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Winners Of Miss Ghana Contest From 1957 to date

The Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant was started by the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1957 as an initiative to offer the “Independent” Ghanaian woman a platform to positively impact society. It is the biggest and oldest national beauty pageant in Ghana with Monica Amekoafia becoming the first-ever Miss Ghana. The winner of the competition represents the ...

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Speaker delivers lecture to mark formation of UGCC today

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, will today deliver a public lecture as part of activities marking the 60th anniversary of the formation of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC). The lecture which will focus on the topic “August 4 – Ghana’s Day of Destiny,” will also mark the establishment of the Aborigines Rights Protection Society (ARPS) by ...

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Nana Anima Wiafe-Akenten – First PhD holder in Twi

She simply loves to study languages but certainly not the Spanish, French or English that most students love to pursue. Hers is the Akan language, Twi to be precise. Her passion for the precise usage of the Twi language motivated her to study it from the primary level all the way to the tertiary level. This indeed has been a ...

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Three Ghanaians honoured by Queen Elizabeth

Three young Ghanaians have been awarded by Queen Elizabeth for their outstanding contributions in their communities. They are Elijah Amoo Addo, Winnifred Selby and Efua Asibon. The awards ceremony was held at Buckingham Palace and was attended by many personalities from the British royal family including Prince Harry who gave a speech praising the recipients – who are between 18 ...

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US to Review Benefits to Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania For Used Clothes Ban

The U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday it was reviewing trade benefits to Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after a complaint over a ban on imports of used clothing into the East African market. USTR said the “out-of-cycle” review was in response to a petition filed by the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles ...

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Speakers of Parliament of Ghana from 1951 to date

Legislative representation in Ghana dates back to 1950, when the country (then known as Gold Coast) was a British colony. The body, called the Legislative Council, was purely advisory as the Governor exercised all legislative and executive powers. Reforms were introduced in 1916 and 1925, although the governor’s power remained extensive. In 1946, a new constitution was introduced that allowed ...

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Film director Amma Asante honoured by Queen Elizabeth II

Award-winning British director, of Ghanaian descent, Amma Asante has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II for her contribution to film. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award winner was among the Queen’s Birthday Honours list that was released on Friday night. The Queen’s Birthday Honours recognises more than 1,000 people who have made achievements in public life ...

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Rescue us – Ghanaians cry out in Saudi Arabia

Ghanaian illegal immigrants living in Sakakah, a city in Saudi Arabia have appealed to the government to come to their aid. According to one of the victims named Gifty Opare via a video recording which was aired on Atinka TV’s Morning Show, ‘Ghana Nie’ Thursday, they are really suffering and need the government of Ghana to heed to their pleas. ...

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Abraham Attah and the Hero Film Crew Donate to School Children in Tamale

Multiple Award winning teen actor Abraham Attah and the Hero Film Crew have donated Toms shoes to underprivileged school children in the Northern Region on the 14th of June 2017. As part of the Youngster’s Regional tour in the North, his foundation (Abraham Attah Foundation) partnered with the Hero Film Project to make such donations worth thousands of Ghana Cedis ...

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Sankofa – Gye-Nyame oil field starts production in July

Sources say even though production has already started, this would just be a formal ceremony to herald production on the field. This would aid production of about forty-five thousand barrels of crude in the first phase of production and up to 180 million standard cubic feet by end of next year. Meanwhile Energy Expect, Ben Boakye is worried the necessary ...

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