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Mugabe hugged me for praising Nkrumah – Akufo-Addo

Robert Mugabe in a handshake with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

PRESIDENT NANA Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that the Zimbabwean leader, who lived through the independence struggle of Ghana, Robert Mugabe, commended him for his address at the 60th Independence Day Parade in Accra. There is in sharp contrast to the views of members of the Convention People’s Party and …

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We’ll unravel ‘separatist’ group financiers — minister

Dr Archibald Letsa, Volta Regional Minister

MOHAMMED AWAL THE VOLTA Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa has stated that investigations aimed at unraveling the financiers of the ‘separatist’ movement, the Homeland Study Group Foundation are far advanced. According to him, the likelihood that some persons within and outside Ghana are sponsoring the group’s campaign for the secession …

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Prez Akufo-Addo seeks Cuban support for biolarvicide factory

President Akufo-Addo with the Cuban delegation

THE PRESIDENT of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is seeking the support and technical assistance of the government of the Republic of Cuba for the construction of a biolarvicide factory in Ghana, to help in the fight against malaria. In many parts of the world where malaria has been …

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Akufo-Addo’s Ghana@60 speech disingenuous — Mornah

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

MOHAMMED AWAL THE NATIONAL chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Mr Bernard Mornah, has accused President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of dishonesty in his speech during Monday’s Ghana at 60 anniversary celebration. “Some of the things that they put in there [Ghana@60 brochure] were not only inaccurate but were …

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Special Prosecutor won’t witch-hunt – Andah prods Ayine

Mr George Andah

MOHAMMED AWAL THE MEMBER of Parliament for Ewutu Senya West, Mr George Andah, has described as “irresponsible” comments by a former deputy Attorney General, Dr Dominic Ayine, that the yet-to- be appointed special prosecutor will “witch-hunt” members of the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) government. According to Dr Ayine, who …

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Trade Fair Centre security guard slapped on duty

Dr Dominic Ayine, former deputy Attorney General

NEWS DESK REPORT MR JOHN Esenyo, the security guard at the main entrance of the International Trade Fair Centre was slapped twice on Monday while performing his duties. Mr Esenyo narrated to newsmen that at about 2 pm last Monday he saw a yellow Honda Estate car parked across the …

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‘Ghana’s radio broadcast sector requires major reforms’

From top left: Dr Doris Yaa Datey, Prof Anim Alhassan & Ms Ajoa Yeboah. Kwesi Gyan-Apenteng (DL) & Pro Kwame Karikari (DR)

DURING GHANA’S 2016 elections campaign period, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) constituted a five-member media expert group to support the organisation’s engagement with owners and managers of radio stations to help ensure adherence to professional standards in the coverage of the elections. The group, designated as the Eminent …

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Mexico and Ghana to collaborate in defence and marine security

Dominic Nitiwul, Minister for Defence

MEXICO AND Ghana are to strengthen bilateral ties in the areas of Defence, inland and marine security. Madam Maria de Los Angeles Arriola Aguirre, the Mexican Ambassador to Ghana, said Mexico had vast experience in peacekeeping, which they intended to share with their Ghanaian counterparts. She was speaking during a …

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GPHA job snub: I won’t push Akufo-Addo – Sir John

President Akufo-Addo in an interaction with Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John)

FORMER GENERAL Secretary of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has said he will not railroad President Nana Akufo-Addo into giving him an appointment. Speaking to Apple68FM, Virginia, USA, Sir John, who was widely speculated in the media as having been …

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Ghana needs independent body to monitor campaign funds – EU

The European Union Observers Mission for Ghana's 2016 election

MIRIAM HAYFORD THE EUROPEAN Union Observer Mission for Ghana’s 2016 Election has suggested that an independent institution be set up to monitor political party campaign financing for elections. The international observer mission argues that the move will help reduce extravagant spending by parties and instill transparency. According to Dr Tamas …

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