Monthly Archives: April 2015

Labour must stand by govt over power crises – Haruna

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, on Tuesday called on members of the various trade unions across the country to collaborate effectively with government to deal with the current power crises bedeviling the country. He mentioned the payment of affordable rates for energy consumption, energy conservation in government departments and support to government to reform the ...

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UT boss admitted into entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame

Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UT Bank, has been awarded by the Ghana Entrepreneurs Foundation, and inducted into the Ghana Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, for his excellent and innovative performance. The Ghana Entrepreneur Awards, launched in 2010, is meant to recognize and award distinguished entrepreneurs in the Ghanaian community, and showcase leading ones. The Foundation described Mr ...

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Ghanaians urged to appreciate their cultural values

Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Omanhen of Essikado traditional area has called on Ghanaians to cherish and appreciate their cultural values and traditions so as to enhance the development of the country. He said the beauty of any people was their cultural values and that no nation could develop without knowing its history, cultural values and traditions. Nana Nketsia said this ...

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Gov’t taking measures to ensure confidence – Veep

Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Tuesday stated that the government is taking the right measures to ensure the country moves into the future with confidence. He said despite disastrous policy choices that the country made in the past, Ghana emerged successfully from its economic recovery programme. Vice President Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the launch of the International Monetary Fund ...

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NPP asks Ghanaians to vote out NDC

Mr Adam Mahama Akalbila, Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called on Ghanaians to examine what he termed “the present economic difficulty” before casting their votes for Election 2016. Speaking to journalists in Bolgatanga at the weekend, he indicated that the present condition of the economy is unbearable for many Ghanaians. He alleged that the ...

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Nigeria: 293 women rescued from Boko Haram camps

Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest, the Nigerian Armed Forces announced on its official Twitter account. The armed forces could not immediately confirm if any of the rescued girls were among the 200 schoolgirls the militant group Boko Haram kidnapped in April 2014 from the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok. That abduction led ...

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Heads of anti-corruption institutions must be held accountable – IEA

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has called for accountability from heads of the various anti-corruption bodies in Ghana in the fight against the canker. According to the IEA, those state-funded institutions must be blamed for the seeming failure in the fight against corruption. The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), ...

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Alisa Hotel holds health walk

Ms Grace Adams, Sales & Marketing Representative of Alisa Hotels Limited, has called on Ghanaians to engage in frequent exercises to enable them to stay healthy at all times. Ms Adams made the call over the weekend at the end of this year’s Health Walk of the Hotel in Accra. The walk, which started from the premises of the hotel ...

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NHIS won’t ‘collapse’ – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has given the strongest assurance yet that his government will do all it can to prevent the National Health Insurance Scheme from collapsing in spite of the challenges. Speaking at a meeting with the leadership of the EP Church of Ghana, President Mahama says government will do all it can to save the scheme. “We have ...

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Prof Yankah: ‘Presidency is a refuge for corrupt officials

The President of the Central University College, Prof Kwesi Yankah says the tendency of government appointees embroiled in corruption scandals to later find work at the presidency is making that office a “comfortable refuge for the corrupt”. Speaking at a corruption conference organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs, Prof Kwesi Yankah mentioned former Sports minister, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, who ...

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