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Nana Addo to resume work tomorrow after 14-day isolation

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will resume work tomorrow Monday, July 20, 2020, after being in isolation for 14 days. The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who made this known at a press conference said the President will “attend to business from his office at the Jubilee House” from Monday. He will also attend […]

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Final year student of Methodist Girls SHS dies

A final year student of the Methodist Girls Senior High School at Mamfe has passed away. The deceased [name withheld] was initially admitted at the Tetteh Quarshie Hospital at Mampong but was later referred to the Koforidua Regional Hospital when her condition got worse. She passed away at the Koforidua Regional Hospital on Friday 17th […]

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‘We hold the agenda for true change in Ghana’ – PPP

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) says it holds the agenda for “true change” in Ghana’s development aspirations. It will, therefore, pursue aggressive policies to rejuvenate indigenous businesses and transform the economy for rapid growth if voted into power in the December 7, 2020, General Election. Nana Ofori Owusu, the new Chairman of the Party, said […]

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Atta Mills commemorative lecture put on hold over COVID-19 restrictions

The 2020 Professor John Atta Mills commemorative lecture has been called off. The event which was to be hosted by the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has been called off due to COVID-19 and its attendant restrictions on public gatherings. This announcement was made in a statement issued by the University of Cape Coast. President […]

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Observe COVID-19 protocols during WASSCE – Nana Addo to students, teachers

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked students, teachers and invigilators who will be involved in the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to abide by COVID-19 protocols. “Just as has been done over the course of the last four weeks, since their return to school, I continue to […]

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Deputy MASLOC CEO Abibata Saani Mahama donates pick-up to Yendi NPP

The deputy CEO for Masloc, Hajia Abibata Saani Mahama, who was the main contender to the parliamentary candidate for Yendi, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama in the just-ended New Patriotic Party primaries has donated a pickup to the youth wing of the New Patriotic Party in the Yendi constituency. The donation is a gesture to support […]

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UCC cancels Atta Mills memorial lecture over COVID-19

Former President John Evans Atta Mills The Management of the Cape Coast University (UCC) has announced the cancellation of the John Atta Mills commemorative lecture which was scheduled for its campus this week. In a statement, the university said the decision was informed by the COVID-19 pandemic which makes it impossible to hold large gatherings. […]

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488 new cases push Ghana’s COVID-19 count to 27,060; death toll now 145

A total of 488 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been recorded in Ghana bringing the total count as of July 19, 2020, to 27,060. According to the Ghana Health Service, the new cases were from “samples that were taken from the period 22 June to 14 July 2020.” The number of clinical […]

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Parliament approves over US$ 2M tax waiver on inputs under 1D1F programme

Parliament has approved a total of $2.068 million tax waiver on machinery, equipment and raw materials to be procured by three companies under the One District One Factory (1D1F) Programme of the Government. The companies are Accum Energy Ghana Limited, Vester Oil Mills Limited and Ada Premium Diaper Care Limited. The waiver covers Import Duty, […]

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Absa introduces industry’s first free banking for young Ghanaian start-ups

Absa Bank Ghana has rolled out a free banking service for any Ghanaian start-up business that is less than three years old. It is an industry first and a game changer expected to support young start-ups in the country to scale up. The free banking service forms part of the bank’s newly launched ambitious proposition […]

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4 things SMEs need to know about COVID cyber risks [Article]

The global COVID-19 storm has transformed the way the world conducts business and, more specifically, what can be accomplished digitally. And while we all long for the human touch and personal interaction, a post-pandemic world of greater online functioning is unfolding before our eyes. But, with greater digital dependency and reward, comes greater risk in […]

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COVID-19: More Ghanaians to be evacuated from London

More Ghanaians are scheduled to return to the country via scheduled flights, as part of the government’s efforts to evacuate stranded citizens in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. A statement issued by the Ghana High Commission in London said the government is working with KLM to evacuate Ghanaians home on Monday, July 27, 2020. […]

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COVID-19: Phase two of nationwide disinfection, fumigation begin tomorrow

Government will begin the second phase of its nationwide disinfection and fumigation exercise tomorrow, Sunday, July 19, 2020. The exercise will begin in some selected markets in Accra. A statement from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development said the exercise will last for two weeks, between Sunday, July 19 and Saturday, August 1, 2020, […]

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Tamale: Two EC officials dismissed for alleged illegal voters’ registration

