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Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Vodafone’s ‘Sika Kesie’ promises GHc100,000 for ultimate winner

Vodafone Ghana has launched a new campaign – Sika Kesie – as it aims to set a leadership trend in Ghana’s telecom sector this year. Sika Kesie is an SMS subscription based trivia that offers customers the chance to win prizes by answering multiple choice questions. The promotion enables customers to accumulate points to win exciting prizes in its weekly ...

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$4m NCA scandal: Hearing ‘suspended’ pending Supreme Court ruling

An Accra High Court has put on hold proceedings in the case where a former board chairman of the National Communications Authority [NCA], Eugene Baffoe Bonnie, and four others are facing trial for causing financial loss to the state. This follows an application by defense lawyers seeking to have the prosecution make known all witnesses they will be relying on, ...

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Gov’t allocates $42M for Tono water treatment plant project 

Government has earmarked $42m for the construction of a water treatment plant in Tono in the Navrongo Municipality of the Upper East Region. The treatment plant, when completed, would extend water supply to four districts of the region to address perennial water shortage, and increase accessibility of water to rural communities. The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Joseph Kofi Adda, ...

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We’ll put Shatta Wale on international scene – Zylofon Media

Shatta Wale could not hide his joy and appreciation to Zylofon Media when he was officially unveiled as new signee to the Zylofon Music record label. The Ghanaian Dance hall artiste who signed a three-year deal with Zylofon Media on Wednesday was accompanied by his wife, Shatta Michy to the unveiling. The programme which was held at the company’s head ...

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WhatsApp hits 1.5 billion monthly users

Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp sounds smarter and smarter. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on the Q4 2017 earnings call yesterday that WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion users and sees 60 billion messages sent per day. That’s compared to 1.3 billion monthly users and 1 billion daily active users in July. The massive growth makes Facebook’s choice to pay more ...

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Ghana needs to invest $11.3bn in 8-yrs to close water deficit

A total of 23.1 million Ghanaians, representing 73% of the 27 million population, are using water that does not meet the benchmark of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) requirements of at-home availability, reliable, and contaminant-free drinking water. This means that only 3.9 million Ghanaians have access to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when ...

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Political vigilantism: US gov’t to create jobs for Ghanaian youth

The United States government has identified youth unemployment as the root cause of political vigilantism which is gaining notoriety across Ghana. According to the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, the US is ready to support Ghana to create enough jobs to curtail the menace. He spoke to Citi News after interacting with the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed in ...

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Killed GSTS student’s case adjourned again

A Takoradi District Court presided over by His Worship Thomas Ofidie, has adjourned to February 12, 2018, the case involving a final year GSTS student Lawrence Baidoo who was allegedly shot by a police officer on December 22, 2017. This is the third time the court has had to adjourn hearing. The court granted the adjournment request when state prosecutor ...

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Asokore Mampong MCE announces major boost in health facilities

Chief Executive of the Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly, Alhaji Alidu Seidu, has promised to invest in the health sector to improve healthcare delivery for residents in the area. He said health service within the area has expanded in terms of quality in the municipality, following the commitment and diligence staff members of the health directorate have attached to their responsibilities. ...

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Black US lawmakers wear kente cloth to protest Trump’s vulgar comment

As President Trump claimed credit for lower unemployment among African Americans, cameras at Tuesday’s State of the Union cut to members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The members, dressed in West African kente cloth to protest Trump after reports he called some African nations “shithole countries,” sat stone-faced and unmoved. “Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low,” Trump said. “And ...

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