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Remain committed to democracy – CDD

The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has called on Ghanaians to remain resolute and committed to fostering an inclusive and democratic society that respects human rights, rule of law and holds its leaders accountable. This is, according to CDD-Ghana “the most viable path to stability, peace and progress” in the country. CDD-Ghana gave the advice on the occasion of this year’s internationa ...

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Akufo-Addo leaves for UN Gen. Assembly

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will leave the country on Friday, 15th September, 2017 to lead Ghana’s delegation to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. While there, Nana Akufo-Addo, as co-Chair of the Advocacy Group of Eminent Persons for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will participate in a series of SDGs events and also deliver a speech on the theme “Africa Beyond ...

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Human Capital Index: Ghana ranks 2nd

The Global Human Capital Report for 2017 says Ghana has the second highest human capital in Sub-Saharan Africa after Rwanda and followed by Cameroon and Mauritius in that order. “The two top-ranked countries in the region, Rwanda (71) and Ghana (72), owe their comparatively strong performance to, respectively, almost completely closed education and employment gender gaps and significantly improved education ...

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Maj. Mahama ‘killer’ arrested at Elubo

A man suspected to be among the alleged killers of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama has been arrested and arraigned on murder charged in an Accra Central District Court. Emmanuel Baiden was arrested at Elubo in the Western Region, between the borders of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. Mr Baiden is a bricklayer from Denkyire-Obuasi who is suspected to be among the mob that lynched the late army officer. The presiding judg ...

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Ken Ashigbey resigns as Graphic MD

Mr Ken Ashigeby has tendered his resignation as MD of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL). In a memo dated Thursday 14 September, to the staff and union executives of GCGL, Mr Ashigbey said: “I have followed your concern about the rumours of my resignation. Such a concern is legitimate because I owe you a duty to inform you if I have resigned and I admit that you should be the first to know. I a ...

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NDC’ll lose 2020 – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) cannot be defeated by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 polls. “These people think they can unseat this man [Akufo-Addo] in 2020?” Mr Rawlings asked when the CEO of EIB Network, Bola Ray, called on him on Friday, 15 September. Asked by Bola Ray if he thought it was impossible for the NDC to ...

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Free SHS: Dismissal of heads breached procedure – GNAT

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has raised issues of procedural breaches on the part of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in arriving at a decision to dismiss two headmasters and place seven on interdiction, pending further investigations into cases of charging unapproved fees under the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy. The GES arrived at the decision after an interrogation session of ...

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Oppong Nkrumah awards 200 students scholarship

The Member of Parliament for Ofoase-Ayirebi in the Eastern Region, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has awarded scholarships to 200 students in his constituency. The scholarships form part of the Oppong Nkrumah Education and Skills Development Programme. The lawmaker charged the students to take advantage of the scholarships to study hard to become good citizens to help in the development of the constituency and the co ...

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Amoako-Baah is new GRIDCo CEO

Jonathan Amoako-Baah has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo). Mr Amoako-Baah takes over from William Amuna. Before his appointment, Mr Amoako-Baah was the Director of Technical Service at Volta River Authority (VRA). As the Director of Technical Service of VRA, Mr Amoako-Baah worked on several projects including the Northern Electrification and System Reinfor ...

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Name, shame cheating OMCs – ACEP

Energy think tank, African Centre for Energy Police (ACEP), has said the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) must start naming and shaming Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) that cheat customers. ACEP’s recommendation follows recent revelations that over 50 OMCs were fined by the Ghana Standards Authority for cheating customers at the pump. In its Radar, ACEP said in order to discourage such cheating, “Governmen ...

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