Monthly Archives: October 2016

Wakaso Pockets US$ 700 For Man-of-the-Match Award in South Africa Friendly

Mubarak Wakaso was adjudged man of the match in Ghana’s 1-1 draw with South Africa on Tuesday in an international friendly. He was awarded 10,000 Rands (US$ 700) from sponsor Castle Larger. The Panathinaikos man shot the Black Stars into the lead from the spot after Harrison Afful was brought down inside the box. He was assertive in the middle ...

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New Trump ad attacks Clinton’s health

Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that “the shackles have been taken off” his campaign — a thinly veiled threat suggesting that the final 28 days of the presidential race will be filled with personal attacks. That scorched-earth strategy is on full display in the Trump campaign’s latest ad, which targets Hillary Clinton’s health. “Our next president faces daunting challenges in ...

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Banks welcome minimum capital revision

Some banks in Ghana have lauded the decision by the central bank to increase the minimum capital requirement of banks. According to them this will provide a platform for banks to perform bigger transactions and intervene in the productive sectors of the economy. In an interview with Citi Business News, the Managing Director of Capital Bank, Rev. FitzGerald Odonkor said ...

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Teacher Unions call for the regulation of private schools

Teacher Unions in the country have appealed to government to address without delay the inadequate funding of public basic schools, to reverse the poor quality of education in the country. The unions say government must increase investment in infrastructural development in public schools, especially at the basic level to make it as attractive as the private schools. Mr. Samuel Frank ...

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13 Presidential hopefuls lose police guards

The Ghana Police Service has begun the process of withdrawing police guards assigned to all the 13 presidential hopefuls who have been disqualified from the race by the Electoral Commission. “We have commenced the process of withdrawing the security personnel assigned to the presidential aspirants. …We are going to withdraw them as soon as possible,” Director of Public Affairs of ...

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DR Congo stability at extreme risk, UN warned

The Democratic Republic of Congo is at “extreme risk” of descending into widespread violence, the UN Security Council has been warned. UN envoy Maman Sidikou said threats to the 18,000-strong peacekeeping mission there outstripped its capabilities. Violent protests have broken out over the postponement of presidential polls. The opposition accuses President Joseph Kabila of trying to cling to power beyond ...

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The NPP’s manifesto offers nothing new

Folks, the NPP has launched its manifesto, which I have gone through to conclude that it offers nothing substantially novel to enthuse over. I regard that manifesto as a knee-jerk approach to national development, based on assumptions and dangerous speculation. I’m not alone in holding this opinion. Here is how a friend puts it: “As if we’re illiterates in this ...

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Bolga All Stars spent Gh¢200k to land in Ghana league

The communications director of newly-promoted premiership side Bolga All Stars Jose Nelson Abagna has said the team spent over Gh¢ 200,000 before securing qualification to the Ghana Premier League. Bolga All Stars on Sunday secured their ticket to play in the elite division next season after beating Tamale Utrecht 2-0 at the Tamale Sports Stadium. They will now join Elmina ...

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7,000 children are born with hole-in-heart – Dr. Serebour

An average of 7,000 children are born with hole-in-heart condition in the country every year, the Director of the National Cardiothoracic Centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, Dr Lawrence Serebour, has disclosed. According to him, the condition, caused by defects in the development of a baby, affects one out of every 100 live births in the ...

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Kufuor blew $14.8m on CP judgment debts – Fiifi Kwetey

The Kufuor administration and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) went to the international financial market to borrow $14.8 million to pay judgment debts awarded to construction form, Construction Pioneers (CP) in 2008, Fifi Kwetey, Minister of Transport has said. Speaking at the second edition of the governing National Democratic Congress’ Setting the Records Straight series in Accra on October 11, ...

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