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Give local players opportunity

Local Black Stars

LAST FRIDAY the DAILY HERITAGE carried a front page story on the defeat of the Black Stars by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun with the banner headline “Black Stars break hearts.” Views expressed about the defeat as captured on Friday on various media outlets, particularly radio, pointed to the fact …

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Flushing out ‘goro boys’ at DVLA

the forecourt of the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority office

MR KWAKU Ofori-Asiamah, the minister-designate for the Transport Ministry, has pledged to devise strategies to flush out the canker of middlemen, popularly known as ‘goro boys,’ at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA). As part of the measures, the minister-designate intends to embark on massive sensitisation to clamp down …

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Black Stars must go all out against Cameroun

The Black Stars team

ON FEBRUARY 7, 2008, Cameroun rode high to beat the Black Stars of Ghana in the 26th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by Ghana at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium with a 70th minute strike by Alian N’kong. That ended Ghana’s quest for gold and Cameroun won …

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Acheampong option proving valuable for Black Stars

So far, so good for Frank Acheampong

FRANK ACHEAMPONG wasn’t expected to have a major impact for Ghana at the 2017 Nations Cup, yet due to circumstances beyond his control, the Anderlecht wideman is becoming a key figure in Avram Grant’s set-up. So confident was the Israeli coach in Abdul Rahman Baba’s qualities at left-back, that he …

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30 members for Ghana @ 60 celebrations needless

President Nana Akufo-Addo

PRESIDENT NANA Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last week inaugurated a 30-Member Planning Committee for the upcoming Ghana’s 60th Anniversary celebrations in March. On March 6, 2017, Ghana will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee after gaining independence from Britain in 1957. And as expected, the celebrations would be marked specially to distinguish this …

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Incarceration of innocent people must stop!

Incarceration of innocent people must stop

LAST WEEK, a forty-year-old teacher, Mr Eric Asante who was wrongfully jailed for 15 years imprisonment with hard labour by a Tamale High Court, regained his freedom after new evidence showed he was innocent. Mr Asante served more that 10 years at the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons after being convicted …

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Economist Intelligence Unit report on Ghana bogus

Economist Intelligence Unit report on Ghana bogus

LATEST DEMOCRACY Index Report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a research and analysis division of The Economist Group and the world leader in global business intelligence, has described Ghana’s Democracy as “flawed democracy.” According to the official website of the EIU, the division was created in 1946 and has …

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Binding national education policies needed

File photo: School pupils studying under tree

DURING THE eight-year rule of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) under former President John Agyekum Kufuor, one of the key educational polices that took centre stage was a review of the duration of senior secondary school from three years to four years. In spite of criticisms from the National Democratic …

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Govt must say no to return of ‘dumsor’

ON MONDAY, the state-owned DAILY GRAPHIC reported that the power sector will by Friday February 4, lose as high as 600 megawatts (MW) of generation if the financial obligations and other challenges facing the national generator, the Volta River Authority (VRA), are not addressed. According to the report, already, the …

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Cholera back in 2017

Little boy suffering from the outbreak of Cholera

IN 2014, a deadly cholera outbreak in Ghana claimed the lives of some 250 people and infected as many as 25, 000 people between January and December. Statistics from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) revealed that the situation was more alarming in Accra, the nation’s capital, which recorded 18,336 cases …

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