Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Ayisi Boateng’s apology was written for him – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has suggested that the presidency wrote the apology letter for Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi Boateng, who has been widely condemned for making comments described as divisive and irresponsible. According to Mahama, the embattled diplomat only signed the letter drafted for him from the Flagstaff House. “When they [NPP] were looking for ...

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NDC flagbearership race: Atubiga is my favourite – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has welcomed members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), who have expressed interest in the flabearership position of the party ahead of the 2020 polls. In a recent comment, the former President, who appears to be interested in the race but has failed to be emphatic about it, said he’s not bothered about others ...

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Ayisi Boateng has learnt from his ‘silly’ comment – Sydney

Member of pressure group, OccupyGhana, Sydney Casely-Hayford, has indirectly asked for forgiveness for embattled Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi Boateng, who has received severe bashing from Ghanaians for making some comments described as irresponsible and divisive. Although the diplomat has apologized for the comments, some Ghanaians argue that it is not enough and are asking for his ...

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Chelsea a point behind Man Utd as Morata heads in winner

Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since September as Chelsea deservedly beat Manchester United to move a point behind the Red Devils in the Premier League. Morata powerfully headed in his eighth goal for the club 10 minutes after the break as the Blues recorded a third consecutive league win. David de Gea kept out further efforts from Morata and ...

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Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump’s commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US. The leak, dubbed the Paradise Papers, contains 13.4m documents, mostly from ...

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Man City outclass Arsenal to open up eight-point lead

Manchester City outclassed Arsenal to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League for a few hours at least. Kevin de Bruyne’s driven finish and a Sergio Aguero penalty put City on the way to a ninth successive league win, equalling a club record for a single season. Though substitute Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back for ...

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Mahama hints at 2020 flagbearership slot again

Former President John Dramani Mahama has given the strongest indication about his interest to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the next general elections in 2020. John Mahama, under whose leadership the party woefully lost power to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), gave the assurance when he spoke at an NDC Unity Walk in the Central Region today ...

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Apologize for defaming me; else… MASLOC Boss to Valerie Sawyerr

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Microfinance and Small Loan Center (MASLOC), Stephen Amoah, is fuming over allegations that he ordered the purchase of 1,800 second-hand vehicles for the centre without the approval of the Board. The allegations were made by a former Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr. Valerie Sawyerr, who also accused Mr. Amoah of failing to go ...

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Ghana seeks extension of deadline on mercury use ban

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the focal governmental institution in charge of the implementation of the requirements of the Minamata Convention, is seeking a five year extension to fully implement the convention’s provisions on the ban on use of mercury in the country. The Minamata Convention, which Ghana ratified on 22nd March 2017, required that the country reduces or possibly ...

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I’ll operate an open-door policy – Ghana’s Ambassador to Denmark

Ghana’s Ambassador to Denmark, Her Excellency Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa, has assured Ghanaians in Denmark that she would operate an open-door policy in her running of the Embassy. The Ambassador with concurrent accreditation to Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, has been visiting several churches dominated by Ghanaians to introduce herself and get firsthand information about their concerns in the country. Four churches ...

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