Two temporary officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) who were arrested for allegedly registering people for the voters’ ID card at a secret location in the Northern Region have been dismissed. The EC in a statement said it is currently working with security agencies to ensure that the suspects “face the full rigours of the […]

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Ahkan features AY Poyoo, Ablekuma Nana Lace and Shatta Bundle on ‘Blessings’ [Video]

Clement Foh Baah, known in music circles as Ahkan has released a new song that features AY Poyoo, Ablekuma Nana Lace, and Shatta Bundle. Titled ‘Blessings’ the song talks about God’s kindness and the fortunes on his life. According to the former Ruff N Smooth member, he decided to feature the three personalities because he […]

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EC sacks two officials over illegal registration

The Electoral Commission has sacked two temporary Registration Officials who were alleged to have been caught in the course of illegally registering residents of a community in Tamale. 26-year-old Mumuni Abilla, an Electoral Commission official, was on Thursday arrested by the Northern region police for conducting registration in his own residence. The suspect, a data […]

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Buduburam: Police officer shoots Nigerian to death

Some angry Nigerian residents in Gomoa Budumburam earlier today [Saturday,] besieged a police station in the area after a police officer shot a Nigerian to death. The Kasoa District Commander, Superintendent Samuel Odame who confirmed the incident to Citi News said the deceased, Walter Billions was shot after threatening to harm some police officers who […]

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Opuni, Agongo case adjourned; Counsel in self-quarantine over COVID-19

The High Court trying a former CEO of the COCOBOD, Stephen Kwabena Opuni, and businessman Seidu Agongo for causing financial loss of more than GH¢271 million to the state adjourned the case after it was told the lawyer for Agongo, Mr Nutifafa Nutsupkui, was in self-quarantine over exposure to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). At the […]

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Western Region runs out of reagents for COVID-19 testing: 3,743 Samples in freezer for 3 months

The Western Regional Testing Centre for COVID-19 has run out of reagents and other testing logistics, leaving some 3,743 samples collected for COVID-19 testing unattended to. Some of the samples are as old as three months and have become mere decoration in the storage system of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital. The storage facility at the […]

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Red alert for arrest of Samuel Adam plan to embarrass Mahama – Alex Segbefia

Deputy Campaign Manager for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alex Segbegia says the Interpol Red Alert for the arrest of Samuel Adam Foster also known as Samuel Adam Mahama and three others over their role in the Airbus bribery scandal is part of a ploy to embarrass former President John Mahama ahead of the upcoming […]

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Don’t deviate from principles of integrity – Rawlings urges Prof. Opoku-Agyemang

The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President Jerry John Rawlings, has urged Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang not to deviate from her principles of integrity. He said it was Prof. Opoku-Agyemang’s integrity that made her to be chosen as the running mate to the NDC flagbearer, Mr John Dramani Mahama, and urged her […]

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Domelevo’s leave directive a dent on Nana Addo’s anti-corruption stance – Vitus Azeem

Anti-corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s refusal to reverse the directive to the Auditor-General to proceed on leave as unfortunate. Vitus Azeem in an interview with Citi News said Nana Akufo-Addo’s leave directive to Daniel Domelevo is an affront to the fight against corruption. “For me, I think the President’s […]

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NHIA denies allegations of discrimination against Physician Assistants

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has denied allegations by the Ghana Physician Assistants Association (GPAA) that its recent directive is to disenfranchise members of the association. The NHIA had earlier directed that privately-owned health centres manned by physician assistants had up to June 30, 2020, to upgrade their status with the Health Facilities Regulatory […]

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‘Abuse of federal law’: Remove troops, Portland mayor tells Trump

Ted Wheeler, mayor of the US city of Portland, has demanded that President Donald Trump remove federal agents he had deployed to the city after some of the officers detained anti-racism protesters on streets far from the monuments and buildings they were sent to protect. “Keep your troops in your own buildings, or have them […]

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Parliament adopts proposal for enactment of Private Members’ Bill

Parliament has adopted the proposal for the enactment of the Private Members’ Bill which will make the introduction of bills in Parliament for consideration no longer the sole prerogative of the Executive. The adoption of the proposal will now allow individual Members of Parliament (MPs) who are not ministers of state or non-government officials, as […]

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Top Archive donates face masks to NHIA

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has received 3,000 facemasks from Top Archive, a leading information storage and management company operating in Ghana. The company’s Managing Director, Roy Fogel made the donation at a brief ceremony at the NHIA Head Office in Accra. Flanked by some senior management and board members, the NHIA Chief Executive, […]

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