Monthly Archives: December 2015

First Lady calls for patronage of local hair products

The First Lady, Lordina Mahama, on Tuesday appealed to members of the Ghana Hairdressers and Beauticians (GHABA) to patronize locally made hair products and cosmetics for their work. The patronage, she added, would stabilize the economy and reduce the importation of those products with foreign currency from Europe and other continents. Mrs Mahama made the call when she addressed the ...

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Scrap national service, YEA – Frimpong Boateng

A former CEO of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Prof. Frimpong Boateng wants the National Service Scheme and the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) scrapped. According to him, the resources pumped into these outfits must be channeled into technical and vocational training in Ghana. Speaking at the Conference of the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics, Africa, Prof. Boateng lamented over the inadequate ...

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JJ owes me no explanation – Tsatsu

Former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, has said former President Jerry John Rawlings owes him no explanation for announcing his (Mr Tsikata’s) transfer from the Corporation to the Energy Ministry on radio in 2000. Mr Tsikata, who admitted to Kojo Yankson on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Wednesday December 9 that Mr ...

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Beasts of No Nation premieres in Ghana Dec.11

Critically acclaimed movie ‘Beasts of No Nation’ will premiere at the Silverbird Cinemas, West Hills Mall on Friday December 11. Ghana’s Abraham Attah played the lead role of Agu, who when civil war tears his family apart, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier. He won Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young ...

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‘NPP’ll lose 2016 with Nana’

A founder-member of Ghana’s biggest opposition party, Joshua Attoh Quarshie, is charging the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo to step down for a more capable person to lead the party into the 2016 elections. Mr Attoh Quarshie believes the NPP will lose the 2016 presidential polls if Nana Akufo-Addo represents the party as flagbearer at the ...

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NDC UK & Ireland Chapter congratulates Mahama

The UK chapter of the NDC wish to congratulate His Excellency Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur for his re-nomination as the running mate of His Excellency the President John Dramani Mahama for the 2016 general elections. We are delighted he has settled on his veep and we believe it is the right choice. As His Excellency the president said, Paa Kwesi ...

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No decision to suspend Kwabena Agyepong – NPP

The New Patriotic Party has refuted claims that its National General Secretary, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, has been suspended. According to the party, those claims are unfounded as its Disciplinary Committee which is considering a petition asking for Mr Agyepong’s suspension, is yet to make any recommendation on the matter that has grabbed headlines in the last weeks Last week, media ...

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‘Ghana needs Nana Addo’

Zongo Chiefs in the Manhyia South Constituency in Kumasi have been told that all the problems facing Ghana now can only be solved under a Nana Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. The MP for Manhyia South, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh aka Napo, insisted that President Mahama doesn’t have the expertise and knowledge to rescue Ghana from its present quandary. ...

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World heavyweight champion stripped of IBF title

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been stripped of his IBF title less than two weeks after winning it. The Briton, 27, had to agree to fight the IBF’s mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov but will instead face Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch. Fury beat Ukrainian Klitschko on points on 28 November to claim three versions of the heavyweight crown. Lindsey Tucker, ...

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AfDB to help Ghana address power challenges

In the coming weeks, Ghana is likely to receive financial support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to address current challenges facing the power sector. The Bank is currently working towards releasing some millions of dollars to support selected private firms working in the power sector. The current power crisis has affected various sectors of the economy, with the manufacturing ...

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