Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cocobod loan cash hits account in October

Citi Business News has gathered that cash from the cocoa syndicated loan will hit the account of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) at the beginning of October,2015. Sources familiar with the matter tell Citi Business News the various parties involved in the loan syndication including government who is serving as guarantor, COCOBOD which is the beneficiary and financial institutions who are ...

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Winning the MTN FA Cup is a dream come true – Tom Strand

Tarkwa-based Medeama FC trainer, Tom Strand, says he is ecstatic about annexing the MTN FA Cup at the expense of Asante Kotoko, describing the feat as a dream come true. The 35-year-old Swedish import says clinching the accolade proves his worth as a coach, while showering praises on his players for their co-operation. Mediama beat Kotoko 2-1 in a thrilling ...

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President Mahama votes in Bole

President John Mahama spiced up otherwise apathetic district assembly elections held across the country today when he cast his vote in his hometown Bole. The elections throughout the country experienced low turnout. But the President found time to travel from Accra to the Northern region to participate in the national exercise. The elections which closed at 5pm Tuesday were characterised ...

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Congo Brazzaville 2-3 Ghana: Jordan Ayew bangs in winner as Stars labour

A spirited second half comeback from the Red Devils of Congo was thwarted by a last minute goal from Jordan Ayew as  they shared honors with the Black Stars of Ghana on the grand opening of the magnificent Kintele stadium in Brazzaville. Goals from Harrison Afful and Richmond Boakye Yiadom put Avram Grant’s team on the front foot in the first half against their ...

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One pint of blood, one life saved

I was recently at a blood donation centre to donate blood. 14 out of my 16 donations have been at this facility. As usual, the place was full with replacement donors, and being the only voluntary donor there at the time, I was accorded “royal” treatment; this royal treatment included having no place to sit while waiting and attendants disturbing ...

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Court stops assembly elections at Akuse, other areas

A High Court in Koforidua has placed an injunction on the Akuse-Natriku district assembly elections. The injunction was granted following an application by Kloma Gbi (a Krobo youth group) and Mr. Sakitey Asare, a concerned citizen of the area, who jointly contested the placement of the Akuse-Natriku electoral area under the Shai Osudoku district of the Greater Accra Region, instead ...

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First Friday of every month to be declared ‘Batakari Day’

The “Batakari Day” will be launched at a ceremony to be held at the offices of the World Bank Ghana office on September 4, 2015. Key among the series of programmes outlined for the month include; Still and Motion Photography Exhibition, an experiential celebration of the people and cultures of the North of Ghana through garment, food, music and dance. ...

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Serena Williams begins calendar Slam push in ruthless style with win over Vitalia Diatchenk

Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian waved the white flag and retired. Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian ...

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IMF approves second tranche of bailout cash

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its review of Ghana’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Completion of the review enables the disbursement of about US$116.6 million, bringing to total disbursements under the arrangement to about US$233.1 million.In completing the review, the Executive Board also granted waivers for ...

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District Assembly elections: Rains destroy voters register in Wa

Some voters’ registers to be used for the District Assembly elections in Wa in the Upper West region have been drenched after a downpour Monday night. Joy News’ regional correspondent Rafiq Salem reports that the registers and other voting materials were left outside the police station after they were brought there from the Electoral Commission for sorting. Polling officials were ...

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