’ argument senseless – Atta Kyea

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Minister-nominee for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Kyea, has watered down Mahama Ayariga's suggestion that Nana Akufo-Addo's creation of the Senior Minister portfolio is unconstitutional. The Bawku Central MP had argued that, Nana Addo breached the constitution by making that appointment because ...

Akufo-Addo not guilty of plagiarism – Obiri Boahen

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has justified the inaugural speech read by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, which had some paragraphs copied from speeches of former presidents of the United States of America. Addressing a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, the Deputy General Se ...
Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Rawlings Angry! Over 99-Year Land At GH¢10

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Former President Jerry John Rawlings yesterday parried reports that he had acquired a government plot for GH 10 per annum for 99 years. Mr Rawlings appears not to be happy with media reports that he had been given 4.3 acres of land for a fee of GH 10 every year, saying that no deal had been reach ...
Kofi Adams

Brouhaha Over Rawlings’ 4 Acres Land Unnecessary — Kofi Adams

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The former spokesperson of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Kofi Adams, has stated that there is nothing wrong with the state giving former presidents lands as part of their retirement packages. According to him, the brouhaha following reports that the previous government leased over ...

Senior Minister role unconstitutional – Ayariga

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 President Nana Akufo-Addo's appointment of Senior Minister nominee, Osafo Maafo is unconstitutional, Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga has said. President Akufo- Addo nominated the former Finance Minister under the erstwhile Kufuor administration as Senior Minister la ...

Redeem your promises – Volta Fisherfolk to Akufo-Addo

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Fisher-folk in the Volta Region are calling on the new government to redeem its campaign promise of protecting the shores and enhancing their livelihood. Despite the huge export potentials and high local demands, the fishing industry in Ghana has over the years suffered stock depletion as a resul ...
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