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Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Health Ministry peddling ‘lies’ about UG Medical Centre – Prof. Aryeetey

The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, has accused the Deputy Minister of Health, Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, of throwing dust into the eyes of the public over his recent claims that the University of Ghana’s Medical Centre was registered in the name of some private individuals. The Deputy Minister had alleged that the former Vice ...

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Health Minister ‘too slow’ – Yieleh Chireh

The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Health Committee, Joseph Yieleh Chireh, has said the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, appears “too slow” on the job. Yieleh Chireh said he does not see any sense of urgency in the work of the Health Minister, adding that the Minister also seems not to be consulting professionals in his sector before taking major ...

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Post UHAS doctors to Volo Health Centre – Chief appeals

The Paramount Chief of Volo Traditional Area, Togbe Abliza Korku IV, has called on government to assign specialist medical staff from Volta Regional Hospital and the University of Health and Allied Sciences to the abandoned ultramodern digital health facility in Volo. The $860,000 digital village project comprising a solar-powered library and a health facility which was funded by Samsung and ...

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Man United top Real Madrid, in Deloitte’s Football Money League

Manchester United have topped Deloitte’s Football Money League for the second year running, topping the rich list ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Mirror’s Simon Bird relayed the list from the accounting organisation, with United retaining top spot for revenue generated in the 2016-17 season despite playing their European football in the UEFA Europa League rather than the more ...

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Liberia’s Weah makes first cabinet appointments

New Liberian President George Weah has appointed the first members of his cabinet, all of them men, largely naming party allies but picking a foreign minister close to former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Ex-international footballer Weah was sworn in on Monday at a stadium surrounded by ecstatic supporters, and filled some key ministerial posts later the same day. In his ...

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Peace and reconciliation centre graduates 50 ambassadors

The Centre for Peace and Reconciliation on over the weekend held its 3rd graduation ceremony and the launch of the centre’s activities. In all over 50 students graduated in various disciplines including advanced certificate graduands (19) and foundation course graduands (34). The event was graced by the Chief of Defense Staff, Lt. General Obed Akwa and a Supreme Court Judge Justice Jones ...

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We’ll summon officials over ‘abandoned’ health facilities – Yieleh Chireh

The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Health Committee, Joseph Yieleh Chireh, has hinted of moves to haul before Parliament heads of sector agencies that undertook various health projects, completed them, but have not opened them to the public. Citi News has reported on a number of health projects undertaken by successive governments which cost the taxpayer nearly several millions of dollars, ...

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Auditor-General rejects GHc269m energy spending

The Auditor-General has rejected a GH¢269-million bill presented by the Ministry of Energy as part of the government’s liability for various contracts undertaken by the ministry in 2016. An audit of the government’s liabilities to ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) shows that almost all the bills on various contracts presented to the government for payment by the ministry did not ...

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We haven’t cleared EC’s Opoku Amankwah – EOCO

The Economic and Organized Crime Office [EOCO], has rejected media reports suggesting that it has cleared the Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission in charge of Corporate Services, Georgina Opoku Amankwah of any wrongdoing following a probe into the  GHc480,000 believed to have gone missing from the EC’s Senior Staff Endowment Fund . “We wish to emphatically and categorically state ...

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‘Cash-for-seat’ C’ttee charged to meet January 24 deadline

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei-Owusu, has asked the bi-partisan Committee set up to probe the alleged extortion of monies from expatriates during the 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Awards, to ensure that they meet the deadline given to them by the House, and submit their report accordingly. “As you know, our mandate of scrutinizing government business and holding ...

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