Monthly Archives: March 2015

Heavy security at Kpone’s Sunon Asogli plant

There is heavy security around the Sunon Asogli Power Plant in Kpone as part of high surveillance mounted by the police after a violent demonstration on Tuesday, March 10. The demonstrators had threatened to set fire to the power plant with the reason that they are experiencing worse power supply despite the township accommodating the plant. The cutlass-wielding demonstrators clashed ...

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Help SMEs import solar systems for lighting – PURC tells govt

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has called on the government to grant tax incentives to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to encourage them to import solar energy systems for use as an alternative power source. That, it said, was necessary to help meet the power needs of small businesses, in view of the load-shedding exercise by the Electricity Company ...

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Police to receive made-in-Ghana Kantanka vehicles

Katanka Automobiles, manufacturers of made-in-Ghana vehicles will soon present a brand new pick-up truck to the Ghana Police. The Chief Executive Officer of Kantan Automobiles, Kwadwo Safo Jnr told citifmonline.com that the vehicle would be handed over to the Police Service for test driving “by next week after which they will give us feedback and approval to manufacture more for ...

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Judgement day for Woyome tomorrow

He is now a household name as he is known by even children in Ghana. His name elicits controversy and debate in all circles — politics, academia, offices, social media and homes. A song has even been composed in his name. Alfred Agbesi Woyome is the name and his fate as to whether or not he fraudulently obtained GH¢51.2 million ...

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Living conditions are bad – IEA survey

A sizeable number of Ghanaians, representing about 63 per cent of respondents from a national survey, have described their current living conditions as bad. The survey, which sampled the views of 1,200 households across the 10 regions of the country, suggested that generally, there was deep economic hardship. The Socio-economic and Governance Survey was undertaken by the Institute of Economic ...

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Ghana is moving forward – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama last Monday stated that Ghana was moving forward, in spite of the economic and power challenges it was currently experiencing. He said if for nothing at all, the country had, over the years, witnessed massive socioeconomic improvement and wondered why critics preferred to say the country was moving backwards. President Mahama, who was interacting with the ...

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Police recruitment scam politically motivated – Ken Agyapong

Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has described the recent police scam as “politically motivated”. He says he detected the scam as far back as December 29, 2014, but even when he informed a few well-connected people, no action was taken until the problem came to light. The Ghana Police Service has since set up a special investigation ...

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EC’s “tin gods” must resign – KT Hammond

Outspoken New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Adansi Asokwa K.T Hammond is leading a campaign to force officials at the Electoral Commission including its celebrated chairman Kwadwo Afari Gyan to resign for causing financial loss to the state. He described the EC boss and his deputies as “tin gods” who have “arrogantly” breached the constitution leading to the cancellation of ...

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1000 power project enters into LNG supply agreement

In West Africa, a consortium of US power generation company Endeavor Energy, GE and partners Ghanaian oil trading company Sage and power producer Eranove have entered into negotiations with Shell for a long-term supply agreement for liquefied natural gas (LNG) for power-generation initiative Ghana 1000 project. CEO of GE Ghana Leslie Nelson commented: “We are delighted to have reached agreement ...

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Confusion at EC, as Afari-Gyan proceeds on leave

There appears to be confusion at the Electoral Commission (EC) over who should take over from the outgoing Chairman, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, who is retiring very soon. Dr Afari-Gyan is due to address Parliament today, probably for the last time, as he proceeds on terminal leave next week, prior to his retirement. Even before he retires, there is serious power-play ...

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