Monthly Archives: January 2016

Bus branding saga: Smarttys to refund GH¢1.5m by March

Following the directive by the Chief of Staff to the Attorney General to recover excess payment for the re-spraying and branding of 116 new buses for the Ministry of Transport, lawyers for Smarttys Management and Productions Limited have reached agreement with the Attorney General to make full payment by the end of March this year. A statement from the Flagstaff ...

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SHOWING COMPASSION TO TWO AT THE PERIL OF MANY; A RECKLESS DECISION

BY FRANK KYEI BAFFOUR The hosting of two ex Guantanamo detainees in Ghana has set tongues wagging in every corner of the country. The two, Mahmoud Omar Mohammed Bin Atef and Khalid Shayk Mohammed are known to have trained with the terrorist group Al Qeda and have been detained for fourteen years. They have been transferred to Ghana on the ...

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6 Ridiculous pictures of some Ghanaian politicians – Which is your pick?

1. TO SERVE OR TO BE SERVED? (Right) Policeman carrying umbrella for Mayor of Accra (Alfred Oko Vanderpuje). [Left] Someone carrying umbrella for Greater Accra Regional Minister (Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo). The two officials were visiting Kwame Nkrumah Circle after a flood disaster in June 2015 had killed nearly 200 people. This is absolutely ridiculous because our leaders are ...

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‘We Can’t Vouch For Two Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Ghana’- US Govt

The United States says it has no security personnel keeping track of the movement and activities of the two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been resettled in the Ghana after being rejected by the US. According to the American Embassy in Accra, the US government cannot guarantee the behaviour of the two ex-detainees linked to the terror group Al-Qaeda. Head ...

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US Embassy to Ghanaians: We Can’t VOUCH for Ex-Detainees BUT DEAL is IRREVOCABLE

The United States Embassy in Accra has explained that it would not be possible to return the Guantanamo detainees which government has accepted to accommodate in Ghana for two years. Many Ghanaians have expressed disagreement with government’s decision on the detainees and have asked that they should be returned but some have however welcomed them and insisted they should be ...

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Top 6 Smartest Things To Do With Your Money in 2016

Here’s how to spend, invest, and save wisely in 2016 and beyond. For Americans, money is one of the leading causes of stress. It’s no wonder then, that better improving our financial habits is a top resolution for 2016. But holding true to that commitment can be incredibly challenging. While financial planning can be a complicated task, let’s break down ...

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I Made A MISTAKE…Multiple Registration In Ashanti Not 200,000 – EC Boss

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has clarified that the number of suspected multiple registrations in the Ashanti region is not 200,000 as earlier stated by the Chairperson of the commission. According to the commission the figure is rather for total registrations for the region in 2014. Mrs. Charlotte Osei has thus corrected the figure for suspected multiple registrations for the ...

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Tech firm develops new business solutions application for Africa

EDEL Technology Consulting and the United States African Development Fund (USADF) are collaborating on building tool to enable youth in Africa earn income using mobile phones. USADF, as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), has provided grant funding for the development this business solutions mobile platform called M-Ablodé. M-Ablodé, developed by EDEL Technology Consulting, is a micro working ...

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Five ways to be better in 2016

Last week, we declared 2016 to be a year of solutions. The more problems you have, the more you need solutions. January is already proving to be the grueling endurance test that it always is, and with so many challenges looming up in the months to come, we need solutions this year more than ever. As things get tougher, we ...

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Robert P. Jackson sworn in as next U.S. Ambassador to Ghana

Robert Porter Jackson has been sworn in as President Obama’s new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana. The oath of office was administered by Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Lieutenant General Joseph Henry Smith, Ambassador of Ghana to the United States, attended the ceremony, as did Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy, former ...

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