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Be truthful – Kufuor to Ghanaians

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has asked for God’s blessings and guidance for the country, as he celebrates his 79th birthday on Friday, 8 December. He said all persons entrusted with responsibilities should do so truthfully in order for God to bless their efforts. Mr Kufuor told Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Friday that: “Let us have hope in Ghana, everywhere you have be ...

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Kufuor is 79 today

Today, Friday, 8 December 2017 marks the 79th birthday of former President John Agyekum Kufour. Mr Kufuor was the second president of the fourth republic of Ghana and served two four-year terms. He exited office in 2009. He was elected as the chairman of the African Union between January 30, 2007 and January 31, 2008. Under his leadership, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was implemented to cater ...

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GES consoles parents of KUMACA

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has expressed its condolences to the parents and families of the deceased students of the Kumasi Academy. A statement issued by the GES and signed by the Director of Public Relations, Rev Jonathan Bettey said, “The Service is shocked and saddened at the report from the school over some eleven students having lost their lives with over forty others hospitalised and made to s ...

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C/R : Teenage girls exchanging sex for fish

Some teenagers in the Central region are bartering sex for fish in some fishing communities in the region. The situation among others is affecting efforts at fighting teenage pregnancies. In the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem (KEEA) municipality alone, a total 497 teenagers got pregnant between January and September this year. In the Abura Asebu Kwamankese district, 280 teenage girls were recorded pregnant by h ...

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Let’s put limit to regions, districts — Osae

Ghana must amend the 1992 Constitution to put a limit to the number of regions and districts in the country in order not to compromise development, the Dean of Graduate Studies at the Institute of Local Government Studies, Dr Eric Oduro Osae, has stated. He said the current constitutional provision which allowed for new creations as society reached different thresholds could prove counterproductive in the l ...

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Parliament approves 2018 Budget after gruelling debate

Parliament on Tuesday approved the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy after a gruelling concluding debate between the Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, and the Minority Leader, Mr Haruna Iddrisu. The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, presented the budget to Parliament on November 15, 2017 and the debate on it began on November 21, 2017, with Majority and Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) slu ...

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Man,30,in court for defiling girl, 14

A 30-year-old electrician has been hauled before the Accra Circuit Court for allegedly defiling a 14-year–old girl and paralysing her. The prosecution claim Emmanuel Ampah, who is a close friend of the girl’s parents, defiled her on numerous occasions, starting from 2015, whenever he visited them. He is alleged to have told the girl that he had planted a juju in the house so if she dared scream or told her ...

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Three more KUMACA students die Tuesday morning

Three more students of Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) have been confirmed dead Tuesday morning, following the death of three others last week. The three; two females and a male, died at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) hospital, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Cassandra Twum Ampofo has confirmed to Graphic Online. This brings the num ...

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Minimum education vital to contest for MP — IEA Survey

Majority of respondents in a public survey conducted by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) have recommended a minimum of tertiary education as a requirement for one to contest as Member of Parliament (MP). They are of the view that since the role of parliamentarians is challenging, there is the need for a threshold to be set to make a person eligible to contest as MP. National debate They, therefore, c ...

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Fire destroys shops at Tamale market

A spark from a welding machine on Sunday morning caused a fire outbreak which destroyed two shops at the Tamale Central Market. The cost of the destruction is said to run into thousands of cedis. There were no casualties recorded. One of the shop owners, who could not bear to see the damage to her shop, collapsed at the scene and was rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH). Briefing The Northern Region ...

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