Monthly Archives: April 2015

Duplication of dev’t projects yields no benefits –Minister

Dr. Musheibu Mohammed Alfa, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, said uncoordinated development, duplication of efforts and over concentration of activities on the part of development partners, nongovernmental and civil society organisations brings no benefits to the people. He said in an attempt to provide development projects and services, some development partners, nongovernmental and civil society organisations had over the years ...

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McDan tennis takes off

The second edition of the annual McDan Open championship takes off today after a successful qualifiers last weekend. The country’s tennis governing body, Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) has hinted that the main draw of the competition begins today at the Accra Stadium Tennis Court. Close to 100 participants are expected in the five day tennis fiesta which has doubled the ...

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Akufo-Addo: Oil-rich Ghana seeking IMF bailout is historic mismanagement

2016 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the decision by the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government to go for a bailout from the IMF “is as a result of the deficit of ideas in solving problems like dumsor, coupled with the mismanagement of the economy and a lack of fiscal discipline.” Delivering a brief ...

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Choose God-Fearing EC Chair – Methodist Bishop

The Methodist Bishop of Obuasi Diocese has waded into the controversial issue of the appointment of a new chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), calling on the President to choose a God-fearing person. According to Rt. Rev. Stephen Richard Bosomtwi-Ayensu, Ghanaians have become interested in who becomes the EC chairman because the 2016 polls are critical to Ghana’s peace and ...

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Strive for excellence beyond paper qualification – Prof Alabi

The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (SOGS) of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Professor Goski Alabi, has advised students to look beyond academic achievements and develop their social skills to enable them to succeed in their respective endeavours. According to her, the notion that the acquisition of certificates is the surest way to success is not ...

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Nduom urges gov’t to address concerns of Western Chiefs

President of Groupe Nduom and a former Minister of Energy Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has called on the Petroleum Commission to conduct an analysis of the needs and demands of vulnerable communities in the Western Region where oil and gas activities are taking place. Addressing participants at the recently held 1st BTA –Petroleum Commission BlackGold Summit on local content in ...

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Alhaji Dicko: Ghana must learn from Nigeria polls

An International Relations expert, Alhaji Nuhu Alhassan Dicko, has stated that even though Ghana has an enviable record in electoral matters, it needs not be complacent in its upcoming 2016 Elections. He also expressed the belief that Ghana could still learn from Nigeria to bring innovations to its electoral system. “Though Ghana is recognised as a beacon of democracy in ...

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Evacuation via sea an option for Ghanaians in SA – Ahwoi

Ghana’s ambassador to South Africa Kwesi Ahwoi says government is making arrangements to evacuate Ghanaians from the ‘rainbow nation’ if the ongoing xenophobic attacks escalate. He said the Ghana High Commission has two options at disposal for a possible evacuation – via air and via sea. “As at this material time you are talking to me, the situation does not ...

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Ghanaian Community in Washington Celebrates 58th Anniversary .

Ghana’s 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration was celebrated by the Ghanaian Community in the Washington DC Metropolitan area at the La Fontaine Blue Ballroom, Lanham, Maryland. Ghanaians from all walks of life thronged the venue, displaying the Ghanaian way of life in an American setting, display of Ghanaian culture, dancing away the night with good old Ghanaian highlife music and dressed ...

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Dumsor isn’t a political weapon, it’s about our survival – Nana Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed disappointment over comments by his political opponents that, the NPP is constantly complaining about the energy crisis to win political points, and that they will be “weaponless” when the crisis is over. According Nana Addo, the devastating effects of the energy crisis, known popularly as “dumsor,” go ...

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