Monthly Archives: March 2015

Kofi Nti Boakye on trial at Ajax Cape Town

South African Premier Soccer League side Ajax Cape Town are assessing Ghanaian striker Kofi Nti Boakye. The former Asante Kotoko player arrived at the club this week and must do more to impress head coach Roger de Sa. Boakye has two weeks to fight for a deal from the Urban Warriors. The 27-year-old will be trying out with Nigerian duo, ...

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Jordan Opoku denies Ahmed Toure dispute

Asante Kotoko midfielder Jordan Opoku has spoken for the first time on a reported frosty relationship between him and striker Ahmed Toure by claiming such reports were cocked up. The highly respected midfielder was accused of not passing the Ivorian hit-man due to his astronomical wages. Kotoko struggled to win games and went seven without a win in that difficult ...

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Cholera alert: We are ready to prevent spread

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has said it is taking measures to prevent a possible outbreak of cholera. There are fears that the onset of the rains coupled with the poor sanitary conditions might trigger another cholera outbreak, but the AMA has allayed fears of a possible outbreak The Greater Accra Region alone recorded over 20,000 cholera cases between June 2014 ...

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Police to intensify security during Easter festivities

The Ghana Police Service has assured it has put in place enough measures to ensure adequate security during the Easter festivities. The Police say they have deployed some officers and will receive support from other security services such as the Military, Fire Service and Immigration, to maintain law and order in the country. Speaking to Citi News, the Director of ...

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Released remand prisoners not seeking compensation – Legal Aid

The legal Aid Ghana says released remand prisoners are not willing to seek compensation. On Friday March 27, some 23 inmates walked home free from the Nsawam Prisons after spending years on remand. Some human rights campaigners have called for the state to compensate these inmates for the ordeal they have suffered. But the Executive Director of Legal Aid Ghana, ...

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Akufo-Addo to celebrate 71st birthday in Western Region

Presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced that he will celebrate his 71st birthday in Bodi in the Western Region. Nana Akufo-Addo, who was born on March 29, 1944 will celebrate his birthday on Sunday with his family. He is in the region to attend the funeral of the late Emmanuel Addai, NPP’s Parliamentary candidate for ...

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New electricity tariff is an ‘insult to the consumer’ – Kofi Kapito

The Consumer Protection Agency has described the recent increment in utility tariffs as an insult to the Ghanaian consumer. The Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, Kofi Kapito in an interview on Citi FM argued that the current energy situation does not warrant consumers to pay more for electricity they are barely supplied with. “I’m not sure people are so ...

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We won’t reverse utility tariffs – PURC

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) says a reversal of the recently announced tariff hikes is not an option. “We haven’t thought about reversal,” the Commission’s Director of Communication, Nana Yaa Jantuah, told Starr News’ Osei Owusu Amankwaah in an interview Friday. “The Commission has taken a decision, the tariffs have been gazetted,” she emphasised. The Commission recently announced it ...

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Kweku Baako exposes AfDB lies, Ghana was indeed suspended

Veteran journalist Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr. has produced a memo from the African Development Bank (AfDB) proving that the bank lied when it claimed that Ghana was not on any suspension list because it had duly honoured its December 2014 debt obligations. In a game-changing exposé, Kweku Baako said the continental bank on 18th February 2015 wrote a memo ...

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Help SADA programmme to succeed – Veep

Vice President, Mr Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has tasked chiefs, the management and board members of the Savanna Agriculture Development Authority (SADA) to ensure the success of the SADA programme. He noted that the resource potential of the SADA Ecological Zone if well harnessed would help eradicate poverty, improve the income of farmers and modernise agriculture to improve the economy. He ...

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