Monthly Archives: April 2015

Akufo-Addo confers with Nigeria’s Buhari

The leader of Ghana’s biggest opposition party Nana Akufo-Addo met with Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari Thursday. The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) met with the incoming president of West Africa’s most populous nation in Abuja to cement ties with the then opposition party. The three-time presidential candidate also congratulated Gen Buhari on his historic victory, having become the ...

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Ebola drug cures infected monkeys

An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the Ebola virus, US-based scientists have said. The treatment, known as TKM-Ebola-Guinea, targets the Makona strain of the virus, which caused the current deadly outbreak in West Africa. All three monkeys receiving the treatment were healthy when the trial ended after 28 days; three untreated monkeys died within nine days. Scientists cautioned ...

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62 percent of Ghanaians think MPs are corrupt

Sixty-two percent of Ghanaians think members of parliament use their position to accrue wealth for themselves without thinking about their constituents. Over 53 percent also do not trust in the ability of parliament to safeguard the public interest. These were contained in a survey conducted by the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE). The survey which was conducted in September ...

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Rawlings calls for restoration of global ethics

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has in separate meetings with the Algerian and EU Ambassadors called for an urgent need to restore global ethical and principled values, stating that President Nelson Mandela if he were alive today would have described the trend of brutal and unfair practices on the global scene as unconscionable. He also went on ...

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Abu Sakara: small opposition parties lose out

The 2012 Presidential candidate for the Convention People’s Party, Dr. Abu Sakara, has attributed the poor performance of his party in the last polls to the determination of the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress to win the elections at all cost. Dr. Sakara, who said none among the two parties will be able to give the Ghanaian ...

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Civil servants to lose jobs in 2017 – IMF confirms

Government is set to embark on a program to rationalize the size of the public sector workers by 2017, a new IMF staff report on Ghana has announced. The 87-page report, gives details of Ghana’s program with the IMF, including the conditions that the country is expected to meet before further disbursements are made. According to the report, Government will ...

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Let’s showcase Ghanaian culture in movies, lifestyle – Gifty Anti

TV personality and host of The Standpoint, Gifty Anti, has called on Ghanaians and Africa as a whole to go back to portraying their cultural values in their movies. “We have so many beautiful things here that we can use to showcase our uniqueness, so we have to go back to our culture,” she said in an interview with Red ...

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Japan supports Ghana with $2.5M agricultural machinery

The Embassy of Japan has handed over agricultural machinery under Japan’s Grant Assistance for underprivileged farmers in the country. A statement issued by the embassy and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, said the total Grant which is JPY 330,000,000 is approximately 9.7 million Ghana Cedis (about $2.5 million). “The machinery comprises 77 agricultural tractors with matching implements, ...

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Xenophobic attacks, setback to Africa’s integration – ECOWAS Chairman

Chairman of ECOWAS, President John Dramani Mahama, has condemned the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, saying it is a hindrance to the much needed African integration. He said it was regrettable that the same people who helped South Africa to overcome apartheid would now become enemies for no justifiable reason, to the extent that lives had been lost and property ...

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Tertiary students to pay utility bills as Government shares costs

Government says students in public tertiary institutions will now have to pay their own utility bills as one of the ‘innovative, alternative means’ to tackle increasing utility debts in public universities. The decision came out of a 25th March 2015 meeting which drew stakeholders in tertiary education to one auditorium at the University of Professional Studies. Leaders of students and ...

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