Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Trump demands apology after ESPN TV host called him ‘white supremacist’


President Donald Trump is calling on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network’s anchors called him a “white supremacist” and “bigot.” ESPN said Thursday it had accepted the apology of its “SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill for her tweets about Trump Monday. Hill said Thursday she was sorry for causing her employer trouble. ESPN has repeatedly said Hill’s ...

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Research vessel arrives; Nana Addo calls for end to illegal fishing


President Nana Akufo-Addo has bemoaned dwindling fish stock in the country’s water bodies calling for a halt in all forms of illegal fishing activities. He said illegal methods of fishing, as well as the over-exploitation of Ghana’s marine resources, cannot continue, as they threaten the very essence of the country’s existence. According to President Akufo-Addo, over the years, and especially ...

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Labour Federation angry over purchase of ‘luxury diaries’ by SSNIT


The Ghana Federation of Labour (GFL) is raising concerns over some diaries being procured by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). According to the Federation, such expenses can only be described as “profligate expenditure” and far from SSNIT’s mandate. “Even though the new management has instituted a forensic audit into SSNIT operations, we observe with disquiet, evidence of ...

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Samsung enters autonomous driving race with new business, funding


South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) plans to become a major player in autonomous driving, building on its recent $8 billion acquisition of audio and auto parts supplier Harman and its pole position in mobile communications markets. Samsung announced on Thursday at the Frankfurt Motor Show that it has set up a strategic business unit for autonomous and advanced ...

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Angry Birds maker Rovio sets price range for $1 billion IPO


Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment Ltd on Friday set the initial price range for its planned IPO which would value the company at around 1 billion dollars. The preliminary price range of 10.25-11.50 euros per share would give Rovio a market value of between 802 million euros and 896 million euros ($955.34 million – $1.07 billion). Rovio’s ...

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Lift your people out of poverty – chiefs admonished


A lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Professor Livingstone Kobina Sam-Amoah, has asked chiefs in the country to have development plans to elevate their communities out of poverty. According to him, chiefs must be initiators of development projects. Speaking at a public lecture at Assorku in the Shama District of the Western Region to commemorate the one year anniversary ...

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Black Stars Shine Against Guinea in Group A opener


Second half goals from Stephen Sarfo and Kwame Kizito handed Ghana a 2-0 win over Guinea in their first Group A game of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Thursday, September 14. Ghana started really positively and created chances almost at will in the opening half, but their finishing was not at its best. ...

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Chief launches book on traditional leadership


The Chief of Assorku in the Shama District of the Western Region, Nana Brekrom II, has launched a book for traditional leaders as part of activities marking his first anniversary as chief of the community after taking over from Nana Brekrom I in 2016. The book titled “Doing our part for the community we aspire” is a 24 page book ...

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Kofi Kinaata’s ‘Confession’ appears in KNUST English course


Kofi Kinaata’s ‘Confession,’ has found its way into academia, after winning him great spurs in the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. The lyrics of the song, has appeared in a Level 200 Literature in English course material at the Kwame Nkrumah Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Kofi Kinaata on Wednesday evening, made the announcement on his Facebook page. “Level ...

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Trenches create death-trap on Sunyani-Kumasi highway


The deplorable nature of sections of the Sunyani-Kumasi road remains a death trap to passengers and drivers who use the highway. During a visit, the Ghana News Agency sighted some trenches had developed at certain sections along the Abesewa-Nsuta corridor of the highway. The visit was necessitated by the persistent complaints from commercial drivers and passengers at some bus terminals ...

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