Monthly Archives: August 2016

South Sudan minister resigns, calls for Kiir to go

An influential South Sudanese minister and opposition figure has resigned, saying a fragile peace deal was dead and calling for President Salva Kiir’s unity government to leave power. Lam Akol, agriculture minister in Kiir’s administration and the leader of the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) party, spoke out on Monday against rebel leader Riek Machar, whose forces have ...

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DVLA Collects GHC 29,204,638.09 In Six Months

The Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) collected GHȼ29,204,638.09 in revenue during the first half of the year, Mr. Noble Appiah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has announced. This, he said, came from the registration of a total of 68,647 vehicles. The CEO indicated that the Authority had projected to register 75,542 vehicles during the period. He was speaking at ...

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Fire-ravaged Canadian city hit by heavy floods

Torrential rains have flooded the Canadian city of Fort McMurray just months after wildfires gutted the area. The Alberta city activated its emergency operations centre to deal with flooding for the first time since a massive blaze forced the evacuation of thousands of people in May. Rising waters led to road closures across the city as emergency crews worked to ...

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Forget ‘Tesla Semi,’ Mercedes already has world’s first all-electric truck

When Elon Musk revealed that Tesla is planning to produce an all-electric commercial vehicle platform called “Tesla Semi,” it came as quite a surprise to a lot of people. That’s because it seemed virtually no one else was thinking about electric semi trucks.Turns out, though, Mercedes-Benz has been hotly engineering a semi truck EV for some time. To underscore that ...

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Aviation fuel to drop by 20 percent

Airline companies should expect a reduction of at least 20 percent in aviation fuel soon. This is the assurance coming from President Mahama. According to him, consultations with the industry regulator, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) have concluded with a decision to reduce the cost of aviation fuel by 20 percent. Ghana is said to have the highest cost of ...

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We’ve paid Secondary School subsidies – GES

Following weeks of agitations by the Conference of Heads and Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and some teacher unions, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that it has released some money to cover subsidies which were owed the secondary schools. CHASS had earlier issued a threat to close down Senior High Schools (SHS) nationwide, following delays by the government in paying ...

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Minority To Block Oti Bless’s Appointment…

The Minority in Parliament have initiated moves to block the appointment of Mr Kwabena John Bless Oti as a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development following a revelation that he was part of the Montie FM panel on the day contemptuous statements were made about some Supreme Court judges. Mr Bless Oti who is the Member of Parliament ...

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NDC wants Okudzeto arrested for ‘threatening’ Mahama

A comment by a former president of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Mr. Sam Okudzeto, that president would be planning his own funeral if he gave in to the pressure mounting on him to grant presidential pardon to the three Montie FM contemnors – Godwin Ako Gunn, Alistair Nelson and Salifu Maase – is a threat to Ghana’s democracy, Mr. ...

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Roberto Di Matteo wants to keep Jordan Ayew at Villa

Roberto Di Matteo insists he will not lose any player he wants to keep at Aston Villa, including prized asset Jordan Ayew. The Villa boss is confident he can build on his squad rather than repair it in times to come. The Italian coach is hoping to make the Black Stars striker the cornerstone of Villa’s bid to return to ...

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Fuel prices down by 5%

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers has reduced the price of fuel by five percent. A statement signed by Executive Secretary of the Chamber, Duncan Amoah, said “Prices on the world markets over the past 4 windows have gone down by over 17.164% from previous levels of $50.22/barrel to the current indexes of $41.60/barrel but the local pumps have till date ...

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