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Anti-corruption institutions weak – Rawlings, Rowley


Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings and the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley, have established that one of the setbacks of developing countries is the weakness of institutions established to combat corruption. President Rawlings said the global economic situation is having a negative impact ...

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$250m saga: Govt either ‘a thief, not wise or both’ – Konadu


Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has waded into the exchanges between Finance Minister Seth Terkper and the main opposition New Patriotic Party’s vice presidential candidate Dr Mahamudu Bawumia regarding government’s decision to transfer $250 million of the proceeds from the $1 billion Eurobond into private bank United Bank ...

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NPP elders influenced Afoko’s election – Harona Esseku


A former chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Harona Esseku,has suggested the suspended National Chairman of the party, Paul Afoko, was not elected on merit but through the influence of the Council of Elders. Although Mr Afoko polled 2,034 votes to beat his closest contender, Mr Stephen Ntim who polled ...

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ICU demonstrates, calls for removal of COCOBOD CEO


The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) is calling for the removal of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen K. Opuni from office. The workers, clad in red garments and wielding placards gathered, at the Labour Ministry, Thursday to present a petition to ...

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NESPAG and Tamale Poly Signs MOU


The Network for Sustainable Poverty Alleviation Ghana (Nespag-Ghana) and the Tamale Polytechnic has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote technical education in Ghana. The mutual corporation between the NESPAG and the Tamale Poly will attempt addressing some of the major difficulties polytechnics face in the discharge of their core ...

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Mahama may not participate in IEA debate


The governing NDC has strongly indicated that it may not participate in the presidential debate organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The National Organizer of the party, Kofi Adams criticized the think-tank for failing to consult the party on the programme. “IEA cannot just announce a programme, it has ...

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Put the nation first, stop the blame game – Rev. Asante


Put the Nation first, stop the blame game and stand-up against violence. This admonition is coming from Chairman of the National Peace Council, to the leadership of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party. According to Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, it’s high time these political ...

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Where are the jobs? – Unemployment rate soars


In a country where the underemployment rate is 33% and 69% of the working population are in vulnerable employment, in addition to a situation where the chances of a major economic turnaround is faint, the prospects of a decent job for the fast-growing youth population look bleak. Education experts and ...

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Ghana Police wants ‘wee’ legalised


he Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police has called for decriminalisation of cannabis, popularly referred to as ‘Wee’, to help in fight against the abuse of the narcotic drug in the country. The Head of the Unit, David Selom Hukportie told TV3 “we also need to look at ...

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IEA not ‘headmaster’ to summon NDC to debate – Kofi Adams

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The National Organiser of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has accused think tank Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) of behaving like a “headmaster” for going ahead to announce that there would be a one-on-one debate between President John Mahama and main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, without properly ...

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