Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bernard Mensah in the dark over Valencia interest

Vitória Guimaraes’ Ghanaian star Bernard Mensah says he only learnt of Valencia’s interest in him from the media. Reports emerged in both Portugal and Ghana claiming the Spanish La Liga outfit were interested in signing the former WAFA attacking midfielder. But he has confirmed there has been no official bid from Valencia. “I have heard about the interests from clubs ...

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Cash and Carry back but with a new name

Cash and Carry has returned to the health centres across the country under a new guise, public-private partnership arrangement. In what may appear to be a milder form of the Cash and Carry policy, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card holders may be attended to by health care professionals but will have to buy medications and pay for other costs ...

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I was sacrificed after World Cup Fiasco – Afriyie Ankrah

Former Youth and Sports Minister, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, one of the key witnesses during the Brazil 2014, Commission of Inquiry says his removal from the ministry after last year’s World Cup fiasco does not connote any wrong doing. The former sports minister stole the headlines during the Commission hearings after weeping while answering questions on poor travel arrangement by fans, ...

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Ebola outbreak ‘over by August’, UN suggests

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be over by August, the head of the UN Ebola mission has told the BBC. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed admitted the UN had made mistakes in handling the crisis early on, sometimes acting “arrogantly”. A year after the outbreak was officially declared, the virus has killed more than 10,000 people. The medical charity ...

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Polling station results must be gazetted within 14 days – NPP

The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is proposing that polling station results be published and gazetted within fourteen days after national elections. Additionally, the party wants results to “be delivered to and inspected by Returning Officers in the Parliamentary elections”. In a 30-page electoral reform document to the Electoral Commission intercepted by StarrFMonline.com, the party also proposed that “constituency ...

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Nigeria polls: Mahama promises ECOWAS support

Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State & Government, has pledged the support of the group towards a successful elections in Nigeria on March 28, 2015. President Mahama gave the assurance on a pre-election visit to Nigeria. There have been concerns of a likely instability to be caused by the terrorist group Boko ...

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‘Total replacement of voters register untenable’

General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has stated that it is wrong for anybody to call for a total replacement of the voters register, only two years after its compilation. According to him, such a call must be supported by proven evidence that there was a better improved technology that could deal with ...

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God loves homosexuals – Pastor Ashimolowo

Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Center, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo says in spite of being against homosexuality, God still love gays. He explained that, even though, the Bible which is the Constitution that governs Christianity speaks against homosexuals, gays and lesbians still remain children of God. Pastor Ashimolowo made this revelation in an exclusive interview with a Nigerian newspaper, Punch. ...

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Ghana to record low rainfall this year

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has predicted that Ghana will record low rainfall across the country this year. Besides, it said, there would be early cessation (short rainy season) for almost the whole country this year. The GMet, therefore, urged Ghanaians to conserve water and asked farmers to go for short lifespan crops. “Farmers are encouraged to go for short ...

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Top US IT company to invest in Volta Region

Aristotle Incorporated, an award-winning Internet service provider in the United State is exploring opportunities of establishing a bureau in the Volta Region of Ghana. This follows a successful business meeting between a trade delegation from Akansas State, Delta Region, USA and political heads of the Volta Region, during a week’s sister cities partnership and Economic and Investment forum in Ho. ...

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