Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Old Parliament House demolition in pictures

The demolished section of the Old Parliament Building

Four years after fire destroyed portions of the Old Parliament House, opposite the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, portions of the building have been demolished to pave way for the construction of a new one. When visited the site on Monday, the structure had been flattened, awaiting clearance of the debris. Some scrap dealers were also seen at the ...

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KNUST female students invent sanitation improvement app


Two students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have challenged Government and other policy makers to use science and technology to address Ghana’s sanitation problems. The two; Miss Agyirakwa Monney Bernice and Doreenda Nikoi Kotei-Sika, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students at the Kwame Nkrumah Science and Technology (KNUST) respectively have developed an app which has ...

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Toronto Film Festival: George Clooney ‘felt sick’ shooting Suburbicon


George Clooney has said he “felt sick” while directing some scenes in his new movie Suburbicon. The film’s plot sees a black family move into a predominantly white suburban community in the 1950s. “The trickiest part [of shooting] was, we were in a very racially diverse neighbourhood in Fullerton, California,” Clooney said. “And we had about 350 extras who were ...

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Apple suffers ‘major iPhone X leak’


Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak. Two news sites were given access to an as-yet-unreleased version of the iOS operating system. The code refers to an iPhone X in addition to two new iPhone 8 handsets. It also details facial recognition tech that acts both as an ID system and ...

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Gov’t will remain neutral in managing Dagbon dispute – Minister


The Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Kofi Dzemasi has reiterated government’s neutrality in handling the age-long Dagbon chieftaincy feud between Abudus and Andanis. According to him, government’s renewed commitment to help stakeholders mediating the Dagbon chieftaincy find a lasting solution to the problem is not for political gains. He was speaking in Tamale at the official launch of a ...

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We were ‘forced’ to extend IMF programme – Gov’t


The government has finally given reasons for its decision to the extend the three-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) Credit Facility programme by a year. According to government, it was compelled to approve the extension because the IMF threatened to immediately abrogate the whole deal if they declined the proposal. A Deputy Minister of Finance, Kwaku Kwarteng, who made the revelation ...

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Recruit more midwives to reduce maternal mortality – NGO to Gov’t


The Participatory Action for Rural Development Alternatives (PARDA) has urged government to train and recruit more midwives for health care centers across the country to reduce maternal and new born mortality. According to PARDA, the deficit of midwives at health care facilities in the country highly accounts for recorded maternal and new born mortality and hence needs urgent attention to ...

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V/R: Residents cry over abandoned Eastern corridor roads


There are increasing concerns over the deplorable nature of the Volta Region’s sections of the Eastern corridor road after contractors redrew their working equipment over delays in payments. The development of the Ghana’s Eastern frontiers was one of the priority projects of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to open up the area which is a food hub. The improved ...

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200 police officers posted to Upper West

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Following concerns raised by residents in the Upper West Region over the transfer of police personnel without replacement, some 200 newly trained recruits have been deployed to the region. In August 2017, the Deputy Regional Minister, Amidu Chinnia Issahaku while bemoaning the transfer of over 500 personnel from the region called on the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery and the Inspector General ...

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One-Village One-Dam to begin in Kpandai District


Government, as part of its flagship programme; One Village One Dam, would build 10 units of 300KW Biopower and 80 hectres of centre pivot irrigation dams in 10 selected villages within the Kpandai District. It would also construct a 300KW dairy farm biogas power plant and irrigation dam as well as fertilizer production units in selected villages in the three ...

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