Monthly Archives: April 2016

Executive too powerful – Nduom

The founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has said the powers vested in the president by the 1992 constitution have weakened the mandate of the other arms of government.“Parliament as a body is weaker compared to the executive. Parliament is poorer as compared to the executive because of the extensive and huge powers given to ...

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We need more money – Prisons Service

Deputy National Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ghana Prisons Service, Francis Agyiri Kwakye has bemoaned the amount of feeding rate allocated to prisoners, making it extremely difficult for officials to feed inmates. In an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem he said, government only allocates GHC 1.80Gp for the welfare of a prisoner per day- this amount he said caters ...

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APC receives certificate from EC as 26th political party

The All Peoples Congress (APC) became the 26th recognised registered political party in the country, following the receipt of its final certificate from the Electoral Commission (EC) at a ceremony in Accra yesterday. The ceremony was exciting as truckloads of party supporters in party T-shirts and holding brooms, the party’s logo,  besieged the EC headquarters. The jubilant supporters shouted party ...

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Accra to host 3rd Jazz and Highlife festival

The third edition of the Live in Accra Jazz and Highlife Festival begins on Wednesday 27 April and closes on Saturday 7 May. During this time, along with the opportunity to attend several workshops and film screenings, guests will be treated to musical performances by local and international artists. Established by the Alliance Française Accra, since its inception the Live ...

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UN envoy estimates 400,000 killed in Syria civil war

The UN special envoy for Syria has estimated that 400,000 people have been killed throughout the last five years of civil war, urging major and regional powers to help salvage a crumbling ceasefire. Explaining that the death toll was based on his own estimate, Staffan de Mistura said on Friday that it was not an official UN statistic. “We had ...

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Newbie Fashion Tips for Grown-Up Men

Just over a month ago, I ran into a friend at a CES event. While I see this friend around town once in a while, this was the first time I’d seen him in a non-casual setting since Blogworld 4 months earlier. After exchanging the usual pleasantries, he asked me an odd question: “Is this like your conference party outfit?” ...

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13 things you can do to re-brand your Marriage

After dating or being married for long, it is easy for a couple to get too familiar or comfortable with each other. Things can get boring between them, or they could suffer the same old same old repetitive stuff. Corporate companies re-brand themselves whenever they feel the need to excite their clients/customers afresh, the need to adopt to the changing ...

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UK has no view on Ghana’s register row – Jon Benjamin

Britain has said it is strongly committed to helping Ghana sail through this year’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections freely and peacefully, but will not be drawn into the raging controversy over the integrity of the country’s electoral roll, which some analysts fear could be a recipe for conflict. Opposition elements have slammed the current voters’ register, and are leading a ...

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Military lock up 3 soldiers for allegedly assaulting boy

The Northern Regional Command of the Airbone Force has handed over three of the five soldiers who brutally assaulted a 16-year old boy, Christopher Bama, in Tamale, to the Northern Regional Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for a thorough investigation into the matter. This follows a letter dated 6thApril, 2016, and signed by the Northern Regional ...

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Konadu gets challenger

A senior lecturer at the University Ghana, Legon in Accra, intends to battle Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings for the presidential slot of the National Democratic Party (NDP). Joseph Bediako, National Coordinator, Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings (FONKAR), made the announcement during an interview with Ashh FM in Kumasi. He said the lecturer would face stiff competition from Nana Konadu, former first ...

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