Monthly Archives: April 2015

I cannot fight corruption alone – Mahama

In a passionate appeal to Chief Directors, board chairs and public service kingpins, President John Mahama is asking sector leaders to take responsibility in the fight against corruption. “Corruption is not the responsibility of only the president. I am not everywhere in all your establishment to supervise and make sure nobody is taking any money” he said. The president made ...

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NPP will win over 30% votes in Volta region – Agyepong

The general secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party Kwabena Agyepong has predicted over 30% votes in the Volta region come the 2016 elections. The Volta region, popularly known as the ‘World Bank’, has been the fortress of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) since 1992. Speaking to party officials from the 26 constituencies in the NDC stronghold at the ...

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Mahama dismisses reports of retrenchment in 2017

President John Mahama has dismissed reports that there will be layoffs in the Public sector in 2017 as a result of the IMF bailout. Media reports suggest that some government workers will be retrenched as a result of the 918 million dollars support being offered the country by the Bretton Wood institution. But reacting to the reports at a program ...

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Switzerland is ‘world’s happiest’ country in new poll

The land of clocks and chocolates is the world’s happiest country, according to a new survey. Switzerland topped the third annual World Happiness index produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an initiative under the United Nations. It was closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Togo, Burundi, Benin and Rwanda, with civil-war wracked Syria, were least happy. ...

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South African shops in Malawi shut in xenophobia boycott

South African-owned shops in Malawi have remained closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks. In the commercial capital Blantyre, armed police guarded several leading South African chain stores. Several hundred Malawians have been evacuated from South Africa after the recent wave of xenophobic violence. At least seven people have been killed and 5,000 left ...

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Jay Z signs Ghanaian rapper, Vic Mensa

Hiphop artiste and business mogul, Jay Z has signed budding Ghanaian rapper, Vic Mensa, on his Roc Nation music label. The deal between Vic Mensa, born Victor Kwesi Mensah and Jay Z was inked Tuesday and announced on the mogul’s music streaming site, Tidal. Jay Z celebrated his new signee and said “Welcome, let’s kill it”. Vic, 21, is a ...

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Asantehene meets Seychelles President

The Ghanaian king of the Ashanti people or Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, arrived in the Seychelles on Wednesday evening as the guest of honour for the upcoming fifth annual Carnaval International de Victoria. The international carnival, which begins on Friday April 24, has this year attracted the participation of twenty-nine countries, one of which is Ghana. In addition, Swaziland’s ...

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“I’m doing great and back home” – Kwaw Kese celebrates release

He has been released and granted his freedom after he served his court mandated sentence of one day at the Kumasi Central prisons over a narcotic charge. The famous hiplife singer was jailed Thursday having been convicted of smoking marijuana in public in November last year in Kumasi. The judge William Boampong also fined him Gh¢ 1,200 of which he ...

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Graduands challenged to change nursing face

Mr Felix Kwame Nyante, Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council, has challenged graduates of the Peri-Operative and Critical Nursing School, Korle-Bu to help change the face of nursing in the country. He said because of the negative attitude of some nurses, the public mostly blame death occurrences and other inhumane treatment at the various hospitals on nurses, leading to the disrespect ...

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Ghana Home Loans launch product for UK Resident Ghanaians

Ghana Home Loans, the mortgage specialists, has launched a series of products to enable UK-based Ghanaians to acquire land, buy property, or undertake construction of residential homes in Ghana. The long-term loan products are denominated in pound sterling and allow eligible Ghanaians to conveniently make monthly mortgage repayments via direct debits to a UK domiciled bank account. Announcing the launch ...

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