Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Ghana can have bullet trains by 2021 – Ghanaian inventor

Ghanaian chemical engineer and innovator, Dr. Thomas Mensah, has advised government to ensure that the country has a bullet train within the next three to four years. This according to him, will help the country fast track its development. “We can have this in three years… latest 2021. When I started talking about this to President Obama, the Chinese had ...

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Mugabe’s successor back from exile

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking sparked events leading to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, state TV says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, had arrived back in the country, it added. His dismissal led the ruling party and the military to intervene and ...

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U.S. government warns businesses about cyber bug in Intel chips

The U.S. government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled to understand the impact of the newly disclosed vulnerability. The Department of Homeland Security gave the guidance a day after Intel said it had identified security vulnerabilities in remote-management software known as “Management Engine” ...

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CETAG calls off 3-week old strike over salary arrears

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), have called off the three-week-old strike they declared over the failure of government to pay salary arrears owed them since October 2016. The General Secretary of CETAG, Prince Obeng-Himah, confirmed to Citi News that the teachers would return to the classrooms following assurances from the government that the arrears would be paid to them ...

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Bunso gets fire station [Photos]

As part of measures to provide prompt assistance and services to accident victims on the Accra-Kumasi Highway, the National Fire Service today [Wednesday] commissioned a Fire Station at Bunso in the Eastern Region. The new station brings to 24, the total number of fire stations in the 26 districts in the Eastern Region. The Eastern Regional Fire Commander, ACFO Joshua ...

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Distinct features of MMDAs [Infographic]

Government, last Thursday, November 16, 2017, laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of some new districts in the country. The LI seeks to also carve some municipalities from other assemblies, and also elevate some existing districts to municipality status. The infographics below capture features of a Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, as specified in Ghana’s Local Government ...

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Health Ministry introduces ‘folderless system’

The Ministry of Health has launched a national E-Health project and bio-Surveillance system to link public hospitals and clinics to a common database. The e-health system is expected to end the movement of folders across departments in various health institutions. The system will also allow doctors and administrators access to information for effective health delivery. According to the ministry, the ...

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Buipe, Yapei bridges rehabilitation to cost GHc4m

Government is to spend four million cedis only on the temporary rehabilitation of the two major bridges at Buipe and Yapei in the Northern Region. Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako Atta, who ordered a temporary closure of the two bridges, made this known in a Citi News interview in Tamale. He promised that rehabilitation of the two bridges will ...

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Zimbabwe: Ex-Vice expected to be named new president today

Former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa will, later today (Wednesday) be officially announced as the new president of that country following his nomination by the governing party, Zanu-PF to continue the unexpired term of Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Mnangagwa’s swearing-in ceremony will be held on Friday and he is expected to stay in power until August 2018, when fresh elections will ...

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A ‘slave’ in Arabia – The story of a Ghanaian returnee

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has often been heavily criticized for its maltreatment of foreign workers, and the abuses that some receive at the hands of employers. The Ghanaian Embassy in Saudi Arabia, in May this year, cautioned Ghanaian youth living in Ghana, especially ladies who have made plans of traveling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf ...

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