Monthly Archives: October 2015

Judicial scandal: Judges get one week to defend their actions

The Judicial Committee set up to hear the cases of the indicted High Court judges has dedicated seven weeks to the seven judges indicted in the bribery scandal to appear before it. From now till December 11, a week each would be allocated to an indicted judge to defend him or herself and address all the charges leveled against him or ...

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Black Princesses fight back to secure 2-2 draw away to Ethiopia

The Black Princesses have held their Ethiopian counterparts to a 2-2 draw in their final 2016 World Cup qualifying match played in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The national U20 side took the lead after Hassabi Muso scored an own goal very early into the game. Loza Abera however equalized for the Ethiopians after her 15th minute strike.The Ethiopian forward then scored ...

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SA students: Zuma freezes tuition fees amid protests

South African President Jacob Zuma has ruled out any increases in university tuition fees for next year after more than a week of protests by students. They have been the biggest student protests to hit the country since apartheid ended in 1994. The students had rejected an earlier government offer to cap increases at 6%, down from the 10% to ...

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GRA targets night businesses as it clamps down on tax defaulters

Businesses that operate in the night are targets of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) as its taskforce embarks on a revenue mobilization exercise in the Ashanti Region. Such businesses described as shadow tax payers are regarded as major potential contributors to the tax pool. Director of tax force operations, Theophilus Gaskins has warned businesses operating at night to volunteer and settle ...

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‘Voting Mahama was human error of the worst kind’ – KEEA PPP

In a direct response to a statement released by executives of the National Democratic Congress in the Komenda Edina Eguafo-Abirem Constituency to condemn Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom’s criticism of President Mahama, executives of the Progressive People Party, have jumped to the defense of their flagbearer in a strongly worded statement. NDC executives of KEEA in the Central Region took issues with ...

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Senior Academic Leadership training phase two takes-off

The phase two of the Senior Academic Leadership Training (SALT) programme for Private Universities’ Council Members ended in Accra on Friday. The two day workshop organized by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and funded by the Carnegie Corporation in New York was attended by about 40 delegates from the private universities. The key objectives of the workshop were ...

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VRA takes measures to stop bilharzia in affected communities

In an effort to stem the spread of bilharzia among the inhabitants along the Volta River, the Volta River Authority (VRA) has constructed a 30 separate micro-flush standalone toilet facilities for the households in the Kebenu community, in the Central Tongu District, Volta Region. The biofil toilet system which is constructed by Biological Filters and Composters Limited (Biofilcom) is considered ...

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Deadly rocket attack hits protest in Libya’s Benghazi

At least five people have been killed and 30 others wounded in Benghazi when rockets hit protesters who gathered in Libya’s second largest city to demonstrate against a United Nations-proposed peace deal, medics said. Hundreds of people had gathered in the centre of the eastern city on Friday to protest against a power-sharing agreement proposed by UN envoy Bernardino Leon. ...

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‘Afoko’s tenure forced more peace meetings than Israel and Palestine’

In his attempt to justify the suspension of New Patriotic Party Chairman, Paul Afoko, a member of the party’s Communication Team, Richard Yeboah, says the party under Afoko’s leadership was forced to hold more peace meetings than that which occurs between Israel and Palestine. His comments on Citi FM’s news analysis programme, ‘The Big Issue’, come a day after the ...

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Karpower Barges can only supply power by February 2016

Although a power-generating plant is expected from Turkey by November, it will be unable to immediately provide a power-hungry country any electricity until Febuarary 2016,  an energy think-tank ACEP, is predicting. The news puts the Power Minister’s promise that loadshedding will end by December in serious doubt. Government had banked hopes on floating power stations from Turkey to Ghana which ...

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