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Don’t let the streets take over the ballot box – Kofi Annan

Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has told the organizing body of elections in Ghana to ensure that the peace and security of the nation are not destabilized in the coming general elections. This, he noted, will require organizing a free, fair and credible elections that will be accepted by the electorates and all political parties that participated in the contested for political power. “We must reme ...

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New generation of entrepreneurs inspiring – Mahama

The innovative ideas of the new generation signal the country is on the right track and that with unity, Ghana will turn into a vibrant, modern and transformed country and a true leader in the sub-region, President John Dramani Mahama has said. In a Facebook post, Mr Mahama noted that a meeting he recently had with the next generation of Ghana Club 100 companies and small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) ...

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Youth our top priority – Mahama

The youth must be the topmost priority of all governments, not only in Ghana, but on the entire African continent, therefore, more job opportunities should be created for them, President John Dramani Mahama has said. According to Mr Mahama, it is in view of this that he felt honoured to host a meeting with representatives from the next generation of Club 100 companies and small- and medium-scale enterprises ...

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Nov Polls: Bani orders disbandment of all vigilante groups

Minister for the Interior, Prosper Bani, has charged the police service to immediately disband all faceless private security detail of political parties ahead of this year’s polls. Recently, the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) was in the news after the party brought in three South African ex-cops to train the personal security detail of flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo. The three were subsequently depor ...

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Ghana to re-engage UK after EU exit

Ghana will start processes for bilateral talks with the United Kingdom to renegotiate various agreements following Britain’s exit from the European Union, the West African country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Hanna Tetteh has said. “Even though Britain has not formally exited the EU, and the UK remains bound by previous agreements signed under the EU, Ghana will immediately sta ...

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Theatre roof caves in during surgery at Effia Nkwanta hospital: One dead

The roof of the main surgical ward which contains the obstetrics and gynecology ward at the Effia Nkwanta Hospital in the Western region has caved in during surgery. The surgery which was being undertaken on three pregnant patients had to be halted when the unfortunate incident occurred. Doctors had to transfer the patients to the Kwesi Mintim Hospital for the process to continue. One of them died and some ...

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Power access: Ghana 2nd in Africa – Mahama

Ghana at the moment ranks as the second country on the African continent with the highest access to electricity, President John Dramani Mahama has said. According to him, this was a testament that his government had solved the energy crisis that bedevilled the country for four years. Mr Mahama, while speaking with residents of Chorkor in Accra, as part of his tour of the Greater Accra Region on Thursday Jun ...

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FULL TEXT…What Kofi Annan ACTUALLY Said @ Kronti Ne Akwamu Lecture

Former United Nations General Secretary, Kofi Annan has re-emphasized the need for Africa to embrace democracy to enable the continent to grow. He said despite the gains made through the democratic process in electing governments on the continents "many of our own African leaders are tempted to revert to the bad old ways of Big Man rule." Delivering this year's 'Kronti ne Akwamu' lecture at the Ghana Colleg ...

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Parliament to probe ‘potholed’ Kanazoe road

Parliament’s Roads and Highways Committee is set to probe how the newly constructed Dodo-Pepeso-Nkwanta stretch of the Eastern Corridor Road constructed by a Burkinabe contractor, Oumarou Kanazoe has developed potholes. Chairman of Parliament’s Roads and Highways Committee, Theophilus Tetteh Chai, said the Committee will be visiting that stretch of the road to ascertain the extent of damage. “We will be goi ...

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Govt pays our salaries, but no budget for research – CSIR cries

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has condemned what it says is government’s disregard for research works in the country. Director of the Crop Research Institute of the CSIR, Dr Stella Ama Ennin, says the government is diligent at paying their salaries but falters in giving them money for research related projects in the country. “The government pays our salaries which we appreciate, ...

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