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Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Curfew on Tafo: Scores beaten, wounded in Muslim, non-Muslim clashes

The Ashanti Regional Security Council has placed a curfew on the Tafo township following clashes between the Muslim Community and the traditional authorities over a piece of cemetery land. Scores of persons were wounded on Wednesday in the clashes  and have been sent to the hospital. Citi News’ Ashanti Regional correspondent, Hawa Iddrisu reported that  the incident occurred when the ...

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‘I’ll commit murder if my under age daughter is married off’ – Mahama

President John Mahama has condemned the phenomenon of child marriages in the country. President Mahama while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 7th Africa Conference on Sexual and Health Right in Accra on Wednesday said, he would commit murder or probably end up in jail if anybody attempted to marry off his under 18 year old daughter. “…Why should you ...

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Case on appointment of judges, EC Chair adjourned to March 2

The Supreme Court has adjourned to March 2 2016, the petition brought before it by the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) challenging the appointment of two judges to the nation’s apex court, and two others, also challenging the appointment of a chair for the Electoral Commission. The case has been adjourned to allow  all the parties to file a joint memorandum for the court to ...

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Parliament approves withdrawal of 1% interest tax

Parliament on Wednesday February 10, 2016, approved the Income Tax Amendment Bill. The new Act, when signed by the President into law, will remove a recently imposed 1 percent tax on interests earned by investors, and also cut withholding tax from 15 percent to 7.5 percent. A blistering wave of sustained public anger forced the Mahama-government to rush to Parliament with the ...

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2 brothers mistaken for robbers killed by police

A tutor of the Asante Mampong Midwifery College in the Ashanti Region and his brother, painfully lost their lives on Wednesday dawn after they were mistaken for armed robbers by police officers who had been called to a robbery scene. The police officers had been called to quell a robbery ongoing at the school when the shooting took place. Confirming the rather bizarre incident ...

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Contactum introduces quality electrical accessories to Ghanaian market

Contactum, a leading manufacturer of electrical wiring accessories and circuit protection products in the United Kingdom has introduced its products into the Ghanaian market. The company has wide range of quality electrical accessories including switches, sockets, main switch, panel boards and industrial distributor accessories which affords the specifier and installer a host of wiring solutions. The Contactum product portfolio also ...

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Veep woos French firms to invest in Ghana

The Vice-President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has urged French businesses to take advantage of Ghana’s conducive environment to invest in the country. He said the government was actively encouraging joint venture businesses between Ghanaians and their foreign counterparts as well as promoting public private partnership. Vice President Amissah-Arthur made the call at the Ghana-Bordeaux Business Forum in Accra. The forum, organised by the ...

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Airtel rolls out social media initiatives to safeguard kids

Airtel Ghana, Best CSR Company of the year for Education and Community Relations programme marks this year’s Safer Internet Day with an announcement of its expanded efforts to keep the internet safe for children in Ghana. The day which is marked globally under the aegis of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on February 9, seeks to help promote safe, responsible ...

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UN policy guidelines crucial to ending poverty – Ban Ki-Moon

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon says the body’s social development policy guidance would be critical to global efforts to end poverty by 2030. Lamenting the poverty situation globally, he said the world has become a place where “inequality was still too high and too few economies had attained sustainable growth.” He said economies must be put at the service of people, through effective ...

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Vodafone Icons winners receive prizes

Vodafone Ghana has presented prizes to the winners of senior high schools of the Vodafone Icons High School Edition. The winning school, Accra Academy Senior High School, was presented with music studio with a complete band set, laptops with audio editing software for music production. Speaking during the presentation in Accra recently, Agnes Emefa Essah, Marketing Director at Vodafone Ghana, ...

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