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Stranded Ghanaians Will Be Assisted To Return - Ayorkor Botchway

Monday, January 23, 2017 Accra, Jan. 23, GNA - Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botcway, the Ministerial nominee for Foreign Affairs, said Monday there is the need to educate stranded Ghanaians abroad, who had no documentation, to return home rather than being maltreated in those countries. The Communications Consultant, who is the ...

Effutu MP forms taskforce to reduce teenage pregnancy

Monday, January 23, 2017 Winneba, Jan. 23, GNA - Mr Alex Afenyo-Markin, Member of Parliament for Effutu says he will form a taskforce to curb the increasing cases of teenage pregnancy among school girls in the Constituency, He said arrangements have been completed with the chiefs, elders and opinion leaders to form the t ...

Prof Nantogmah picks N/R Council of State nomination form

Monday, January 23, 2017 Accra, Jan. 23, GNA - Professor Samuel Yakubu Nantogmah, (BO-NA) chief of Bogu in the Northern Region has picked nomination forms to contest for the Council of State membership Election slated for February 9. The Electoral Commission's timetable indicates that nomination opens from January 20 to ...

Electricity tariffs to be reduced if... - Agyarko

Monday, January 23, 2017 The Energy Minister-designate says there would be a relief for power consumers in the country if President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assents to a tariff reduction document before him. Boakye Agyarko says they have worked the numbers and once the President gives the green light, electricity tari ...

'I didn't err in dismissal of MMDCEs' – Alima Mahama jabs critics

Monday, January 23, 2017 The Local Government Minister-designate says she did not err when she signed a letter relieving at least 216 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) from their post. Hajia Alima Mahama says she wrote the letter under the direction of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo af ...

'Things are not bad in Ghana, return home' – Ayorkor Botchwey urges

Monday, January 23, 2017 The Foreign Affairs Minister-designate has entreated Ghanaians without proper documentations abroad to reconsider their decision and return home. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway says ldquo;things are not bad rdquo; in the country for the citizens to live in inhumane conditions in foreign countries. ...

Clerical errors, documentation delay passport applications – Ayorkor Botchway

Monday, January 23, 2017 The Foreign Affairs Minister-designate says the new online application system would correct the delays in passport acquisition especially when renewal for students and other in abroad. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway said sometimes the delays are due to the mistakes on the application forms or with the ...

Report: Economist feels sorry for next Finance minister; he's in very tight corner

Monday, January 23, 2017 Ghanaians have been urged to temper their expectations of the new New Patriotic Party (NPP) government because economic data puts managers of the economy in a very tight corner. The grimmest data is the size of the country 39;s debt, Professor of Economics Godfred A. Bokpin said while urging tem ...

Minority weighs court action over Independent Prosecutor's Office

Monday, January 23, 2017 The Minority in Parliament may head to the Supreme Court to challenge plans by Nana Akufo-Addo to set up the Independent Prosecutor rsquo;s Office. Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, told Accra-based Citi FM that his side is convinced without a doubt that proposed corruption fighting portfolio brea ...

Alan K, Agyarko others face vetting committee today

Monday, January 23, 2017 President Nana Akufo-Addo rsquo;s ministers-designate for Trade, Foreign Affairs, Energy and Local Government will take turns Monday at parliament 39;s Appointment Committee for vetting. They are expected to demonstrate their competence for approval by the 35-member vetting committee. Alan Ky ...

America's foreign policy will not change under Trump - Expert

Monday, January 23, 2017 Accra, Jan. 22, GNA - A governance expert has observed that America's Foreign Policy would not change much under the administration of President Donald John Trump. Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, the Acting Executive Director of the Centre f ...

President Akufo-Addo didn't want to invite trouble for Ghana - Nitiwul

Monday, January 23, 2017 Accra, Jan 21, GNA - Mr Dominic Aduna Bingab Nitiwul, Minister of Defence Designate, has said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, then opposition leader, last year did not want to invite trouble for Ghanaians on the matter involving the two Guantanamo Bay detainees. The NPP then in opposition, ...

Kan-Dapaah scolds post-election hooligans

Monday, January 23, 2017 Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, the Minister Designate for National Security, has scolded hooligans who attacked supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and illegally and taking over state properties after the 2016 general election. He, however, indicated that the swift response from the polic ...
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