Monthly Archives: April 2015

‘Ghanaians must play key roles in oil and gas sector’

The Minister of Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah says Ghanaians should be seen to play key roles in the country’s oil and gas industry if the resources must propel national development. He says it is the desire of the government, as evidenced in its strategy, that the sector does not become another enclave for resource exploitation largely dominated by ...

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Ghanaians in South Africa appeal to Gov’t to evacuate them

An appeal has been made to the Government of Ghana headed by his Excellency President John Dramani Mahama to as a matter of urgency evacuate the thousands of Ghanaians domiciled in South Africa. Some members of the Ghanaian Community in that Country who expressed fear and frustration said their lives are in danger due to attacks by locals. The International ...

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Employ fresh graduates to reduce unemployment – Mahama

President John Mahama has said the unemployment rates in the country could be reduced if the private sector is open to employing fresh graduates into the job market. There is a widely-held perception that majority of university graduates are not trained to suit the job market; leading to rising levels of graduate unemployment in the country. According to President Mahama, ...

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Tighten security on campuses – AAU

The Association of African Universities (AAU) has urged universities in Africa to tighten security on their campuses to guard against terrorist attacks. A statement issued by Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile, the Secretary General of the AAU and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Monday said, “following the gruesome attack by Al Shabab insurgents on Garissa University College students in ...

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Ghana elected to serve on three UN bodies

Ghana has unanimously been elected to serve on the United Nations (UN) Commission on Social Development and two other subsidiary bodies of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The rest are the Programme Coordinating Board of the Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Committee for Development (CD) Policy. A statement issued, in Accra, on Thursday, and copied to the ...

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Ghana migrants drown after being thrown overboard

A group of Muslim migrants have been arrested for ‘aggravated murder’ after allegedly throwing 12 Christians into the Mediterranean sea during a recent crossing from Libya, Italian police reports. Witnesses say a fight broke out on a rubber dinghy carrying more than 100 African migrants from Libya to Sicily, after which the men were thrown to their deaths. A group ...

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We can’t preach for free — Evangelists

They are usually found at strategic locations such as markets, transport yards, hospitals and on buses plying their trade. Whether called or motivated, these men and women, who prefer to be called evangelists, go about their business with loud microphones and sometimes blaring speakers to make their presence felt. And the unique antics displayed by some of them to draw ...

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NDC to launch Project 50-50 in Eastern Region

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Eastern Region is set to launch “Project 50 -50,” which seeks to maximize votes to equal the number of votes to be obtained by the opposition New Patriotic Party in the region during the 2016 elections. The party is, therefore, putting measures in place to make sure that that dream becomes a reality ...

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IMF: Ghana could be HIPC by the end of 2015

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ghana’s total public debt could hit the dreaded 70% mark by the end of this year. If this prediction by IMF Fiscal Monitor – released at the on-going IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington DC – comes to pass, then it would be official that Ghana is a Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC). ...

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Indian companies withdraw from Facebook’s Internet.org

A group of Indian technology and internet companies have pulled out of Facebook’s Internet.org initiative, fearing it threatens the principle of “net neutrality”. This is the principle that all websites and apps should be equally accessible. Travel portal Cleartrip.com and media giant Times Group both announced they would be withdrawing from the service, citing competition fears. But Facebook boss Mark ...

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